The GOP Quest for Black and Hispanic Votes
Liberalism is a force multiplier. It multiplies and reinforces its own mistakes. “As liberalism’s failures pile up, they will inevitably inspire more liberalism as solutions. As Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal points out, blacks have not only suffered in absolute terms under Barack Obama, with unemployment rising and incomes declining, but they have suffered relative to whites, with the gap between white unemployment and black unemployment actually widening.
“Recognizing all this causes the black voter not to take an interest in the mighty wealth and job-creating abilities of the free market, but to wish even more fervently for more government programs to alleviate the pain. Today 95% of blacks, it appears, believe the federal government should provide them with a job if they are otherwise unable to secure one.” That’s how it appears to Kyle Smith, here, and he bases it on an NAACP press release that he read, which is not reprinted here.
But he read an NAACP press release after the election and says, “Today 95% of blacks, it appears, believe the federal government should provide them with a job if they are otherwise unable to secure one. Calling for the federal government to serve as the employer of last resort strikes me as a pretty radical idea, but just as yesterday’s luxuries become today’s necessities, yesterday’s radicalism is today’s progressivism is tomorrow’s legislation.”
So his point is, and one of the explanations for why the black vote will either gonna be 93% or 95% for the Democrat candidate… And it’s been that way for decades, folks. No matter who the candidates are. There hasn’t been a significant change in that electoral outcome. And the theory is, it’s because liberalism is seen as the grand solution. No matter what the problem. No matter that liberalism has caused the problem. Understand, that’s never explained.