David Horowitz, More than ever.
The big news of the day is that Joe Biden has picked a running mate in Kamala Harris, a demagogic woman who called him a racist, and couldn’t win a primary in her own state because Democrat voters didn’t think she was “authentic.” Nonetheless, leftists at MSNBC and other DNC propaganda venues are falling over themselves calling the choice historic and inspiring because of her skin color. The Biden-Harris ticket is now a rallying cry for the hate-Trump-and-white-America left. According to MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid, the Biden-Harris ticket will be greeted by a massive turnout of black America for the Democrats in November. Traditionally Democrats get over 90% of the black vote.
Not so fast. There were actually two events today. The other was the release of a Trump ad responding to Biden’s announcement. If the Republican ticket were headed by any Republican except Trump, there might be some reality to the claim that Harris adds a serious dimension to the ticket. A normal Republican would be skittish about going to the mat with the woman who if elected would – given Biden’s declining condition – be effectively the next president of the United States. After all, she’s black, and therefore untouchable.
But a look at Trump’s ad shows that, far from deferring to a political opportunist and serial liar like Harris because of her skin color, Trump is prepared to go to the mat to defeat her and her running mate. In other words, Trump is going into battle just as if Kamala were not black – or more accurately, brown (she’s half-Indian) – which is the true measure of equal treatment, albeit a measure that Democrats’ don’t really want. In the Trump ad the Biden-Harris ticket is skewered as “Sleepy Joe” and “Phony Kamala” – a sobriquet that underscores the Machiavellian character of a woman who called her running mate a racist before wooing him and whose only stable principle is “the ends justify the means.” In other words, Trump will take on the ticket with a woman chosen for her skin color with no punches pulled.
Not surprisingly, the Democrats’ elation at the Harris pick overlooks a reality unnoticed by ideologues who slander the president as a “white nationalist” and the most inclusive, integrated and equal nation in the world as “white supremacist.” This reality is on display in the just-released Rasmussen poll which shows that 36% of the black community supports Trump – up from 8% in the last election, and previous Republican runs. That is because Trump is the first Republican leader to actively and aggressively woo the black community and to deliver for them as well. Perhaps the most salient point of his delivery for this election is his support for the nation’s integrated and beleaguered police forces and the battle cry “law and order.”
According to Gallup, by a factor of 81% the black community feels threatened by the destruction of America’s cities at the hands of violent mobs who hide behind the slogan “Black Lives Matter” as they carry out their dirty work. Black America is against defunding police departments as Democrats have proposed. Black America embraces the central theme of Trump’s campaign: law and order. Where has Kamala Harris been on these issues, her skin color notwithstanding? Invisible. No calls from her to arrest the looters and arsonists, no criticism of the Democrat mayors whose hands-off policies and moral support for the “protesters” were indispensable to the mayhem, the injuries to thousands of officers, and the deaths of scores of people – mainly black – that followed.
The reality in America does not fit the leftist script. America is not a racist country. “Systemic racism,” the battle cry of Kamala’s leftist supporters and their puppy dog Biden, is a transparent myth. And therefore the mouthing of leftist clichés is not going to inspire communities “of color” as Democrats think.
I recently published a book on the wars against Trump, which has been six straight weeks on The New York Times best-seller list. A nasty review appearing in New York Magazine summarily dismissed it because of its title, calling it “bad timing.” That title is Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win. The book described the secret that made me so confident that despite being the most vilified and slandered human being in all history, Trump would prevail. Trump is a patriot and a populist but above all else a fighter. It was that fact that gave me the confidence that through all his wars he would continue to win. And now more than ever, I am confident my timing is good.