Attention all minorities, wake up! Democrats are using you and they have no desire to help you become self-sufficient. It’s an election year, and they aim to keep you mad in hopes of keeping your vote.
If America is such an oppressive and racist nation, why do Democrats fight so hard for illegal immigrants to stay here? Why do they fight for open borders? Is it possible America offers better opportunities to escape poverty and corruption than their native countries?
Every election cycle I’ve noticed something that perhaps you have as well. I’ve noticed how allegations that Republicans and conservatives are racist, sexist, homophobes ramp up a notch during both midterm and general election cycles. This year will be no different. In fact, it’ll probably be worse.
It never seems to fail, every other year the mainstream media miraculously identifies, sensationalizes, and exploits a story that affirms their belief that America is an inherently racist country. Meanwhile, they ignore crime and poverty statistics that plague states and cities run overwhelmingly by Democrats. As is often the case, Democrats have no legislative accomplishments or solutions to speak of. What they do have is a base they’ve convinced to hate Republicans so much, they’re willing to believe the worst about us, rather than to admit their own policies are harmful to those they claim to want to help.
Although he denies it, President Trump may have played right into Democratic hands last week when he reportedly said “why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” during an Oval Office meeting with leaders from both parties. The allegations were initially reported by the less than credible Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), but only after negotiations over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deal came to a screeching halt over the visa lottery program. Allegedly, Trump mentioned Haiti, El Salvado, and some sub-Saharan nations, according to National Review. Despite his tweets, and no Obamacare repeal, Trump had a successful first year in office. The economy is doing well, conservative judges are being seated in federal courts, deregulation is spurring job growth, and the tax cut will put more money into everyone’s pockets. Democrats, have nothing to run on, which is why they’re salivating at the chance to capitalize on President Trump’s latest blunder.
This shouldn’t surprise us. Like American Express, Democrats never leave home without their race card.
In 2012 Democrats exploited the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, by throwing then local central Florida Democratic activist George Zimmerman under the bus and branding him a racist. Why? I contend it was for the sole purpose of perpetuating the narrative that “white men were ‘hunting down’ and killing America’s black youth.” This, despite the fact that Zimmerman is Latino and mentored several young black males in his community.
Subsequently, in 2014, Democrats exploited the shooting death of a young black thug by the name of Michael Brown. Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Williams only after Brown attacked the cop in his very own squad car, attempted to grab the officer’s gun, got out of the car, ran away after the gun discharged in the vehicle, then turned around and bomb-rushed the officer. What cop in their right mind wouldn’t have popped a cap in a suspect who assaulted him and was coming back for seconds? Yet, recall the left-wing narrative to gin up black outrage that conveniently happened in time for yet another election cycle: “White officer kills black ‘unarmed’ suspect.” I’m sorry, “unarmed” does not mean not dangerous!
Fast forward to April of 2015 Baltimore, Maryland, during the presidential primaries. Then 25-year-old Freddie Gray Jr., was arrested for the possession of an illegal switchblade, under what can only be described as a stupid left-wing law. While being transported to jail in the paddy wagon, Gray mysteriously fell into a coma and died in the hospital a week later of a spinal cord injury. Immediately, the focus of the case shifted to “unnecessary force” at the hands of the arresting and transporting officers, despite an initial account by another prisoner in the van that Gray tried to intentionally injure himself by slamming himself against the wall. The prisoners were separated by a partition, but the other prisoner heard clearly what was going on.
Freddie Gray became the new face of the Black Lives Matter movement. Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, vowed justice for Gray and filed charges against all six police officers involved in the case. Mosby, more of a black activist than credible prosecutor, vowed she’d seek justice, not in general, but for Gray. I contend she did this knowing full well a trial would extend into 2016, catapulting herself into the national spotlight, and perhaps giving her Democratic party the “race card” issue for 2016.
Be honest, Democrats. You use blacks. You don’t help us. Democrats are successful when they can keep a permanent underclass dependent upon them for government cheese. Republicans are successful when they can help to create policy and an environment that gives everyone a chance to succeed apart from government handouts. Democrats need blacks to stay mad to win their vote.
I was a Ted Cruz guy, but I’d be lying like Democrats if I said President Trump hasn’t accomplished a great deal for the American people in the last year. Consider the unemployment numbers in the black community alone. Black unemployment is at a 17-year-low. Down from former President Obama’s peak of 16.8 percent, to 7.5 percent under Trump.
Even if Trump were a racist, and he’s not, it’s his policy we should pay close attention to, not his Twitter account, or “alleged” statements behind closed doors. Here’s some perspective: Trump says some dumb stuff, but Democrats’ only path to political victory is keeping minorities poor, mad, and dependent – now that’s racism!
Carl Jackson is a radio talk show host – his web site is www.carljacksonshow.com.
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