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Happy days are here again. John Hinderaker shared a chart showing Americans of all demographics are optimistic about their future, a chart that must have killed the Bloomberg enterprise to publish. The White House just keeps rolling out the barrel of new good news. What is a leftist to do? Why, mash the old “ism” buttons harder!
Give the Bloomberg crew credit. They make the worst of the good news about American optimism that they can:
Are Americans Really as Happy as Pollsters Say?
Most people are better off than they were a year ago, but record levels of optimism seem a bit irrational.
Hey, they are doing the best for their boss that they can. They cannot help it if NASCAR nation, fly over country, black men, and unenlightened women are not getting with the program. Apparently people are responding to results, touted daily by the White House.
The left is desperately mashing the buttons that used to work, and wondering why they don’t get the old results.
But he is having none of it:
My definition of a thug is clear — it means violence, bullying, and disorderly conduct. And we, as West Virginians, should have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior. Anyone that would accuse me of making a racial slur is totally absurd.
Naturally it was the Washington Post spreading the smear against the West Virginia governor. Meanwhile activists are sounding the alarm about DNC talk versus action. See this warning that black men’s votes may no longer be taken for granted:
Trump needs only 14% of the black vote to win. He received 8% of the total black vote in 2016, more than then-Republican presidential hopefuls John McCain and Mitt Romney received. His focus, however, is predominately to woo more black men like Tony Rankins, a recovering addict Trump asked to stand up during his SOTU address. Rankins is a tradesman in an opportunity zone where wealthy Americans can invest in poor communities in exchange for tax benefits. Thirteen percent of black men voted for him last time whereas only 4% of black women. Black men are the most disenfranchised group among us black voters. However, the Trump team sees this demographic group as untapped possibilities, especially with the 2018 passage of the First Step Act, a prison reform bill that aims to revise the federal prison system and some federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. With the unemployment rate at 6% for both blacks and Latinx, Trump hopes to woo this group that the last time they may have voted was in 2008 for Obama.
Congressman James Clyburn can’t get with this, though, and hopes mashing the button harder will work one more time. He did so on ABC “news”, saying if jobs were what mattered “then you would have to say slaves were in very good shape because they were fully employed.”
This is the sound of desperation. If Clyburn can’t help deliver the vote, what power will be left to the left? This is not to pick on one older member of Congress; Clyburn is running the Democratic playbook which has worked for the party for decades. Americans should be of good cheer, but work all the harder on the primaries and general elections at every level this year.Published in