As the South Carolina primary approaches, Democrats are ramping up their outreach to African American communities. In other words, they’re pandering, pandering and pandering some more.
Joe Biden has hinted at “cut[ting] into the African American vote,” while billionaire Tom Steyer claims he does “best with black people.” In Steyer’s words: “South Carolina happens to be a place that has a pretty high concentration of African Americans and those happen to be people that I talk to a lot and have a long history of working with and therefore that’s a population where I do really well.”
Yeah, right. What exactly can Democrats sell to black voters? Why would those voters buy a mix of liberal policies and identity politics when President Trump has already proven to support them?
How can Democrats compete with the Trump economy? Short answer: They can’t. The Democratic candidates are pandering to communities that have seen unprecedented success with President Trump in the office, and they won’t just buy snake oil all of a sudden.