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Al Sharpton sounds the alarm on the Democrats’ messaging ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. He came out with a warning on MSNBC’s show ‘Morning Joe’ with Joe Scarborough.
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Sharpton talked about how he recently met with the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington. He says though Biden and his party have done things that have benefitted the Black and Latino communities, they just don’t know it.
Sharpton said the concern is “how are we connecting the base to the message.”
“So you’re seeing this as the polls indicate, Latinos and black men go the other way because they’re not getting their message to the ground in the way they should.”
Sharpton added that Trump staying in the spotlight and the Dobbs decision are the “only things that are really helping Democrats stay in the game.”
What are we to conclude from his statements? Democrat voters are motivated to vote against Republicans.
What are the Democrats doing to keep the majority of black Americans and Latinos voting for them? Some of the people in these communities feel that the Democrats have taken them for granted.
A report from CNN states, “Looking at the national polling, it seems possible that Democrats might not be able to count on nearly as much support from Black voters as they have in previous elections.”
The same can be said for the Latino voters, one of the fastest-growing groups in our electorate. Latinos accounted for around 10% of the voters in 2020.
In that election, Biden received 8 percentage points less than Hilary Clinton did in 2016 among Latino voters. The Latino voters have become a swing voting group with many of them coming over to the Republican side.
Do you remember the Blexit movement of 2018? Candace Owens described it this way, “Blexit is the black exit from the Democratic Party. It’s the black exit from permanent victimhood, the black exit from the false idea that we are somehow separate from the rest of America.”
In the same year, the Lexit movement emerged. It was founded by an ex-gang member who made a turnaround and began to follow Christ. He started the group “to help educate Latinos and encourage them to vote with their Godly moral values. Lexit is the biggest conservative Latino organization in America, with chapters from California all the way to New York.”
Their website states, “Here at LEXIT, we are dedicated to showing Latinos and Hispanics that they don’t have to vote democrat because of their skin color.”
No wonder Al Sharpton is out there issuing warnings to the Democrat establishment. He sees the writing on the wall.
The shift away from the Democrat party is real. It’s not just “statistical noise. It’s something more concrete than that.”
We are 34 days away from midterm election day. What is each party doing to reach those undecided voters and to entice their core voters to stick with them?