Despite countless months of pandering and rubbing elbows with people who she would ordinarily view as the hired help it appears that Hillary Clinton’s efforts to pander to black voters may have been a waste of time. At least that is what the pro-Hillary New York Times is reporting in a story that heaps more misery upon the suddenly crisis-ridden Clinton campaign.
The disappointing early black turnout could be Clinton’s worst nightmare – that African Americans are onto the big con that the Democrats only care about them when their votes are needed and will quickly take a dump on them once the election is over. That is exactly the case that Donald Trump has been making as he has gone around the race-baiting media and directly to black communities and it appears to be resonating with those who have always been suspicious of Hillary’s motives.
According to the New York Times “Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Hillary Clinton”:
African-Americans are failing to vote at the robust levels they did four years ago in several states that could help decide the presidential election, creating a vexing problem for Hillary Clinton as she clings to a deteriorating lead over Donald J. Trump with Election Day just a week away.
As tens of millions of Americans cast ballots in what will be the largest-ever mobilization of early voters in a presidential election, the numbers have started to point toward a slump that many Democrats feared might materialize without the nation’s first black president on the ticket.
The reasons for the decline appear to be both political and logistical, with lower voter enthusiasm and newly enacted impediments to voting at play. In North Carolina, where a federal appeals court accused Republicans of an “almost surgical” assault on black turnout and Republican-run election boards curtailed early-voting sites, black turnout is down 16 percent. White turnout, however, is up 15 percent. Democrats are planning an aggressive final push, including a visit by President Obama to the state on Wednesday.
The disappointing black turnout so far could foreshadow a larger and more intractable problem for Mrs. Clinton and the Democratic Party as they rethink their place in a post-Obama era. One of the biggest uncertainties Democrats have been forced to confront in this election is whether Mr. Obama’s absence from the ticket would depress black enthusiasm, which was at historic levels in 2008 and 2012 and would have been difficult to replicate under even the best of circumstances.
The Clinton campaign believes it can close the gap, especially in North Carolina and Florida, by Election Day. And Democrats are seeing substantial gains in turnout for other key constituencies like Hispanics and college-educated women, which have the potential to more than make up for any drop-off in black voting.
The news comes as the increasingly unhinged Dem nominee is beset by troubles stemming from Friday’s sucker punch to the solar plexus from FBI Director James Comey over the bureau’s renewed interest into her missing emails. Team Hillary has had to divert precious resources away from smearing Trump and allocate them to accusing Comey of being in league with Vladimir Putin, not an ideal closing scenario for a woman who only two weeks ago was widely being declared the winner of the presidency by her lackeys in the media.
The Democrats have been pursuing a very risky strategy by inflaming racial tensions to stoke black voter turnout. Many Americans – including millions of black folk – are horrified and turned off by the George Soros subsidized Black Lives Matter hooligans who have turned to anarchy in the streets. Couple that with the liberal-Democrat embrace of oppressed multi-millionaire cop hater Colin Kaepernick which now appears to be having the opposite effect if you use plummeting NFL ratings as an indicator, and a trend begins to be noticed. History has often shown that those who dabble in race-baiting for political gain often end up having it boomerang on them and that looks like the case with Hillary too.
If the taken for granted black vote doesn’t get up off of their couches to turn out in force over the next several days it may be that the Clinton restoration will be strangled in it’s cradle.