Trump Gambles On Being The “Law And Order” Candidate, Which Is A “Dog-Whistle” Or Something

Law and order is apparently all about raaaaacism these days, and very vexing to liberals

(The Hill) Donald Trump’s embrace of “law and order” on the campaign trail is a risk that could pay big dividends, political experts say.

Trump, who is on the verge of becoming the Republican presidential nominee next week, has begun to characterize himself as “the law-and-order candidate” in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in Dallas, where a sniper killed five police officers and wounded another seven.

It’s a loaded phrase, harkening back to the 1960s, when Republican presidential candidates Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon adopted it during the campaigns of 1964 and 1968, respectively. The expression was perceived as carrying racial connotations — a dog whistle to white voters amid civil rights protests — so Trump’s resurrection of the language could further erode his standing with minority voters.

“I don’t know of many African Americans and Latinos who heard Mr. Trump’s words and did not recoil at the thought that we’re returning to an era we thought was behind us,” Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), former head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), said Wednesday.

How dare Trump want law and order, when we have seen riots in the streets, lawlessness, violence, oh, and the article forgets the way Hillary got away with violating federal laws, ones for which the rest of us would have been prosecuted over. But, apparently, Liberals think that upholding the law is a racist notion, which we can see in action in Democratic Party run cities like Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, Ferguson, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Newark, and so many others.

With that in mind, some political experts suggested Trump’s “law-and-order” push is another indication that the billionaire businessman sees the surest route to the White House in energizing the white, male, working-class voters who largely constitute his base, rather than shifting his general-election message to appeal to minorities and women.

“He is trying to win an election primarily with the working and middle class white vote where he thinks law and order will resonate,” Julian E. Zelizer, political historian at Princeton University, said Tuesday.

So women and minorities do not see law and order as important? Really?

In the eyes of black lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Trump is simply using racially loaded language as a calculated strategy.

“Anything that would bring together people who are angry about something, he has a network of buttons that he pushes. ‘Law and order’ is one of them,” Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), another prominent CBC member, said Wednesday.

Well, we can understand why Rangel is against law and order, considering all the charges that have been lobbed his way of tax evasion and other financial dealings.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a hero of the Civil Rights era, agreed.

“It reminds me of another period. You cannot bring the country together by speaking of ‘law and order,'” said Lewis, who was beaten nearly to death by police during a 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Ala.

“I don’t think politicians can go around saying that,” Lewis added. “This is a time for healing. Not a time for division.”

Got that? Law and order are decisive. It’s no wonder Democratic Party run cities are messes. And, yes, it’s no wonder the Black community is disproportionately responsible for both violent and property crimes when they are told that following the law is “racist.”

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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