The following is a further update on The Trump campaign. Remember to keep yourself updated!:
For Donald Trump, this is the real test.
When the Republican nominee takes his campaign for the presidency into inner-city Detroit this weekend, he’s going to be battling more than the traditional strength Democrats have enjoyed for decades among black voting blocs.
He’s going to be taking on a mainstream media that is trying to brand him a racist for emphatically stating simple facts everyone in America – black, white or Hispanic — knows to be true. It’s astonishing, really, that it’s come to this.
Liberals hated Ronald Reagan for branding the Soviet Union an “evil empire.” They quibbled about whether it was really “evil” – liberals have problems with the concept. They could argue about whether it was legally an “empire.”
Every normal American knew that a system that enslaved other countries, and imprisoned and tortured millions of its own citizens in an enormous gulag archipelago, was wrong; and they knew Reagan was right, but at least the libs could look smart. (And make fun of the “Star Wars” president while they were at it.)
And the Soviet empire collapsed after Reagan made it a target of his convincing arguments.
But what Trump is being attacked for is different. As the house organ of the Democrat Party otherwise known as The New York Times put it this week:
Mr. Trump’s earlier statements have offended some of the very people he is trying to reach. In speech after speech this month, Mr. Trump has described the black and Hispanic communities as riddled with poverty and violence and has frequently said minorities live in unsafe inner cities.
Liberals used to call that kind of thing “speaking truth to power.” Now that they’re the power, they don’t care much for the truth. They used to say those very conditions were the reason billions of dollars were spent on trying ti right those wrongs.
Now it’s just wrong to even acknowledge the persistent problems that Trump is pointing out.
Unfortunately, black and Hispanic communities are riddled with poverty and violence – thanks largely to 50 years of fealty to a Democrat Party that cares more for using government resources to maintain its own political power than for actually caring for the poor and trying to lift them out of oppression.
And anyone with a question about whether minorities live in unsafe inner cities is more than welcome to research the question personally with a stroll after dark though the seamiest parts of West Philadelphia, Chicago’s South Side, or Miami’s Liberty City. (It might be wise to bring a cell phone, at the very least.)
Yet, Trump is being painted as a bigot for stating the obvious and vowing to make real reforms and effect real change in a Trump presidency?
As John Lott, a noted gun-rights advocate and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, wrote recently in the New York Post:
On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump’s policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades. Hillary’s policies will just exacerbate them. And no amount of speeches will change that.
On education, Trump strongly supports school choice. This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools. Clinton attacks charters and clearly opposes other forms of school choice, opting to protect teachers unions at the expense of students.
And who’s harmed the most by illegal immigration? Who’s most likely to suffer unemployment or wage reductions due to the added competition? Young, unskilled blacks and Hispanics. The biggest beneficiaries? Wealthy people who get to pay less for lawn care and housecleaning.
But crime is the immediate, life-and-death issue for so many blacks and Hispanics trapped in high-crime urban areas. Too many come to physical harm, have their property stolen, or lose their jobs as businesses are driven from their neighborhoods.
Clinton seems more focused on helping criminals rather than their victims. She has promised to cut the US prison population by over 50 percent. By contrast, Trump says the problem is a lack of police in high-crime, heavily black areas. He believes in making things riskier for the criminals, not for the victims.
And for all of that, Trump is pilloried by coddled campus protesters, organized labor, teachers unions, Hollywood liberals and pundits in the mainstream media.
What all of these groups have in common is that few of their members actually have to live, on a daily basis, with the impact of progressive policies. Their jobs aren’t going to be taken by illiterate foreigners, their kids aren’t going to be forced into inner-city public schools. The waves in Malibu are crashing on the beach, they aren’t crime waves crashing in the street.
And as for the first black president? Heather MacDonald, author of “The War on Cops,” summed it up well in The Wall Street Journal:
After Mr. Trump drew attention in his convention speech to the rising urban violence, President Obama again dismissed the casualties as merely an “uptick in murders and violent crime in some cities.” It is hard not to translate this is as: white lives matter; black lives, not so much.
So Trump is taking his campaign into the inner city, even though the Democrat firm Public Policy Polling claims he is getting zero favorable reception from blacks.
It’s a good bet the congregation of Great Faith Ministries Church knows full well what Trump is talking about when it comes to communities “riddled with poverty and violence,” as The Times puts it. It’s a better bet members will agree that minorities live in “unsafe inner cities.” They know it damn well, as a matter of fact.
But it’s a sure, sure thing that the mainstream media, the indignant MSNBC talking heads and the partisan editorial board and op-ed columnists of The New York Times are going to have a field day presenting it as Trump giving the American black voter the back of his hand, not offering them a helping hand.
The black voter turnout for Hillary Clinton is likely to be far lower than it was for Barack Obama’s two presidential elections. If Trump can win over a small percentage, he could well win the election because of it. Democrats know it, the media know it, and Trump knows it.
And this weekend will be the real test.
Please remember, don’t trust the mainstream media’s hype and don’t allow them to scare you. Make America Great Again!