The Patriot Post® · Democrats Outraged at Betrayal by Black Men, White Women
Despite their victories in the midterm elections, picking up dozens of seats in the House and half a dozen governorships, Democrats are livid at what they see as a betrayal by one of their most monolithically loyal demographics: black men.
In three critical, high-profile races — governor of Georgia, and governor and U.S. Senate in Florida — the Republican won by a very narrow margin, and it was black men voting Republican who arguably cost Democrats those seats.
In the gubernatorial races, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams made history by becoming the first black woman to earn a major-party nomination for governor. Likewise, in Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum sought to become the state’s first black governor.
But baffling Democrats is the fact the three-term Democrat Senator Bill Nelson (an old, rich, white man) outperformed former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (a black man). Nelson won 43,000 more votes than Gillum, but where he won them is astonishing. According to exit polling, while 90% of black voters cast ballots for Nelson, only 86% voted for Gillum.
In Gadsden, Florida’s only majority black county, and in the five counties with the highest percentage of black residents, Nelson outperformed Gillum by thousands of votes. It was former Congressman Ron DeSantis’s strong showing among Hispanics and men, and Gillum’s (relatively, compared to Nelson) lackluster showing with black voters, that likely cost Gillum the governor’s mansion.
In Georgia, the race was not quite close enough for Democrat Abrams to steal a victory over Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, though not for lack of trying. Abrams found a friendly judge on Election Day and forced polling stations in several heavily Democrat counties to stay open four hours past the legal cut-off. Another judge, violating his judicial oath to uphold the law, barred counties from disqualifying ballots with signature mismatches. Abrams also filed a lawsuit attempting to force counties to count illegal, fraudulent, and inaccurate ballots.
Her efforts nearly paid off, but in the end Kemp’s margin of victory was still large enough to withstand Democrat dirty tricks and co-conspirator judges.
Democrats have manufactured a variety of sore-loser excuses to explain these losses. Showing an utter lack of class, Abrams refused to concede for nearly two weeks after the election, even when it was clear there was no mathematical path to force a run-off. In her concession she slammed Kemp, claiming Georgia did not have a “free and fair election,” and promising lawsuits, which she filed this week.
She was joined by two-time presidential loser Hillary Clinton, and Democrat Senators Cory “I am Spartacus” Booker and Sherrod Brown, among others, in claiming the election was stolen, claiming (what else?) racism and systemic voter suppression, despite the fact that everything Kemp did was required by state law.
This is an interesting tactic to use considering that under Kemp, Georgia voter registration hit a record high of nearly seven million, including more than a quarter million new registered voters since April of this year, the majority of those coming in counties won by Abrams. There is also the fact that in the 2018 midterm elections, Democrat Abrams lost her race for governor with more votes (1.9 million) than current Republican Governor Nathan Deal won reelection with in 2014 (1.3 million).
Notice a pattern? Democrats seem to think electoral victories are theirs by birthright, and any time a Republican wins it must be racism or voter suppression or some other nefarious machinations.
That’s why you get Washington Post articles with language that would be considered hate speech if the races were reversed. Columnist Vanessa Williams, commenting on the Georgia governor’s race, wrote, “White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history. … But another group of voters also raised eyebrows for how they voted in the race. … Black men voted for Kemp at a higher rate than black women, according to exit polling, a data point that drew gasps and rebuke on social media and news commentary.”
In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring law-enforcement officials to arrest runaway slaves and return them to their owners. Today, Democrats think they own the votes of black Americans and are outraged when black (or Hispanic, or Asian, or women) voters flee the modern Democrat poverty plantations and vote Republican.
Under President Donald Trump, black Americans are thriving; black unemployment hit historical lows, with 1.2 million more blacks employed under Trump than Obama. Black home ownership is on the rise. And despite the Leftmedia’s hilarious attempts to deny Trump credit for the rise in black prosperity, at least some black voters have taken notice that their lives are much better under Republican policies than Democrat.
And that terrifies Democrats. If a 4% swing in black male votes from Democrat to Republican was enough to cost them Florida’s governorship and U.S. Senate seat, imagine the dire straits they would find themselves in if the black vote for Republicans rose to 15%, or 20%! It would be devastating for Democrats, who rely on race, sex, and economic divisions for electoral victories.
Blacks across America suffer most when living in Democrat-run cities like Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, and St. Louis. Blacks thrive under Republican policies. Hopefully more will realize that truth and let their votes reflect it.