xbacksideslider wrote:Yes, Trump is an amateur; that helped get him elected; lacking polish, his crass fumbles and errors were overlooked.
He spoke the unspeakable - build the wall, euro freeloaders should pay for NATO, illegal aliens, illegal alien crime, racially politicized judges, regulations that force jobs/factories abroad, stupid tax policy, stupid energy policy, stupid climate policy . . . .
But the above is not what really got him elected.
Ethnic Americans stayed home.
Many loyal ethnic Democrats were disgusted with Clinton. They just stayed home.
They should be congratulated. They refused to vote for a lying bribe taker.
They wanted to, but could not. Good for them.
Instead the smug, know it all pundits, condescend.
They refuse to recognize this admirable expression of Black and Hispanic character.
Closet racists that they are, they even say "Blacks who voted for Obama stayed home because Clinton isn't Black."
This, the same racist one party punditocracy that agrees "Blacks and Hispanics are incapable of getting an ID."
This, the same racist one party punditocracy that, in a sellout to school unions, inflicts horrible schools on big city Blacks and Hispanics, and denies them school choice.
Black Lives Matter has a point; big city Democrat pols are caught between two constituencies - police unions, which protect a very few bad police from just punishment for what they do to their Black victims, and their Black citizens.
Someone referenced, "the left's soft bigotry of low expectations." No, it is worse than that. Contrary to the teachings of the engines of our culture, actual palpable racism in America is on and from the left.
Most of the racists I know are right-wingers. Many of them are careful not to be politically incorrect because they don't want the racist tag. They'd rather be indignant and self-righteous. The left-leaning racists I know are more direct, and yes, honest about their bias. And they're not blanket racists like the righties-they tend to make exceptions for exceptional people, especially ones they know personally.
For someone who claims no political affiliation, you sound an awful lot like a common Republican. They are almost universally anti-union.