I am delighted that Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions, slammed the Democrats for their utter failure to improve the lives of millions of black Americans, and for the destruction their policies have wreaked in urban areas. The evidence is overwhelming, but has been like the proverbial elephant in the living room for far too long.
The disgraceful track record of Democrats in major cities and African American communities from coast to coast is appalling, and Trump must continue to shine the light on this hideous legacy so that the unaware and ignorant will become aware and informed.
But one thing concerns me: Why does The Donald make these statements in front of mostly white audiences, in suburban venues such as West Bend, Wis., and Dimondale, Mich.? Why not have the courage to speak to largely black audiences? Granted, many will offer, at best, a cold and skeptical reception. Some will protest vehemently, spurred on by the likes of scumbag George Soros and his fellow subversives. But I guarantee, a fair number of blacks will respect Trump for "showing up," as the expression goes. For having the courage to venture into potentially hostile territory and make his case.
Numerous times, I have heard conservative black activists state that Republicans must stop ceding the African American vote to Democrats, writing it off as if it is totally a lost cause. As I have noted in past posts, school choice and abortion are a couple of key wedge issues that could help Republicans gain inroads in black communities. It's too late for gay marriage to be an issue, as the Supreme Court has legalized it. But Republicans ought to continuously remind blacks, who largely oppose gay marriage, that the feds trampled on their wishes and shoved gay marriage down their throats.
There haven't been many examples of Republicans reaching out to black communities. The late Congressman Jack Kemp, vice-presidential running mate of Sen. Bob Dole in 1996, was an advocate of enterprise zones to stimulate investment in urban areas, and he worked hard to establish and maintain positive relations with blacks. And although few remember it, Ronald Reagan had the cojones to show up in the South Bronx in 1980 and plead with residents of that dystopian wasteland that they ought to give him a chance.
Donald Trump hit the nail on the head when he asked distressed black Americans: "What the hell have you got to lose by voting for me?" He just needs to make sure they understand he's sincere, and he can do that by taking his message of deliverance from the Democrat welfare/big government plantation to the people whose lives and futures have been wrecked by left-wing ideology.