Over the course of the last few days, the Democrats have gone back to their playbook and pulled out the old racism charge. They claim Trump’s comments last week about Haiti or African countries proved he is a bigot and racist. Not to mention sexist, homophobic and just plain stupid. (Although no explanation was forthcoming on how a man like that continues to defeat them on a daily basis).
While this is typical behavior for the left, I have been disappointed to see (again) some weak knee Republicans piling on as well. And especially someone like Mia Love who played right along with the media’s narrative of Trump:
When asked if the comments were racist, Love said, “Um, well, I think they were— yes. I think that they were unfortunate. I don’t know if they were taken — I wasn’t in the room. I know the comments were made. I don’t know which context they were made. I’m looking forward to finding out what happened, but more importantly, I’m looking forward to trying to fix the problem. I think we need to — we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard.”
Looking forward to finding out? So…she doesn’t know exactly what was said and in what context. But she’s sure the remarks were racist – despite the fact that there are conflicting stories on what was said and Dick Durbin has lied before about what happened in a private meeting.
And as far as wanting Trump to work with her on the issues, maybe she (and other anti-Trump Republicans) should try and work with him instead of attacking him (that seems to be the only bi-partisanship we have in Washington these days!). They also need take a few moments to look at the facts. They might learn something. Because while everyone in the DC bubble is having a cow over Trump’s alleged comments, some interesting things are happening “on the ground”.
- Unemployment in the black community is at a historic low. Granted, the trend started downward a couple of years ago and it is debatable who should get the most credit (good discussion here). But it has gone down a full point since Trump took office. And for a “racist” like Trump that ain’t bad (or good I suppose if his critics are correct. A racist would want to reverse the downward trend, wouldn’t they?).
- Trump’s tax reform will benefit all Americans including the black community. With corporate tax rates going down, more jobs will be created thus more people employed. We are already seeing positive signs as many companies are giving bonuses and increasing wages.
- Trump’s determination to enforce border security, including the wall. One of the causes of high unemployment is the availability and use of cheap labor from the illegals streaming into our country instead of Americans. If you solve that issue then job opportunities increase exponentially.
- Trump signed a bipartisan bill to upgrade MLK’s childhood home to a National Historic Park (which was sponsored by John Lewis). If this doesn’t “prove” he’s a bigot I don’t know what does!
These policies (and others) are starting to make a difference. Support for Trump among blacks has doubled from 8 to 17%. This poses a real threat to the left. If Trump (or Republicans in general) were ever to get much north of the 10% of the black vote Trump got in 2016 it would be an electoral apocalypse for Democrats. And throw in a reduction in potential illegal immigrant voters and you have a double whammy. As I wrote last week, Democrats are dependent on the votes from illegals.
No wonder Al Sharpton and other Democrats are trying hard to continue to paint Trump as a racist who wants to return us to the 1960’s (you know, back when the Democratic Party opposed civil rights and desegregation). He knows that if Trump is successful he will become irrelevant and out of a job. Just like a lot of the other so-called leaders on the left.
I just wish some of the wimpy and ill-informed Republicans would man/woman up and grow some backbone instead of worrying what the media thinks. Or at least get their facts straight before joining the liberal chorus. Is that asking too much?