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Demonstrators take over the Hollywood 101 Freeway in protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 10, 2016 REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

Liberal commentators have attempted to tarnish Donald Trump’s astonishing victory by blaming racism for his triumph. But the simple arithmetic of GOP success proves that racism had little to do with it.

In 2016, Mr. Trump got fewer white votes than any of the three prior GOP nominees, Romney, McCain or George W. Bush, at the same time that he got a higher percentage of the black and Latino vote than Romney or McCain. Where, then, is the evidence that he relied on racial bigotry?

Barack Obama, the only black nominee in history, didn’t do poorly with white voters –he got more of their votes than the white Democrats who preceded and followed him.

In 2016 one true racist was on the ballot – David Duke, Nazi and Klansman, ran for Senate in Louisiana. In the primary, he placed 7th, with only 3% of the vote – appropriately rejected by Republicans and everyone else.

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  1. Ty  •  Nov 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Michael, Trump got a similar percentage of the white vote to Romney, it's just that total turnout was lower this time. The the people who did not come out to vote were mostly democrats.

    http://imgur.com/TOGIbcP

    All that said, I do think the demonstrations are not helpful and misguided. Democrats need a better candidate next and we can turn this back around. The republican electorate is just as animated and white only (talking about the support, numbers are numbers people) as its ever been, but democrats are more susceptible to having an inspiring leader. It's not a great trait, that is part of the reason so many state houses are republican, and so many congressional races go that way too. But there it is. This is the single biggest issue democrats need to solve to gain more power.

    I suspect the reason Trump did a bit better than Romney with minority voters has to do with that lower hard line democratic vote that was too apathetic to show up, those missing votes almost certainly would have made Trumps percentage of minorities go down, not up.

  2. Henry  •  Nov 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Good for you, Michael. This is a fine start to the new beginning. You have, at long last voiced an objection to the hatred, anger, and propaganda that has so long been the unchecked kingpin of political successes by the left. Please continue to recognize these shameful tactics and attack them whenever and wherever the left tries it again.

  3. Nani  •  Nov 10, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Well, then when Trump starts rounding up Hispanics and sending out national guards to jail Black lives matter, we'd better not hear ONE peep out of Hispanics and Blacks. Not one. They have only themselves to blame for they KNEW he had no love or concern for them and their issues.

    • Ty  •  Nov 10, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      I don't think Trump has any intention of rounding up Hispanics and engaging in mass deportations. That was one among many slabs of red meat thrown out to con the gullible conservative base. I do expect him to fast track a bill to complete a wall on the southern border to keep out the brown peo… I mean illegals. That's right, we need to keep pretending conservatives are JUST as concerned with Asians that overstay visas as they are with Mexicans.

      But you never really know with Trump. I don't think he'll try to prosecute Hillary either as I think he's far LESS vindictive and hateful than large chunks of the conservative base.

      If he does I will be shocked, it would be a real life mirror of the first season of game of thrones with Jeffrey and Ned Stark, where instead of listening to his wise advisors, or orders the executioner to sever Ned's head. Again, I don't think Trump is THAT vindictive and hateful (unlike much of the conservative base that Calling in today to prove my point)

      • Art Binhack  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 2:14 am

        Is it vindictive to insist upon consequences for exposing highly classified info to anyone? Then cover it up. Selling 20% of our Uranium to Russia? Extorting foreign powers for money? Only 6% of the Clinton Foundation money actually went to Haiti!! Unfortunately forgiveable!!

      • Nani  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm

        Ty, stop it! Here I was feeling all bummed out about half of America and you made me laugh! Thanks, I needed that.

      • Mike  •  Nov 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm

        You have no point Ty, you only need to watch the news to see the rioting and hate coming from your side. Did you see that when Obama won, I didn't. Just keep crying a river, we will all feel so very sorry for you.

    • Franco  •  Nov 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      You're right Nani. We our a country of citizens. Our government, and our elected officials are beholden to us…. THE CITIZENS. It's we the people, not we the illegal aliens.
      Now beat it, you libtard.

      • Maureen  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

        Yes beat it. Loved your comment. I hope all the losers in Hollywood leave asap
        No one cares what they think. Get out

    • Mike  •  Nov 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Now you're just being silly, it's time to grow up. If the Black Lives Matter crowd are not breaking any laws they have nothing to worry about. If they insight riots and break laws, they need to be in jail.

  4. American  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Racism doesn't have anything to do with it. Watching the leftists scream that we're all racists is a case of us observing the depth of the left's ignorance, deception, immorality, and obnoxiousness. They are the problem, not us.

  5. Franco  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    If you want to see real, true racism…. Where it lives and thrives…. Where it is condoned, tolerated and even promoted, PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO OUT OF CHICAGO. Watch the black thugs beating up an innocent white guy, just because they believe he voted for Trump.

    • Franco  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

      And by the way…. That is exactly what Nani was voting for.
      She condones and supports RACISTS!

  6. Nani  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Good grief! You would have thought Trump lost the way his worshipers are getting all worked up; demanding that people shut up and leave.

    I wonder… for quite some time bullying has been fought against. We've taught our children that bullies were ugly and should never be tolerated. Yet we not only stood by and allowed Trump to bully just about everyone, we rewarded him with the highest office in the land. And there seems to be no shame. In fact, the "winners" are in your face angry. And mean.

    I haven't quite figured out if this is guilt or fear. Or they've never had any decency in them at all. But if it was the latter then why the anger? Surely they didn't expect those who disagreed with them to be happy about it; to shut up and die.

    If it IS guilt because they know that a bully should never be tolerated, much less rewarded, then it's going to be a hard 4 years for them. If it is fear because bullies never stop and will eventually cross the line or turn on them, I do not envy them.

    In any case, as I said, I no longer have skin in the game. I am neither a Democrat or a Trumper.

    • Maureen  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Nani. You're just a chronic whiner
      Get a life.

      • Nani  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 7:41 pm

        Maureen, whiner? Do you even know the meaning of that word? It's not me who is whining; as I said I have no skin in the game: I am neither Democrat or Trumper. And I have a life and happily it's not going to be spent trying to defend what Trump did or didn't do; what he said or didn't mean to say. Neither will I have to try to quiet that part of my soul that squirms with the knowledge that a bully was not just not stood up to, but REWARDED.

    • D-Mo  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Need a tissue?

      • Nani  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

        No, no D-Mo, while it was heartbreaking to see the House of Republicans finally burn to the ground, I am pass the sorrow. And I find it rather liberating. No more trying to understand, trying to bring comprehension and common sense. The talk show mafia and Fox built the party that is Trump and it is now their problem. They own it. They and their minions hold nothing on us; no more charges of not being conservative enough or being a RINO. They can drop the anger because there is no one to be angry with. Geez, there's not even Hilary to compare to Trump with.

        You all won. (Smile)

      • Franco  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 9:22 am

        Nani…
        You better believe it. We are ALL very happy. But, beyond that, we are relieved.
        We are relieved that we stopped Hillary and the further destruction of America.
        We know that Trump is not perfect, and he will not always get it right, but at the end of the day, he doesn't hate America. Hillary hates America. She represented the continued "fundamental transformation" of America, and we REJECTED it at the ballot box.
        With Trump, America has a chance, and for that…. WE CELEBRATE!!!

  7. bolt  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Study the methodology of the communists–racial divide is one of the key objectives. "Masters of Deceit," written nominally by J. Edgar Hoover, is a good primer on this, in addition to "Rules for Radicals," Saul Alinsky.

    Also, you can recognize their methodology if you pay attention to what is being done.

    Accuse, deny and Lie are the 3 parts. Projection is part of "Accuse" and deflection is part of "deny." We have seen all aspects of the methodology in this election. And not only that, they were in your face about it.

  8. Robert West  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    In my opinion we have a right to protest just about everything—acts of congress, actions of people, statements, complaints, groups, sermons, speeches, associations, pastors, ministers and so on, but to protest the results of an election is something else. In this we are not protesting against Trump or Hillary but the process itself and that process is democracy.

    If that is what we are protesting, then what is the alternative—whoever shouts loudest wins? whoever shoots more of the opposition wins?

    In spite of all its technical achievements, advances in education and social life, the 20th Century was, in reality, the bloodiest century in all of human history. When we think of that we think of people like Hitler, Mao, and Stalin who each were responsible for the deaths of millions. All of them, though, had their causes—Lenin and Mao had much justification to complain: people were horribly oppressed by Czars, Emperors and War Lords. I have studied something about China during the first quarter of the 20th century. The conditions were hideous. Hitler wanted to make Germany great again. After defeat in WWI, Germans were deeply demoralized and financially burdened. His ends, he thought, justified his means.

    The point is that all of these leaders had causes that they were passionate about, but in the process of carrying out their objectives, they forgot something—the people. They rejected democracy because they believed that they knew what was best for everyone and didn’t need to hear the opinions of others. Consequently they all resorted to killing the opposition. All of those countries had active democracies or movements toward democracy at the time. At the very basis of our country there is this declaration: “We the people . . . .” If any group, however justified in their complaints, forgets “We the people,” then oppression is not far off.

    • June van Farowe  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Robert West. I love what you said. Hitler saw people demoralized by WWI Of course his idea's were very destructive to Jews and minorities……. He excused his "solutions" and the terrors he caused because he thought in his twisted mind that the end would justify the methods used.

  9. Rick  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Please, we have had 18 months of the negative. Hillary dumped on the Donald, Donald dumped on Hillary. What is important is that the American Union is alive and well. Descent is good, so is positivity. My wife and I hated our choices. But, we did recognize one important factor when voting, the need and the sanctity of protecting the constitution. Conservatives on the Supreme Court protect our rights via the constitution, while liberals try to use it as a means to create their own legislation by interpretation (Congress makes the laws). America really voted for supreme court justices, to eliminate crony politics, and most of all because we are not "better off than they were 4 years ago" or 8 years ago.

    Let's move forward and focus on "Making America Great Again" by focusing on working together, by first asking what do we have in common followed by how do we use that to fix what both sides think is broken or needed. Enough about building bridges, we need more respect for our country, more honor in our transactions,strong family values, respect for life, less PC, elimination of safe places because descent and discussion promotes understanding, mutual respect even if we may disagree, and common goals that promote economic growth and that raises up all Americans. The Bill of Rights protects us all equally and it does not make anyone "more equal". It is a pretty easy rule to live by, your rights end at your nose. What lies between your nose and your neighbor's nose, is the rule of law.

    • Laura  •  Nov 11, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Well said. Let's move forward everyone.

  10. Franco  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Nani…. Here is your challenge. What is a so-called "Trumper"?
    If the answer is, someone who supported Trump, then you need not call them "Trumpers"… They are Republicans. Many of them are Evangelicals. I dare say, a fair share of them are Conservatives. And lastly, they are TRUE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS.
    So now that we know who so-called "Trumpers" are, we have a clear picture of what you are NOT.
    You are a fraud who tried to undermine The Republican Candidate and deliver Hillary to The White House. You are diabolical. You are worse than a true-blue liberal… at least they are honest about their intentions. You are a TOTAL FRAUD.

  11. Jeff  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Most of the challenges in our nation can be traced to treating one group differently than another. Slavery, Jim Crow, illegal immigration, Bill and Hillary, progressive taxation, entitlements. One common trait they all share is the decision by those in "authority" to treat one group differently than another.

    Under slavery and Jim Crow laws: Those in "authority" chose to treat blacks differently than whites.

    Illegal immigration: Those in "authority" choose to treat legal immigrants differently than illegal aliens (and yes, that is the accurate, legal term for people who come here against our laws).

    Bill and Hillary: Those in "authority" choose to treat those who endanger our national security, inappropriately handle classified information, or sell access to or influence over US national policy-making differently than Hillary Clinton.

    The Clinton Family Foundation: Those in "authority" choose to treat any charity that collected hundreds of millions of dollars in donations and used LESS THAN 6% of those funds for actual charity work than Bill and Hillary Clinton's charity.

    Progressive taxation: Those in "authority" choose to force people who work hard (and sometimes succeed) to pay a greater percentage of their income – because those in authority have decided they can more easily "afford it."

    Entitlements: Those in "authority" choose to take property (money) from one group and give it to another – because they "need" it more.

    While I agree our system is not perfect, nor our history without blemish, we were founded on the belief that all men are created equal – in the sight of God and in the sight of the law.

    As long as we continue to treat one group differently than another, whether it is "legal" or not, we will never break free of the morass.

    Trump's greatest appeal, to me, is his apparent willingness to apply the laws equally to everyone. If you don't believe the law should be applied equally to everyone, then you have bigger problems with racism and bigotry than can be dealt with here.

  12. Henry  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Very, very nice take, Jeff, on some of the great challenges of our nation.
    If I could suggest one more great challenge it would be to reinvigorate the ‘melting pot’ as the metaphor for our nation and quit it already with the ‘salad bowl.’ … It is a shame that the image of a ‘salad bowl’ is so much more cute and fuzzy than that of the ‘melting pot,’ but by God we have always been a nation of one from many, not many for themselves.

    • Franco  •  Nov 13, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Henry
      I TOTALLY AGREE. The key is assimilation. In the past, people came to America, because they wanted to be AMERICANS. They wanted to embrace American traditions and values. Now, they are encouraged not to assimilate…. to live in America, but to be separate and distinct. Much of this problem is due to illegal immigration, but I believe, even legal immigrants come to America to change it, not embrace it. This problem has to be fixed, and I think with the election of Trump, we have a chance!

      • june van farowe  •  Nov 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm

        About immigration. Franco, yes they must fit in. They must not claim Sharia law. ( You left that dominion behind, remember?) I wonder why it is so hard to register immigrants, give them a green card… let them work and send money to families back home…… they are not asking for citezenship. It seems simple, but we make it hard.

  13. H Kerkstra  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    It is the rural vote that put Trump over the top!!

  14. John  •  Nov 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Well said Nick, Laura, Franco, Jeff and others. Bottom line is that the voters were smart enough this time to realize that the status quo, business-as-usual approach hasn't been working, whether Federal, State or local. That explains Trump, majority GOP governors and shifts to the right in state legislatures. Many of our founding fathers predicted that we will lose our democratic republic and the blessings of the constitution if "…there ever comes a time when there would be more people voting for a living than working for a living." We are essentially there. Someone had to step up and " shake things up in government" , as Ronald Reagan often said. (Check out his quotes) We have extensive inefficiencies and fraud in all aspects of government, as well as more "takers than makers" in society, often with the oblivious attitude of government and apparently the approval of same. Why, because they have no skin in the game. So they just go back to the taxpayers and demand more. If I ran my family finances and business operations the way most states and DC run government, I'd be broke, bankrupt and divorced. WE ARE broke–to the tune of $20 trillion–and have made no effort whatsoever in the last 8 years to really address this serious problem, which has led to the demise of most countries, unless bailed out by others. Most POTUSs attempt to do something to reduce the national debt and annual budget deficits. This one has done absolutely nothing. It has never been a priority, he doesn't care and his gross incompetence has been clearly manifested. But he did cram Ovomitcare down everyone's throat. So much for that abject failure that was based on myriad of lies. So please tell me what Ovomit's legacy will be, other than making sure those males who are gender confused can use the same restrooms as my wife and daughters, Thanks to all those wise and courageous voters on Nov. 8th.

  15. Henry  •  Nov 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    We’re making outstanding points here. … Another is that the unions, the universities, and the entertainment industry have to be reigned in. The nation cannot afford to have all three of these important institutions hell bent on turning the US into a single party state. How did they ever move so very far to the left, and how in heaven’s name can they be repatriated?

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