(Liberty Bell) – Robert Johnson, the man who co-founded the BET network, doesn’t seem like he’s all too thrilled with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, as he continues to signal that he might not be pulling the lever for him in November. Keep in mind, however, that he hasn’t tossed an endorsement Trump’s way either at this point.
However, he’s a powerful voice within the black community and it’s very meaningful that he’s not just drinking the Kool-Aid and doing what Democrats tell him to do in order to be a loyal foot soldier to a political party that hasn’t done anything constructive to help minorities.
Via Daily Wire:
Speaking with CNBC, Johnson said that Tuesday night’s debate was a loss for the American people, adding that he will take the “devil I know” over the other one.
“This was like a schoolyard fight over who had the best-looking girlfriend,” Johnson said. “It was a waste of an hour and a half that gave no guidance, no direction at all as to where the country will go after this election. But having summed it up in that language, where I come out as a businessman, I will take the devil I know over the devil I don’t know any time of the week. And that seems to be what business people are confronting today.”
When CNBC anchor Rebecca Quick asked if Johnson was endorsing President Trump, he said that Americans are better off dealing with whoever is already at the helm of the ship. He did not directly endorse the president, but he severely criticized Joe Biden.
“I’m not endorsing anybody,” Johnson said. “What I’m saying is if I’m a businessperson, what you want more than anything else, particularly coming out of something as horrible as this pandemic, and its impact on not only the U.S. economy but the global economy, the more you know about who will be pulling the lever of economic growth, economic development, taxes, stimulus, regulation. In my opinion, you’re better off dealing with somebody you know where they’re gonna be than somebody you really have no idea what decisions they will make at such a critical time.”
“I absolutely do not know what Vice President Biden will do. I haven’t heard anything coherent out of what he said he would do,” he added.
While I don’t agree with calling Trump the “devil you know,” seeing as how he’s done a pretty darn good job of running the country thus far, there’s a lot of people who have opted to take this particular view of the matter. Hey, a vote is a vote, right? At least we won’t be getting hardcore socialism with Trump and that’s a solid victory in my book.
Robert Johnson has been severely critical of the Democratic Party throughout this election cycle. In June, Johnson called for a black independent party, citing Joe Biden’s now-infamous “you ain’t black” comment.
“I’ve been convinced for a long time that 40 million African Americans who tend to vote as a bloc in one of the two parties limit their leverage in getting action from both parties,” he said. “I think it’s time that African Americans form an independent party, not be an appendage of one party or ignored by the other party, and using their leverage in a Democracy to say, ‘we stand for things that are principally focused on the 40 million African Americans,’ and not have that diluted by trying to be a part of another party where the interests may diverge, and oftentimes do diverge.”
“It’s been a fact that had AA interests been fully embraced by one or two of the dominant parties, we wouldn’t have the social, economic, racial issues that we have now,” he added.
The Democratic Party has been abusing the black community for a long time, keeping them voting left in exchange for promises they never actually keep. It’s time for folks of all walks of life to wake up and smell the coffee. Leftists don’t care about anything other than getting power for themselves. And they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whatever it takes.
Let’s not let them get away with decades of failed policies that have done nothing but drag the black community into the ground.