For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats.
How’s that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered “help,” and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That’s what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation’s first black president, it’s about to get a lot worse.
President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million to 25 million more, based on estimates and chain migration. These aren’t Ph.D.s with seed capital ready to start tech companies; they’re low- and no-skilled workers with limited English skills ready to take any job available, especially entry-level jobs.
After decades of embracing Democrats on a national and local level, the black community is disproportionately poor and, therefore, a higher percentage of the Americans likely to be competing for those entry-level jobs.
Just six years ago, this extra thumb in the eye to a loyal Democratic voting base would have been unthinkable, but Hispanics are the new dominant minority in American politics. In the future, the black vote is going to be less and less necessary to Democrats, which means they will be taken for granted even more than they have been. Loyalty in politics lasts only as long as the last election.
Democrats won’t immediately ignore black voters. It will be gradual. When loyalty is garnered so effortlessly, dismissing it out of hand is folly. But it will happen.
Democrats play identity politics – appealing to people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, income level—whatever you got works for them. If people are concerned that an “other” is out to harm them in some way, they’re extremely loyal to those who pretend to be their protector.
“Leaders” reinforce this lie because it empowers and enriches them personally. They see members of these groups as nothing more than a means to an end. Identity politics is not their genuine belief system; their agenda is. And if they have to stand on people’s necks and crush their spirit to obtain what they want, so be it.
Democrats, particularly progressive Democrats, have run every city with a large minority population, nearly uninterrupted, for generations and they’ve only declined. Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago … name any city with a large minority and/or poor population and you will find it run by progressives for the vast majority of the last 50 or more years.
With blind loyalty there’s no reason to actually address problems, so city councils in these areas have been busy banning plastic bags, raising taxes and fees, nickel-and-diming their population to death and making them more dependent on government in the name of “compassion.” It’s a snake eating its tail – progressive anti-poverty policies trap people in poverty, taxes are raised to pay for them, which drives out more businesses, which traps more people in poverty, which necessitates more anti-poverty programs.
This con is aided by the insistence that things are getting worse because of the “other.” In the case of progressive politics, the other is Republicans. Even though they have had zero power or influence in these areas, “leaders,” both political and social, swear it is so, and things will get worse if Republicans obtain power. “Benefits” will be cut. Fear is one hell of a motivator. The corrupt are re-elected, poverty worsens and blame is deflected.
That’s how you can end up with the first black president set to legalize the equivalent of the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota Alaska, Delaware, and the District of Columbia combined even though black unemployment is more than 11 percent. No one thinks a competitive job market, particularly in low-skilled labor, will thrive if only it had more people competing for the limited number of jobs available. Big business wants this because if the prospective employee pool is larger, the pressure to raise wages to attract workers is non-existent.
In other words, it harms mostly poor and minority Americans and helps the wealthy – the exact opposite of what the Democratic Party professes to be about. And what political price will Democrats pay for this blatant backhand across the faces of those they claim to champion? None
In 2012, there were 17.8 million black voters and only 11.1 million Hispanic voters. If 5 million Hispanics are added to the population and eventually gain citizenship that, coupled with population growth, will mean Hispanic voters will outnumber black voters within 20 years if not sooner.
Democrats are attempting to position themselves to be the protector and champion of Hispanics, which means black voters become less valuable to the party. Although that will be good for the black community because it will remove the government weight on its shoulders, it will mean that all that loyalty was for nothing.
Considering what that loyalty has wrought on the black community, nothing is better than the “something” they’ve been getting.