Cal Thomas, with the Burning Question.  "Why do African-Americans continue to vote for liberal Democrats who have done little to help them and, in fact, often cause more harm than good?"  Short answer: you have to have something substantive to offer in its place, which a lot of Republicans, particularly of the evangelical and commercial bent, have failed to offer.

Donald Trump appears to be making such a pitch.

Roger Simon approves.
In his speech Tuesday night the businessman had the temerity to hit them where they really live by going where no Republican on a presidential level has dared to go before. He declared aloud what almost everyone secretly knows, that the horrifying condition of black people in urban America is at least partly, probably largely, the fault of the media's darling, the Democratic Party. Their failed liberal policies and exploitation of blacks have been making things worse for African-Americans for decades.

Trump is right, of course. And under Obama and Clinton, the carnage has only reached new levels with people shooting each other in the streets of Chicago and Baltimore as if they were the suburbs of Raqqa.

Pushing the envelope further, the businessman made an overt pitch to black voters to come over to him for the sake of their own communities, to make their lives better by breaking the stranglehold the Democrats have had on African-Americans.
Long overdue, but is Mr Trump in any way heir to D. P. Moynihan or Milton Friedman?  (Or Jack Kemp?) "Those of us who care about our country, however, could not have but rejoiced in Trump's speech. Someone should have made it thirty years ago."  Perhaps, although that was the summer of Iran-Contra and Chernobyl and the Reykjavik summit was coming up.

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