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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Trump Was Not Always Wrong

What Trump Got Right

Love him or hate him, President Donald John Trump’s administration from 2016-2020 was one littered with achievements which Trump Detractor Suppression Efforts are cloaking to ensure that his political ambitions don’t rise again.  The kernels of truth for many of the Trump policies is being overlooked in the media’s portrayal of him, the Democrat Party’s leftist platform expressing a desire to become even more appealing to everyone on every issue and a Republican Party cowering in submission for Trump’s approval even at the expense of its Republican Pledge which isn’t as far afield of the US’s constitution as its leaders often haphazardly veer. 

  

First came the call for a wall along portions of the southern US Border.  The influx of illegal immigrants was and is a concern of many but the reasons espoused went beyond the humanitarian to the political and quest for potential voters to flip the USA political canopy.  Evidence strongly suggests that the wall has stemmed the flow of those coming from across the Mexican border but at what cost was it done?  The surge of illegal unaccompanied minors into this nation should give us all cause to pause in seeking to undo the Trump administration edit that those seeking entrance had to have papers from appropriate governments through which they have passed.  Though espousing stances to let more in and grant a pathway to citizenship for those here illegally still resounds, downplayed are those who are here with significant criminal past, involved in trafficking people here without regard to their health and safety as well as what should be a primary concern -- screening for illnesses such as the corona virus, tuberculosis and other public health issues.  The rule of law should prevail. 

 

The persistence of a cry about the legality of the 2020 US Presidential Elections misses the need to refocus the message on election integrity issues which have been at stake and could probably significantly alter future outcomes.  The US Constitution is clear in making sure that voting is only a right for citizens whereby the Republican influenced 15th amendment expanded such to insure such for black Americans.   The constitution says voting is a right which should not be abridged but it doesn’t say it must be made perpetually more convenient beyond reason. 

 

As we have entered an age where ID’s are required for everything like driving, flying, hailing an Uber,  acquiring  utilities and property, enrolling in school or even entering those premises on behalf of one’s child, etc. it is ludicrous to assume that checking ones ID is symbolic for harassment or voter suppression.  Mail-in-ballots are not the issue as much as certifying in some consistent manner that legitimate voters are so involved.   Ballot harvesting should not be allowed for North Carolina lost a 9th  District  Republican congressmen when such was so mentioned.  Why democrats insist on this remains an enigma.  NAACP former President Benjamin Jealous has noted that the actions of President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder issued in more gerrymandering from the Republican Party in trying to insure that packing their constituents of color in certain districts allowed more representation for them. 

 

President Trump did not cause the coronavirus and should not be blamed for its tragic outcomes.   As of late, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the US Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has publicly acknowledged that Trump’s Executive Order on Operation Warp Speed was crucial in getting the vaccine research, ventilators and other equipment in a responsive pipeline after years of neglect for such among other presidents.  Though the rhetoric in defiance of the best medical opinions was sometimes ignored or not always made as transparent as the public would like, the positive COVID-19 test for President Trump with his subsequent treatment at the Walter Reed Hospital for the illness was the best advocate for advances in medical science when it is appreciated that he looked better after treatment than he had often during his administration.  Sadly, the slowness in publicly demonstrating leadership by acknowledging he had been vaccinated or wearing a mask which would not have been social distancing, since by definition seemed the antithesis of the role of the president, but would have served to advocate public safety and public health as indicated.     

 

The need to restart schools and the economy espoused by Trump truly appreciated the damage to the economy and the Treasury’s lack of gold to back the stimulus payments going to citizens.  The embolden signature of the president on the initial checks though criticized now sees the Biden Administration issuing a letter acknowledging his efforts for this as well. 

 

But the untold and more likely to be appreciated story in the near future was the creation of the US Space Force and requirement in Trump’s stimulus proposal that a disclosure of the scope of understanding of our federal agencies in regard to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena is to occur by the end of June in 2021.  The 1947 report from the Roswell encounters relative to an alleged captured UFO hinted at a bendable metal which would return to its previous shape, defied belief for many. (Read about metal alloy, Nitinol which is a combination Nickel and Titanium)   Steven Spielberg’s Star Wars adventures preoccupation with cloaking of stealth bombers is seen in today’s Nighthawk and Raptors and alludes to the reengineering of a possible unknown space vehicle.   

 

As annoyed as many can get with Trump, in many respects he may have been on to something.  Don’t count Trump out but hope that we can identify many leaders who will stand up to advocate what is right rather than buckle to what may be politically convenient. 

 

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher, retired Corporate physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1 (available through Amazon.com) and was the NC Republican National Committeewoman.  (2012-2020). Contact through DrAdaMFisher.org.  

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

WE ARE DEMOCRATS Let's Make History

A birds eye view of Democrats in the 2000's.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Former President Trump Full Interview VIDEO

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Civics 101 Get Your FREE eBook

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Affirmative Case for Identity Politics by Raynard Jackson

Far too many conservatives are far too quick to denounce the practice of identity politics.  But of course, when discussing this issue most of the time no one clearly defines the meaning of the word identity politics.

Raynard Jackson 
Identity politics in the private sector is called market segmentation.

This simply means you have one message but use different verbiage to communicate that message based on the group you are addressing.

You don’t hear country music playing on BET because, in general, Blacks are a small component of consumers of country music.  Similarly, you won’t hear Hip-Hop on Country Music Television for the same reason.

Conservatives and Republican organizations have proven their total incompetence when it comes to messaging to the Black community.

The Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) are totally incapable of effectively engaging with the Black community even if they have a sincere interest.

Why is this the case you might ask?  It’s very simple.  Even when Republicans and conservatives try to do the right thing, they do it the wrong way.

They don’t make a distinction between having Blacks around them and having the right Blacks around them.  They tend to surround themselves with Blacks who make them feel good or who make them feel comfortable as opposed to those Blacks who know what the hell they are doing.

Very few of the Blacks that conservatives highlight move the needle in the Black community.  In most cases, these Blacks have absolutely no connection to the Black community.  But white folks surround themselves with people like them because they are greatly entertained by them, a throwback to the minstrel shows of old.

Two weeks ago, the RNC publicly committed to spending $ 2 million for what they call community centers in Black neighborhoods.  This is a colossal waste of money because Republicans have a damaged brand in the Black community!

I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, business, and politics in the areas of strategic communications and this move by the RNC has disaster written all over it.

Again, even when the party tries to do the right thing; they do it the wrong way.

A couple of case studies will prove my point.

Venus and Serena Williams have totally dominated professional tennis for over two decades.  They rose to prominence on the coattails of Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe.

Gibson was the first Black to win the French Championships (the French Open), Wimbledon and the US Nationals (US Open).

Ashe was the first Black player named to the U.S. Davis Cup team and the only Black male to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open.

The William sisters hailed from Compton, California; one of the poorest cities in the U.S. at the time.  They rose from poverty to the highest echelons of one of the whitest sports in the world. 

Despite their success, they stayed connected to the Black community and paved the way for the current crop of Black professional tennis players.

When they played, there was a noticeable uptick in TV viewership among Blacks.  When they were not playing the ratings went down.  They were single-handedly responsible for the diversity in tennis on every level.  They brought excitement and a sense of style to the game of tennis.

For this they faced all kinds of racism from the white liberal elites of this mostly white sport.  This included everything from being called niggers, to being called unattractive, to being called too masculine.

In a similar manner, Tiger Woods is singularly responsible for saving and reviving the sport of golf.  For the first time in history Black barber shops would have golf tournaments on the TV if Woods were playing.  That was unheard of.

Tennis and golf both remind me of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.  They have an image problem within the Black community and no amount of money will make them appealing to the Black community until they rehabilitate their image.

The William sisters and Woods did something I have been preaching for years:  they made their sports cool and hip. 

The William girls started their own fashion line by creating their own tennis outfits that were on the cutting edge of fashion and low and behold Black kids from the inner-city began to buy and wear the same outfits they saw the Williams siters wearing during their matches.

Woods, in a similar manner, did the same thing in partnership with Nike.

The Republican Party and conservatives need credible Black validators to let Blacks know that it is OK to be Republican and conservative.

Republicans and conservatives must stop expecting us to check our Blackness at the door in order to join the party or the movement.  This is a nuance that most whites don’t understand. 

I can fight for Civil Rights, denounce police brutality when it occurs and still be conservative.  But most of the Blacks the party and the movement showcase have absolutely no standing within the Black community.

Until they come to understand and address this issue, they will never make significant progress within the Black community.

Who are the Black validators the party and conservatives should be highlighting?

Herschel Walker, famed professional footballer and major entrepreneur; Bob Woodson, Civil Rights legend; Jennifer Carroll, former Lt. Governor of Florida; Carvin Haggins, multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer; Lynn Hutchings, state senator from Wyoming; George Farrell, political operative; Bob Brown, Civil Rights icon; Fred McClure, top aide to former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan;  Allegra McCullough, former Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration; Ron Langston, former director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

These are just a few of the Blacks who have credibility within the Black community and respect within the Republican Party and the conservative movement.

How many Blacks are in decision-making positions or have budgetary authority within Republican institutions or the conservative movement?

Until these issues are addressed, there will be no mad rush for Blacks to join our movement.  We must make it cool to be both Black and Republican and conservative.

But if we have to check our Blackness at the door, then count us out!

Raynard Jackson is a Pulitzer Award nominated columnist and founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit http://www.bafbf.org. You can follow Raynard on Twitter @RealRaynardJ.

Raynard Jackson is a Pulitzer Prize nominated columnist  and President & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC, an internationally recognized political consulting, government affairs, and PR firm based in Washington, DC.  Jackson is an internationally recognized radio talk show host and TV commentator.  He has coined the phrase “straticist.”  As a straticist, he has merged strategic planning with public relations.  Call RJA to discuss how they can get you to the next level of your career or business.

Founder and Chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party.  We focus on the Black entrepreneurs.

Website:   http://www.bafbf.org/donate/     http://www.raynardjackson.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ICYMI: Former President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC Convention- full speech

Do You Miss Me Yet?  Trump ask the audience in his opening speech.