Amid the overwhelmingly dark prognostications for the Democrats, one data point is making the Left especially nervous. There's been a precipitous drop in support from what was once the Democrats' most loyal base—Black Americans—and it has many searching out explanations.
You don't have to look far, though. It's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore how the Democratic Party relates to Black America, by cynically exploiting our history and struggles to advance their political aspirations. It feels like whenever the Left is in a bind, its leaders know it can always use the Black community to score valuable political points against the opposition.
African Americans have long been a means for Democrats to gain and maintain the upper hand against Republicans in cultural and political battles. To put it simply, the Left views Black folks as political weapons, not people or even constituents. Whenever a controversy arises, Democratic politicians and members of the activist media trot out Black America to wield as a cudgel against the bad guys who dare to disagree with them.