Does racist dog whistle politics work?

In 1968, when it became clear that American Apartheid no longer existed as a matter of law anywhere in the country, the first president to be elected was Richard ‘Law and Order’ Nixon….

He won reelection in an electoral landslide carrying every state except Massachusetts…

Nixon won the 1972 election taking 60.7% of the popular vote and carrying 49 states while being the first Republican to sweep the South.

No Democratic president has gotten a majority of the white vote since since LBJ ….

Trump has turned Nixon’s ‘silent majority’, ‘law and order’ dog whistle into a bugle…

Don’t underestimate the lingering power and lure of the call to the myth of American normalcy:

The idea that: gays in the closet, women in the kitchen, and blacks in their place will “make America Great Again” resonates with people who won’t openly admit or acknowledge their allegiances to retrogressive positions, policies, and politicians.

Trump is running on white fear, anxiety, and animus…

He knows that he doesn’t have to win…

He knows that all he needs to do is keep the Democratic victory within the 3/5% threshold of the statistical margin of error…

He wants to avoid a crushing defeat that may be seen as an electoral mandate and an outright rejection and repudiation of him and his attempt to destroy our democracy and his intention to ‘deconstruct the administrative state.’

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