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October 21st, 2020

Insight

Slogans and Such

Greg Crosby

By Greg Crosby

Published June 1, 2020

I'm going to start with what is considered old news by now, but it's worth not forgetting because so much of the time the media won't report any negative stories concerning Democrats, and even when they do, they whitewash them or move along quickly from them as fast as they can. So let's spend a little more time on the moronic Biden quote of last week.

Joe Biden to black voters: "Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." Hmmm, that's a bit condescending, don't you think? What an insulting thing to say to an entire voting block of people, insulting on so many levels. First, where does Biden get off thinking he has the authority to make the determination of who qualifies as a black person and who doesn't? Who made him G od?

And why does voting for Joe Biden automatically make you black? Will anyone come out of the voting booth saying proudly, "Hey, look how black I am! I voted for Biden!" (Biden, a white guy that has spent years making racist, patronizing comments about people of color, like in 2007 when he referred to Obama as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.")

Secondly, his "you ain't black" comment assumes that black people need old white Joe to tell them who to vote for. "C'mon, man! I was Barack's VP! He's my bro, man! That's why you gots to vote for me, man!" (Biden has a long history when speaking in front of black audiences of slipping into a deep southern black drawl. Like in 2012 when speaking to a black audience in Virginia he told them the Republicans were "gonna put y'all back in chains!")


As far as his party is concerned, Biden's misspeak isn't the fact that he takes the black vote for granted, which he certainly does, it's the fact that he's dumb enough to say it out loud. All Democrats deeply believe what Biden said, but they keep it quiet. For too many voting cycles the Democrats have assumed they have the black vote in their pocket, and they have. Dems did a good job of bamboozling black voters, just as they did Jewish voters, and many blue-collar voters.

In another few days, if not already, this condescending racial comment by Biden will have gone down the rabbit hole of ugly stupid Biden remarks, just as so many of them have thanks to a complicit left media. But the Trump presidential campaign isn't so fast to get passed the Biden blooper, they've launched a line of #YouAintBlack t-shirts on their website. Could this be Joe's new campaign slogan?

Speaking of campaign slogans, Donald Trump's famous 2016 slogan, "Make America Great Again," was the perfect rallying call for conservatives who were sick and tired of hearing for the past eight years that America's best days were behind them. They wanted to see their country get back to being the strong, vibrant, healthy land of the free and home of the brave that it once was. MAGA was the right slogan at the right time.

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Once in office President Trump kept his promises and brought our country back as the greatest nation on earth. He brought back manufacturing in many sectors, he strengthening our military, he got people off food stamps and back to work in numbers that hadn't been seen in decades, if ever. He appointed great conservative judges, rolled back regulations and restrictions which hampered economic growth, and put into place new trade agreements which were finally fair to American business and farming.

As the 2020 presidential elections geared up in 2019, "Make America Great Again" soon gave way to a new slogan, "Keep America Great!" That one worked fine for a while. Then the Wuhan virus hit the world and everything changed. After conflicting flip-flops by the so-called "science experts," it was finally determined by Dr. Fasci, the CDC and others that what we needed to do was to completely shut down our great, healthy economy, pull kids out of school, close parks and all public places, and keep everyone, EVERYONE sheltered at home. America was closed.

That did it. Most of all the great things Donald Trump achieved for the American economy in three-plus years were gone in less than three months. But now new numbers are emerging from the CDC and other places that show the virus maybe wasn't as bad as they told us it was two months ago. Other eminent doctors have speculated that perhaps the massive shutdown was the wrong way to go. Our "leaders" and "specialists" overreacted.

Now, thankfully things have started to move in the right direction again. People are venturing out, returning to jobs, and there is talk of getting the kids back in school this fall. It will take time, a long time perhaps, before normalcy returns completely because the left did a really good job of scaring the hell out of 330,000,000 people.

So considering the fact that the healthy, prosperous economy President Trump had built up has, through no fault of his own, collapsed I don't think his campaign should continue with the slogan, "Keep America Great" right now. Let's face it, none of us want to keep America were it is today. We need America to get back to where it was before China threw this disease at us. We need a slogan that will encourage people to get back out there and recapture what we had a few short months ago.

The slogan, in my humble opinion, should be "Make America Great ONCE AGAIN!" Or maybe borrowing from the World War II slogan, "We did it before and We Can Do It Again!"

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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. He's been a JWR contributor since 1999.

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