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Did that new poll about blacks and Trump drive Durbin over the edge?

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The latest black support numbers for President Trump are interesting but not surprising:   

Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.

The growing support from blacks – despite furious Democratic claims of racism – could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.

Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein.  “[Twenty-three] percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article.

That score averages out to 17 percent, or twice the 8 percent score he was given in the 2016 exit polls. 

In November 2016, Trump got 13 percent support among black men and 4 percent support among black women, according to the exit polls.  That very low support was critical to his victory in the Democrats’ now[] demolished “Blue Wall” states.

The poll was “a cumulative analysis of 605,172 interviews SurveyMonkey conducted with Americans in 2017,” according to the Atlantic.

What will this mean in 2018?  Probably not a lot in black-majority districts that the GOP will not even fight for.  However, it may tip a close Senate election in Missouri, Indiana, or Ohio.

Looking forward to 2020, these numbers may not hold, but it is enough to drive an identity politics specialist like Senator Durbin to play the race card.

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January 17, 2018 at 6:35 am

New polls shows black support for Trump is up plus other stories

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We will look at a new poll that shows support for President Trump going up among blacks …….was Senator Durbin’s cynical response related to that?…..we remember the start of the First Gulf War 1991…….the Shah left Iran 1979……we remember Dizzy Dean…..Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford went into the Hall of Fame 1974………….plus other stories………..

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Source: New polls shows black support for Trump is up plus other stories 01/16 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Tuesday’s video: A word about the race card and President Trump

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A new poll shows that black support for President Trump is up….my guess is that the US economy has a lot to do with this……3% GDP growth is better than “hope and change” speeches………click to watch:

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January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The media may be digging their own ‘s-hole’!

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We are now in day four or five of the “s-hole” crisis. I can’t wait for Day 220, like what we used to watch on Nightline during the Iran hostage crisis.

Thankfully, I am not stuck in any airport and forced to watch a certain network do the s-hole shuffle 24/7.

The media’s reaction to the “s-hole” episode can be divided into two groups:

1. Some journalists immediately went to the race card – i.e., Donald Trump is a racist, as we’ve been saying all along.

2. He does not have the temperament, as we’ve been warning you all along. 

It did not occur to any journalist to ask two simple questions:

1. Did he really say it?  Two senators say he did not.

2. What were Senator Durbin’s motives?  Why would a U.S. senator come out of a private meeting and say something like that?  Did he not take into account the damage such a statement would inflict on the country?  Is it all about being anti-Trump?

And then Congressman John Lewis, who is supposed to be immune from any criticism because he was a civil rights activist, calls President Trump a racist.  Why didn’t someone challenge such an irresponsible assertion?

Well, all of this is having a rough impact on the media’s credibility, as we see in this post:

About 2 in 3 American adults say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current affairs, according to a Pew Research Center report last month. 

The survey found that Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to say that “fake news” leaves Americans deeply confused about current events. 

Despite the concern, more than 8 in 10 feel very or somewhat confident that they can recognize news that is fabricated, the survey found.

As we watch another day of more s-hole panels, it may be worthwhile to remind them to stop digging when you are in an s-hole.

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January 16, 2018 at 6:35 am

The reaction to President Trump & media plus other stories

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We will look back the ‘s-hole’ crisis and calling everyone’s a racist over political differences…..we remember Super Bowl I……… other stories………..

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Source: The reaction to President Trump & media plus other stories 01/15 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

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Monday’s video: It’s wrong to call Trump a racist

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Why are some Democrats calling President Trump a racist? There’s no evidence of this. On the contrary, Mr. Trump has a long record of donating to causes and people like Jesse Jackson………..

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January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Trump is right about the Dems and DACA

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My experience with immigration reform goes back to 2006-7. I remember the marches, McCain-Kennedy, and other efforts over the years.

You can put me down as someone who was willing to legalize some of these individuals on a work visa basis but never a path to citizenship.  I also wanted them to pay a fine and go through a background check here and in their country of origin.
And now we have DACA.
And yes, President Trump is right.  The Dems want the issue rather than a solution.  This is from Fox:

President Trump on Sunday argued again that Democrats and their demands – not him or fellow Republicans in Congress – have throttled negotiations to provide permanent legal protection for young illegal immigrants [sic; should be “illegal aliens” –ed.] and made clear that any such deal also must end the United States’ lottery-immigration program.

“DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,” said Trump, in one of several tweets on the issue of immigration reform and on the related Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
The president and Congress are attempting to reach a deal on comprehensive immigration reform as part of a federal spending bill that Congress must pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

Again, I agree with President Trump.
The Democrats do not want to negotiate.  They want what they call a “clean bill.”  Unfortunately, they don’t have the votes to pass such a clean bill.  It’s just a lot of hot air.  The Democrats could not deliver on a “clean bill” back in December 2010, when they had 59 votes in the U.S. Senate.
The Democrat leadership has painted itself into a corner.  The Democrats overpromised, knowing they couldn’t deliver.  They were hoping President Trump would crack and accept a deal without border security.
So here we are.  President Trump stuck to his guns, and the ball is with the Pelosi-Schumer team.
Let’s them shut down the government, as they promised.  I hope that they inform the incumbent Democrat senators in West Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, and Montana of their plans.
The Democrats have confirmed with their actions what I’ve suspected for quite some time.  They are not serious about fixing DACA or even working with GOP politicians who are willing to negotiate with them.
So I guess it’s adiós, DACA for now!

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January 15, 2018 at 11:21 am