“What have you got to lose?” is Donald Trump’s now famous question for minorities.
My readers know that I often write about minorities and Republicans’ continual failure of outreach. The typical Republican consultant has never written a campaign plan for minorities. Worse, they don’t interact with minorities on a daily basis. And too many of the minority people they know don’t interact with other minorities often enough.
Compounding this problem is the lure of the 15 percent, the media fee the consultant gets for running those TV ads (endlessly).
The financial incentives are horrible.
How about we pay for winning, not advertising. Having said all of that, Trump is right.
Donald Trump is the first Republican in my lifetime to take on the Democrats in the inner cities. For this he deserves much credit. The Democrats’ treatment of blacks is abhorrent and abusive.
We forget that in the early 1930s the black unemployment rate was lower than the whites.’ We forget about the rise of the black middle class in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
We forget that in the 1950’s 85 percent of black children grew up in two parent homes. Today it’s less than 30 percent.
Trump is right about horrible schools.
To get elected and reelected to a school board you need teachers union support.
The price? Sell out the minority kids; keep them in the traditional schools that have a 50 year unbroken record of failing to meet their students’ needs.
It took a “Great Society” to relegate many of the black community to permanent underclass status. The Democrats destroyed their families, their education, and their work ethic — and have benefited from their votes ever since.
Somebody once wrote a best seller entitled “The Art of the Deal.”
It’s time for the author to reread the book. Donald Trump has not closed the deal.
With days to go we’re four points short. We can get most of it out of the inner cities.
What’s stopping us?
I’ll tell you: It isn’t enough to point out the failures of the current regime. That only gets you to the table. To win you need a followup act — a positive program to replace the rot.
We haven’t heard it yet. If we don’t hear it by Nov. 8 Donald Trump is in trouble.
The good news, he and you can read it right here. From this point forward it’s not, “What have you got to lose?” It’s, “What have you got to win?” The core of the “win” strategy is school choice; specifically, Trump Opportunity scholarships.
They will be bigger than Pell Grants and Fulbright scholarships. They are the “get out of failing schools free” cards for the inner city K-12 students. Like the G.I. Bill, these scholarships go anywhere; from Montessori to the local pastor’s Christian school.
Power to the parents. With the Department of Education wasting $60 billion per year not saving the inner city kids we have a big bucket of money to start with.Other elements of the “Win” strategy include:
- Enforcing the 2nd Amendment. The only guns in the inner cities are held by cops and criminals. Honest citizens don’t stand a chance. Let’s liberate Chicago.
- Lower the minimum wage. With a black teenage unemployment rate of 44 percent, lowering the minimum wage will put people on the job ladder and save them from the welfare trap.
- Immigration reform. American jobs for Americans. How hard is that?
Donald was right. It’s all about the “art of the deal.” But this is politics, not business.
So he needs to understand this: Convincing the nation that we are on the wrong track (which he did and which we are) only gets you the nomination.
To win the presidency you need a second act: a positive vision for governing.
Deliver the vision, earn the oval office. You read it here first, folks.
Sid Dinerstein is a former chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. He founded JBS Associates, a 600-person financial service company, and currently combines politics and business with Niger Innis in Inclusive Elections LLC, a firm that brings urban electorate voters to the GOP. He is the author of "Adults Only: For Those Who Love Their Country More Than Their Party." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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