by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Roger Simon uses a PJMedia.com column to probe the overheated reaction to hip-hop star Kanye West’s support for President Trump.
The Democrats are having a full on freakout — virtually “intergalactic” in Louisiana Senator Kennedy’s now-immortal phrase — in their response to Kanye West’s support, indeed embrace, of Donald Trump. …
… [M]ost ridiculous and reactionary of all, Donna Brazile proclaiming ‘Ye had set blacks back “155 years.” That, needless to say, is the same Ms. Brazile who cheated during the election by passing CNN questions in advance to Hillary Clinton and then lied about it.
As a shameful political hack, Brazile’s criticism probably only helps West, who is the opposite of a conventional pol like Donna. …
… This is all in the face of the uncomfortable fact (to her and other Democrats) that black unemployment is at its lowest level ever and that their salaries are rising, neither of which happened under Obama. Both West and Brazile have noticed this, but only Kanye had the honesty to call this for what it is — a good thing. Donna ignores this, preferring to brand Trump as a racist — with about as much evidence as Blasey Ford had on Brett Kavanaugh.
Increasingly, this is backfiring. African-Americans… yes, I’m aware hyphenated Americans are another reactionary, segregationist construct, but let’s stay with it just for the short run… are waking up to years of Democratic Party exploitation and being slaves to a virtual one-party system. This is reflected in the polls, but it is also reflected by the growing abreaction by largely white progressives who are acting out in unprecedented manners.