Monday, April 06, 2020
By Frances Rice
Contrary to the false narrative promoted by Democrats and their media allies, Republicans conduct serious efforts to cultivate black voters.
These actions are either ignored or demonized by white liberals in the mainstream media and echoed in the black press. A prime example is the below article by Raynard Jackson.
Note how, after repeating the false narrative about Republicans, Jackson exposes the reasons why the loyalty black Americans give to the Democratic Party is unfounded.
Further below are articles which show how President Donald Trump is taking actions to connect with black voters.
The Democrat Party Is Talking Loud But Saying Nothing
By Raynard Jackson
Last week I had a very long conversation with a good friend of mine who is one of the top Black Democrat operatives in the country.
They operate at the highest levels of the national Democrat Party.
She said to me that she is constantly amazed that the Republican Party does not make a serious effort to cultivate substantive relationships with the Black voter. According to her, “Blacks are constantly being pissed on by the Democrat Party. White liberal elites are the most racist people on Earth and really don’t give a damn about the Black community. Why, she asked me, don’t the Republicans go after this disaffected part of the Democrat base? It’s low hanging fruit.”
Those who have followed my columns through the years know that I have been writing about this issue for many years. Blacks are no longer enamored with the Democrat Party, they just don’t see the Republican Party as a viable alternative.
As one of my Republicans buddies put it, Blacks agree with the Republican message; they just don’t like the Republican Party! I couldn’t have said it any better.
Everyone one concedes that Black women are responsible for Democrats retaking the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. Everyone concedes that the Black vote is the singular reason Joe Biden is leading the presidential primary in the Democrat Party. Everyone concedes that Blacks are the most loyal voting block for the Democrat Party during the past fifty years.
So how do the Democrats reward the Black community?
They want to make those in U.S. illegally to be eligible for the coronavirus stimulus package. They want to legalize the more than 30 million illegals in the country to compete with low and under skilled Blacks in the labor force. They want to continue to fund Murder Inc., er, I mean Planned Parenthood to do the work law enforcement can’t do to kill off the Black community.
They want to continue to sacrifice poor Black kids to non-performing public schools as a payoff to the teacher’s union. They want to release illegals from prison under the guise of protecting them from the coronavirus; but make no mention of releasing Blacks who are U.S. citizens from jail.
The first rule of politics is to reward your friends and punish your enemies. You learn that in political nursery school.
So why is it that the Democrats always seem to reward everyone else in the Democrat base but Blacks? Well, the answer is quite simple; because Blacks allow them to get away with it.
Blacks give the Democrats over 90% of their vote during presidential elections; but no one in their right mind will say that the Black community has been appropriately rewarded for their strong support.
I constantly tell Republicans that the N.A.A.C.P., the National Urban League, the Congressional Black Caucus, do not represent the Black community; they represent their membership. There is a big difference between the two.
Most Blacks are not a part of nor do they support these groups. These groups have willingly sold themselves to the radical liberal elites of the Democrat Party. They have willingly made the agendas of groups like the radical pro homosexual Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Think Progress, Open Society Foundations, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and ACORN their agenda.
White feminists and white homosexual organizations have used prominent Black people and their voices to become the face of their radical agendas; thus, allowing them to falsely call their agendas part of the “civil rights” movement.
Thus, you constantly see the marginalization and feminization of the Black male on TV, in the movies, and in Hip Hop. If you destroy the Black male, the women will fall in line!
This is antithetical to values of the rank and file within the Black community. The Black community from time immemorial, has been led by a strong Black male; yes, even going all the way back to Africa.
The Black community has always been built upon a strong belief in God, a strong male presence, and a strong nurturing mother. Upon this rock has the Black community been built and the gates of radical liberalism shall not prevail against it.
So, everything the Democrat Party stands for goes against the very DNA of the Black community.
But until the Republican Party provides itself as a viable option to the Black community, we will continue to align ourselves with the party that makes us feel good; versus the party that can do us the most good.
Raynard Jackson is a Pulitzer Award nominated columnist and founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur.
GAME CHANGER: Trump Opens 15 “Black Voices for Trump” Offices in Six Swing States
By Jim Hoft
The Trump campaign announced they will open 15 “Black Voices for Trump” offices in African American communities in six swing states.
The campaign plans to open 15 field offices, which they’re calling “community centers”: five in Florida, three in North Carolina, two each in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and one each in Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.
TRUMP AGGRESSIVELY COURTING BLACK VOTES
By JOHN HINDERAKER | POWERLINE
Great news from the Washington Examiner:
President Trump is opening 15 urban campaign field offices in an aggressive bid to improve his performance with black voters, who for decades have been an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency.
Sleek and situated in retail shopping districts to generate foot traffic, this unique collection of regional “community centers” is a critical component of the Trump campaign’s multimillion-dollar strategy to double in 2020 the 8% support the president received from black voters nearly four years ago.
Where will these “community centers” be?
Five offices are slated for Florida: Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. In North Carolina, branches are opening in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro. Others will be located in Atlanta, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee.
President Trump has good rapport with African-Americans, who in general are not enthused about the current crop of Democratic candidates. Jared Kushner makes a fundamental point:
“You’re never going to get the votes you don’t ask for,” said Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser. “Last time, it was, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Now, we’re going to show them what they’ve gained from President Trump and what more they can gain if they get four more years.”
The Examiner quotes Trump campaign sources to the effect that the president is already polling around 20% among blacks.
President Trump held a conference with Black Voices for Trump leaders in the White House and in January, hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to honor the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the transformation of the Black community since the civil rights movement. The celebratory event was held in Raleigh, North Carolina, with more than 120 people in attendance. The event was led by Coalition Advisory Board Members Robin Armstrong, Clarence Henderson, and Diamond & Silk.
The Democrats’ reaction to all of this is entertaining:
Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Priorities USA…seemed less concerned that Trump could boost black support than that his campaign and other Republicans would commit what he regards as “suppression” of the black vote — either through legislation in the states or subversive messaging that demonizes the eventual Democratic nominee.
Subversive messaging? We can’t have that! And wouldn’t it be awful if a presidential nominee were demonized?
In my opinion, the most important single thing the Trump campaign can do between now and November is to campaign aggressively for black votes.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Trump has sent a letter to New York Senator Chuck Schumer that is one part information to two parts snark over the senator's attacks on the president's coronavirus, COVID-19, response.
Schumer sent the president a letter criticizing his response as "confused and uncoordinated," providing what appears to be a device to provide Rep. Adam Schiff with a pretext to investigate Trump for his administration's response to the coronavirus.
The president replied with a verbal missile that he appears to have dictated quickly.
Dear Senator Schumer,
Thank you for your government public relations tour and incorrect sound bites, which are wrong in every way.
He followed with four bullet points explaining the response to the senator, noting who is in charge of the Task Force (hint: it's Vice President Mike Pence), how he's using the Defense Production Act, the name of who's in charge of the supply chain, and what supplies his administration has provided to New York.
He continued with this zinger:
If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York might not have been so completely unprepared for the "invisible enemy." No wonder AOC and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win.
Fortunately, we have been working with your state and city governments, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. You have been missing in action, except when it comes to the press. While you have stated that you don't like Andrew Cuomo, you ought to start working alongside him for the good of all New Yorkers.
Then came the neutron bomb:
I've known you for many years but I've never knew how bad a Senator you are for the State of New York, until I became president.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. Or, in the alternative, call Rear Admiral Polowczyk.
Trump signed with a big Trumpian John Hancock.
CNN's Jim Acosta, used to Trump's stinging criticisms, hyped the president's letter:
Trump trashes Schumer in letter to the Senate Minority Leader, released by WH: “I never knew how bad a Senator you are for the state of New York.”
Pundit Dan Bongino called it sizzling.
We'll see if Schumer decides to take his complaints to the next level. He'd do well to be careful.
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t want to hurt America. He seems like a decent person. But Fauci is not an economist.
Friday, April 03, 2020
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How To Make A Face Mask for Doctors, Nurses, and Health Care Workers - Deaconess Hospital
Help Support our Country’s Medical Personnel. Volunteers across the country are making masks. See how you can help reach our goal of donating 100 million masks!
One way Republican women are helping their communities while at home is by making face masks. Maral Johnson, a Federation member in Connecticut, suggests Joann's - the fabric and craft store has set a goal of donating 100 million masks. Patterns and instructions can be found on their website (some stores even have pre-cut supplies available). Finished masks can be delivered back to Joann's for distribution to local hospitals.
We are all in this fight together. Some 50 major American firms have joined the national war on the coronavirus, many volunteering to shift their focus and even assembly lines to deliver needed supplies to doctors, hospitals, first responders and others on the front lines. Read more about private-sector efforts here.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
By Clarence McKee
Washington, D.C. - Feb. 4, 2020 - U.S. House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. President Donald Trump during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives (Mark Wilson/Getty Images
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought out the best in President Donald J. Trump, the worst in both the national media and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Regarding the president, he is both the leader and man of the hour.
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt were the leaders and men of the hour in World War II. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader and man of the hour in the civil rights fight. President George W. Bush was the nation’s leader and man of the hour during 9/11.
President Trump is now the leader and man of the hour in the war against the coronavirus.
The American people are getting to see the man his friends, family and supporters know —a leader with tremendous skill, brilliance and love for our country.
As his good friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy recently wrote, Trump is "calm and doesn’t panic, decisive, and follows the evidence, not the hype."
He has mobilized the private sector to join with the government in the greatest public-private sector partnership to defeat the most formidable enemy since World War II.
Companies like Jockey International, Proctor and Gamble, United Technologies, Ford Motor Company, Federal Express, United Parcel Service, LabCorp, Walmart and so many others, including Johnson and Johnson (and other drug makers) have mobilized to develop drugs to treat COVID-19 patients.
Does anyone really think that this would have happened under socialist Bernie Sanders or slow-thinking Joe Biden?
These are many of the same companies that so many progressives use as political whipping posts, holding in contempt even though they employ millions of Americans.
Just as the president has shown great leadership, much of the national media has reinforced why so many Americans view a once lauded industry with disdain.
A recent Gallup poll ranking the responses of nine leaders and institutions to the virus found that 60% of Americans thought president Trump was doing a good job.
The news media ranked dead last at 44 percent. It is their worst hour.
Journalists such as Washington Post media analyst Margaret Sullivan are good examples. She has called for a complete media blackout of President Trump’s live briefings and updates on the virus saying that they promote misinformation.
I guess they think Coronavirus Taskforce members like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response dispense misinformation.
Another example of why the media is held is such low esteem is seen in the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefings.
Many of the reporters dedicate their time being antagonistic and asking, as the president has described, "nasty," "snarky, "or "Gotcha!" questions aimed at getting headlines and soundbites instead of real information.
Some in the media outright accuse the president of murder as the Ruddy article noted.
Others, such as CNN’s Don Lemon, describe the press briefings as Trump’s "new 'Apprentice'" adding that they’ve "become his new rallies."
Such hatred and vitriol against the president are also on display in the print media.
Just look at The Boston Globe editorial saying that the president has “blood on his hands” for the COVID-19 epidemic.
For Democratic leaders, like much of the national media, the pandemic crisis is an opportunity to use — to get rid of, or at least damage, the president and his re-election prospects.
Nancy Pelosi is the poster child for this strategy telling CNN that "while the president fiddles, people are dying."
And how does she and her views rank with the American people?
According to a recent McLaughlin poll published in Newsmax, she is disliked by a majority of voters by a 55 percent to 37 percent margin.
She and her friends in the media apparently care more about pleasing each other and destroying Trump than they care about the American people.
Her vitriolic rants against the president and delaying the economic stimulus bill in an attempt to load it with pork to appease her progressive base make this her worst hour!
She and the media will be major reasons why the president, regardless of the virus, will win by a landslide in November.
Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations consulting firm in Florida. He held several positions in the Reagan administration as well as in the Reagan presidential campaigns. He is a former co-owner of WTVT-TV in Tampa and former president of the Florida Association of Broadcasters.
The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort arrives in New York City to help provide relief for the coronavirus outbreak that is impacting the area's hospitals. (AP)
The USNS Comfort arrived Monday at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, bringing a message to all New Yorkers that the Navy is "with you" and "remains committed in this fight," Rear Adm. John Mustin said.
The Navy hospital ship, which contains 1,000 beds, a dozen operating rooms, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy and more, sailed into New York City harbor for the first time since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
It is staffed by a crew of 1,200 and will "serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals," freeing up space in those facilities for local medical professionals to tackle the growing pandemic.
"Today, like then, we bring a message to all New Yorkers -- now your Navy has returned and we are with you, committed in this fight," Mustin said, adding that "words are incapable of expressing the depth of my gratitude for those on this mission and for the families they leave behind."
But "not all of our nation's heroes wear military uniforms," he noted.
"Especially today, we acknowledge that many wear scrubs. Let us not forget – nor fail to recognize – that the doctors and nurses across America, those who are treating patients in these unprecedented times, they are all heroes," Mustin said after the Comfort docked at Manhattan's Pier 90.
"And like those heroes, the unmistakable white hull and red cross of this great ship have been a welcome sight around the world, standing at the forefront of our humanitarian missions overseas. This ship represents all that is good about the American people. All that is generous, all that is ready, responsive and resolute.”
Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, speaks out on efforts to help hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday the ship's arrival means his city is "going to be able to do the life-saving work right now,” as “750 beds will be put into play immediately to relieve the pressure on our hospital system.”
“If there is ever a time that we need to work together it is today," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added. "The president is right – this is a war. And what does this nation do when it’s at war? It comes together and it acts as one.”
On the West Coast, President Trump has deployed the Comfort's sister ship -- the USNS Mercy -- to Los Angeles, where it is now serving a similar mission.
The ships were built in the 1970s and originally deployed as oil tankers before being converted to hospital ships in the 1980s and delivered to the Navy.
Cuomo said Monday that moving a ship like the Comfort to New York City is a "major enterprise."
“I’ve been speaking with a number of my colleagues, governors all across the nation, Democrats and Republicans – I've said the same message to all of them. What you see happening in New York is not unique," he continued. "Yes, we are more dense. Yes, we are bigger than most places, but, this virus spreads among Americans. This virus does not discriminate. It does not discriminate by age, it does not discriminate by party, it infects all Americans. And what you are seeing in New York is going to spread across this country.”
"I’ve said to them all ‘prepare soon, prepare early, get your preparations in place and don’t think that any American is immune from this virus," he added.
Mustin ultimately believes New York City will overcome the coronavirus, like many of the crises it has faced throughout history.
"As a resident New Yorker myself I can attest to the invincible spirit of New York," he said. "From the ships that she built in World War II to her unflappable determination following 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, I have great confidence that New York will weather today’s storm as well.”
Fox News’ Marisa Schultz and Frank Miles contributed to this report.