A study done by Yale University found that overtly in-you-face anti-racist messaging by Democrat politicians is more than likely alienating many of the party’s voter base because the base responds better to proposals encapsulating economic issues.
Remember when candidate Donald Trump said that he would fight racism by strengthening the economy so that minorities would get great jobs? The Democrats and their bootlicking sycophants in the Fake News media all laughed at him and said he was crazy and racist for even suggesting such a thing. The Washington Post, Vox, even NPR, and other far-left outlets all attacked Trump for saying, but the former president had very good instincts, and because the far-left hated his guts they had to make him look like a racist every day of his presidency. In the end, he was right.
What the study discovered is that when Democrat politicians and their political operatives frame a policy based on race-baiting, they are much less likely to energize their voter base. That’s because among the party faithful of the Democratic Party today, they don’t like having racial issues thrown in their face. Instead, they want to know how their lives are going to be made better with their vote.
Today’s modern-day Democrats have socialist ideas that they know their constituents aren’t going to like, so instead of giving a positive message when campaigning by pushing their ideas of what they want to do for the people once elected they go with race-baiting instead. Instead of saying, “Vote for me because I’m going to do X, Y, and Z,” Democrats say of their Republican opponents, “Hey, don’t vote for that guy, because he’s a racist, and he hates you.”
The study, conducted by Micah English and Joshua L. Kalla, wanted to learn “how racial attitudes shape policy preferences in the era of Black Lives Matter and increasing liberal views on racial issues.”
The two authors through an online survey wanted to see if race-neutral proposals invited more or less support from voters than if they were framed by politicians in a racial context.
This is very important because Democrats ran out of real ideas a very long time ago and they have been using the race card for decades. Now, they can’t go back to the old days of telling their constituents what they want to do for them to make their lives better because socialist ideas never make people’s lives better, only the socialist. Socialism is for the people and not the socialist.
Some of the issues they asked about in the survey were if the voters would support raising the minimum wage, forgiving student loans, the Green New Deal, Medicare-For-All, and the decriminalization of marijuana. Basically, everything Democrats say they want to do pits one group of people against another group of people, and their solutions often come at the expense of one group of people for the benefit of another. That creates animosity, fear, anger, and resentment.
The researchers split how the same issues were framed where for some people the issues were promoted using racial and economic justice (socialism) language, while for the other group the issues were explained neutrally without the mention of class or race.
The survey used verbiage that came from actual Democrat politicians, and they were always presented as from that party just to keep the partisan theme throughout.
As expected, the study revealed that white voters were energized more by issues framed around economic points than race-based or neutral policy.
“Interestingly, the null effect on the race and class frame suggests that adding the race frame diminishes the positive effect of the class frame,” the study said. In other words, though people don’t like things pitted against one another by class warfare, it gets even less attractive when you add race to the mix.
And guess what? Black voters who took part in the study were no more energized by racial issues than class issues, the students said. They too prefer economic issues because, like everyone else, black voters want to get good jobs to support their families. This is a no-brainer.
The study argues that while “old-fashioned racism” has declined over the years, “racism remains a pernicious force in white Americans’ policy preferences.”
“Despite leftward shifts in public attitudes towards issues of racial equality, racial framing decreases support for race-neutral progressive policies,” the students wrote.
I think one thing they missed is that they started with the premise that leaning more to the left causes less racial animosity, whereas I argue the opposite. People would rather get fired up over something positive like being able to get a good-paying job instead of being told people who don’t even know you hate your guts because of the color of your skin.
As expected, the Republican survey found that there was decreased support for issues peppered with race and class baiting.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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