Gravitas…..a dark speech….Osama’s dead and our troubles are over….Gitmo is a jihadist recruiting tool…..waterboarding is torture….at the end of the day....blah X 3…..
The astounding volume of inane clichés, inaccuracies and stupid blather parroted by mainstream news commentators and network anchors really staggers the mind. I have complained for years that not only do many commentators lean left and have little or no knowledge of Econ 101, the U.S. Constitution or American history, they also are parrots, utterly devoid of creativity or originality. They live in the liberal echo chamber, and actually think they are illustrious when they repeat what they hear their fellow travelers say.
Rush Limbaugh frequently plays the same pap repeated by mainstream reporters during his program's audio sound bites. He’ll splice together quick comments or statements from six or eight different network reporters, and you’ll hear the same talking points and/or “word du jour” repeated ad nauseam. The most recent example was use of the adjective “dark” by reports describing Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention in July. How many times will they keep repeating this worn-out word, I wondered. Have they ever considered using a thesaurus, or just racking their pea brains for a minute to come up with an original descriptive word and avoid sounding like another mindless parrot? Apparently not. That seems to be, to paraphrase our imperious president, “above their pay grade.”
Well, the parrots are at it again…
Last week, Trump’s campaign announced the candidate would take his case to the inner cities, attempting to persuade blacks whose lives have not been improved after decades of loyally voting for Democrats to instead support him in the coming presidential election.
On Labor Day weekend, Trump will speak to a black church in inner city Detroit. More such stops are planned in the coming weeks in other major cities.
A couple days ago, TV commentators, political strategists, pollsters and other hacks began repeating a tired line that Trump really has no intention of helping blacks, nor does he expect to earn their votes. He is doing this, they claim, simply to appear more moderate and as someone with empathy for the downtrodden so as to gain greater support from college-educated white women. A rather absurd analysis when you consider that if The Donald succeeds in peeling off just a small percentage of black voters from Hillary Clinton (something in the 5-to-10 percent range), this could easily tip several swing states in his favor.
Another leftist line that keeps making the rounds is that African Americans are offended by Trump’s description of the miserable state of so many millions of poor blacks living in urban centers with high crime, failing schools, gangs, drugs and poor housing. How dare he describe African Americans that way, the leftists of color proclaim. There are millions of college-educated, middle class and wealthy blacks who are quite accomplished, live in nice homes and whose children attend quality schools.
Um….yeah…this is a certainty. Did Trump ever say otherwise? Did he ever imply that he thought ALL of black America was a disaster? Obviously not. His pitch is to the downtrodden blacks in inner cities who are suffering because of liberal Democrat policies affecting areas such as education, law enforcement, the justice system, health care and tax policies. And besides, many black leaders themselves have expressed anguish, exasperation and alarm at the very same pathologies Trump is noting. It's okay for them to do it, but not for a wealthy white guy?
Trump is pointing out the obvious (something the corrupt mainstream media has failed to do for decades): Liberal, left-wing, Democrat policies have not helped struggling poor blacks in inner cities, the vast majority of which have been ruled by Democrats for 40 years or longer. In fact, they have made things measurably worse. The south side of Chicago is a killing zone, an appalling reality, after many decades of Democrats ruling the Windy City. What was Einstein’s definition of insanity again? Trump is simply encouraging poor blacks who feel hopeless and disillusioned by the empty promises of Democrats to ignore the B.S. brainwashings they’ve endured about Republicans, and give him a chance this November.
That is entirely reasonable, and I think he has a legitimate chance at being heard and gaining significant support from blacks who are fed up with Democrats’ failure to deliver and their arrogant assumption that they can always count on black support without rewarding it in any way, shape or form.
It is probably the very real threat Trump represents to this important faction of the Democrat kaleidoscope --- er, Rainbow Coaltion – that sends Democrat commentators into a tizzy and spurs them to spout inanity over the airwaves.
Polly want a cracker?