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3. Play The Blame Game
Democrats are exclusively responsible for the current state of the Black community. It’s time they’re held accountable.
This needs to be hammered home repeatedly – live before black audiences and in ads online and on national television. There’s not one single black majority or even black plurality constituency in America that has not been represented by the Democrat Party at every level of government for at least 50 of the last 60 years. There’s probably not even one right now that is represented by a Republican.
Remind black voters that the most violent, blight-afflicted cities, in which the largest numbers of African Americans are living in near third-world conditions, like Baltimore, have not had Republican mayors since the 1960s.
Hammer this point home; Republicans have had zero political power and zero political influence in the black community for 60 years. For the past six decades, election cycle after election cycle, African Americans have sent Democrats, and only Democrats, to sit on their school boards, to represent them on the city council, in the state legislatures and Congress. Black people have successfully sent Democrats to the mayor’s office in every large American city. Black votes have sent Democrats to the governor’s office and even the Oval Office multiple times. So 100 percent of the blame and 100 percent of the responsibility for failed schools, for crime and trash on the streets, for failing businesses, etc., belongs to the Democrats.
This is the point where it would be helpful to contrast the lifestyles of the members of Congress representing these blighted areas with the lives of their constituents. If they opposed school choice for poor black kids in their districts, while sending their own kids to private schools, let that be known.
The media will howl “racism” and you’ll hear disingenuous mewlings from supposed “moderates” who will try to argue that “both sides” are responsible and that somehow, even though Republicans have zero political power in places like Flint, Baltimore, Chicago, etc., Republicans are as much to blame for not doing anything to “help.”
I have seen a progressive argue that Scott Walker, then governor of Wisconsin, was “partly” responsible for the violence in Chicago – in Illinois. To prove his “point,” he demanded evidence that Walker has ever offered any “help” to Chicago to lower its crime rate.
If you think this bears a striking resemblance to numerous journalists like April Ryan insisting that Donald Trump should take exclusive responsibility for the appalling conditions in West Baltimore because he had not offered to “help,” you’re correct.
You’ll also hear sanctimonious pleas, every single one insincere, to “put partisanship aside,” to stop the “blame game,” and calls for “healing” and “bipartisanship.” All will be directed exclusively toward you, and not the Democrats in positions of power who would simultaneously be calling you a “racist” – who are not only responsible for these problems, but have failed to address them since.
Don’t let up. Double down.