Thanks to the existence of an increasing number of black conservatives, the black community’s support for President Joe Biden and the Democrat Party has cratered to historical lows, according to polling data from CNN.
Speaking on “CNN Newsroom” this Thursday, analyst Harry Enten revealed that the president’s job approval rating among black voters has dropped from a high of 87 percent at the beginning of his term to just 67 percent.
“I mean, it’s really down,” Enten pithily noted.
He added that it’s not only fallen by 20 points, but it’s also dropped lower than the black community’s approval rating for former President Barack Hussein Obama had ever dropped.
“Barack Obama, the last Democrat president, never dropped below 75 percent in any Gallup Poll. This was lower than Barack Obama ever was,” the CNN analyst said.
But it gets much worse. Enten further noted that though Democrats won the House in 2020 thanks to a 77-point advantage from black voters, that advantage is currently down to just 62 points, a historical low.
“I want to put this in a historical comparison for you. This really gets to how low that 62-point margin is. Choice for House of Representatives, Democrats have won black voters by 75 points or more in every single election this century,” he said.
“So if you go back here and you see them right now with just a 62-point margin, that is much worse for wear than any performance for Democrats in the House of Representatives this century.”
But why? Why such a drop? While there are likely numerous factors at play, Enten zeroed in on one particularly newsworthy reason.
“It’s black conservative voters. … It’s black conservatives that are driving this,” he said.
That being said, black smokers may be the next group to drive the Democrat Party’s numbers further down.
On Thursday the Biden administration announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes, which are the most popular form of cigarettes among black smokers. Why a ban? Because the administration wants to prevent black deaths. But the problem, according to Reason magazine, is the administration is treating blacks like children.
“The federal government is implicitly denying the moral agency of black people, suggesting that they, like adolescents, are helpless to resist the allure of ‘predatory marketing’ or the appeal of menthol’s minty coolness,” Reason noted.
The administration is also creating a “racial justice” issue, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Sentencing Project, and 24 other organizations that signed a joint letter earlier this month addressed to the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Policies that amount to prohibition for adults will have serious racial justice implications. Such a ban will trigger criminal penalties, which will disproportionately impact people of color, as well as prioritize criminalization over public health and harm reduction. A ban will also lead to unconstitutional policing and other negative interactions with local law enforcement,” the groups wrote.
As an example, Reason magazine pointed to what happened to Eric Garner: “The case of Eric Garner, who was killed by New York City police in 2014 during an arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes, gives you some idea of what the menthol ban will mean in practice.”
And indeed, there’s a reason why Garner’s mother has long been speaking out against any and all proposals — some made by Congress — to ban menthol cigarettes:
“A new law would criminalize menthol cigarettes, which black people smoke almost exclusively, giving police officers another excuse to harass and harm any black man, woman, or child they choose. Our leaders should know better. A bad law has consequences for mothers like me,” she said in 2020 about a California Senate bill.
Critics suspect that combined, these factors could lead to Biden losing even more of the black vote if and when the menthol ban becomes official.
The party that relies heavily on the black vote is going to ban menthol cigarettes? Perfect! 😂
— Dauntless KAG (@Jlk4USA) April 28, 2022
Aren’t menthol very popular with black people? Always heard they were. Seems like a good way to lose alot of the black vote.
— ZephanUnbound✝️🇺🇸 (@shikamaru317) April 29, 2022
A lot of black people love their menthol cigarettes so if he’s trying to gain the black vote that he’s already lost he’s going to be in big trouble
— Desi (@d_ewinger) April 29, 2022
If you’re serious about going after the black vote, why would you make menthol cigarettes illegal? How fkn dumb can one person be?
— Lori (@southerngrl1980) April 29, 2022
80% of my Smoking Fam smokes Menthol.
Biden is screwing His Black/Hispanic Voters.
I wonder, Will they still vote for them?
— BuffBillKAG (@BuffBillKag) April 29, 2022
Biden ban menthol? Really want to lose the black vote?@JoeBiden hey asshole… how about let people be free and stop sending OUR money to foreign country. Democrat just euphemism for commie cocksucker. Hell awaits you all.
— Wong Wei (@WongWeiOfficial) April 29, 2022
The pro-Biden media meanwhile are obliviously celebrating the menthol ban proposal on the basis that it’ll save black lives — never mind that it’ll do so by robbing blacks of agency …
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