Who’s fooling who?
By Dr. Harold A. Black
July 3 marks my 78th birthday. Once I had an animated discussion with my mother. I was exasperated and said, “Why did you have me?” She replied, “We didn’t know it was going to be you.”
Bobby Womack sang “Who’s fooling who?” Abraham Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time”. Obviously, Lincoln was not talking about today’s Democrat voters who appear to be fooled all the time. For example, almost 80 percent of Jews vote Democrat despite virtually every openly anti-Semitic politician being a Democrat. One of the anti-Semites in Congress, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) attempted to host an event condemning the founding of Israel at the Capitol Visitors’ Center. A group of 2,000 rabbis sent a letter urging the condemnation of the meeting. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) not only condemned the meeting, but also blocked the group from meeting in the visitors’ center. However, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) invited Tlaib to have the event in his Senate committee hearing room. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who is Jewish did nothing to stop the event. Of the 37 Jews in Congress only Jacky Rosen (D-NV) spoke up against the event. All the other members of Congress that condemned the event were Republicans. Why are the Jews in Congress silent in the face of the virulent hatred of Israel by Democrats like Tlaib? Why do Jews stay loyal to the Democratic Party when so many “progressives” are anti-Semitic? I guess the analogy is when southern blacks were overwhelmingly Democrats even though virtually every elected official was a white segregationist Democrat. Apparently, you can fool most of the Jewish Democrats most of the time.
Why do blacks remain the most loyal Democrats when the Democrats actively work against black empowerment? Almost 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat even though blacks are mostly conservative. Blacks are mainly Christians while the Democratic Party openly disdains Christianity and the percentage of white Democrats who are Christians has dropped precipitously over the years. Fewer blacks support affirmative action than do white Democrats. Fewer blacks support LBGTQ than white Democrats. More blacks are against defunding the police. Blacks are less tolerant of the influx of immigrants and most importantly more blacks favor school choice than white Democrats (who only favor choice for their own kids). The Democrats want to raise the minimum wage even though it is most responsible for the depression-era size of black teenage unemployment. The Democrats disdain right-to-work laws which increase black employment. Apparently, black Democrats can be fooled all the time.
Then there are the unions who donate most of their money to the Democrats who are zealously pushing a green agenda shouting that climate change is the greatest existential threat (other than white supremacy) in the history of the planet. Democrats are trying to ban internal combustion engines wanting automobiles and trucks to go electric. They are trying to ban gas-powered lawnmowers, weed eaters and gas stoves. They want buildings to be all electric. They wail that liquified natural gas harms the environment and are conducting a war on fossil energy. The Democrats are handing out trillion dollars to their buddies to subsidize electric-powered stuff. Well, there are around 500,000 workers building automobile engines and working in auto assembly plants. If the auto industry goes all-electric then between 30-50% of those workers will lose their jobs because EVs are simpler and require fewer parts than traditional engines. Yet the unions keep sending their money to Democrats and are financing their own demise. Obviously, you can fool all the unions all the time.
Lastly, the women are mostly Democrats. One reason is abortion. However, all women in the Democrat establishment have apparently thrown the women’s movement under the proverbial bus. How else can one explain why every woman in Congress voted against a Republican-sponsored bill to ban biological males from competing against females in sports and using women’s locker rooms and bathrooms? Every Democrat woman in Congress apparently favors trans people over biological females. Surely this can’t be true of most of the women who loyally vote Democrat. Is support for abortion so important that women’s rights are of secondary importance to Democrat women? Apparently so. I guess you can also fool all of the women Democrats all of the time.