Skyrocketing Black Support For Trump Has Dems Striking Back In Panic
These are nervous times for the Grievance Industry of the Left in America. Despite the noisy efforts of the partisan liberal media howling "impeachment", Hollywood’s woke prophets and Maxine Watters’ strenuous calls for mob action, its hold on assumed voting blocks seems to be eroding.
Polling done by the NAACP— clearly no friend to president Donald Trump— has support for Trump in the black community at 21 percent. That compares to the eight percent who voted for Trump in November 2016. And the NAACP number is a happy one for Dems. Polling by Rasmussen— who called the 2016 election best— has Trump getting 36 percent of black support in America.
Similar numbers appear in the Latino community, where— like the black community— their leadership has tried to keep them on the reservation with ever more strident claims of racism and cultural genocide at the border— while ignoring great economic numbers..
When you consider that the Democrats need at least 90 percent of the black vote to have even a slight chance at winning back the White House you can see why the Progressive rhetoric is being torqued ever higher by the people who saw Hillary Clinton blow a “sure thing” in 2016.
It's no surprise that the Left is lashing back against this assault on their house. It also explains the delirious excitement on the Left about two former Trump associates being found guilty or pleading guilty to various commercial crimes. Impeachment is at hand, they cry. Finally we have him!
Except that only one of the charges even remotely involves Trump, and Michael Cohen’s claim of influencing an election by paying off Trump’s former lovers is a paper charge that has never stood the rigour of the courts. (A similar attempts against former presidential candidate John Edwards failed miserably.)
None of the other Cohen and Paul Manafort charges relate to Russia. Which was ostensibly the focus of Robert Mueller’s snoop squad. (In Manafort’s case his tax chicanery mirrors that of liberals darlings,Tony and John Podesta.)
In short, this legal thicket too will be subsumed in the news churn of Washington— particularly if the current investigations into the upper echelons of Obama’s administration (and their media buddies) reflect the reported scheming between spies, Fusion GPS and security officials that has emerged in the non-progressive press.
If citizens discover that CIA/ FBI and DOJ officials created “insurance policies” to pervert an election the virtue seekers of the Left will need to really shore up their support among the traditional Democrat voting blocks— blacks, Latinos, immigrants and the young. The narratives of cultural entitlement and white supremacy will be cranked up to eleven on the noise meter.
What we will get is another broadside from the cultural and political leadership of the Left to support the planks holding up the Great Liberal Society. Hollywood will take time out from making gun-riddled movies (while decrying guns) to lecture Americans at the Oscars and Grammys. Prominent millionaire athletes will take a knee between tackles to note the troubled history of blacks in America. Hillary Clinton will be Hillary Clinton.
A tortured rendering of history will be employed to scare the Kanyes and Candace Owens back onto the reservation. For LeBron James and the BLM crowd, anything slavery-related from the last 200 years will be part of the grievance agenda.
For the secular Barack Obama, who’s none-too-sympathetic to Israel, the moral equivalence meter will stretch back to the Crusades in 1000 AD when Christians invaded the Middle East in a religious Crusade against the resident Muslim population.
For radical feminists, the back-alley abortion meme will be make a comeback. For eco warriors, redwoods chopped down by Teddy Roosevelt will be as fresh as yesterday if they get people to the polls. Nothing, seemingly, can erase this shame in the Left's eyes.
Fair enough. But don't expect a level field. The Japanese, who launched the cowardly attack on Peal Harbor in 1941, seem to have been entirely forgotten by SJWs toting up guilt points. Ditto the green-friendly Germans— except when they’ve influenced the American Nazi movement, which shows up in the tens for demonstrations. (That will still be America’s fault.)
The Clintons and Obamas both voted against gay marriage before they voted for it. Strangely this doesn’t upset their progressive LGBTQW friends. “That was then, this is now.”
How about the Dixiecrat Dems who created, nourished and enforced Jim Crow segregation until the 1970s? Don’t hold your breath waiting for the KKK Grand Wizard, senator Robert Byrd, having his name removed from statues, highways and buildings in West Virginia.
So go ahead, ask your progressive friends: What is the statute of limitations on crimes real or perceived? A hundred yers? Ten years? Ten minutes? The Catholic Church lets you go to confession to expunge sin, but the secular church is fuzzy on just what constitutes forgiveness.
It couldn’t be as simple as friends get a pass while mean capitalists are always guilty? Could it?
Bruce Dowbiggin @dowbboy is the host of the podcast The Full Count with Bruce Dowbiggin on his website is Not The Public Broadcaster (http://www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com). He’s also a regular contributor to Sirius XM Canada Talks Ch. 167. A two-time winner of the Gemini Award as Canada's top television sports broadcaster, he is also the best-selling author whose new book Cap In Hand will be available this fall.