President Trump is doing just that. His economic and criminal justice reforms have benefited the Black community tremendously. Some polls have President Trump above a 30 percent approval rating among Black voters. Even if President Trump were to get 16 to 20 percent of the Black vote, it would spell certain doom for the Democrat Party’s presidential candidate in 2020.
The Republican Party must follow the president’s lead. For years the Republican Party made few attempts to appeal to Black voters. They practically gifted this significant voting bloc to the dreadful Democrats, who have exploited the Black community for decades.
There is absolutely no reason for the Democrat Party to have a near monopoly on Black voters. The Black community is achieving unprecedented success under a Republican president. It’s time for the Republican Party as a whole to capitalize on that success. In doing so they could finish the Democrats.
Republican Outreach to Black Community Must Be New Year’s Resolution
By Breitbart, December 28, 2019:
Recently I heard from a friend of mine, successful businessman and founder of The New American Populist (TNAP), Jeff Webb, about a meeting he had attended a in Virginia with a group of black entrepreneurs.
Not surprisingly, one of main themes that emerged from the gathering was how the attendees felt Republicans have a better message for the black community, but Democrats do a much better job of delivering messages. In most cases, they said, Republicans don’t even bother to try.
What a damning indictment on the conservative movement, at least historically.
While that may have been the case for the “typical” Republican politician, it is certainly not the case for the atypical President Trump. With the enthusiastic encouragement of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, he has been reaching out to the black community with both words and actions since before his presidency even started—and the impact is just now starting to be felt.
To put this achievement in proper perspective: Politico even published a recent story headlined “Trump shocks Black voters-by trying to get their votes.” The piece opened by citing how the Trump campaign ran a full-page ad in the Westside Gazette, a paper that proclaims itself to be “Broward County’s oldest and largest African American owned-and-operated newspaper.” Many wondered, “Why would he bother?”
The president bothers because he knows what that group of black entrepreneurs in Virginia was saying is true. Republicans have not made any inroads with the black community because they haven’t taken the time or made the efforts to do so. They have left a 13% segment of our population, one dependent upon the broken promises and welfare-state Democrats, completely untapped ever since Lyndon Johnson’s not-so-Great Society programs launched in the 1960s.
Republicans have rationalized leaving this important voting bloc completely unreached because of long-assumed campaign axioms that should be tossed aside and burned in the trash heap of establishment Republican history.
Using valuable campaign resources to reach the black community, it was thought, was considered pandering to “leftist identity politics” or simply a bad return on campaign resources.
These perspectives fail to understand that the black community is as unique as any other community in America. Would a candidate use the same pitch to the rural farmer in Iowa as he or she would to the cosmopolitan in New York City? Of course not! This isn’t pandering, it’s politics, and the return of investment could be greater than any other dollars spent in 2020.
To win national elections, and many statewide races, progressives require a supermajority of Black voters. As someone who works on college campuses all year long, I know only too well that what is true with younger voters is also true with the black community: We don’t need to win a majority; we simply need to lose by less.
And in his less than three years in office, here’s what the president can include in his pitch to Black America:
- Passed the First Step Act, a bill which disproportionately impacts Black and minority populations
- Enacted economic policies which have reduced the unemployment rate for Blacks to 5.4%, the lowest level since the measure has been followed
- Signed an Executive Order moving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) under the direct supervision of the White House so that funding and support becomes a national priority
- Created Economic Opportunity Zones, which incentivize long-term capital investment in low-income, often urban, communities
These are signature accomplishments, but even more could be done under this president if the Democrat Party, which pretends to care about the black community, would focus on working with the president instead of trying to remove him.
Ex-NFL star predicts ‘black awakening’ will give Trump unprecedented support in 2020
By Fox News, December 28, 2019:
Former NFL player Jack Brewer once campaigned for Barack Obama but now rejects the Democratic Party after “awakening” to the way it abandoned African Americans, he said Saturday.
“For me, once I saw the policies that President Obama pushed in the back half of his presidency just — it left a bad taste in my mouth,” he said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“And then I really started being awakening [sic] to what was happening with the Democratic Party — making so many promises but then abandoning the community that I worked so hard in.”
Brewer now leads the The Brewer Group, which encourages “a deep commitment to community service into … daily corporate culture.” In the NFL, the standout defensive back played for the Vikings, Giants, Eagles and Cardinals.
Brewer also expressed frustration with the 1994 crime bill, a point of contention others have raised surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden’s relationship with the black community.
“I said enough was enough,” he added, “and I really started putting aside what my parents and my grandparents taught me about sticking to the Democratic Party because they were the party for African Americans.”
“You know all that rhetoric sounded good back in the ’60s, but the facts are that the policies just don’t help our families,” Brewer said.
Brewer’s comments came as Trump battled House Democrats over impeachment and touted his economic record, which includes record-low unemployment for African Americans. Trump has accused Democrats and members of the “deep state” — including the FBI — of unfairly targeting him in the Russia investigation and other matters.
African Americans, Brewer indicated, should sympathize with Trump given their history with the FBI.
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