Dems to Make $30 Million Pitch for Black Votes

By: John Semmens

Amidst polls showing that Black voter support for the Democratic Party has fallen from 87% to 60% since Biden took office, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is planning to invest $30 million to boost Black turnout and support for its candidates in the Fall elections. The theme of the campaign is “we did that.”

DCCC national press secretary Chris Taylor admitted that “we’ve been taking these votes for granted for too long. We need to send message reminding Black folks of how much progress our Party has made since the days of slavery and Jim Crow. Granted, 99% of slave holders were Democrats and it was southern Democrats who launched a war out of fear that President Lincoln, candidate of the abolitionist Republican Party, would destroy a way of life that had persisted for 200 years. Beaten into submission by Union troops we were able to achieve some semblance of the old ways for another century.”

“Over time, though, the old life gradually was dismantled,” Taylor observed. “We needed to find new ways to show that we cared about Black folks. FDR correctly predicted that if we built a welfare system to serve as an in loco parentis role we could make amends for the Party’s ancient sins. This system has been a tremendous success. Right now Blacks comprise 39% of the persons on welfare. This is higher than the percentage of whites and three times Blacks’ percentage of the population. Most Blacks are unaware of this achievement. Our ‘we did that’ campaign will change that. Public housing, food stamps, aid for unwed mothers, Medicaid, no-bail release those accused of a crime—all were Democrat initiatives. As our loud, intentional, and thoughtful message sinks in we believe Blacks will return to the bosom of the Party that takes care of them.”

Dems to Make $30 Million Pitch for Black Votes

Amidst polls showing that Black voter support for the Democratic Party has fallen from 87% to 60% since Biden took office, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is planning to invest $30 million to boost Black turnout and support for its candidates in the Fall elections. The theme of the campaign is “we did that.”

DCCC national press secretary Chris Taylor admitted that “we’ve been taking these votes for granted for too long. We need to send message reminding Black folks of how much progress our Party has made since the days of slavery and Jim Crow. Granted, 99% of slave holders were Democrats and it was southern Democrats who launched a war out of fear that President Lincoln, candidate of the abolitionist Republican Party, would destroy a way of life that had persisted for 200 years. Beaten into submission by Union troops we were able to achieve some semblance of the old ways for another century.”

“Over time, though, the old life gradually was dismantled,” Taylor observed. “We needed to find new ways to show that we cared about Black folks. FDR correctly predicted that if we built a welfare system to serve as an in loco parentis role we could make amends for the Party’s ancient sins. This system has been a tremendous success. Right now Blacks comprise 39% of the persons on welfare. This is higher than the percentage of whites and three times Blacks’ percentage of the population. Most Blacks are unaware of this achievement. Our ‘we did that’ campaign will change that. Public housing, food stamps, aid for unwed mothers, Medicaid, no-bail release those accused of a crime—all were Democrat initiatives. As our loud, intentional, and thoughtful message sinks in we believe Blacks will return to the bosom of the Party that takes care of them.”

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