Hillary Clinton keeps getting blacker and blacker during this campaign. Yes, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee is pulling the woman card, but she’s also pulling the black card -- hard. Speaking to the NAACP, she told the all-black crowd that “I get it.” The “it” Clinton referred to was the trials and tribulations of being a black American.
“Imagine if white kids were 50 percent more likely to die from asthma than white kids. Imagine if a white baby in parts of this country was twice as likely to die before her first birthday than a black baby. Imagine the country and resources that would flood in to save those children. These inequities are wrong, they’re immoral, they’re un-American, and they have to end,” Clinton roared to the black audience’s delight.
The reason outcomes for black American children are so abysmal is because more black babies (72%) are being born out of wedlock to teens who refuse to parent them. No genius needs to tell anyone this is a prescription for a disastrous life. Blacks are incarcerated at a higher rate because they have no other example to follow but crime. What’s “wrong” is Democrats like Hillary keep condoning this “immoral behavior.”
“I want you to know that I get it and I see it. And it’s important that we have this conversation. For many white Americans, it’s tempting to believe that systemic racism is largely behind us. But anyone asking for your vote has a responsibility to see things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be.”
Hillary’s dog whistling for the black vote comes as no surprise. She learned it from her husband. In 1992, Bill Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone to show he was down with the blacks. It worked. Blacks voted for him and jokingly called him America’s first black president.
More laughable than Hillary’s blaming whitey for the black race’s ills is her relentless Democrat pandering to blacks. She declared -- in exchange for the “black vote” -- that she’d fix blacks’ problems. But we all know that’s a fairy tale.
All it takes is for Hillary to tell some black lies, pander that she’s one of them and deny that blacks are bystanders to their own problems. All the gun control and prison-sentencing-reform Hillary promises won’t fix anything. Blacks, like whites, must be held personally accountable for their pathologies. Otherwise, nothing will change.
“The aspirations that Democrats have for blacks are bleak—just stay out of jail and prison. Not a destiny any white Democrat would want for himself, but something that is enough for young black men,” I wrote in Con Job.
That’s the black magic that Hillary’s peddling to blacks in exchange for their vote. And blacks are lapping it up and rewarding Hillary with over 50% of the vote in the Democrat primaries.
“We cannot let Barack Obama’s legacy fall into Donald Trump’s hands,” Hillary exclaimed to her NAACP black homies.
As Democrat Representative GK Butterfield noted in his 2015 speech as chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, “Black America is in a state of emergency today as it was at the turn of the century.” And blacks have been voting Democrat that entire time and nothing has changed. Blacks have less wealth and are twice as likely as whites to be unemployed and commit more violent crime than any other race.
“Of all the Democrat Party’s constituents, blacks chronically remain the worst off, stuck in the status quo of government dependency generation after generation—while the Democrat Party continues to solidify its political power at our expense,” I note in Con Job.
Unless blacks like writhing in a perpetual state of emergency, I can’t see why voting for a Republican for president once in more than half a century is a bad thing.