By all accounts, Jared Kushner was the political genius in charge of Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign and he deserves the most credit for creating this map because Biden got 43% of the White vote.
Georgia has been called for Joe Biden.
North Carolina has been called for Donald Trump.
Donald Trump who won the 2016 election with 306 electoral votes by a narrow margin in a handful of swing states and will lose to Joe Biden who was elected with 306 electoral votes in a handful of swing states. You could almost call it divine retribution for betraying his base.
Donald Trump’s actual base were all the White male Independents who propelled him to victory in the Republican primaries and who won the Rust Belt and took out Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. It wasn’t based blacks. It wasn’t based LGBTs. It wasn’t the Republican Jewish Coalition donors. It was disaffected White male Independent voters in the center of the electorate. It was the Obama-Trump voters. It was Hard Pressed Skeptics. Those were the people who he excited and obviously lost in 2020.
The Right is currently congratulating itself for losing the election. We’re the party of the multiracial, multiethnic working class … that LOST the working class by A LOT while winning the upper middle class by A LOT. We doubled our share of the LGBT vote! We won 4% more based blacks! We won 7% more of the Asian vote! We won 3% more of the Hispanic vote! We brought out 94% of Republicans! We won more women! We won more Jews, Muslims and Mormons! Is this even true? We won’t know the final results with the black and Hispanic vote until the dust settles in California and New York.
With all these accomplishments, how did they manage to lose the election by 74 electoral college votes? Trumpism 2.0 was less White male, more female, more diverse, much more upscale and respectable, more conservative, more Republican and less interesting and threatening than the original version. It was twice as gay as the original version. It was running on criminal justice reform, opportunity zones, the Platinum Plan and the lowest black, Hispanic, Asian, female and LBGT unemployment rate in history.
Trumpism 2.0 is what the Trump presidency delivered. It paid attention to courting and winning EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP in existence BUT White men in the Center of the electorate who are more moderate on economics. There was no Platinum Plan or even lip service for “White guys we desperately need to win the White House.” The generals at Trump Campaign HQ had a delusional view of the battlefield. The Left spent four years fighting on the actual front in the battlefield.
Steve Bannon deserves credit for Trumpism 2.0.
Steve Bannon and Rudy Giuliani were stupid enough to believe that Hunter Biden dick pics was a smoking gun for Trump. Bannon was a huge supporter of the Platinum Plan:
“But no, he should– look, it’s– it’s absolutely categorical. Ethnonationalism, white supremacists should definitely be denounced. I don’t think there’s any question about that. One thing these people don’t talk about is that, you know, in this Platinum Program that he put out a couple weeks ago addressing access to capital for the African-American community, he put the KKK up as– as something that should be designated a domestic terror organization. …
So you have danger on both sides. One is the ethnonationalism is– is very dangerous. I think parts of Farrakhan’s movement have been dangerous, right, black nationalism. Although, I fully support economic nationalism for the African-American community. That’s why I was one of the big proponents of this Platinum Program. I’ve said for years that working-class African-Americans are going to be a big part of the Trump program over time because of– because of economic nationalism.
And I think that the Platinum Program talks it, about getting access to capital to the black community, which I think is very important. But no, I think anything ethnonationalists, not just white supremacists, other ethnonationalists, right? There’s even aspects of– in China where they’ve got the Han, you know, ethnonationalists that are dangerous. I think ethnonationalism is dangerous across the board. I think white supremacism is definitely ridiculous and– and dangerous. And I think President Trump could have done a better job in doing it.
I think Brian Kilmeade said it best when– I think it was on the show the next day, he said, hey, it was a lay-up, and you just– you know, you shot a brick. So I– I believe– he’s been pretty good, I think, about condemning the past. I think the media way overplays that because they’re obviously biased against Trump. But I– I don’t see any room in the Trump movement for ethnonationalism. Or white supremacism.”
In Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon’s fantasy world, legions of based blacks were going to show up on election day and vote for civic nationalism and economic populism. There was definitely no room in the Trump movement for ethnocentric White male Independent populist voters. Those people who were in the dead center of the electorate were categorically denounced!
Lets have a laugh at Steve Bannon’s expense.
The 2016 vs. 2020 election results in the electoral college are like a social science experiment in the viability of civnat national cuckservative populism. It is a losing proposition.
Pennsylvania was +0 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate grew by 1 point. Meanwhile, Indies went from +7 Trump to Biden +8.
Virginia was +1 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate shrank from 21% to 18%. Meanwhile, Indies went from +5 Trump to Biden +13.
North Carolina 2020
North Carolina was -1 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate expanded from 20% to 25%. It went +3 for Biden. Meanwhile, Indies went from +16 Trump to Biden +4.
South Carolina 2020
South Carolina was +3 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate, however, expanded from 19% to 26%. Meanwhile, Indies stayed put at +4 Trump.
Georgia was +2 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate shrank from 30% to 29%. Meanwhile, Indies went from +11 Trump to Biden +9.
Florida was +1 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate grew from 14% to 15%. Meanwhile, Indies went from +4 Trump to Biden +12.
Texas was -2 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate grew by 1 point. Meanwhile, Indies went from +14 Trump to Biden +6 Biden.
Arizona was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Blacks are completely irrelevant there. Meanwhile, Indies went from +3 Trump to Biden +11.
Nevada was +5 in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate was unchanged. Meanwhile, Indies went from +13 Trump to Biden +4.
*This exit poll is doubtful. Clark County went for Biden by similar numbers.
Colorado was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Blacks are completely irrelevant there too. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +3 to Biden +17.
Maine was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Blacks are completely irrelevant in this swing state. Meanwhile, Indies went from Hillary +5 to Biden +23.
New Hampshire was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Blacks are completely irrelevant here. Meanwhile, Indies went from being equally split to Biden +26.
Iowa was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Trump won a whopping 22% of the black vote which was 2% of the electorate here in 2020. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +13 to Biden +4.
Minnesota was N/A for Trump in the Based Blacks department. Trump won 21% of the black vote which was 4% of the electorate here in 2020. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +2 to Biden +15.
Wisconsin was +1 for Trump in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate shrank by 1 point though. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +10 to Biden +14.
Michigan was +1 in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate shrank by 1 point though. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +10 to Biden +8.
Ohio was +0 in the Based Blacks department. The black electorate shrunk from 14% to 11%. Meanwhile, Indies went from Trump +14 to Biden +6.
Objectively, Steve Bannon is full of shit.
White Independent populist blue collar voters told him to take a long walk off a short pier. Jared and Brad Parscale spent a BILLION DOLLARS on this shit! Muh new Republican Party!