Seeking a permanent exit from a life of victimhood in the Democratic Party, student and first-time voter Mikel Cruop identified himself as one of a growing number of black Americans to reverse decades of political trends by joining the conservative movement.
During an impromptu Election Day interview with The Daily Caller, Cruop confirmed the rumors about the rising popularity of “Blexit” — a movement supporting black Americans who are leaving the Democratic Party — and explained why he was joining the conservative movement by voting for Republican Brian Kemp in a contentious, racially-divisive Georgia gubernatorial race.
When asked what issues were important to him, Cruop gave an articulate and well-reasoned response.
“Really I think it all goes back to illegal immigration,” he said. “Right now, we’re paying a heavy price for illegal immigrants. By the time they get to America they’re using our welfare system [and] things like that.”
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“The Republicans and Trump are doing a lot to stimulate our economy to just be better in general,” the first time voter added, earning cheers and applause from nearby conservatives. “We give a vote to Republicans we are giving power to Trump to keep on expanding our economy.”
Responding to record low unemployment figures among black Americans, Trump’s support among the traditionally progressive demographic rose to a high of 40 percent on Oct. 29.
Trump Approval Today Back at 50%
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 29, 2018
Cruop is just one of millions of black Americans who have been affected by a movement pushing for Republican support from black Americans. Established by Turning Point USA’s conservative analyst Candace Owens, “Blexit” or “Black Exit” was inspired by the loyalty that many black Americans feel expected to show to a Democratic Party that has done nothing to advance their economic progress and upward social mobility.
Black people who cut ties with the left are often treated to a “full-court social lynching,” Owens said. “The underlying sentiments are clear: black people are meant to think and act within the confines of what white liberals deem acceptable.”
To explain why the Democratic Party deserves the black vote when it was the GOP that fought for the abolition of slavery and voting rights for African-Americans, modern-day liberal revisionists pretend that those who voted against in the Civil Rights Act and desegregation of the 1960s ended up “switching parties” and joining with Republicans.
But nothing could be further from the truth. A total of 21 Senate Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and only one of them, Sen. Strom Thurmond, ever became a Republican.
Bright, young students like Cruop have to obtain this information independently, since his professors aren’t likely to emphasize the true history of the Democratic Party. According to a 2016 Econ Journal Watch study, liberal professors outnumber their conservative colleagues in college history departments at an astounding ratio of 33.5 to 1.
Some believe that the black political renaissance is just beginning, and if Republicans can truly win over a large segment of the black electorate, the political calculus that Democrats have relied upon for decades will be thrown into disarray. With young students like Mikel Cruop leading the way, the future is red-hot for Republicans.