Republicans must stop desperately chasing the approval of people who hate them, hate America, and hate Christianity.

Stand for nothing and you’ll fall for anything. 

The GOP is quickly proving its uselessness at being a force for constitutional government — and reinforcing the weakness of the prevailing party model — by becoming a Democrat Lite party due to its tendency to seek the approval of various demographics that the political establishment claims are necessary for electoral victory.

One of the most popular talking points in this election cycle has been that Donald Trump and the Republican Party at large — particularly due to the abortion issue — have fallen out of favor with suburban white women. According to this narrative, unless the GOP rapidly gets back into good graces with this demographic (in particular by becoming pro-choice and toning down talk on hot-button issues like governmental corruption), the party will lose the November election disastrously.

The pundits make a similar case with regard to the black vote. For example, an article from Politico published earlier this month is titled “Trump has a rocky relationship with Black voters. He’s trying to change it.”

The piece details various outreach initiatives the Trump campaign has undertaken to appeal to blacks, especially black men — only 12 percent of whom cast their ballots for Trump in 2020. The Trump team’s efforts include deploying Donald Trump, Jr. to participate in an in-depth interview with hip-hop podcaster DJ Akademiks, during which the 45th president’s eldest son detailed how his father’s policies would benefit the black community.

Also earlier this month, the Trump campaign shared a video in which he visited a Chick-fil-A in Atlanta and was received warmly by the black staff, with one woman going so far as to tell him, “I don’t care what the media tells you, Mr. Trump, we support you.”

Trump also hopes to use the migrant crisis, particularly its disastrous effects on New York, to drive black voters to the polls and vote Republican. As Politico notes:

He’ll make targeted pitches to voters of color during campaign-style stops in and around the city, including in historically Black neighborhoods like Harlem. And [Trump’s advisors] say he’ll attempt to turn the city’s migrant crisis into a wedge issue to attract Black voters bitter at local Democratic officials who approved millions in resources to support newly arriving immigrants instead of their communities.

… Trump has already started employing this strategy. During a stop at a bodega in the heart of Harlem last week, the former president railed against Biden’s border policies as well as New York Democrats for allocating millions of dollars in rental and food assistance to people who only recently entered the country.

During that appearance, Trump said that illegal aliens “take over everything” and added, “They’ve destroyed so many people, the African American community is now not getting jobs, migrants are taking their jobs that are here illegally.”

But at the end of the day, all this talk is much ado about nothing. Blacks in the United States make up approximately 12 percent of the total population. That number has not drastically changed over the course of decades. It’s the same now as it was when Trump won in 2020, when Obama won in 2008, and when George W. Bush won in 2000.

So why are we to believe that all of a sudden Republicans cannot win unless they get the black vote?

In the end, it’s not really about electoral math. It’s about the media deceiving Republicans into watering down their own platform and convictions in pursuit of these unicorn demographics who will not support them anyway, and whom the party does not actually need in order to win. And because the GOP is spineless and short-sighted, they are playing right into the Left’s hand — making themselves less of a threat by forsaking their constitutional principles in favor of policies palatable to Democrats.

The Trump team should have learned its lesson in 2020, when they pandered to blacks with the infamous Platinum Plan, a $500 billion investment proposal for black communities. Obviously, the plan failed to convince black voters to come out for Trump in droves.

What Republicans need to understand is that many, if not most, of the people who vote have a particular political identity through which they view the world and view themselves. This is true of virtually all those who bother to join a party and who vote during the primaries. For people who have such an identity, voting for the “other side” is unthinkable; even if a candidate of the opposing party says some things they like, these people cannot fathom seriously voting for the party they see as the incarnation of evil.

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