Independent Voter site Balladeer’s Blog likes to keep readers updated on those of us who have chosen to #WALKAWAY from the increasingly repulsive and out of touch Democrats. Shakem Akhet, leader of South Carolina’s #BLEXIT answer to #WALKAWAY, recently reflected on the reasons he and other African Americans are leaving the Democrats.
Link is below, but first some excerpts:
“The Democratic Party has played with the black vote for so long. The Democratic Party has used the black vote for their advantage and they have done nothing in return. The cities are still in a dilapidated state. You have a lot of corruption. You still have a lot of dirty politics, so we feel as though since the Democratic Party is not doing what they’re supposed to do then there needs to be a mass exit out of the Democratic Party.”
“Trump kind of won me over a lot with prison reform. We’ve got a lot of individuals in the prison system, especially federal prison, and what happened is with the First Step Act, a lot of people who were incarcerated were able to actually have an avenue to come home.”
Regarding President Trump’s Opportunity Zones, Akhet was equally positive: “I love the opportunity zones. That’s a good thing that allows us to invest in underserved communities that give us opportunity to provide jobs and to build up our communities.” Continue reading