Trump’s “Lincolnesque” speech in Dimondale, Michigan

Trump spoke yesterday in Dimondale, Michigan sounding Lincolnesque according to David Horowitz:

Today in Dimondale Michigan Donald Trump gave what was not only the best speech of his campaign but a speech that will one day be seen as a landmark in the emergence of a new Republican Party – a party finally returning to its roots as the party of Lincoln. If this sounds like hyperbole ask yourself what other Republican leader in recent memory has addressed America’s African American communities in this voice:

The African-American community has given so much to this country.  They’ve fought and died in every war since the Revolution.  They’ve lifted up the conscience of our nation in the long march for Civil Rights.  They’ve sacrificed so much for the national good.  Yet, nearly 4 in 10 African-American children still live in poverty, and 58% of young African-Americans are not working. We must do better as a country.  I refuse to believe that the future must be like the past.

Trump’s Dimondale speech was a pledge to African Americans trapped in the blighted zones and killing fields of inner cities exclusively ruled by Democrats for half a century and more, and exploited by their political leaders for votes, and also used as fodder for slanders directed at their Republican opponents. This was his appeal:

Tonight, I am asking for the vote of every African-American citizen in this country who wants a better future. The inner cities of our country have been run by the Democratic Party for 50 years.  Their policies have produced only poverty, joblessness, failing schools, and broken homes. It is time to hold Democratic Politicians accountable for what they have done to these communities.  It is time to hold failed leaders accountable for their results, not just their empty words.

Time to hold the Democrats responsible for what they have done. For twenty years I and many others on the right have waited for Republican leaders to do just this. Until now we have despaired of seeing this happen in our lifetimes. But here is Trump articulating the very message we have been waiting for – support for America’s inner city poor – a message that should have been front and center of every Republican campaign for the last fifty years.

Clearly no Republican before has spoken so boldy and directly to black Americans and ask them for their vote. No Republican before has given b African Americans a list of reasons to hold Democrats accoountable for 50 years of broken promises.

Trump hit it out of the park with these lines: “America must reject the bigotry of Hillary Clinton who sees communities of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. Look at how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic Control. To those hurting, I say: what do you have to lose by trying something new?’”

Horowitz says he’s hopeful that what we are seeing is the emergence of a new Republican party. Can’t happen too soon,

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