Blacks may be on the cusp of a second great migration – this time in the voting booth.
“Black America is smarter [Democrat failures] and the question now is whether or not it’s too late,” said conservative commentator Candace Owens, noting that “every single metric for black America is worse under a Biden presidency than under a Trump presidency.”
There are 30 million African Americans of voting age, and 92 percent of those who voted in 2020 pulled the lever for Biden. But only 69 percent support him today, according to a recent CNN poll. A new Quinnipiac poll put black support for the president at just 58 percent, with 20 percent strongly disapproving of his leadership.
David “Shaman” Ortiz, 29, is among the growing list of disaffected former Democrats. The biracial Brooklyn native, former city council worker and political activist marched with Black Lives Matter in 2020. This year he protested outside the US Capitol, waving “Fk Biden,” “Let’s Go Brandon,” and “Trump 2024” flags. Share the images on social media.
“I’ve been there for the other side, the boots. so i know It’s time to paint New York City red,” said Ortiz, who recently switched his voter registration from Democrat to Republican.
He said the public education system and left-leaning mainstream media leave black children “malnourished by the truth” and teach them to believe that only Democrats care about their problems, even though he says there is mounting evidence that theirs Politics devastated minority communities.
Black urban communities across the country, plagued by social ills, have been run almost exclusively by Democrats for decades. Rising crime, failing schools, illegal immigration and anger over COVID mandates are among the issues forcing this constituency to reject the Democratic Party, political observers said. So has the Biden administration’s failure to deliver on campaign promises.
“You know a lot of black people feel like the Democrats haven’t kept their promises since they took office,” radio host Charlamagne the God told Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg this month.
Conservative commentator and Post contributor Deroy Murdock led a group that filed a lawsuit, arguing that a new city law allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections is at the expense of African American voters.
“Black voters are finally coming to the conclusion that to keep voting Democrats and expect better results is the quintessential definition of insanity,” Murdock said.
Crime continues to ravage the disproportionate black community in nearly every American city. According to NYPD data, African Americans were the victims of 65 percent of all NYC homicides in 2020, despite making up just 20 percent of the city’s population.
Black students, meanwhile, have lagged behind their peers for decades in what School Chancellor David Banks called an “outrageous” failure of public education.
The burden of illegal immigration is also being unfairly placed on African-American communities, experts say. Illegals caught at the border and then secretly flown into the New York area by the Biden administration are not housed in cozy Cobble Hill or the Upper East Side. Instead, they are dumped in poor, mostly minority neighborhoods and schools.
“I think that the sharp drop in support [for Democrats] directly correlates to government efforts to create a sharp surge in imports of Hispanics across the border,” Owens said. “Black election is under threat.”
A new breed of black Republicans is hoping to capitalize on disaffected Democrats in November, including US Senate candidate and former NFL star Herschel Walker in Georgia, who raised $5.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2021; Congressional hopeful John James in Michigan; and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls.
“There’s resentment about crime and education and there’s resentment about BLM, all connected to the Democratic Party,” said Qualls, who lived in Harlem as a child, where he said he saw his mother walking down the street in broad daylight was robbed. Decades later, he added, life for black Harlem residents is no better.
“The seismic shift is cultural, not political,” Qualls said. “Our cultural roots are faith, family and education, not this crap we see today.”
Walker told The Post, “Across the country, black Americans are recognizing that President Biden’s policies … are actively failing their communities. Our focus is on bringing down inflation, restoring public safety, securing our borders, improving school choice, and tackling mental health — not racial divides.”
Democratic insiders agree that minority voters are losing faith in the party’s leadership.
“I think the problem Biden has with black voters is similar to the problems he has with urban white voters and Latino voters,” said Corbin Trent, former spokesman for Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). . “They are losing voters of color because they are not delivering.”
Other minority voting blocs also appear frustrated with Democrat leadership in major American cities, including New York, where Asian and Hispanic voters have shifted their votes toward the GOP.
“The Asian community showed up strongly in November and they voted Republican,” city council newcomer Inna Vernikov (R-Brooklyn) told The Post.
Black Americans are already talking with their feet, fleeing Democrat-controlled inner cities by the millions in recent decades to safer suburbs or southern states, both of which are less likely to suffer the social ills of single-party Democratic rule.
The black population in New York City fell from 2.1 million in 2000 to 1.9 million in 2020, according to the US Census Bureau, even though the black population nationwide increased dramatically from 36 million to 47 million during the same period.
Crime-ridden Chicago experienced an even greater decline, from more than 1 million black residents in 2000 to fewer than 800,000 in 2020. Chicago has been governed exclusively by Democratic mayors since 1931.
“I’m very excited to see what the outcome of the 2024 election will be and what these exit polls will tell us,” Owens said. “It’s been a long time coming, but black people are awake.”
https://nypost.com/2022/04/30/democrats-hemorrhaging-black-america-support-in-us-cities/ Democrats are bleeding out support for “Black America” in US cities