90 Miles From Tyranny : Dems ‘Terrified’ of Trump Cracking Black Vote, Civil Rights Leader Says

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dems ‘Terrified’ of Trump Cracking Black Vote, Civil Rights Leader Says

With infamous race card losing its potency, guests on 'The Laura Ingraham Show' say president's program threatens old alliances

Playing the race card is no longer such a powerful tool, a civil rights leader and conservative black intellectual said Monday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”

Black unemployment has fallen to the lowest level on record, which may be why President Donald Trump’s standing among black men has improved somewhat compared to his performance on Election Day in 2016, according to a recent poll. This is one of the few demographic groups that view Trump more favorably.

“[Democrats] are terrified that this president gets somewhere north of 10 to 15 percent of the black vote,” said Niger Innis, spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) (pictured above right, in red tie, in the image on this page). “And they’re terrified because, if that happens, then it is first of all, mathematically, electorally impossible for a Democrat to win.”

Innis added, “But more than that, it is because they are so invested in having a monopoly of the black vote, and that monopoly is based on blacks as forever seeing themselves as victims, forever seeing themselves as victims of racism, of economic depravity of the white man.”

Shelby Steele, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, who wrote a column on the subject for The Wall Street Journal over the weekend, told host Laura Ingraham that Democrats and many of the traditional civil rights advocacy groups depend on racial strife.

“Racism is absolutely their only source of power on the American political scene,” said Steele (pictured above left). “And so they’re just hysterical with happiness when they find racism … The fact is, without racism, they would not exist. They would not be in power.”

Steele said African-Americans, after a long, historic struggle, now have ...Read More HERE

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