In my 50-plus years of voting, I have never seen a politician take it to the black community and tell us what we needed to hear rather than what they think will get them our votes.
The most honest political statement made to the black community was made by Donald J. Trump in asking “What in the hell have you got to lose?”
Though the harsh edges did burn, the reality is that too many black communities are represented by Democrats who haven’t moved the dial on poverty rates, crime, jobs, educational success, entitlement increases, or other parameters which would point to a healthy economic environment and an increase in self-sufficiency.
Where are our black businesses?
The many attempts to paint Trump as racist just lack credibility.
Trump has worked to include blacks into corporate America as witnessed by his upper management staff of African-Americans and women. He has been an opponent of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade deals which ship jobs out of this nation and disproportionately affects minority communities.
His 1986 prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor has also been given to Rosa Parks and Muhammed Ali which supports his belief that we can build on diversity which we understand and support.
Before he decided to run for president, his real estate controversial stances were seen as the cost of doing business not racism. In their day, reportedly Sammy Davis Jr. and Bill Cosby had properties in New York which wouldn’t rent to blacks — but no one called them racists.
The most racist, sexist, and ethnically biased candidate is actually Hillary Clinton and her husband in chief, Bill Clinton.
During her presidential campaigns against Barack Obama the coated racism was evident and apparent for anyone with good hearing and visual support. She stated repeatedly her then only mantra being Obama didn’t have the experience and inferred connections to be president of the United States.
Obama stated Hillary wasn’t qualified to be president of the U.S.
I take them both at their words on that.
Their major rag against Trump is that he has no experience which belies their pimping of government provided resources to politically make their Obama/Clinton way.
Blacks who dare entertain the notion of Bill Clinton being the first black president aren’t hearing an insult when it is made, for this presupposed that whites know best what blacks should believe and be.
That the Clintons were the architects of the three strikes you’re jailed legislation which imprisoned over 100,000 men of color, many of whom hadn’t committed violent offenses, speaks volumes about how they view us.
This kind of effort is contributory to the violence against black men internally and externally. This fear of black men is a precursor to the belief that black lives don’t matter, and was compounded by her referring to young African-Americans as “superpredators” who “need to be brought to heel.”
Why is this is no different from Hillary’s accusation of xenophobia against immigrants by Republicans?
The sexism of Hillary in not fighting against human trafficking in nations we are to do business with, or putting Bill out to pasture for his repeated sexual indiscretions, says she is an enabler.
Turning one's head the other way when young women in Africa are captured by warring tribes and used as slaves as well as sexual pawns is a travesty; but Hillary Clinton didn't take a forceful stand for these black women.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice . . . says we'll be the fools if we buy it.
When Pence enters a black barbershop for a haircut without telling them who he is or what he is about speaks volumes to Republican willingness to go where many have never gone before.
When Trump enters a black church in Detroit without the trappings of inside connections (so often provided to Democratic candidates) it is both political and speaks to his willingness to make a difference.
When Trump sits at the table with union leaders and explains how our trade deals have undermined their jobs as well as our national security, he may finally be on the heels of waking up America.
The vested interests from the media, to the lobbyists, to entrenched politicians are fighting Trump eye, tooth, and nail. These adversaries know that a Trump presidency will disrupt both their easy money flow and access to power based simply on money.
For Republicans standing with Trump/Pence, it is about national security and the economy. If this makes us deplorable, count me in.
Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.
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