Trump Kicks Off Black Voice and Drives a Stake in Dems I remember watching the Trump speech at the RNC convention in 2016. My jaw dropped. Trump was great, but he said things that I was conditioned to believe were unhinged. He trashed Rep icons like Bush. He raised up homosexuals, yet was wildly cheered. He celebrated Blacks and said "What do you have to lose!!!" to a massive ovation.
Three years in Trump has transformed America politics and the Republican Party. I had come to the point where I didn't really support the Republicans, but Trump has recast it in his own image. Four more years, hell, 16 more years.
Today, Trump launched his "Black Voices For Trump" sub campaign. The Dems can't lose the Black vote, much less 15% of it.
Blacks didn't start voting for the Dems until FDR and were mostly registered for the party of Lincoln until the 1940's. They are going to start coming home to the party of Trump.
Re: Trump Kicks Off Black Voice and Drives a Stake in Dems I am not sure what the draw for Donald will be, oh, yeah, full employment for Blacks for them that wants work!! Derp! But that's a chunk but only a fraction apparently? I notice that even with high employment, the highest in history, the crimes done are still up, and the mall fights still rage? Then the issue is not people not having money, or discrimination.
Re: Trump Kicks Off Black Voice and Drives a Stake in Dems Those 3 surveys each rate black support for Trump at 30%+. Tim notes that if the Reps carry 20% of the black vote, the Dems would go extinct. In 2020, I wouldn't be surprised to see Trump get over 15%, maybe 20%, of the black vote in the swing states. He should see similar increases in the Hispanic vote, and I predict the white vote will be big and strongly for Trump (upper 50 percent).
Re: Trump Kicks Off Black Voice and Drives a Stake in Dems Leave us hope so, Spud!
And what that vid notes so hopeful isn't contradicted by the regulary bad Black crime issue and civil riot, or quasi-riots.
The Black community has for many generations, going way back, spoken of the "talented tenth," and told sons who looked promising and talented to remember to support the family - the family who sites and waits for some support.
The fact that larger percentages of Blacks are more criminial and otherwise uncivil doesn't mean that all Blacks are.
The more orderly rather than chaotic Blacks tend to go for some personal success.
Some mostly within the Black community, such as many Rappers. Or in both Black and all others, such as most Sports players, and other Rappers and Black entertainers.
Others direct their talent in the less flamboyant careers, and that's roghly 30 percent or more of the Black population.
That's more than the "tenth" idea - that lower number came up waaaay back, when there were many fewer schools for Blacks and so on.
There's enough Blacks not doing all that trash, yo. Enough for Candace Owens and Star Parker to emerge - and for middle class, suburban young Kanye West to succeed in music.
And many more that like you and I are never in the public eye. Enough that so many check MAGA or say yeah to the telephone pollster.
Re: Trump Kicks Off Black Voice and Drives a Stake in Dems Some black celebrities have called out the media's tendency to routinely ask them about race issues and race relations.
They're usually fishing for grievances, because they figure they can use them as sound bites.
I think most people can find something to talk about. (especially since people are conditioned to look for it, everywhere)
And then jump all over anyone who doesn't follow the script..
Lil Wayne, simply stated that he hadn't experienced racism himself in an interview, and just gave a story to the contrary as context.