Suburban warrior Joel Kotkin peers into the soul of black America and sees False Consciousness:
One key factor may be African Americans, whose self-interests were submerged in service to President Obama.
Yes, that must be it. African-Americans being tied to the Democrat Plantation is clearly a phenomenon unique to Obama being the party’s presidential candidate. Now, in 2004, African-Americans actually understood their self-interest! And they divided their vote 93%-7% for J…sorry, I can’t read the rest, there’s an inkblot on my screen.
Trump could appeal to them with his tough stand on immigration. Nearly 70 percent of African Americans, according to a Zogby poll, think overall immigration levels are too high. If Clinton tacks too closely to the open-borders stance embraced by both the Democratic and Republican establishments, Trump may be able to slice off some of this most-solid segment of the blue electorate.
Sure. Remember when same-sex marriage was the issue was going to get African-Americans to start voting Republican? This is exactly as likely.
And now, the unwitting punchline, from Mr. Glenn Reynolds:
Yeah, though he might want to be a little quicker to condemn white supremacists if he wants to pick up the black vote.