Sir Humphery Appleby: He’s also against oppression and persecution in Africa.
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: So are we.
Sir Humphery Appleby: Yes but he’s against it when practiced by black governments as well as white ones.
Prime Minister Jim Hacker: You mean he’s a racist.
Yes Prime Minister The Bishops Gambit 1986
The latest attempt to generate Trump outrage by the left is one again putting them into a logical quandary.
We have loud objections from Democrats and from leaders all over the world concerning Trump’s supposed remarks concerning Haiti and El Salvador etc etc etc
Yet at the same time we have the left saying things like this:
Trump is kicking 200,000 Salvadorans out of the United States and forcing them back to a gang violence-ravaged and impoverished disaster zone. https://t.co/7617vDOuK7
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 9, 2018
You see it’s a lot like the situation in Cities like Chicago and Baltimore, everybody knows the crime there is driven by gang violence and drugs that are plaguing the black community, but if you actually say that aloud or suggest that policing the area religiously is the solution the race card comes out to play.
It’s a lot easier to be outraged over a truth being said aloud, such outrage costs, than it is to actually tackle a systemic problem that needs to be solved, that takes time and effort and more importantly diverts funds usually reserved for graft.
But the real purpose for all this faux outrage is for the left to sell the black community the “Donald Trump racist” idea, because they have to do something to counter realities like this (emphasis mine):
Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data.
The black unemployment rate of 6.8 percent in December was the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking it in 1972, a year in which the rate ranged from 11.2 percent to 9.4 percent. In the 45 years the data has been tracked, the unemployment rate for black or African-American workers aged 16 years and older has never fallen below 7 percent.
“The outlier here isn’t [black] men … it’s [black] women, where you have near-universal disapproval of Trump,” said Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster who studies African American voters. Still, black men are one of the few groups for which Trump’s 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share.
Among Hispanics, men were also much more likely than women to express positive views about Trump. Among Hispanic men older than 50, Trump’s approval— strikingly—exceeded 40 percent. But at least three-fifths of Hispanic women in every age group (including both those with and without a college degree) disapproved. Trump’s 2017 approval rating slightly exceeded his 2016 vote share among Hispanic men, and was slightly below it among Hispanic women.
The lower the black and Hispanic unemployment numbers become the greater the greater the need for the left to play the “Trump/racist” card because the contrast between the rising fortunes of the black community under Trump and the falling fortunes of that same community under Barack Obama are a damning indeed.
So the race card MUST be employed and Trump MUST be condemned for supposedly saying something everybody knows because if black man and/or Hispanic men abandon the Democrat plantation, it’s over forever and the left and media know it.
That’s the real source of their outrage. Never forget that.
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