Trump and the "Southern Strategy".
Yes, Trump is taking a page out of the Nixon playbook....even back then, LBJ knew it would be used and that the Democratic party would (according to LBJ) "..lose the south for a generation or more"
The strange thing about Trump's use of the "southern strategy" is that is isn't confined to the traditional south anymore, it can be activated even in the midwest. In order to make it work he needs to count on one thing. RAGE!
Rage knows no geographical home. It can be used anywhere. So...whenever you create resentment (say white resentment) and public officers (police) act with impunity against people of color, you can instigate lawlessness and then promise to stop the lawlessness you created. And...you can repeat it over and over again. You can also escalate it too...
You can stoke the flames and energize both the protests and the backlash and even better yet, if you can get the two sides to confront each other you can foment even more viiolence.
The hardest part for our side is to contain the rage. Police OURSELVES so police/national guard ..whatever...won't have to intervene. Eliminate their excuse to attack which will only escalate the violence. Make the police DEFEND US...NOT THE GUN-TOTING counter-protestors.
Just my humble opinion.
Was an advisor's statement that 'When it comes to Negroes, the whole country's southern.'
I was raised in Florida......I stood for Dixie and I lived in the life of segregation. I was chair of a community college young republicans club in 66-67 when Republicans were "the party of Lincoln".....when Nixon was elected I learned the term "State's Rights" and pretty soon I saw Republicans suddenly supporting the guys we campaigned AGAINST just two years ago.
I am now in my 70s and it's weird....that's the best word I can come up with...to see it all being played over again.
I will build a wall to keep the invading Mexicans out.
Nothing else mattered in 2016.
Same thing this time. Only Trump can save us from the burning, looting blacks.
Bigotry is a proven vote getter.
Trump has adopted and modified the Nixon strategy...the modification is now aimed at "suburbia"....but the theme is the same
BE AFRAID OF BLACKS AND MEXICANS...BE VERY AFRAID!
and it could work...if we play his game and into his hands.
Trump trash is too preoccupied apparently to at least throw in a token Sharia Law and Terrorist panics.
the more desperate he gets...
the first opportunity to capitalize on a headline...
then he'll trash them too