Politics at Play

Bruce Bawer, reviewing David Horowitz’s latest book, writes:

“One demographic study after another has shown that the Democrats would never win another presidential election if they lost most of the black vote; and they richly deserve to lose the black vote, because their policies over the last half century have devastated black communities, black families, black schools, and black jobs.”

I think this goes a long way in explaining what we’re now seeing.

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  1. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Bruce Bawer, reviewing David Horowitz’s latest book, writes:

    “One demographic study after another has shown that the Democrats would never win another presidential election if they lost most of the black vote; and they richly deserve to lose the black vote, because their policies over the last half century have devastated black communities, black families, black schools, and black jobs.”

    I think this goes a long way in explaining what we’re now seeing.

    You would, but I think that you are connecting two dots that aren’t connected.

    I suspect that a more accurate analysis of the reason behind LA Pride’s solidarity march is expressed in the LA Times article itself:

    “In 1970, we gathered on Hollywood Boulevard to protest police brutality and oppression to our community,” said Estevan Montemayor, the organization’s president. “We will do that again this year, where it began, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.”

    I realize that the conservative homosexual tassel-loafer crowd that hangs out in the K-Street bars congratulating themselves on how enlightened the Republican Party has become of late is largely unaware of the long history of police harassment and police brutality toward gays and lesbians in the 1960’s and 1970’s, sheltered by wealth and privilege as they were then and remain now, but a lot of us have had direct experience with that history.

    For those of use old enough to getting swept up in police raids and treated like animals, LA Pride’s instinct toward solidarity makes perfect sense.

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  2. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    Remember?

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  3. posted by Jorge on

    At this point I don’t know if African Americans will even register President Trump’s newest low. He tried to trick a dead man with fake economic numbers.

    He should have stuck with the church/graffiti photos.

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  4. posted by Tom Scharbach on

    At this point I don’t know if African Americans will even register President Trump’s newest low. He tried to trick a dead man with fake economic numbers.

    The moron thinks he’s got a win-win going right now, and he’s milking it for all its worth:

    (1) He postures as the “Law and Order President”, cracking down hard on [Black and radical leftist student] protesters in Layfayette Park and elsewhere (see, for example, a tweet he forwarded last night: “The phony protesters near Lafayette park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy.”) in hopes of scaring white suburbanites over to his side, as Richard Nixon did in the wake of Vietnam protests and violence that followed MLK’s assassination.

    (2) He postures as the “Economic Miracle President”, calling down George Floyd from heaven to bless him, as you pointed out, with backup from his minions a Fox News, who pointed out yesterday that whenever African-Americans hit the street, the stock market rises.

    President Trump and his synchopants in the Republican Party are going to play the race card to the hilt in coming months, messenging that the Democratic Party is the “black” party as Stephen did in this post.

    No wonder that Tom Cotton and other hard-core conservatives want to send in the attack helicopters.

    Not that race-baiting is anything new for Republicans (remember Sarah Pallin’s odes to “Real (that is white and rural) America”?), mind you. But I think that it is going to be a lot rawer this time around than it has been in the past, because President Trump doesn’t understand dog whistles. He’s going to come right out and say it, sooner or later.

    So whether or not President Trump’s “new low” (an almost daily occurrence) registers with African-Americans, you can bet that the few African-Americans who haven’t already gotten the message will get it, loud and clear, before November.

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    • posted by Jorge on

      Too bad there was another Republican president after Nixon who had to deal with a riot. And what do you know, he even has a son who’s an ex-president, and he’s leaked his non-endorsement. I was watching George HW Bush’s speech announcing the use of federal-led troops in the wake of the LA Riots. It was very encouraging. Well look at this, the general who advised him on the speech became an ex-Secretary of State, who found the perfect timing to say he supports Joe Biden.

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