Guest Piece by America’s History Teacher, Larry Schweikart
Poor old Joe Biden (Demented Biteme, if you follow my Twitter nicknames at @larryschweikart). He already had a weak hand. Heck, he had a hand full of the Bicycle trademark cards it was so bad.
It just got worse.
Rioters (yes folks, it’s a riot when “protestors” burn buildings, hurt people, and chase police out of a precinct) in Minneapolis have now made Trump the “Law and Order” candidate while simultaneously giving him a platform to woo black voters even more. How does that work, you ask?
Trump had already sent the DOJ into the murder investigation of George Floyd before a single Auto Zone was torched. Indeed, not a single major conservative voice dissented from seeing Floyd’s murderer cop prosecuted. Rush Limbaugh called it mindless. “What policy is there anywhere that mandates that kind of treatment of a suspect or prisoner who is totally under control?” The cop simply killed the guy. “There’s no other way to describe what happened.”
President Trump likewise chimed in. “At my request, the FBI and the Department of Justice are already well into an investigation of the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd,” and he called for “this investigation to be expedited.” Believe me, if there is a determination that—as it seems—this was murder, Trump will make a White House announcement and look for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, as well as numerous other black leaders, to be present when he does so.
But not only will it be impossible for anyone except from the insane Blind Lemon Don (Don Lemon) or PsychoJoe Scarborough to try to blame Trump, he will be rightly seen as attempting to right a wrong, while at the same time Trump appears to be the only one also supporting the (often black-owned) businesses that are being torched.
This has deep roots in all lawful citizens’ psyche (not just whites’). It is the “Law and Order” moment, akin to what drove large numbers of voters to vote for Richard Nixon in 1968. Perhaps they did not like Tricky Dick, but they knew that the anarchy and lawlessness exploding throughout the country had to end.
Trump now is in a position unimagined just six months ago of attracting not just more black voters than in 2016, but possibly a lot more. Already multiple polls had him swinging between 16% and 22% black approval. However, in all polls, there is a growing number of blacks who “don’t know” or “don’t care” who wins. I submit that most of these do know and care, but they don’t want to say they won’t be voting Democrat. Some 5-8% may stay home in 2020, while Trump will gain at least an additional 3% over his 2016 levels. This means the real black “vote” for Trump will be about 11% plus another 2-4% (i.e., half of the stay-at-home, which equals a half-vote for each candidate). That would put Trump in the 13%–15% range.
But that was before Minneapolis. Remember in 1932 blacks did not vote for Franklin Roosevelt. It took four years of winning them over. The same, I suspect, is true for Trump. The 2020 election may be his “1936″ moment.
Is there other evidence for this? Absolutely.
The most important evidence comes from the low numbers of blacks who support Demented Biteme. One poll had the number at 84%, another at only 74%!! Now, before you say, “Schweikart, that’s a lot,” remember that in 2016 Hillary Clinton lost carrying 88% of the black vote. Please tell me how Biden wins carrying between 4 and 14% less.
The most interesting thing about the impending DemSaster is that it seems inevitable. They can’t replace Demented Biteme. (If they could, you would never see polls showing Biteme defeating Trump. Quite the contrary, they would show him as weak, and needing to be replaced). No matter who Biteme picks as his veep candidate, he’s finished. How do I know this?
Because no one wants to be his veep, even though most suspect they would be elevated to the POTUS job before Demented Biteme could locate his teeth. Even with that, no one wants to be associated with a sure loser.
Meanwhile, the country is opening up, the economy even looks like may roar back. Americans’ savings levels were 33% higher in March, as I predicted. (With stores and entertainment closed, there was nothing to spend money on). Once unleashed, Americans are going to go on a buying spree.
The DemPanic is over. The DemSaster is about to begin.
Larry Schweikart is the co-author with Michael Allen of A Patriot’s History of the United States, with Joel Pollak of How Trump Won, and the sole author of Reagan: The American President. His history website features full history curricula for homeschoolers and educators, grades 8-12 at www.wildworldofhistory.com.
That is all.
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