by FJ Rocca 8/3/15
In response to a recent article saying that Obama was voted in twice by low information voters, I offer a second opinion. I suggest that it wasn’t entirely stupidity, but guilt… white Liberal guilt, to be exact. White Liberals, especially those in academia and the press, who are not categorized as “low information” voters, continuously echo the guilt of white superiority, not racial supremacy, but greater demographics. The population of whites is approximately 77%, while that of blacks is only 13%. Notwithstanding attempts by Obama and the Democrats to introduce millions of illegals, who will be issued drivers licenses and automatic voter registration, the negative tenor of the public toward left liberalism is such that the voter turnout among whites and others will be overwhelming, offsetting any hope of illegals confusing the 2016 vote.
Nonetheless, the Left, harping on perpetual inequities in our social structure, is plying the public with this year’s version of guilt: sexism. In the hope that they will achieve the inescapable destiny of Democrats to rule for the next generation, Hillary Clinton imperiously presses her harangue about a “war on women” characterized by not voting for Hillary Clinton! But now a new threat to Democrats is on the horizon. Actually, he has ridden his horse right into the tent and trodden on the gentility of the current crop of 2016 wannabees, namely Donald Trump. He is threatening to dismember Hillary at the election polls—albeit in a much more honest way than Planned Parenthood, against whom Hillary Clinton has claimed yet another right wing conspiracy—dismembers babies.
Let’s face it. Donald Trump has no fear of offending anyone, women, Hispanics, blacks, anyone. And with Carly Fiorina in the race already, we are treated to what strong, honest women are really like. By her elegant and eloquent presence, we are reminded that, even if a war on women actually existed, it is irrelevant to the opprobrium of another President Clinton and all she would do to dismember American society and sell off our body parts to her Islamic donors!
Democrats as a party have gone so far to the left that Bernie Sanders can actually declare his candidacy and not be completely out of the Democratic Party’s mainstream, while most of America is where it has always been—on the sane side of traditional Conservatism. Most Americans are working people who pay taxes, go to church or at least consider themselves of spiritual nature, tend to be generous, charitable and modestly forgiving. In other words, traditional in culture. And they consider the hard left crazies objectionable. And the crazies keep getting crazier.
The truth is that, as a party, the Democrats are in such shambles they are frightened of what will happen, not only in the Presidential race, but in all the races in 2016. If by chance the importation of vast numbers of illegal votes fails to gum up the vote beyond the capacity of honest people to straighten out the tally, Democrats, instead of being ushered into office, will be shot out of a cannon into the wilderness. Doubtless, now unpopular RINOs will go along with them, thus Boehner and McConnell hope (beyond hope?) that the Democrats can pull it off.
So, the effort continues to obfuscate and nullify the legitimate vote. The Department of Homeland Security has been instructed by a Texas Court to process illegals for deportation, while in defiance of that order, Obama continues to instruct the DHS not to follow Federal law. Thus, deportations have all but stopped. The Democrats’ desperation is no doubt exacerbated by the recent vociferous outcry after the murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal who had been kicked out of the country five times but otherwise ignored by ICE. Statistics are also coming out that at long last appear to alarm the average American, as it should.
Donald Trump’s popularity now soars above the other candidates, whose moderate stances on immigration do not please regular Americans. Jeb Bush’s exhortation that deportation is not the American way, is laughed at—when it isn’t making someone hatefully angry. Remember a few years ago when, in the wake of Obama’s first attempt at granting Amnesty, Marco Rubio said—in imitation of Nancy Pelosi—that we had to legalize them in order to locate them? Sufficient backlash made him change his tune.
Donald Trump’s popularity is refreshing because it is not based on his Republican credentials, as theirs are. It is based on his hard line on immigration. He’s not on anybody’s club—except may that of Billionaires. Even Hispanics seem to like him well enough judging by the recent polling in Florida. There, where Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio trail him in general numbers, he seems to be doing quite well.
Is it just possible that Trump’s outright threat to deport all the bad illegals might resonate with those who have gone through the legal immigration process? Might it also dampen the boldness of many illegals to take the chance of rushing the border, on the terrible expectation that they will be met by a club wielding Donald Trump and his re-energized Border Patrol? One can only hope. After all, Sheriff Joe cannot do everything himself!
FJ Rocca was born the day after Pearl Harbor in the same hometown as Johnny Appleseed. He is a trained classical musician, a published illustrator and a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction. His website is candiddiscourse.com.