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Hillary’s Hate Code
By James Lewis
Hillary Clinton is an Alinsky disciple, going back to her Wellesley College days, fifty years ago, long before old age left its indelible marks on her. Half a century ago, Hillary was thoroughly indoctrinated by first-generation feminist leftists, for four whole years, until she wrote her B.A. thesis in praise of Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals. From Goldwater girl to leftist radical in just four years.
Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals makes a major point of labeling “the enemy.” “The enemy,” he preached, “is the middle class.”
That means you and me, guys and gals, all of us, regardless of creed, color, or country of ancestors. Or LBGTQ status, or whatever deplorable basket the left wants to stuff you into. Saul Alinsky was a political hatemonger who inspired a whole generation of leftoids. Hillary is one of them. Obama is another.
What makes ordinary middle-class people “the enemy” is not our skin color. Justice Clarence Thomas is a black man who has been viciously scapegoated by the left, ever since he was nominated to the Court by President Bush I. What they hate so much about Justice Thomas is not his color. It’s his political stance as a stalwart constitutionalist. What we love and celebrate about Clarence Thomas is exactly what they hate. It’s as simple as that.
(For the hard left, “enemy” means exactly what “infidel” means to jihad. Jihad and the hard left are war doctrines, plain and simple.)
If you think Hillary has mellowed in the half-century since Wellesley College, you haven’t read her speech about Trump voters being “a basket of deplorables.”
For Hillary, “deplorable” doesn’t mean what the dictionary says. Nope: she defined her deplorables in her own words. It’s her new code word for “racists, sexists, homophobes, xenophobes, Islamaphobes, you name it.”
That means you – yes, you, the guy or gal who’s reading these words.
Hillary’s “deplorables” are mass haters – people who hate not just one person at a time, but whole political categories of people. Blacks, whites, Asians, Muslims, Jews, Unitarians, Michiganders, the whole lot. Clarence Thomas is a deplorable black man. He might even vote for Trump, and that tells you everything you need to know.
This is what Hillary’s Big Money Donors applauded, because they’ve been taught to think that way, too. They all understand what she means.
When it comes to the hard left, which now constitute the core of the Democratic Party, you have to understand that they really, truly believe they are surrounded by mass haters. Irrational ones, who hate because they are KKKers under the skin.
Or maybe they are Nazi haters, but definitely not Communists, because in the fantasy world of the Hillary left, Communists are peace-loving do-gooders. For the hard left, the only answer to alleged hatred is even more hatred.
Get it? Hitler said he hated the Jews – not because they were Jews, but because they had betrayed Germany. In the same way, Hillary hates you not just because she needs people to hate. No. She hates you because you are evil, and there’s nothing you can do to prove your innocence.
Psychiatry has a word for those who think in “all good” (us) and “all evil” (them) categories. It’s called “Borderline Personality Disorder,” (BPD) but maybe it should be called “Extremist Personality Disorder.”
BPDs often experience the world in extremes, viewing others as either “all good” or “all bad.” This is also called “splitting,” since these people split the world into absolute good and absolute evil.
Totalitarian dictators often show BPD, along with a toxic mixture of other sick personalities. You could just call them “haters.” The psychological hypothesis why they hate so much is to stabilize their own impulses and defenses. Like young children, BPDs see the world in terms of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. That is all they ever see.
Obama talks in code. Hillary talks in code. The left does it just as much as jihad. Words don’t have their dictionary meanings. The left and jihad create their own inner world – which is why it is impossible to reason with leftists. Their minds are walled off from reason.
Conservatives have a very hard time understanding leftism, ever since 1848 and the Communist Manifesto. If we paid more attention, we would be able to stop them better. Today, the Communist Party of the USA has officially endorsed Hillary for president, and you still think the Democrats are a mainstream political party? Obama acts like V.I. Lenin, and you think he’s Hubert Humphrey?
We forget at our peril that the hard left always talks in code. Words like “community organizer” are a play on the traditional words “Communist agitator.” (Look up the roots of those words, and you’ll see).
Hillary has followed Saul Alinsky’s Rules ever since Wellesley College, then a hotbed of feminist male-hating rage and propaganda. After four years of simmering in that bubbling cauldron, Hillary wrote her bachelor’s thesis in praise of Mr. Alinsky.
She is a lifelong Alinskyite just like Obama. When you scrape away all the distractions, Hillary has a lifelong ideological enemy, and it’s the American middle class.
Obama has a nice, big smile. Hillary looks like a middle-class lady. That is not who they are, and you forget that at your peril.
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Hillary Clinton names the five phobias of Donald Trump’s political supporters.
Sept. 14, 2016 7:24 p.m. ET
Hillary Clinton’s comment that half of Donald Trump’s supporters are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic”—a heck of a lot of phobia for anyone to lug around all day—puts back in play what will be seen as one of the 2016 campaign’s defining forces: the revolt of the politically incorrect.
They may not live at the level of Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables,” but it was only a matter of time before les déplorables—our own writhing mass of unheard Americans—rebelled against the intellectual elites’ ancien régime of political correctness.
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It remains to be seen what effect Hillary’s five phobias will have on the race, which tightened even before these remarks and Pneumonia-gate. The two events produced one of Mrs. Clinton’s worst weeks in opposite ways.
As with the irrepressible email server, Mrs. Clinton’s handling of her infirmity—“I feel great,” the pneumonia-infected candidate said while hugging a little girl—deepened the hole of distrust she lives in.
At the same time, her dismissal, at Barbra Streisand’s LGBT fundraiser, of uncounted millions of Americans as deplorables had the ring of genuine belief.
Perhaps sensing that public knowledge of what she really thinks could be a political liability, Mrs. Clinton went on to describe “people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them . . . and they’re just desperate for change.”
She is of course describing the people in Charles Murray’s recent and compelling book on cultural disintegration among the working class, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.” This is indeed the bedrock of the broader Trump base.
Mrs. Clinton is right that they feel the system has let them down. There is a legitimate argument over exactly when the rising digital economy started transferring income away from blue-collar workers and toward the “creative class” of Google and Facebook employees, no few of whom are smug progressives who think the landmass seen from business class between San Francisco and New York is pocked with deplorable, phobic Americans. Naturally, they’ll vote for the status quo, which is Hillary.
But in the eight years available to Barack Obama to do something about what rankles the lower-middle class—white, black or brown—the non-employed and underemployed grew. A lot of them will vote for Donald Trump because they want a radical mid-course correction. Which Mrs. Clinton isn’t and never will be.
This is not the Democratic Party of Bill Clinton. The progressive Democrats, a wholly public-sector party, have disconnected from the realities of the private economy, which exists as a mysterious revenue-producing abstraction. Hillary’s comments suggest they now see much of the population has a cultural and social abstraction.
To repeat: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”
Those are all potent words. Or once were. The racism of the Jim Crow era was ugly, physically cruel and murderous. Today, progressives output these words as reflexively as a burp. What’s more, the left enjoys calling people Islamophobic or homophobic. It’s bullying without personal risk.
Donald Trump’s appeal, in part, is that he cracks back at progressive cultural condescension in utterly crude terms. Nativists exist, and the sky is still blue. But the overwhelming majority of these people aren’t phobic about a modernizing America. They’re fed up with the relentless, moral superciliousness of Hillary, the Obamas, progressive pundits and 19-year-old campus activists.
Evangelicals at last week’s Values Voter Summit said they’d look past Mr. Trump’s personal résumé. This is the reason. It’s not about him.
The moral clarity that drove the original civil-rights movement or the women’s movement has degenerated into a confused moral narcissism. One wonders if even some of the people in Mrs. Clinton’s Streisandian audience didn’t feel discomfort at the ease with which the presidential candidate slapped isms and phobias on so many people.
Presidential politics has become hyper-focused on individual personalities because the media rubs them in our face nonstop. It is a mistake, though, to blame Hillary alone for that derisive remark. It’s not just her. Hillary Clinton is the logical result of the Democratic Party’s new, progressive algorithm—a set of strict social rules that drives politics and the culture to one point of view. A Clinton victory would enable and entrench the forces her comment represents.
Her supporters say it’s Donald Trump’s rhetoric that is “divisive.” Just so. But it’s rich to hear them claim that their words and politics are “inclusive.” So is the town dump. They have chopped American society into so many offendable identities that only a Yale freshman can name them all.
If the Democrats lose behind Hillary Clinton, it will be in part because America’s les déplorables decided enough of this is enough.
Scot Faulkner commentary: Trumping The Establishment
Millions of Americans support Donald Trump for President, and many have multiple reasons for doing so: immigration, jobs, affordable energy, fixing our inner cities, manmade climate change skepticism, and just plain “making America great again.” Millions of other Americans support Trump for the reason spelled out by Scot Faulkner in this perceptive article: They despise The Washington Establishment for what it is doing to them and their country – and The Washington Establishment has a visceral hatred for Donald Trump, because he promises to put that system out of business. Scot provides the history and details. His article will likely stir up spirited discussion … and may help many voters crystallize just why they want him as their next president. Thank you for posting his article, quoting from it, and forwarding it to your friends and colleagues. Best regards,Paul Trumping The Establishment The Washington Establishment hates Trump, because he promises to put them out of business By Scot Faulkner.Why does The Washington Establishment hate Donald Trump? It is not because of his positions on immigration or trade. Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot advocated similar stands in 1992, and they did not generate the obsessive hatred being displayed in 2016.Trump has declared war on The Establishment itself. In his June 16, 2015 Presidential announcement he asserted:“So I’ve watched the politicians. I’ve dealt with them all my life…. They will never make America great again. They don’t even have a chance. They’re controlled fully by the lobbyists, by the donors, and by the special interests…. It’s destroying our country. We have to stop them, and it has to stop now.”So in a nutshell, The Washington Establishment has a visceral hatred for Donald Trump, because he promises to put their system out of business.The Washington Establishment sees Trump as serious about them being the primary impediment to making America “great again.” He sees The Establishment as lining their pockets, and their friends’ pockets – as beneficiaries of the status quo. As long as nothing changes, The Establishment will have their mansions, limousines, VIP tables and ego trips. There is much at stake.Think of Washington, DC as a mass of “cookie jars,” each containing delicious treats. There are those who control the cookie jars, those who want the cookie jars, and those who can get the cookie jars. Officially, these treats are distributed based on legislative mandates, open competition, and documented needs. In fact, the treats are almost always handed out to friends, and friends of friends. Friends can be purchased. Friends help friends get reelected, and gain power, and get treats. It is Washington, DC’s “golden rule” – those with the gold rule.Welcome to “crony capitalism”. Someone knowing someone who can hand out favors has been around since the first tribes shared the first harvest. The term “lobbyist” came from favor seekers hanging out in the lobby of Washington, DC’s Willard Hotel during the Grant Administration in the 1870s. In 1905, George Washington Plunkett, a ward boss in the Tammany Hall political machine, coined what could be the motto of Washington, DC: “What is the Constitution among friends?”Today, things have gotten way out of hand. Spending for Washington lobbyists has tripled since 1998 to over $3.22 billion a year. Favor seekers spend $24 million on lobbyists each day Congress is in session. Campaign fundraising is another dimension of how The Establishment stays in power. Over $750 million has been raised for House races and $520 million for Senate races this election cycle. Leaders of Political Action Committees (PACs), and individual bundlers who raise funds, dominate this ultimate game of “pay for play.”Those brokering power become gatekeepers for funding and favors throughout the Federal Government. This power comes from a truism overlooked by everyone in the media: all discretionary federal money is earmarked. The popular myth is that earmarks vanished once the Republicans banned them when they returned to power in 2011. In fact, they only banned legislative earmarks, and there are still ways to work around that system. The President, and his appointees, earmark funds as standard operating procedure. Even career bureaucrats play favorites. Favorites can be based on institutional, Administration and ideological biases. Favoritism can also go to the highest bidder. This is federal money flowing out the door as grants, programs, contracts, buildings, leases and employment. Other “treats” to be dispensed include regulatory relief, tax waivers and subsidies. Favoritism is rarely purchased with money directly changing hands; that kind of corruption occurs more in state and local government. Washington level corruption is true “quid pro quo.”The Washington Establishment swaps favors more insidiously. How many times does a military officer get a major position with a defense contractor years after he favored them with a multi-million dollar contract? A Reagan aide granted a building height waiver near the White House and quadrupled his salary when hired by the developer. Grant and contract officers obtain slots at prestigious colleges and prep schools for their children for making the “right” choices or being a little lax on oversight. Bush era National Park officials refused to prosecute the destruction of park land in exchange for Redskins tickets. Obama era Fish & Wildlife Service officials give wind turbine companies 5- and 30- year exemptions from endangered species and eagle protection, so they can slaughter eagles, hawks, falcons, other birds and bats by the hundreds of thousands year after year – while “commoners” get fined or jailed merely for “possessing” a bald eagle feather. Hillary Clinton gets exonerated from a host of transgressions, in exchange for who knows what. Everyone has their price, save for “true public servants.” Trump promises to smash the cookie jars and end the reign of The Establishment. Normal Americans are rallying around Trump. They are enraged at the lies and duplicity of those in power. Many see a reason to vote for the first time since Reagan. They want November 8, 2016 to be America’s “Bastille Day,” marking the end of Washington, DC’s arrogant and unaccountable ruling class. Billions of dollars are at stake. Perks, prestige and power are at stake. The future of representative government is at stake. Is it any wonder that The Establishment is doing everything and anything to stop Trump? Scot Faulkner served as the first Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives and on Reagan’s White House Staff. He advises global corporations and governments on strategic change and leadership.
Donald J. Trump met in Mexico on Wednesday with President Enrique Peña Nieto, who is being criticized by many Mexicans for holding the meeting. In a subdued joint appearance before the press in Mexico City, the two men described the meeting as warm, despite significant disagreements on issues of trade and immigration.
Then in Phoenix, Mr. Trump delivered his immigration policies in a speech. Here are the highlights of that speech, which was startlingly at odds with what he articulated in Mexico (and how Mr. Trump’s views on immigration have changed over time):
• Mr. Trump explained his supporters to those voters who are wary of them and their perceived anti-immigrant views, in a sense speaking directly to those who fear him as much as the the audience right in front of him. “These are valid concerns expressed by decent and patriotic citizens,” he said.
• Trump ticked through the names of three Americans who were killed by undocumented immigrants. These are staples of his speeches and familiar to his audiences at this stage of the campaign. He has held them up as examples of an immigration system run amok with tragic consequences.
• Trump made the case that elites in Washington and in the media have put the wrong focus on the immigration debate – by emphasizing the plight of an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, not the Americans impacted by their presence. “Anyone who tells you that the core issues is the needs of those living here illegally has simply spent too much time in Washington. Only the out of touch media elites think the biggest problems facing American society today is that there are 11 illegal immigrants who don’t have legal status.”
• Here’s Trump’s plan for combating illegal immigration, boiled down to its simplest elements:
1. Build the wall
2. End catch and release policy for undocumented immigrants and instead return them to their country of origin
3. Have zero tolerance for undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime. He will deport them.
4. Triple number of deportation officers at the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
5. Repeal President Obama’s executive orders that temporarily protected undocumented immigrants from deportation and authorized them to receive work permit
6. Stop issuing visas to any country where “adequate screening cannot occur” that might endanger national security;.
7. Ensure foreign countries take back deported immigrants from the United States: Mr. Trump said 23 countries refuse to do so
8. Complete a biometric entry and exit visa tracking system under development. “It will be on land, it will be on sea, it will be in the air,” he said.
• Comparing himself to Hillary Clinton, who he maligned throughout the speech, Mr. Trump asked: “What do you have to lose? Chose me.” It was an echo of a much mocked question he asked black voters recently.
• “Maybe they’ll be able to deport her.” Mr. Trump provocatively wondered whether its possible to send Mrs. Clinton out of the country.
• A memorable passage from this speech: “Our message to the world will be this: You cannot obtain legal status or become a citizen of the United States by illegally entering our country. Can’t do it. This declaration alone will stop the crisis of illegal crossing. You can’t just smuggle in, hunker down and wait to be legalized. Those days are over.”
• Mr. Trump invited onto the stage the mothers and fathers of Americans whose children were killed by undocumented immigrants. He asked each to describe their children and how they died. He then kissed many of them on the cheek. It was the most emotional moment of the speech. “If you don’t vote Trump, we won’t have a country,” one of the mother told the audience.
And here are the highlights from Mr. Trump’s trip to Mexico: He reached out to the Mexican president and people.
Mr. Trump, first reading slowly from a statement and then speaking more freely in response to a question, said he now considered Mr. Peña Nieto a friend and heaped praise on Americans of Mexican descent. Mexican-Americans, Mr. Trump said, were “beyond reproach” and “spectacular, hard-working people.”
But Mr. Trump said he also told Mr. Peña Nieto directly that he felt Mexico had benefited disproportionately from its trade agreements with the United States, and that he had described illegal immigration as a problem for both countries.
He raised his plan to build a wall, but there’s a dispute over whether he and Mr. Peña Nieto discussed who would pay for it.
Mr. Trump said the two did not discuss the issue of forcing Mexico to pay for a border wall — one of the signature promises of his campaign. Mr. Peña Nieto did not challenge the idea during the news conference but later posted on Twitter that, during his meeting with Mr. Trump, he had made it clear that Mexico wouldn’t pay for the wall.
Mr. Peña Nieto pressed Mr. Trump on his contentious comments and pushed back against his assertions on trade.
Mr. Peña Nieto pushed back in the gentlest of terms on several of Mr. Trump’s claims on Nafta, citing U.S. Chamber of Commerce statistics to argue that free trade had been beneficial for both countries and stressing the economic importance of easy movement across the border.
Without mentioning specific remarks by Mr. Trump, Mexico’s president said that hurtful comments had been made. “Mexican nationals in the United States are honest people, working people,” he said, adding, “Mexicans deserve everybody’s respect.”
But Mr. Peña Nieto stopped well short of scolding Mr. Trump on the international stage. On the contrary, he expressed optimism that they could work together if Mr. Trump was elected president, “even though we do not agree on everything.”
Despite a call on social media for anti-Trump protesters, the turnout at one rally was underwhelming.
The showing was something of a surprise, considering the sense of betrayal among many Mexicans, who feel that their president sold them out to the worst possible person.
By the start time of 11 a.m., there were dozens of journalist but only a few protesters. A half-hour later, the number of protesters — at least those being vocal and carrying anti-Trump signs — seemed stuck at four, including a guy wearing a Mexican wrestling mask, while the number of journalists topped 50. By 12:30 p.m., there were no more than 10 demonstrators, while the journalist pack continued to balloon.
Still, the protesters did their best to represent the anger and disappointment that many Mexicans have expressed toward Mr. Trump as well as toward Mr. Peña Nieto, who is struggling with low approval ratings and a string of scandals. He has spoken out sharply against Mr. Trump in the past, saying in a television interview last month that there was “no way” Mexico would pay for a border wall, and earlier comparing Mr. Trump’s campaign to the rise of Hitler.
“The president didn’t represent the Mexican people, he didn’t consult with us,” said the demonstrator in the wrestling mask, who called himself “Maldito Perro” — Damned Dog — though later said his real name was Diego Garcia.
He admitted to being disappointed by the anemic turnout. Social media activity, he lamented, seemed to be replacing the time-honored tradition of the street protest.
“These days people protest by clicking ‘like’ or ‘dislike,’ ” he said.
According to a report, Hillary Clinton emailed classified information using her private email address months after leaving the State Department. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Hillary Clinton emailed classified information using her private email address months after leaving the State Department, according to a published report.
The Democratic nominee discussed with a group of diplomats and former staff members a deal between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates in a May 2013 email that was obtained by the Republican National Committee through the Freedom of Information Act.
However, the contents of the email were redacted and are not slated for declassification until 2033.
The news comes as Clinton faces fresh questions about her email server as the State Department prepares to release dozens of deleted records related to Benghazi.
Clinton has repeatedly argued she never sent or received any classified material on her personal network. While she later amended her statements to specify that none of the information was “marked” classified, the FBI announced last month that at least three emails had indeed been marked classified.
The New York Post first reported the email regarding the deal with the UAE.
That agreement centered on the Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear energy production. It allowed the U.S. to share technology and materials for nuclear energy production but barred UAE from enriching uranium, a step in the creation of atomic weapons.
UAE representatives reportedly questioned the merits of the 2009 agreement, known as the “123 Deal,” in the wake of the nuclear accord struck between the U.S. and Iran.
“Hillary Clinton didn’t go to Louisiana, and now she didn’t go to Mexico,” tweeted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Donald Trump lambasted Hillary Clinton late Wednesday for not following his lead in handling domestic and international matters.
“Hillary Clinton didn’t go to Louisiana, and now she didn’t go to Mexico. She doesn’t have the drive or stamina to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump tweeted shortly before taking the stage in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Black Men for Bernie founder Bruce Carter’s mission to restore black communities didn’t end when Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. He opposed Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment then because he knew that they didn’t represent the minority communities he engaged in politics to fight for.
After the leak of internal DNC emails, Carter is convinced that the Democratic Party “rigged” the primary against his candidate and that Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party has no intention of changing the policies that led to the destruction of the communities he’s working to improve.
Bruce Carter still believes that Hillary Clinton is the poster child for the kind of cronyism, corruption, and evil that the Bernie revolution was built to overthrow. He doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton when she labels Donald Trump and his supporters as racists because he knows she falsely labeled her opponents in the primary as sexist “Bernie Bros.” Carter’s preparing to take the experience, knowledge, and contacts his group built during the primary to campaign against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump and other Republicans in battleground states across the country.
Bruce Carter and Black Men for Bernie are at war with the Democratic establishment, whom he says pander for votes but haven’t delivered meaningful results to minority communities for decades. Carter became politically active to support Bernie Sanders, who taught him how the establishment’s only real constituency was the donor class. When he paired that knowledge with what he knew about the decline in the black and minority neighborhoods he loves, he realized Democratic politicians and the media had been lying.
“Bernie inspired us to disrupt the status quo because it only works for the elites and not regular people who are struggling,” Carter told Breitbart News. “If black communities vote for Hillary Clinton and Democrats in November, nothing will change because Democrats will continue to believe they don’t have to do anything to earn our votes.”
Carter became one of the most prominent and recognizable supporters of the Sanders campaign by traveling the country in a tour bus and fleet of vehicles wrapped with the Black Men for Bernie logo and a picture of Sanders being arrested during the civil rights movement. His online videos received millions of views and featured celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and ice cream makers Ben and Jerry.
At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, Black Men for Bernie organized daily protests with crowds in the thousands. The message of the Bernie protesters outside of the DNC convention was that the movement would continue and that Hillary Clinton was still the epitome of the cronyism and corruption that the Bernie people had built a movement to defeat.
Carter told Breitbart News that his greatest awakening of how Democrats exploit minority voters came when he learned from the Washington Post that the Democratic Party spends less than 2 percent of its campaign resources with minority-owned companies, even though they get better than 90 percent of the black vote. It is a practice that Carter calls “political slavery.”
When Carter emailed Breitbart News this link as the source for his claim that Democrats don’t invest campaign resources with minority businesses, he singled out interim DNC Chairman Donna Brazile, saying, “Donna Brazile is mentioned in the article, and it would be nice if you could mention that because later I will call her out on a lot of things.”
Now Black Men for Bernie are rebranding and again planning to tour the country with an emphasis on battleground states. Carter says he’s going to organize black and minority communities to vote against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment.
“Donald Trump is a business man and a real estate mogul who could provide knowledge and resources to transform urban communities through the development of minority-owned businesses,” Carter said. “With this tour, we’re going to show Mr. Trump and Republicans that the black and minority communities are ready to work with anyone willing to work with us to build opportunities in businesses, employment, and housing. We don’t want welfare, we need opportunity.”
Carter has also explored supporting the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, but he thinks working with Trump will have a more immediate impact on struggling communities. “Lot’s of Bernie people are asking me about Jill Stein, and she’s courting Bernie voters, but currently the Green Party does not hold any seats in congress,” Carter said. “Voting for Jill Stein is better than voting for Hillary by a long shot, and if people decide to do that, I get it, but it won’t have as much of an impact as voting for Trump and a Republican-led Congress.”
Carter had a lot of ideas when asked about what Trump could do to help him win black votes away from the Democrats. “When Donald Trump tells black people, what do you have to lose by voting for me, he’s getting close to a message that will work, but it’s not quite there yet,” Carter explained:
It comes across as condescending because the groundwork of the argument hasn’t been laid, yet. Before that argument will work, people need to understand how Democrats, and especially congressional black leadership, and Hillary Clinton have used our communities for their personal gain and then discarded us when they get into power.
“We’re going to go back to these communities in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and across the country to lead people to the facts about the Clintons’ and Democrats’ failures with our struggling communities,” Carter said:
We’re not going to tell people what to do, but we’re going to strategize with them how to get more out of their political power. If Donald Trump can show that he’s willing to do something different for them, then these people will be willing to give him a chance because then they’ll understand that they don’t have anything to lose by abandoning Democrats like Hillary Clinton.
Carter believes that when the DNC rigged the primary election for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, they created a unique opportunity for Republicans to reach out to minority communities, and it might be the only chance they get. He also is adamant that when a party decides to invest directly in minority communities during the election process on a consistent and long-term basis, that party will become the party of preference in those communities, even if that party is the Republicans.
Without the support of a presidential campaign after Bernie suspended his campaign, Carter sought help from Republicans in Texas and Oklahoma that know his passion for people and community. “In an effort to support this mutually beneficial movement Keep The Senate and House was formed,” Carter said. “Congressional Republicans like Rand Paul are reaching out to our communities, and we’d be foolish not to take them up on it. They want to deliver because they know they need to win minority support to stay in power. To support the movement please visit www.keepthecongress.com or https://www.gofundme.com/urbanvoters.”
For Carter and the Black Men for Bernie, they can’t unlearn what they discovered about Hillary during the primary. “We know that Hillary Clinton is for Hillary Clinton and the rich donors of the Clinton Foundation,” Carter said. “We know that Bill and Hillary did major damage to our communities the last time they were in the White House. We know they will lie about their opponents by unfairly labeling them sexists and racists and radicals.”
“Donald Trump isn’t a typical politician and he isn’t beholden to the same old political powers,” Carter continued. “We want to earn our seat at the table in his administration and I think he and the Republicans are smart enough to realize that when we deliver them a historic number of minority votes, they better do a better job than the Democrats have done or they’re never going to get an opportunity like this again.”
Finally, Carter states that is vital to not provide the Democrats with a blank checkbook but that it’s also important that a partnership is formed with the Republican Congress before delivering them the minority vote. “This could be a historic moment that changes the political calculus for generations, The Democrat establishment is about to learn the hard way that they don’t own the minority vote.”
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Voter ID is killing it right now
Not many things can enjoy near-universal support over multiple election cycles – but new polling continues to show our favorite election integrity tool can go the distance. New numbers from Gallup note 80% overall support for the concept. How did it get that popular? Simple — it transcends racial divisions that many vote-fraud deniers love to use to split this country. Roughly 77 percent of “nonwhite” voters offer their support.
But aren’t the courts going to have more to say about voter ID? Not exactly. Excepting North Carolina’s ongoing case, professional plaintiffs have set out to uproot voter ID laws entirely in places like Texas, South Carolina, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Oklahoma – only to settle for little more than a stalemate (at best) — where additional forms of ID are to be accepted under temporary court orders. Think about that: your Department of Justice has spent millions of dollars to work against you, telling courts that minorities are “less sophisticated” when it comes to following rules like voter ID. Keep the pressure on folks … this war is almost won.
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Just in time for the height of the 2016 Election, True the Vote has fanned out staff and speakers around the southern and southeastern United States — with more to come. Do you have a meeting or conference coming up and would like to book a speaker on the subject of election integrity? We’ve streamlined the request process with a form now available on the website, here. We can’t wait to attend your next event!
An update on the TTV Knowledge Network
Can you have too much of a good thing? Well, yes, evidently we can. Over the past two weeks, our Knowledge Network has seen a record influx of interest and new accounts that have overloaded our system. It’s not a bad problem to have, but it’s annoying all the same. You might have seen this issue when trying to set up a new account or log into your existing one. Don’t worry, all information is safe. We just want to assure you we’re working overtime to accommodate all the new faces. Once all upscaling work is complete in the days ahead, we’ll send an announcement via email. If you would like to be updated as soon as that happens, you can click here.
Sign up for the August 30th National Webinar TODAY
Did you know the Democrat Party has a court-ordered block on the Republican Party when it comes to performing “ballot security” operations? This is nothing new, but every election year we must remind ourselves of what we can and cannot expect from political leaders in terms of safeguarding and improving election integrity. And, realistically, we can’t expect much! We are the difference-makers. Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 7pm Eastern to learn more about how you can fill the gaps. Register for the webinar here.
Did you know? PEW Research highlighted a study that detailed the total amount it would cost to collect ALL voter files in the country. True the Vote’s national voter roll research databank costs $126,482 — just for the raw data! If you haven’t yet, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help underwrite our research efforts.
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