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Trump shocks black voters — by trying to get their votes

Trump’s reelection team actually has a strategy to increase their percentages among African Americans … and it is freaking people out. You want to know why the left is so mad at Kanye supporting Trump? This is why.

I personally think it’s a great idea. If Trump can move from 8 percent to the teens or higher, he will win in 2020 going away. Keep hammering away at the African-American unemployment rate. Ask them who actually represents their best interests, both economically and socially. The economy, criminal reform, support for black colleges, pro-life agenda … those things all work with African American voters. Make the argument.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge

    Concretevol: If Trump can move from 8% to the teens or higher he will win in 2020 going away.

    According to recent polls (immediately dismissed by the Democrats) the President’s favorability rating among black voters is around 35%.

    Which is a disaster for Dems.

    Republicans have long assumed that black votes will automatically go to the Democrats. They barely even try. But President Trump didn’t just write them off, and he’s made inroads.

    • #1
    • December 13, 2019, at 9:54 AM PST
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  2. Guruforhire Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):
    Republicans have long assumed that black votes will automatically go to the Democrats.

    I am sympathetic to the idea that given scarce resources, it may not have been a good investment in the past. I think times are different, trump is different, and the black community may be in the mood to consider new things.

    It also doesn’t hurt that Trump is raking in the campaign cash, and can probably afford it.

    I think the problem of competing goods is real.

    That said, I think a real republican barnstorming of black churches would not be amiss.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 10:07 AM PST
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  3. Nohaaj Coolidge

    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression. Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of Black PAC, a super PAC aimed at mobilizing black voters said “It really is about suppressing the black vote more than it is about bringing black voters out to support Trump.”

    • #3
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:12 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression. Adrianne Shropshire, executive director of Black PAC, a super PAC aimed at mobilizing black voters said “It really is about suppressing the black vote more than it is about bringing black voters out to support Trump.”

    Because if a Black votes for Trump and the Republicans, he is no longer Black. He’s acting white.

    • #4
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:17 AM PST
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  5. Judge Mental Member

    He should promise school vouchers for every kid in the country, saying that if he gets the black vote, he can make that happen in the first 100 days.

    Because he could.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 10:19 AM PST
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  6. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    The thing is that Trump is Trump. His GOPness is a less quality for him. The black community has been just fine with Trump for decades, they sang songs with his name in it. They gave him awards. Their guys buddied up with him. They took his money. Then Trump runs as GOP and Democrat Inc tells black you can’t like Trump anymore. There has to be more than a few people that don’t like being pushed like this and maybe break ranks a bit. 

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    • December 13, 2019, at 10:44 AM PST
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  7. Bishop Wash, Blk X-man/Wh pilot Member

    Concretevol: Trump’s reelection team actually has a strategy to increase their percentages among African Americans…..and it is freaking people out. You want to know why the left is so mad a Kanye supporting Trump? This is why. I personally think it’s a great idea.

    Someone should let the flagship podcast, among others, know as they keep saying that Trump doesn’t have a plan to expand his base.

    • #7
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:47 AM PST
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  8. RightAngles Member

    They’re terrified at the idea that black voters aren’t as stupid as the Democrats have always thought they were.

    • #8
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:55 AM PST
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  9. MarciN Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Concretevol: If Trump can move from 8% to the teens or higher he will win in 2020 going away.

    According to recent polls (immediately dismissed by the Democrats) the President’s favorability rating among black voters is around 35%.

    Which is a disaster for Dems.

    Republicans have long assumed that black votes will automatically go to the Democrats. They barely even try. But President Trump didn’t just write them off, and he’s made inroads.

    I heard those numbers too: from 8 to 35 percent. All I could think of was that old saying “A rising tide lifts all boats.” :-) 

    • #9
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:56 AM PST
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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Concretevol: Trump’s reelection team actually has a strategy to increase their percentages among African Americans…..and it is freaking people out. You want to know why the left is so mad a Kanye supporting Trump? This is why. I personally think it’s a great idea.

    Someone should let the flagship podcast, among others, know as they keep saying that Trump doesn’t have a plan to expand his base.

    It’s amazing to me how many so-called conservatives continue to get their news only from Democrat media sources.

    • #10
    • December 13, 2019, at 10:57 AM PST
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  11. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Concretevol: Trump’s reelection team actually has a strategy to increase their percentages among African Americans…..and it is freaking people out. You want to know why the left is so mad a Kanye supporting Trump? This is why. I personally think it’s a great idea.

    Someone should let the flagship podcast, among others, know as they keep saying that Trump doesn’t have a plan to expand his base.

    Nope, the flagship team is too drunk on the TDS koolaid. They would not listen and will be very surprised if Trump wins again. The don’t know anybody that votes for Trump and acts accordingly.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 11:00 AM PST
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  12. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    The thing is that Trump is Trump. His GOPness is a less quality for him. The black community has been just fine with Trump for decades, they sang songs with his name in it. They gave him awards. Their guys buddied up with him. They took his money. Then Trump runs as GOP and Democrat Inc tells black you can’t like Trump anymore. There has to be more than a few people that don’t like being pushed like this and maybe break ranks a bit.

    Trump’s flashy style has served him well in terms of that image being baked into the pop culture after 40 years in the spotlight, and having people write songs about him because of his flashy style. The irony here is the same style that could make inroads in the black community is also what some Trump-adverse people detest — the braggadocio, the hype, the open feuds/airing dirty laundry in public. For people who like their GOP politicians in the more staid Mitt Romney type of persona, whatever Trump does often takes a back seat to who he is, yet who he is could earn him a lot more black votes in 2020 than Mitt Romney could ever have gotten.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 11:19 AM PST
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  13. Mark Camp Member

    orange is a color that appeals to both black & white

     

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    • December 13, 2019, at 11:39 AM PST
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  14. Miffed White Male Member
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    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    orange is a color that appeals to both black & white

     

    Better: “Orange is the new Black”.

     

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    • December 13, 2019, at 11:41 AM PST
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  15. Judge Mental Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    orange is a color that appeals to both black & white

     

    Better: “Orange is the new Black”.

     

    I said that when Trump replaced Obama. If Trump pulls this off, then I think we’re talking about “Black is the new Orange”.

    • #15
    • December 13, 2019, at 11:46 AM PST
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  16. OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. Member

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression.

    That’s how they’re trying to sell it, whether or not they actually believe it.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 11:49 AM PST
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  17. Miffed White Male Member
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    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression.

    That’s how they’re trying to sell it, whether or not they actually believe it.

    The democrats see everything as voter suppression. Headline in the journal yesterday: “Voter-roll purge would hit Democrat-leaning areas hardest”.

     

     

    • #17
    • December 13, 2019, at 11:52 AM PST
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  18. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression.

    That’s how they’re trying to sell it, whether or not they actually believe it.

    The democrats see everything as voter suppression. Headline in the journal yesterday: “Voter-roll purge would hit Democrat-leaning areas hardest”.

     

     

    It’s been said in Chicago for decades that we know the Resurrection is true because every election day it occurs.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:25 PM PST
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  19. Judge Mental Member

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):
    The democrats see Trump soliciting the Black vote as voter suppression.

    That’s how they’re trying to sell it, whether or not they actually believe it.

    The democrats see everything as voter suppression. Headline in the journal yesterday: “Voter-roll purge would hit Democrat-leaning areas hardest”.

     

     

    It’s been said in Chicago for decades that we know the Resurrection is true because every election day it occurs.

    My line is that clearly God is a Democrat. Because it doesn’t matter how you voted when you were alive; as soon as you die, you’re a Democrat.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:30 PM PST
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  20. Sweezle Member

    I hope Trump develops some inroads into winning more African American & Hispanic voters. The economy & jobs alone should be helpful. I need to hear more about the school voucher idea (#5). It sounds promising.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:40 PM PST
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  21. GrannyDude Member

    If the black vote for Trump hits 30%, the Democrats are…done. Never mind that the remaining 70% of the black vote went for whichever geriatric white nitwit wins the primary—30% means the democrats are going to have to start actually making an argument. Screaming “racism racism racism” isn’t going to fly. 

    And this will be so, so, so much better for black Americans! 

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:41 PM PST
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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    If the black vote for Trump hits 30%, the Democrats are…done. Never mind that the remaining 70% of the black vote went for whichever geriatric white nitwit wins the primary—30% means the democrats are going to have to start actually making an argument. Screaming “racism racism racism” isn’t going to fly.

    And this will be so, so, so much better for black Americans!

    They will just promise to give them more stuff. Reparations seems to be the new rage. I know a few black that are expecting $42000 reparations if the Democrats win and the racist GOP does not stop them.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:49 PM PST
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  23. PHenry Member

    Democrats have been having nightmares that the American black population would rise up against their Democrat masters and leave the plantation since the 1860’s. It would mean the end of the Democrat party, and they well know it. 

    Nothing could be better for American blacks and America as a whole. Lets hope President Trump can pull it off.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:49 PM PST
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  24. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    PHenry (View Comment):

    Democrats have been having nightmares that the American black population would rise up against their Democrat masters and leave the plantation since the 1860’s. It would mean the end of the Democrat party, and they well know it.

    Nothing could be better for American blacks and America as a whole. Lets hope President Trump can pull it off.

    It would be nice if the GOP would back him but that seems to be asking for too much.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:53 PM PST
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  25. Judge Mental Member

    Sweezle (View Comment):

    I hope Trump develops some inroads into winning more African American & Hispanic voters. The economy & jobs alone should be helpful. I need to hear more about the school voucher idea (#5). It sounds promising.

    Trump should explicitly say that if he and GOP Congress get half the black vote he can do it in 100 days.

    Because think about it. Every Republican in the country is going to be in a black neighborhood the next day saying, “Excuse me, uh, Sir, what can I do for you that will make you think about voting for me again next time”. And every Democrat will be there saying, “Guys! What happened? I thought we were buds!”. The answer to both of those questions is School Choice.

    And in one election, blacks go from being the most irrelevant demographic to the most important. And they can dangle this for at least several cycles, getting one policy after another passed, as long as they are policies that would benefit others besides themselves. School choice yes, reparations no.

    If black voters can come to grips with the simple fact that they are part of everybody, meaning a policy that’s good for everyone is good for them, they can rock the political foundations of this country for a generation.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 12:54 PM PST
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    Concretevol: You want to know why the left is so mad at Kanye supporting Trump? This is why.

    Kanye is telling black voters (particularly young blacks), “Hey, take a look at this guy. Listen to what he’s saying.”

    The Dems are telling blacks, “You’ll be put back in chains if you elect Republicans.”

    Republicans . . . the party formed to end slavery . . .

     

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    • December 13, 2019, at 1:19 PM PST
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  27. OkieSailor Member
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):

    If the black vote for Trump hits 30%, the Democrats are…done. Never mind that the remaining 70% of the black vote went for whichever geriatric white nitwit wins the primary—30% means the democrats are going to have to start actually making an argument. Screaming “racism racism racism” isn’t going to fly.

    And this will be so, so, so much better for black Americans!

    If he hits 15% they are toast.

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    • December 13, 2019, at 1:29 PM PST
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  28. She Thatcher
    She Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Concretevol: Trump shocks black voters — by trying to get their votes

    When, in a sane, and rational world, the headline should be: “Biden Shocks Fat Voters–By Insulting Them.”

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    • December 13, 2019, at 1:34 PM PST
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  29. Judge Mental Member

    She (View Comment):

    Concretevol: Trump shocks black voters — by trying to get their votes

    When, in a sane, and rational world, the headline should be: “Biden Shocks Fat Voters–By Insulting Them.”

    Don’t forget old voters. “You’re too old to vote for me’>

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    • December 13, 2019, at 1:43 PM PST
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  30. GrannyDude Member

    Somehow, insulting old voters and fat Americans doesn’t seem like a good strategy. 

    • #30
    • December 13, 2019, at 2:11 PM PST
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