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John James' Primary Win Should Sink Notion That Trump Is Racist

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John James, Michigan GOP Senate candidate, speaks at an election night event after winning his primary election at his business, James Group International August 7, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. James, who has President Donald Trump's endorsement, will face Democrat incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in November. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Friday, 10 August 2018 10:54 AM Current | Bio | Archive

John James, a West Point graduate, stormed to victory in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this week and will now face three-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow for the seat November 6. His stature in conservative circles has been rising for months and his victory was fueled by an endorsement by President Trump who said James is a future star in the Republican Party. In his race with businessman Sandy Pensler, James secured nearly 55 percent of the vote with well above 500,000 ballots cast for him.

Where is the racist GOP we have all been told so much about? I mean after all John James is an outspoken conservative, combat veteran, and notably he is black.

The left has been trumpeting a message for a very long time that the president is a racist and is a supporter of white nationalists. How could that be true with his enthusiastic support for John James? It is just as likely that if the president had thrown his support behind Pensler the outcome would have been different, but he didn’t. The president lined up to push James to victory in what otherwise appeared to be a toss-up.

This should sink the notion that Trump is a racist but of course it won’t and the left leaning national media outlets will simply ignore James' impressive victory.

In order for James to get more than half a million votes, the majority of those lining up to pull the lever for him were white — that is a mathematical fact. It is a fact that things are changing in many corners of the country and that is not good news for the left.

There is a shift happening right now in the political dynamic of America in favor of Trump from people of color. The reasons could be many, but in the end it likely comes down to the economy where black Americans and Hispanic Americans have benefitted greatly from the economic upturn.

This is something that is being largely ignored by the mainstream news outlets.

I cannot say whether it is intentional or if those at The New York Times, NBC, or CNN are just oblivious to what is happening in places like Michigan, North Carolina, or Nevada. Clearly those outlets missed all the signs and sirens of The Trump Train rolling through the 2016 Election. Were they willfully ignorant or just intellectually insulated from the facts in one swing state after another? I am not sure what the perfect answer is for 2016 but I am telling you there is something happening right now across the country in traditionally safe Democratic voting blocks.

There is no better example of the shifting political attitudes than John James, a 37-year-old combat veteran who earned his degree from the nation's oldest military academy before being deployed in Iraq. When he came home he took over the family business that is now a $125 million enterprise. James would be the second African American Republican Senator along with South Carolina’s Tim Scott. It is clear that working white Michigan residents are more than happy to vote for him for a variety of reasons. James will also attract otherwise loyal black voters in the Democratic Party.

James' candidacy and easy win this week highlights the fact that Republicans are more than happy to vote for a black candidate and it opens the possibility that Democrats could cross the aisle to support his as well.

Just watch what happens as this election plays out and remember where you heard about it first.

Steve Gruber is a conservative talk show host with 25 affiliates in Michigan. "The Steve Gruber Show" launched in 2012 with just four affiliates and has grown into the most powerful name in talk radio across Michigan. Steve has been named “Best Morning Personality” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters five years in a row. His conservative, common-sense philosophy was developed during his time growing up in rural Michigan. Steve’s early career found him in several newsrooms including WILX, Lansing where he honed his investigative journalism and interviewing skills. He became the main news anchor of the station and before long was offered a job with NBC in Columbus, Ohio. While working for NBC, he covered the incredible launch of John Glenn, age 77, into space at Cape Canaveral, White Supremacists in Ohio, and the deadly game of selling prescription medication online. Steve was nominated for an Emmy in 2000. To read more of this reports — Click Here Now.

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John James, a West Point graduate, stormed to victory in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate this week and will now face three-term incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow for the seat November 6.
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