American citizenship is increasingly meaningless for a considerable demographic of American adults.
New polling from Gallup indicates that a record low percentage of American adults describe themselves as “proud to be an American.” Only 63% of poll respondents in the June poll answered the question in the affirmative, when asked if they were either “very proud” or “extremely proud” to be an American.
The combined 63% of Americans who identified with national pride is the lowest combined percentage of adults who answered as such since Gallup first began polling public opinion on the question in 2001. The decline in national percentage appears to coincide concisely with the nationwide race riots and protests following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd during an arrest.
Curiously, a breakdown of the data suggests that pride in being an American has declined primarily among Republicans. Democratic pride in being an American declined starkly after Donald Trump’s election and inauguration, but has actually increased slightly in the wake of the protests and riots.
As the major American institutions are wholly dominated and weaponized by the cultural left in an scorched-effort campaign to punish traditional and conservative Americans, it’s probably more likely than not that pride in being an American will continue to decline, most prominently among the demographics that have traditionally expressed it in the most resounding fashion.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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