It’s the polling data far-left Democrats don’t want to talk about.
Black voters are quietly embracing President Trump because the president has made life so much better for them and, ironically, Democrats and the media have managed to somehow make a New York billionaire the #1 political underdog in America. The president’s victory in 2016 was stunning. His victory in 2020 is now shaping up to be even more dramatic thanks in great part to surging support from minorities all across the country.
Via The Epoch Times:
While the media remains obsessed with an increasingly pointless impeachment by the House and the even more dubious removal of the president by the Senate, political news of genuine electoral importance has slipped in under the rug. According to two new polls, Trump has now gained popularity with African-Americans— and the numbers are significant, even “bigly.”
Both polls—Rasmussen, which usually tilts Republican, and Emerson, which is considered even-handed—came out almost exactly the same, putting Trump’s support among blacks at a surprising, almost astonishing, 34 percent. Typically, Republicans poll in single digits among blacks.
“Game Changer” may be one of the great clichés of our time, but this would actually be one. If even remotely true, Democrats should be having a nervous breakdown. They depend more than ever on African-Americans for success in elections. If Trump were to garner even 18 percent of the black vote, he would easily win in 2020. If he had anything close to the 34 percent, it would be a runaway, a disaster for the Democrats.
Almost equally important and working in tandem is the Kanye West factor. Wildly talented and justifiably one of the most popular entertainers in the world, the rapper has made a sensation wearing a MAGA hat while telling an obvious truth: No group, blacks or anybody else, profits by putting all its political eggs in one party’s basket. That group is setting themselves up for exploitation.
African Americans may not want to hear that—it’s painful given their history— but coming from Kanye they can and do listen, particularly their young people. The times, they are a-changin’. Being a Republican, even and possibly especially a Trump supporter, can be cool if Kanye does it.
Which leads to the Al Sharpton factor. How much longer will blacks follow the likes of the Rev Al, exploitation artists who obviously prosper when other blacks fail, indeed prosper because they fail? Al, Jesse Jackson and the rest of the victimologists (Larry Elder’s great term) are vultures who prey on their people, raising money off their economic and social problems and, in essence, perpetuating them. This is the exact opposite of progress, masquerading under the rubric progressive.
In Kanye’s world, the right approach is not to see yourself as a victim, but to improve yourself as an individual, to work hard, go to school, be entrepreneurial, and, of course, as we know from his latest hit and endeavors, believe and trust in God.
Would you follow Kanye or would you follow Al? The results of the decision are obvious, irrespective of the extreme differences in their talent.
Meanwhile, Trump has been doing his part, quietly (for him) going about wooing black voters with his message of economic opportunity at their schools and churches. He’s been having success that’s either been ridiculed or, more often, deliberately ignored by the mainstream media. They are loath to report what he is doing for fear that it might be good. Nevertheless, he is continuing and increasing his efforts going into the campaign.
In the larger political schema, what this is about is a turning away from the “identity politics” (actually a new form of segregation) so beloved by the Democrats and back to the color-blind society envisioned by Dr. King. Wouldn’t it be ironic if the idealism of those days was finally realized with the help of Donald Trump or an alliance of Donald and Kanye? Stranger things have happened. (Amen!)