MICHELLE Obama is not as popular as the Democratic Party would have their followers believe. Last week Kimberly Klacik, a Republican party candidate for Congress, released a video castigating the Democrats for running their cities into the ground. It clocked up millions of views on social media, eclipsing the drearily predictable, Trump-demonising speech by Mrs Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Showing Klacik on walkabout in dilapidated, poverty-stricken areas of Baltimore, the video featured a man whose three sons were killed in the city. His suffering unfathomable, he pleaded with the Democrats not to defund the police.
She has a good point. In the game of identity politics played by the Democrats, human life is expendable.
Democratic governors and mayors are letting Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) destroy their cities, and the unfortunate people who inhabit them, in the hope that President Donald Trump will be blamed and defeated in November.
But the Democrats are blind to the growing support that the Republican party has among black and ethnic-minority Americans. Articulate, bright and unwoke, Klacik is part of ‘Blexit’, a young, black and conservative movement advocating an exit from the Democrats to the GOP.
Pushing back against the narrative that the Democrats are the only party which can ‘save’ black Americans, multitudes of conservative black organisations and activists have sprung up since Trump was elected.
You won’t see Klacik and others like her on Sky News and the BBC, as these broadcasters are unlikely to feature black Americans running on a GOP ticket for Congress. The British MSM neglects to cover this groundswell of support for the GOP amongst members of the black and ethnic minority communities. It doesn’t fit their false rhetoric that Trump’s America is the most racist nation in the world.
Yet Democratic support for BLM and their hellish partners, Antifa, is anathema to these black Americans and their conservative values. Blexiteers see the Democrats for who they are, with their divisive race-baiting and condescending stereotyping of black Americans as helpless victims. The implementation of social engineering policies in Democratic-run cities such as Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and as shown in stark reality by Klacik, Baltimore, is destroying families and communities.
These refreshing and admirable young black conservatives have aspirations, a point ignored by the Democrats. Many have a strong sense of Judeo-Christian ideology, and central to that is their support for Israel. The rampant anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party is disturbing for Blexiteers and is the antithesis of the value system many grew up with. This interview with Derryck Green, of the prominent National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, by Ruth Isaac of the Shema Institute, epitomises this ethos.
The Democrats’ capitulation to Islamism doesn’t sit well with Blexiteers either, who have noted the hypocrisy of the woke Left and their oppression Olympics. Nor does the silence of the Democrats when it comes to the persecution of Christians. Their plight in MENA countries has been condemned by Trump. Christians are the most persecuted people in the world today. Yet the Democrats, who position themselves as saviours of the oppressed, have nothing to say on this travesty. No wonder Christian black Americans are shifting their allegiance to the GOP.
Come November it will be clear whether the Democrats’ race-baiting and strategy to destabilise the US have worked in their favour. This is the question though: is there enough of a Blexit for the Democrats to lose?