Will Progressive Racism Hurt Democrats in 2020?

Therefore, overcoming Progressive Racism could be the Democrats’ key to victory in 2020.

Thus the Democrats knew of the dangers of Progressive Racism: and related bigotries, before the 2016 election and ignored the warning. Donald J. Trump, on the other hand, seems to have paid attention.

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San Francisco Giants Boycott could Change American Politics

The most interesting aspect of this story is that there was no San Francisco Giants Boycott. In fact, Johnson backed down without a single fan cancelling his season ticket.

Thus Giants fans showed boycotts are a powerful weapon that can work with little action. Importantly, such boycotts require little effort or sacrifice by ordinary people. Markedly, just the threat of a boycott will force big corporations and billionaires to back down.

The boycotts’ success is terrible news for Republicans because it gives leftists a powerful weapon to choke off conservatives’ money. For instance, a group could launch a boycott of any business with owners that donate money to President Donald J. Trump (R-New York).

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Is Republican Voter Suppression Destroying the GOP?

The long-term result of Republican voter suppression will be a GOP that is uncompetitive in modern American elections. Obviously, suppressing or trying to suppress nonwhite votes; as critics accuse Kobach; and Kemp Georgia’s former secretary of state, of doing is not a sustainable strategy.

Republicans will be noncompetitive because they will only appeal to whites when a majority of the voters are nonwhite. Markedly, this is already happening in nonwhite majority states like California and Texas.

For instance, Democrat Gavin Newsom won the California governor’s race by 14.2 points. For the record, Newsom won 57.1% of the vote while Republican John Cox received 42.9% of the vote.

One reason why Cox did so poorly is that California Republicans are incapable of appealing to nonwhite voters. The California GOP has no appeal for nonwhite voters because its base is lily white.

For example, 86% of Republican voters are still white the Pew Research Center estimates. Thus, to win a Republican primary a candidate must appeal only to the white vote.

Republican voter suppression will not help the GOP in the long term for two reasons. First, voter suppression only works when elections are close such as in Georgia and Florida. When the number of nonwhite vote exceeds whites by 10% or 20% voter suppression will no longer work.

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Ten Practical Solutions to Voter Suppression

Stop electing state secretaries of state and other officials who oversee voter registration and elections.

Make the officials in charge of elections and voter registration nonpolitical.
Create a federal ID card for all legal residents and citizens of the United States.
Implement automatic voter registration nationwide.
Allow voters to vote at any polling place.
Implement mail-in voting nationwide
Make upgrades of election technology mandatory
Establish an Election Security Agency
Create a secure digital voting system
We must get Serious about fighting Voter Suppression

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A Conservative Backlash against Trumpism

The conservative backlash against Trumpism gives Republicans a tough choice. The choice is to stick with a President popular with the base, or compromise with alienated elements.

The choice will have to be made because Republicans need the educated upper class conservatives if they want to be competitive in blue and purple states. Moreover, such voters can cost the GOP seats even in deep red states. For example, a combination of African-Americans and dissatisfied traditionalists thwarted the disgusting Roy Moore’s (R) childish Senate bid in Alabama in 2017.

Such traditionalists often provide the small margins needed to win close elections. Upper class voters are difficult for Republicans to appeal to because they are the opposite of the GOP’s base.

To explain, the upper class voters are often secular and socially liberal but fiscally and economically conservative. For example, upper-class Republicans favor gay rights, gun control, fewer social programs, and lower taxes.

On the other hand, middle and working class Republicans are often socially conservative but economically liberal. Hence, they oppose gay rights but favor higher taxes and broader social programs.

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Trump’s Birthright Citizenship proposal threatens Civil War

Therefore, Trump is partially reviving the loathsome idea that the Constitution entitles only white people to citizenship. However, the President concedes that nonwhites can be citizens if their parents are legal residents of the United States.

To reclaim racists’ support Trump has to reestablish his credentials as a white supremacist. Proposing an end to birthright citizenship; long a goal of white supremacists, is a logical means of achieving that goal.
Therefore, Trump’s birthright proposal is not only racist it is dangerous and irresponsible. The President is proposing a policy that could trigger Civil War to win a few votes.

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Why Trump is Afraid of Kamala Harris

I think the Donald considers Harris his strongest potential opponent for 2020. For instance, Harris is black, which guarantees a high African-American turnout. Pointedly, Trump received just 12% of the African-American vote in 2016.

Hence, Democrats could pick up 100,000 to 500,000 votes and win in 2020 by running an African-American. If Democratic donors and strategists are smart, they will back Harris; or U.S Senator Corey Booker (D-New Jersey), and ignore everybody else.

Therefore, Trump wants Democrats to nominate a white candidate. Logically, he wants them to nominate the weakest white candidate.
I think the weakest candidate is Elizabeth Warren which is why Trump is Tweeting about her. Moreover, Warren is a great deal like Hillary Clinton.

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History shows why Trump impeachment makes sense for Democrats

History shows impeachment worked once, so Democrats will try it again.

Even if it fails a Trump impeachment will strengthen the Democratic Party and the Left. For instance, impeachment will ignite all out partisan political warfare, an environment that favors aggressive radicals.

Republicans themselves probably made Trump impeachment inevitable through success. At the end of the day, success trumps ideology and ethics in politics.

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The Jobs Guarantee is a Lie

If it were implemented, the jobs guarantee would require government to lie its’ recipients, taxpayers, and voters. Recipients will be told they have a “job,” politicians will tell taxpayers and voters “it’s a job not welfare.”

I imagine an American jobs guarantee will work the same way. For example, it could force your public library to hire several people to shelve books. When they shelve all the books, the guarantee workers will sit around the library reading or playing games on the computers.

Furthermore, your city hall will have to hire more administrative workers under the guarantee. The guarantee workers will spend their days doing things like making copies, delivering mail, making coffee, filing paperwork, or playing League of Legends on a government computer.

I imagine that many government agencies will set up something like the New York Public Schools’ notorious rubber rooms for guarantee workers. To clarify, union rules make it virtually impossible for New York City to fire teachers.

In response, the city set up reassignment rooms; or rubber rooms, where incompetent teachers sat around all day doing nothing. They paid the teachers to sit and do nothing. The purpose of the rubber rooms was to keep bad teachers away from the kids.

Therefore, governments will set up rubber rooms for guarantee workers to keep them from interfering in government business. For example, a city government could set up a special “work detail” for guarantee workers picking up trash by hand.

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More Voter Suppression in Texas

Vote.org was forced to mail paper applications to all 2,400 voter applicants. There is a strong possibility many of them will not get registered because of the timing.

Pablos’ action sends a terrible message to average people; don’t even try to register to vote because it will not matter. Even if voter suppression was not intended that is the result.

Moreover, Pablos is hurting Republicans by sending out a horrendous message. To explain, the message is: “the GOP only wants old white people to vote, everybody else should stay home.”

Millennials and people of color; whose votes Texas Republicans need, get the message: “only Democrats care about us.” Latinos, in particular, have received the memo, 57% of Hispanic voters prefer Democrat Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), The New York Times estimates.

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