March 6, 2021

If it seems to you that Democrats are absolutely frantic to destroy President Trump and any fleeting thought he might have of ever running for office again, you’re right. They impeached the man for the second time as he was on his way out the door. They canceled his Twitter account. They’ve moved ahead with their fishing expedition into his finances, courtesy of a longtime political foe, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. Trump’s enemies want him in jail and totally disgraced, for something, anything.

With Biden inaugurated and Trump out of office --- and no “insurrection” taking place on March 4 to magically give him a second term --- what is all the fuss about? Trump lost the fight, right? He's no longer President. So why are they still crazy? Why can’t they just focus on doing their jobs?

To figure this out, it helps to get away from our characteristic mode of thinking and try to get into the head of someone on the other side. (I know, I know, it’s scary in there.) Fortunately, NEW YORK magazine has just posted an article on this subject, and, being NEW YORK magazine, they talked not to any Trump supporters or even independent voters but to, as they put it, their “favorite socialist proponent of ruthlessly poll-driven campaigning,” David Shor. If you do read this, you’ll be periodically reminded by the wording of the interviewer’s questions, especially on issues of policy, that we’re in a different world.

Reading this piece is like being a scout behind enemy lines, and that can be quite enlightening. Shor is the head of data science at OpenLabs, a progressive nonprofit. He’s had some time since November 3 to analyze all the election data, even looking precinct by precinct, and to think about the election from all angles. And he provides an interesting explanation for the atrocious way Democrats are behaving now to try in every way possible to crush Donald Trump.

Democrats have seen some of the election data and are scared out of their minds.

After the election, they had to look into why Trump did so much better than they’d expected, getting more votes than he got in 2016. (Hmm...yet Biden got still more votes than that, I would add, more than Trump or even Obama had received. Where did those votes come from? That’s something they DON’T want anyone looking into.) At first, some experts thought Trump must have done this by inspiring more existing Republicans to turn out than they did in 2016, but Shor says that “looks wrong.”

He says that because of demographic changes, the electorate was actually slightly more Democrat in 2020 than it was in 2016. So, if Trump’s performance wasn’t due to more Republican turnout, what could it be?

Trump apparently had persuaded some other people to vote for him. “A lot of voters changed their minds between 2016 and 2020,” Shor said.

And this is what is making Democrats crazy: Among African-Americans, Democrat support was down by one or two percentage points. Among Hispanics, it was down by 8 to 9 percent. And, though they’re still waiting on data from California to determine how they did with the Asian community, he’s seeing evidence that support from Asian-Americans was down by 5 percent. That's a lot of new Trump voters.

Clearly, nonwhite voters trended away from the Democrat Party in 2020. How could that be? The Democrats have talked nonstop for five years about what a racist President Trump is. White, college-educated leftists ate it up with a spoon, but nonwhites? It appears a growing number are getting wise to the way the Democrat Party has used them and taken them for granted.

Shor took a look at why Hispanics, in particular, moved right. “This isn’t just about Cubans in South Florida,” he said. It was all around the country. Interestingly, it was especially striking in areas where a lot of the Hispanics were of Colombian or Venezuelan ancestry.

I wonder if some of them understood that Democrats’ policies in 2020 might make America seem a lot more like Venezuela. And even Shor, a socialist himself, looked at the rise of AOC and the far left as a possible factor.

Shor sees political decisions today as really coming down to ideology, not race. “What happened in 2020,” he said, “is that nonwhite conservatives voted for Republicans at higher rates; they started voting more like white conservatives.”

I would add that this has to be driving the Democrats insane, as they can’t take their nonwhite vote for granted any longer. Trump succeeded in winning over the ones with conservative views.

The left certainly helped him. When they started their calls to “defund the police,” for example, Democrat support among Hispanics dropped. In pollster-speak, “We raised the salience of an ideologically charged issue that millions of nonwhite voters disagreed with us on,” Shor said. He went on to speculate that the far-left college-educated white voters are pushing working-class people of all races away.

(I would add that “college-educated” means different things depending on when and where you went to school. Most recent college grads have been deeply indoctrinated in extreme-left ideology, and the electorate is getting younger and younger. Conservative working-class people just can’t relate to them, and thank God for that.)

Shor said that “white liberals are more left-wing than black and Hispanic Democrats on pretty much every issue: taxes, health care, policing, and even on racial issues or various issues of ‘racial resentment.’” Tellingly, white liberals are farther to the left on “defunding the police” than Hispanic Democrats, and even than black Democrats. And a majority of Hispanic voters do not agree with decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

This is the part that’s scary for those white leftists: Traditionally, Democrats have been relying on roughly 90 percent of black voters and 70 percent of Hispanic voters. Since white leftist Democrats are not exactly known for their willingness to compromise, I think we’re seeing another wave of the phenomenon called “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party; the Democrat Party left me.” Only this time, it’s with the minorities Democrats depend on to win.

It was Trump’s populist message that convinced many of them that they have a home in the Republican Party. That’s a tremendous power –- and it’s why they feel compelled to crush him.

The article is very long, but worth your while. One thing Shor said that particularly struck me was this: “...The point of communication should be to win votes. And the way you do that is not to trigger ideological persuasion.” In other words, hide what you really are, the way liberals used to do! Oh, and he says they can add states.

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  • MrsDianne

    03/08/2021 11:27 PM

    And there is the point that Trumps admin would be investigating them all, arresting, prosecuting and imprisoning them, the main reason they hate him. He knows all their dark secrets of crimnal behavior. Also, they want to be able to bed hop and kill their offspring at will!


    03/08/2021 11:20 PM

    I guess he said what most Americans know and are now not able to say for fear of being cut off or cancelled. He really explained who the duly elected President is, and he is not sitting in the White House.

  • Geraldine A. Brady

    03/08/2021 12:52 PM

    I cannot stand the Democrat party and all the changes they are destroying our country and pushing socialisms, I use to be Democrat, but never again they are hypocrites' on every issue the party of evil.

  • Dona Elliott

    03/08/2021 12:19 PM

    Democrats are scared to death that Trump will succeed in exposing all their underhanded lies & criminal activity!

  • Mark Thompson

    03/08/2021 10:15 AM

    The political situation in America is completely broken down due to criminal manipulation of votes. The democratic party is no longer a political party, but a power drunk crime spree for control of everything and everyone possible by every means possible. No longer does congress work for Americans but for themselves. We are now a socialist/communist nation. So sad and so sick.

  • Elizabeth crouse

    03/08/2021 09:03 AM

    Trump is popular because they are now seeing how great he did with this management, get things done ability. I believe the election was stolen but evil was well and alive. Now we are seeing America go bankrupt with crazy money policies and give away programs. Unreal.

  • Maria

    03/08/2021 08:40 AM

    I am a Cuban American, I came to this country when I was 10 and I can’t thank the American people enough for taking all of us in. I have been working in this country since I was 12 years old and have not stopped. I have witnessed the indoctrination of children in schools for years and parents and the government have ignored these facts. Our country is is in turmoil and at the point of no return and yet I see and hear people saying the “left”. There is no such thing. Democrats are communists, let’s call them what they are. That’s why Trump was powerful, he understood the working class, the poor, the oppressed, the strugglers, the misunderstood the black, the white, the yellow and every other person in this country and even though sometimes he would say things that would make me Say “OMG” he represented all us in some way, he expressed the sentiments of all of us that did not dare speak out because of fear. There is nothing worse than to live in fear, repressing the anger that we truly feel by the injustices that are committed. Like the professor said “ IT’S OK FOR ME AND NOT FOR THEE” I have never heard more wiser words. I truly respect him. He would probably be the only democrat I would ever vote for. What the Democrats are doing is what they have done in communist countries destroy the voting system so they maintain power forever and this we cannot allow. If 74 million voted for Trump we have to triple that next time, to assure that the freedoms awarded in my new country remain free and prevail forever. May God bless the United States of America!

  • Tammy Porch

    03/08/2021 08:24 AM

    Thank You Govenor...God Bless You??

  • Mex

    03/07/2021 10:53 PM

    I’m tired of this over analysis of the Democrats and Trump. Our courts are dismissing constitutional cases not just election cases, but way back during Obama’s administration, they dismissed legal and constitutional claims to request his birth certificate. Instead of just requiring Obama to simply present it, they were dismissed for “No Standing.” There were dozens of lawsuits requesting the damn thing and instead American Citizens with a real concern were insulted and labeled. It was the right of all Americans to demand the vetting of the President. Everyone was silent. The DNC did not issue a statement, Congress did not certify Obama. He spent $2M, instead and the courts one by one found for him with “No Standing” or “No Injury.” Instead of focusing on real problem which “The courts must not dismiss constitutional cases and side with the claimant, which is We The People, and act to defend and protect the Constitution rather than politicians or political party. The courts all the way to SCOTUS dismissed legal, constitutional cases about the elections. Instead they acted as co-conspirators or accessory to it. Both houses of Congress violated the Constitution multiple times, and when John Roberts refused to participate, they violated the Constitution once more by replacing him with a non-impartial senator. And took a vote to proceed with the violations. They’ve also violated President Trump’s civil rights both as President and a private citizen.

    The DOJ paused a criminal investigation on Joe Biden and members of his family. Today, they remain criminal suspects until such investigations are concluded. Getting rid of Trump and trying to prevent him from becoming President again is one problem. Fixing the government is a deeper more difficult task. It requires resetting all 3 branches of the government as it stands.

  • Kelly Wilson

    03/07/2021 09:07 PM

    You forgot to mention the democrats cheated to win the white house. I also believe the Dems are so scared that Trump will tell the world all about democrat corruption so the Dems are trying hard to discredit him now so their supporters will not believe him when he starts talking. Democrats did not win by playing fairly but they will loose in 2022 and 2024

  • Sheryl Meyers

    03/07/2021 03:20 PM

    Joe Biden simply had votes from dead people, non existent people and kept creating votes until Trump lost. It's really not the votes that were cast ..its the people counting the votes.

  • Geri Nething

    03/07/2021 02:48 PM

    The democrats are afraid of Donald Trump and his popularity, this they do not have. He is an interference to their global agenda and more people are seeing that Donald Trump wants the best for America, this they do not agree with, America first, they do not agree with. Like Rush Limbaugh says, the democrats have to be stopped, they will try to make it impossible to have any republican win future elections. The democrats are not our friends they will never ever work with the republicans, and they have to be crushed, the republicans need to be tougher..

  • Llucille Christman

    03/07/2021 08:51 AM

    Any Person who cannot put America First before any Illegal Immigrant is not a true American Citizen. We were born and raised in this Country and our Brothers and Sisters gave their lives to keep us free which I respect. My parents and grand parents worked hard to have a good life and they deserve it more than someone (criminal or otherwise) who only wants to cross our Border to partake of all of the Free Benefits which our Gov. is offering. Trumps policy of God, Family and Country is perfect for me.

  • Pearl Edgar

    03/07/2021 08:48 AM

    Thank you for your posts! Wonderful to hear the truth!

  • Marilyn Mullis

    03/07/2021 08:38 AM

    Thank you, Gov Huckabee! You are always on top of news in an easy to understand way!
    My Question... When will Absolute Proof Documentary ... ever be addressed! Nailed it for the Fraud committed!! HR1 .... will happen again!!!!

  • Eric Edward Paradise

    03/07/2021 06:31 AM

    Ever wonder why Democrat leadership attacks Trump more than his policies? Could it be because Democrat leaders believe that Republicans vote like Democrats? Democrats follow their leaders. But Republicans elect someone representing them. Trump didn't bring the conservative football to the game. Republicans gave Trump the ball for scoring Republican goals. If Democrats take Trump out of the game, Republicans will still play. People like Huckabee are on the field and the bench is tens of millions deep.

  • valeda joan Schedin

    03/07/2021 05:40 AM

    it's 5 am on a Sunday morning and I really needed an article like this today. It makes my day to know the President Trump has friends in good places. Thank you

  • Louis McCarten

    03/07/2021 02:16 AM

    Free stuff is losing its hold on minotities in the USA.
    People in America ae starting to realize you can do more for yourself than the govt can do for you.
    Liberty and not dependence on a corrupt, centralized govt that abuses its power is where it's at.

  • Jacklyn Brown

    03/06/2021 10:39 PM

    To all you American idiots who blindly supported this covid bill: Don't you remember when Joe Biden halfway promised 2000 dollars, just to get you to vote for him?? This is what he finished his campaign on. You could have held out for more. Now the illegals are getting trillions, and you are getting pennies.
    Do you retarded democrat voters really think Joe has good intentions for you? NO HE DON'T! Joe Biden, George Soros, other billionaires, and the democrat party (The Clintons probably helped), THEY HIRED CHINA TO CREATE COVID19. It was an attack, just like 911, and the Globalist New World Order. Yes, I said it! Rich Criminal Democrat Mafia Mobs HIRED CHINA TO CREATE THIS DISEASE TO BRING US DOWN!

  • Mary Ann Privat

    03/06/2021 08:32 PM

    Wonderful post

  • Mary Lucas

    03/06/2021 07:37 PM

    How is it that no-one is talking about The People Act (HR1)?

  • Connie Jarrett

    03/06/2021 06:58 PM

    Thank you, Governor Huckabee. I enjoy your Fox appearances and value your views. What the Democrat Party is doing to the Trump family and, by extension, US just makes me sick! I appreciate your link to the New Yorker piece and will read it. Have a lovely Sunday! Best always.