For understandable reasons, American blacks are sensitive to being treated with disrespect. When I was a young man in the northern California I had quite a bit of personal interaction with all kinds of black people. In college I even got a couple buddies to go with me deep into the Oakland ghetto to go bar hopping. Just to see how ordinary black people lived. A white cop told us to get the hell out of there, after we’d been in one bar. The bar patrons hadn’t been very friendly, so we took his advice.
But in all the time I lived in interracial California, up to 1974, I never had any kind of problem with black people. I get along with them just fine. To this day, at Oakland A games. I treat them exactly the way I treat everybody else. With respect, and I think they see that. That’s the kind of thing blacks pay attention to.
Growing up in New York City, Trump has had a certain amount of exposure to blacks. He seems to have the typical New York business man’s cosmopolitan view of race — tolerance. New Yorkers are too busy making money to worry about things like race. Racism isn’t good for the bottom line.
Trump wants black votes. and I think he’s going to get them. From working class black guys, especially those with families. Trump’s not going to cater to them. He wants to give them the opportunity to get jobs, good paying jobs. If a black man wants to work, Trump is his man.
He knows he’s being treated with respect.
A moderate can see both sides of an argument. Moderates are practical, pragmatic people. They want things to function properly. In this country, politically. that means they want the economy growing, and improving people’s lives. If it works, it’s good enough for a moderate.
The left understands all this, and it means they can’t allow the election of 2020 to be about the economy. It’s got to be about Trump. The issuance of the Mueller report is just the end of one phase of the resistance. It continues until election day. But as Nietzsche said, if it doesn’t destroy me, it makes me stronger. Trump won’t back down or be bullied. He was born for this kind of combat. He’s in his element, in the ring, no holds barred. He’s the first bold man to be President since Andrew Jackson.
The left hates the swamp, almost us much as anyone does. They know Pelosi and Schumer and the whole crew is totally corrupt. Bought and paid for by Big Pharma, Wall Street and all the other pigs at the trough. Except for the AOC Gang, and a few others, they’re as much the enemy as Trump. They corrupt the Democratic Party, and it must expel them. Only then can the political movement needed to enact the New Socialism be built.
For someone of AOC’s generation, the election of 2020 is just the beginning. She’s in it for the long haul, and first business first. Putting Pelosi and Schumer on the ash heap of history is job one.
The Bernie Brigade reminds me of my first campaign, for Barry Goldwater. We knew Goldwater wasn’t going to win the White House. But the important thing, for us, was taking control of the Republican Party, and defeating its east coast, moderate establishment. When Barry beat Rockefeller in the California primary in June of 1964, we had won the battle. Winning the war would take more time. 16 years, in fact, but it was worth the wait.
The Bernie Bros feel the same. They begin with the rejection of the Democratic Party establishment. It’s not only the Clinton corruption they disdain, but all the Washington fat cats, of both parties. Once the stench of money grubbing is driven out of the party, then the task of building a national movement. If the movement isn’t strong enough to take out Trump, they’ll win in 2024 . We had to wait 16 years, for Reagan. They think they can do better.
What this means is that the Democratic nominee will be held strictly to account on all the various pathologies that make up the agenda of the far left. Purity, above all, will be insisted on. Electability is not a valid concern.
Next year, the Democrat will be the most radical major party nominee in American history. It’s almost as though the Good Lord is smiling on Donald J. Trump. I think Barry Goldwater is. And Ronald Reagan.
By the time of our revolution an American in the northern states had the highest standard of living in the world. The common man was better off here than anywhere. It’s been that way ever since, and it will continue as long as there is an America. We live in a blessed land, and thus are a blessed people.
The common man did well because there weren’t that many of them, and labor was expensive. For one thing, an American could always pack up and move on, to greener pastures. For another thing, the main source of government revenue from the tariff, and high tariffs allowed for high wages.
Trump was elected by the common man, and he wants them to elect him again. He’s doing everything he can to get higher wages, and to the extent that he succeeds, his prospects improve. Controlling the border will result in higher wages for the common man, and that is part of why he will not stop until he gets it.
Here in Sonora, California, it seems to be working. Over the last year I’ve seen a change in the workforce at Walmart. They are now hiring the virtually unemployable. No one else would hire these people. They can only do simple tasks. They’re the bottom of the labor pool. But they’ve got jobs now, probably the first in their lives.
Giving them a job is the best thing anyone could do for these people. If they can keep the job, and the income, they’ve got a shot at a normal life. I think that for some of these people, and their families, this job is a very big deal.
More of the common man for Trump.