Op-Ed: Biden scrambles to court Black voters



“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” – Thomas Sowell

Those of us who know our history continue to be baffled how well the progressives have turned the Party of Lincoln (Republican), founded for the purpose of ending American slavery, into the party of scorn and hate for Blacks and Hispanics. Progressives can only succeed by rewriting history.

Since they took control of public education, there is little or no mention that northern Republicans crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to fight the mother of all Civil Wars to free people of color from the evils of southern democratic slavery. The efforts of those northern dedicated men and women are lost in the archives of U.S. history and have been replaced with token events by identity groups.

Historian Matthew Wasniewski said. “All 22 Black members of Congress during Reconstruction were from reconstructed southern states. All were Republican. By 1901 there was a three-decade gap where no African American served in either chamber because of the rise of southern democratic segregationist Jim Crow laws. They diminished the voting power of Black Americans.

When JFK asked Congress to write the Civil Rights Act, Senator Lyndon Johnson, head of the segregationist coalition, balked at the idea. Knowing that the Eisenhower Civil Rights Act of 1950 had been written and approved by the Republican House, JFK turned to the House and asked them to resurrect that bill and work with the segregationist left to get the legislation to the floor.

In the Senate, the bill faced strong opposition from Southern Democrats. Influential senators like Richard Russell, Strom Thurmond, Robert Byrd, William Fulbright, and Sam Ervin joined together to launch a filibuster that lasted for 57 days. Russell, a Democrat from Georgia, argued that the bill would lead to the destruction of the South’s two different social orders and result in mongrelization.

For history buffs since the end of the Civil War, the “Radical Republicans” wrote every Civil Rights Act, including the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution to insure that all people of color were given the same social and political status as white Americans. It was segregationist president Andrew Johnson who refused to sign them. He also approved segregation in the south.

During the Industrial Revolution, Blacks in the south moved north to work in the factories and to escape the evils of segregation. Unfortunately that was not the case. They were the last to be hired, first to be fired, denied union membership and forced to live in shanty urban ghettos. it is very unfortunate that young Americans are being denied access to true Black-American history.

A recent national survey found that 22% of Black voters in six battleground states said they would support former President Donald Trump in next year’s election, while 71% said they would back President Joe Biden. The total for Trump is a percentage no Republican presidential candidate has reached with Black voters in a half-century. Black employment was at all time high under Trump’s leadership.

Although we’re still about 11 months from the 2024 presidential election, the season for Democratic “bedwetting” has come early this cycle. Leading the apparent panic this month are a series of polls and accompanying analysis showing something that’s been pretty obvious for some time; that Joe Biden is a really unpopular president and that dissatisfaction will make a 2024 showdown with a competitive Republican opponent. Therefore, every progressive vote will count this next election.

What disturbs Democrats is, these polls reveal that Biden is facing a problem with voters of color. This weaker standing with Blacks and Latinos influences national numbers. A New York Times-Siena poll reports Biden leads Trump 53% among nonwhite voters. That’s a sharp drop from his last election.

Democrats are nervous about this election and that is why they are bending over backward to jail Donald Trump. For the first time in years, the Democrats are unsure they can depend on the Black and Hispanic voters to reelect Biden. They are on a campaign to discredit “the evil Republicans.”

“I voted Republican this year; the Democrats left a bad taste in my mouth.” –Monica Lewinsky

Biden has recently been touting his successful economic programs geared toward minority-owned businesses to Black and Hispanic voters. Not all the “spin” in the world can change high consumer prices, soaring rents, lack of job opportunities, stagnant class mobility and inflation.

According to the Roper Center, 65% of Hispanics support Biden and 32% will vote for Trump. And 51% of voters from other nonwhite racial backgrounds now favor Trump, while just 39% like Biden. If we add up Biden’s losses as Trump gains next year, there’s trouble in paradise for the left next election.

“Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken.” – Donald Trump

Black Americans have been fooled too long by the Democratic Party and only time will tell if this will turn around. In the last few months, new moves by Biden to fund businesses and entrepreneurs in Black communities have gained momentum. The Treasury Department is getting the hard sell from Biden and his comrades as support for Democrats among minority voting blocs is faltering.

Biden announced, “Entrepreneurs of color represent the fastest growing segment of the small business market, yet they have the least access to capital, are likely to be denied credit, and pay high interest rates. It is time we address their needs with grants and loans.” How soon Joe Biden forgets. Robert Johnson, owner of BET, became the first Black billionaire under Donald Trump.

John Thomas, a black bondsman, told pollsters, “I’m not a Trump supporter, but I am concerned with Joe Biden. What has he done for Black people. We brought him a victory. We hear that noise. It’s the same ol’ thing. People begging for our vote, but not doing a thing for us after they get it.”

A Stanford study found that Black taxpayers were three to five times more likely to be audited than other ethnic groups. Biden told Blacks to file for the IRS earned income tax credit even though few of them were entitled to it. Biden told them to break the law and blamed it on raciest IRS agents.

For years Democrats thought by throwing a bone to Black voters before the election guaranteed they would secure the Black vote.

“Capitalism knows only one color. That color is green; all else is subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.” -Thomas Sowell

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