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photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

photo by Gage Skidmore, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

There is an article up at New York Times about Americans who are this presidential election voting for Donald Trump. Whether Democrat or Republican, what these voters all have in common is that in 2008 and 2012, they voted for Barack Obama and his promise of “hope and change.”

Each voter interviewed has a story to tell and whether it is the loss of a job brought about by Obama’s economic policies, draconian regulations, war on small businesses, the targeting of Americans, weakening our law enforcement and military, duping voters on the Affordable Care Act, his role in the racial division that has swept across the nation or backroom deals with special interests, all of which resulted in the American people being the loser, Obama has opened the eyes of some and disappointed many.

New York Times by Yamiche Alcindor

It didn’t take long for Jack Morris to regret voting for President Obama. A few months after Mr. Morris, a lifelong Republican, cast his first vote for a Democrat in 2008, he learned that the carpet company where he worked planned to lay off 36 people in Pennsylvania and move his job to Maryland….

Mr. Morris is one of a small subset of voters who supported Mr. Obama in 2008 and have now embraced Mr. Trump, attracted by his vow to shake up the political status quo and restore lost jobs. A CBS News poll conducted last month found that 7 percent of likely voters who supported Mr. Obama in 2012 now back Mr. Trump, a ray of hope for a candidate who remains behind in most polls and has alienated many centrist voters[…]

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In the article, Chuck Linton, age 69, a Black voter living in Baltimore, Maryland describes Barack Obama as condescending.

Linton, a retired military veteran, has like many other Black Americans are tired of Democrats telling him how to vote.

“Have you ever seen somebody that talks so good and makes you feel that he is in your favor, he’s in your corner, but the truth of the matter he’s not? That’s Obama.”

Debunking the attacks against Trump by Progressives for asking Black Americans, “what do you have to lose?”

Linton, familiar with the Black on Black homicides that plagues Black communities across America responded, “That’s a very good question…He’s absolutely right. We need to try something else.” A response not shared by the author of the article who saw fit how to mention how many “recoiled” from Trump’s “stance on racial justice.”

Americans are, this presidential election, rejecting all of the above and more of the same.

H/t Conservative Tribune.

Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.