Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

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Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

Trump lawn signBy John Ruberry

The main­stream media, which of course is no fan of the Repub­li­can Party and its nom­i­nee Don­ald Trump, in what must have been an act of col­lu­sion, almost imme­di­ately dis­missed what I thought was an A– accep­tance address as a “dark speech.”

Oh, why just an A– from me? I thought Trump’s speech as a bit long, and that he should have used the safety part of the speech at 11:00PM Eastern/10:00PM Cen­tral when non-​politicized view­ers, many of whom only vote in pres­i­den­tial year elec­tions, would be tun­ing in search­ing for the local evening news.

Trump did some­thing in last week’s speech that the MSM, and many Repub­li­cans, includ­ing this one, have been call­ing on the GOP to do for decades: make an appeal to urban voters.

Democ­rats run nearly all of America’s largest cities. Some, such as Detroit and Chicago, haven’t had Repub­li­can may­ors in the life­times of most of the peo­ple read­ing this post. How­ever, the turn­around of one city, New York, was achieved only because of the dogged­ness of one deter­mined man, Repub­li­can Rudy Giu­liani, who was the mayor of America’s largest city from 19942001. NYC was viewed as ungovern­able prior to the arrival of the “Mayor of Amer­ica” at Gra­cie Mansion.

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Maybe only New York­ers under­stand. Man­hat­tan­ite Trump does.

From his accep­tance speech:

This admin­is­tra­tion has failed America’s inner cities. It’s failed them on edu­ca­tion. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them on crime. It’s failed them at every level.

When I am pres­i­dent, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and pro­tected equally.

Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life bet­ter for young Amer­i­cans in Bal­ti­more, Chicago, Detroit, Fer­gu­son who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?

Bril­liant stuff.

Rand Paul, who like his father is gen­er­ally the Repub­li­can that left­ist media know-​it-​alls hate the least, received wide-​spread praise for mak­ing a cam­paign stop on Chicago’s South Side last year. But such plau­dits were easy because Paul was not the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee and Trump is. It’s circle-​the-​wagons time for the dis­hon­est media, because the gen­eral elec­tion is now only a few months away.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_86229” align=“alignleft” width=“201”]Burned-out three story frame Chicago’s South Side[/caption]

Despite Trump’s reach-​out to urban vot­ers, he will not win a major­ity of the black vote. He won’t receive even fif­teen per­cent of it. Trump will not win Illi­nois or Maryland’s elec­toral votes. But Trump spoke like a leader, not a can­di­date, as he accepted the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion for president.

The GOP polit­i­cal new­comer may be able to peel off enough black votes to become the first Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date to win Michi­gan since 1988.

I believe, maybe it’s just a hope of mine, that a major­ity of Amer­i­cans are look­ing for a leader, not a par­ti­san hack to steer us through trou­bled times.

As for the cities, we’ve tried it the Demo­c­ra­tic Party way for over fifty years. Detroit is an urban ruin. Chicago and Bal­ti­more are headed that way.

Trump wants to heal the rot.

And Trump, yes, really wants to Make Amer­ica Great Again. All of it.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit. He reg­u­larly ven­tures into inner-​city Chicago for blog­ging mate­r­ial and has trav­eled to Detroit.

Trump lawn signBy John Ruberry

The mainstream media, which of course is no fan of the Republican Party and its nominee Donald Trump, in what must have been an act of collusion, almost immediately dismissed what I thought was an A- acceptance address as a “dark speech.”

Oh, why just an A- from me? I thought Trump’s speech as a bit long, and that he should have used the safety part of the speech at 11:00PM Eastern/10:00PM Central when non-politicized viewers, many of whom only vote in presidential year elections, would be tuning in searching for the local evening news.

Trump did something in last week’s speech that the MSM, and many Republicans, including this one, have been calling on the GOP to do for decades: make an appeal to urban voters.

Democrats run nearly all of America’s largest cities. Some, such as Detroit and Chicago, haven’t had Republican mayors in the lifetimes of most of the people reading this post. However, the turnaround of one city, New York, was achieved only because of the doggedness of one determined man, Republican Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor of America’s largest city from 1994-2001. NYC was viewed as ungovernable prior to the arrival of the “Mayor of America” at Gracie Mansion.

Burned out Detroit
Southwest Detroit

Maybe only New Yorkers understand. Manhattanite Trump does.

From his acceptance speech:

This administration has failed America’s inner cities. It’s failed them on education. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them on crime. It’s failed them at every level.

When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally.

Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?

Brilliant stuff.

Rand Paul, who like his father is generally the Republican that leftist media know-it-alls hate the least, received wide-spread praise for making a campaign stop on Chicago’s South Side last year. But such plaudits were easy because Paul was not the Republican nominee and Trump is. It’s circle-the-wagons time for the dishonest media, because the general election is now only a few months away.

Burned-out three story frame
Chicago’s South Side

Despite Trump’s reach-out to urban voters, he will not win a majority of the black vote. He won’t receive even fifteen percent of it. Trump will not win Illinois or Maryland’s electoral votes. But Trump spoke like a leader, not a candidate, as he accepted the Republican nomination for president.

The GOP political newcomer may be able to peel off enough black votes to become the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan since 1988.

I believe, maybe it’s just a hope of mine, that a majority of Americans are looking for a leader, not a partisan hack to steer us through troubled times.

As for the cities, we’ve tried it the Democratic Party way for over fifty years. Detroit is an urban ruin. Chicago and Baltimore are headed that way.

Trump wants to heal the rot.

And Trump, yes, really wants to Make America Great Again. All of it.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit. He regularly ventures into inner-city Chicago for blogging material and has traveled to Detroit.