When a young, black female speaks out against Democrats, they will do what they always do: insult and marginalize. Judging by reactions on social media, their playbook is open and conservative commentator Candace Owens is their target.
The problem they’re having is that most of their playbook won’t work on her. They can’t play the racism card. They can’t play the sexism card. They may try to play a recently added card, the one they tried to use against Kanye West following his visit to the Oval Office. It’s the “unintelligent” card where they tried to portray West as simply lacking the intellectual skills to prevent himself from being used by the President. It didn’t work on West who was up to the challenge. It definitely won’t work on Owens.
It’s statements on Twitter like this one that keep Democrats up at night:
There is no group in America that has been more lied to, more abused, or more taken advantage of by the Democrats than black people.
At long last, we can return the favor by ENDING their stranglehold on our votes.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 28, 2018
They’ve had to deal with messages like these in the past, but this one is different. It’s attached to a movement. That movement has a catchy and memorable name. They have a mission, to visit black neighborhoods around the nation in an effort to convert people away from the Democratic Party.
It’s ambitious, but it’s also necessary. The biggest problem the Democrats have is that what Owens, West, and other prominent African-American conservatives are saying about the Democratic Party are true. What John James, Senate candidate in Michigan, said the other day is equally true:
The Michigan Senate race wasn’t supposed to be close. Democrats have had a stranglehold on the seat and expected this to be another easy win. They didn’t anticipate John James.
Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s lead has dropped 10 points in 10 days, thanks in part to the increasing popularity of James among black voters. His call for having voices at both political tables is a strong message that Michigan voters should heed.
These messages can work today in ways they’ve never been able to work before because Republicans are demonstrating what conservative leadership can do for the African-American community. At the peak of Barack Obama’s presidency in 2010, black unemployment was at 16.5%. In March of this year it hit its lowest point ever at 6.6%. It took a Republican House, Senate, and White House to get it done and African-Americans have taken notice.
Americans in general are not looking for the handouts the Democrats want to give us. We’ll accept them when the situation makes it necessary, but our true yearning is for the opportunity to support ourselves, our families, and to reach for the American dream in ways our parents and grandparents simply couldn’t.
True hope. That’s the message that’s tied to #BLEXIT. What Candace Owens, John James, and Kanye West have learned is that the Democratic Party has proven beyond any reasonable doubt their policies do not help African-Americans… or anyone else.