President Trump, whether they are willing to admit it or not, have been a massive boon for the liberal left, at least in terms of converting Americans to their wicked ways.
Trump’s brash and unapologetic mannerisms have contributed to a massive campaign against the citizen President, mostly for his crime of not being presidential enough. What the liberals are failing to realize here is that is precisely why ol’ Donny made it to the Oval Office in the first place: Americans were sending a message to Washington in 2016. That message was an emphatic disapproval of the old ways, the status quo, and the Clinton methodology.
When the left tries to tell us that the President is a racist, for example, they wholly ignore the fact that he has married two immigrants to America, and has achieved a massive bevy of minority-centric policy changes already in his fledgling presidency:
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The black unemployment rate has fallen by a full percentage point in the last year, black labor force participation is up and the number of black Americans with a job has risen by 600,000 from last year. Preliminary data show black wages and incomes are up since the election.
The rate of job growth per month for blacks under Trump has so far been 40 percent higher than the monthly average under Obama. Trump has averaged nearly 30,000 new black jobs per month. That’s especially remarkable because Obama was elected when employment was way down.
Another issue that is critically important to black and Hispanic economic progress is good schools. Trump is advancing the idea of school choice so that every child can attend a quality school, public or private. In cities such as Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, the children who benefit from voucher and scholarship programs are predominantly black. Trump wants to increase by tenfold the number of black children who benefit from these vouchers and scholarships.
And this article was published in Barack Obama’s home town of Chicago, no less.
Still, the left pushes the “hate” and “bigotry” angles as if they are going out of style. (Truth be told, they went out of style in the 60’s…the left just doesn’t want to quit segregating America yet).
This has allowed the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left wing hate group in and of itself, to smash fundraising records by simply raising the specter of Trump’s imaginary racism.
If its balance sheet is any indication, Donald Trump’s presidency has been very good for the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC’s already impressive endowment grew a staggering 35 percent in fiscal year 2017 to more than $432 million. Including operating funds, total assets topped $477 million as of October 31, 2017. Total revenues and gains in fiscal 2017 exceeded $180 million, more than triple the organization’s expenses for the year, of just under $60 million.
The SPLC has long been considered a fundraising powerhouse, but 2017’s take was mind boggling by any standard. Donations were up 164 percent over 2016: The group took in $132 million between November 2016 and October 2017, compared with $50 million in the preceding 12 months.
While direct contributions produced the lion’s share of the 2017 increase, a booming stock market led to astounding growth in the SPLC’s investment portfolio. In fiscal 2016, unrealized gains came to less than $1 million; a year later they totaled nearly $45 million.
And, as if that were enough reason to worry about the SPLC…
The SPLC, whose website touts its mission as “seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society,” drew fire last year because it keeps nearly $70 million in foreign investments in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda, as reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD. Non-U.S. investments this year are closing in on $100 million, totaling a little more than $92.5 million as of October 31, 2017.
Now, tell us again who has the best interests of America at heart; the man who is improving the lives of black Americans by the millions, or the shady “social justice” group that keeps their American money in Caribbean tax havens?