It’s been over a week since the white overseers at CNN initially canceled an appearance on Chris Cuomo’s show with rapper and actor, “Ice Cube.” What was his sin? He had the audacity to present his 13-point “Contract With Black America (CWBA)” plan to President Donald Trump. The plan would increase wealth in black communities. Ice Cube spoke with Joe Biden’s campaign too, but he was brushed off until “after the election was over,” wink-wink. Trump, however, immediately embraced some of his ideas and implemented them into his “Platinum Plan” for black Americans scheduled to be unrolled in his second term.
CNN proved that Democrats still hate their runaway slaves. However, to be fair, Ice Cube was re-invited onto Cuomo’s show after tweeting to CNN “They can’t Handle the Truth.” After several minutes on air with Cuomo, Ice Cube finally convinced him that he isn’t pro-Trump or pro-Biden. He was willing to work with whomever was in power to help advance his CWBA.
Ice Cube’s independence scares the Democratic Party for several reasons:
One, he has a huge following. By negotiating with Trump, he gave more blacks the permission and courage needed to abandon the Democratic Party. Two, by not working with Ice Cube on his plan, more minorities will realize Democrats don’t have their best interests at heart. In fact, Democrats need a perpetual victim class to remain viable during election cycles. Lastly, when Trump implements parts of Ice Cube’s CWBA, he will prove to both Ice Cube and his followers that Republicans aren’t the racist, white bogey-men after all.
Democratic intimidation tactics haven’t changed much since Reconstruction and the Jim (Dem) Crow South era. They just switched whips, chains, Ku Klux Klan lynch mobs, German Shepherds and water hoses, for welfare checks, textbooks, societal pressure and violence from domestic terrorist organizations like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
In the eyes of the left, Ice Cube stepped out of line. He forgot his place. They can’t have negroes of his stature jumping ship. Therefore, CNN tried to make an example out of him. But they failed. Consequently, Ice Cube’s courage had a trickle down effect.
Subsequently, rapper “50 Cent” endorsed Donald Trump after learning Joe Biden’s tax plan would take 62 percent of his income. After receiving backlash from the left, he doubled down, saying he didn’t want to become “20 Cent.” But sadly, his bravado didn’t last.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Handler, who happens to be white, used racist language to publicly shame her ex. Here’s what she said:
“So he doesn’t what to pay 62 percent in taxes because he doesn’t want to go from ’50 Cent’ to ’20 Cent’ and I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn’t be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he’s worried about his own personal pocketbook.” Excuse me?! What a racist statement!
Just like Joe Biden, Handler believes that blacks who disagree with her politics aren’t really black. Sadly, to our detriment, many blacks have embraced this mentality that shames free thinkers as well.
In Handler’s defense, I believe she’s a moron but not a racist. She wouldn’t have dated a black man if she were. However, the public humiliation tactic she used to keep “50 Cent” in line, is racist and sadly effective. 50 Cent recanted his endorsement for Trump last weekend saying he “never liked him.” Nonetheless, minority support for Donald Trump will continue to grow.
Atlanta rapper “Waka Flocka” who’s black, and Florida rapper “Lil Pump” who’s Latino, have since shared their support for Donald Trump. Also, champion UFC fighter, Jorge Masvidal, who’s Latino, endorsed President Trump as well. Increasingly, minorities are paying attention to Trump’s record of achievement in their communities and ignoring the left’s rhetoric.
As long as President Trump continues to deliver on his campaign promises, minorities have no choice but to re-elect him. Let’s quickly examine the records of the two presidential candidates.
Joe Biden’s record on racial issues is abysmal. Here are a few examples:
Recently Biden praised the “civility” of the segregationist senators he worked with to pass anti-busing legislation. Sen. Kamala Harris attacked his work on that legislation in a debate last year – hypocrite. Biden also opposed busing in the 1970s because he feared that it would lead to “racial jungles” if schools were desegregated. He didn’t want white children, including his own, attending schools with blacks.
This year, Biden told a black radio host, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
In 2008 Biden said that then Sen. Barack Obama was “the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.” Biden also bragged about an award he received in 1973 from the segregationists George Wallace. And don’t forget Biden’s 1994 crime bill that sent young black men to extended prison sentences for minor drug offenses.
But Trump reversed the impact of Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill through criminal justice reform and the First Step Act, which reduced mandatory minimum sentences, gave inmates a chance to earn early release, increased funding for re-entry programs to help ex-convicts assimilate into society and correct the wrongs of mass incarceration.
Furthermore, Trump’s economy gave blacks our lowest unemployment rates in history along with rising wages for all Americans. He also created Opportunity Zones under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which entices private investors through capital gain tax incentives to create more jobs in low-income neighborhoods. Additionally, Trump invested in black education by funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities for 10 years so they could keep their doors open.
Bottom line, blacks should re-elect President Trump if they prefer results over Joe Biden’s rhetoric.
Carl Jackson is a radio talk show host – his web site is www.carljacksonshow.com.
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