This writer, hailing from a neighborhood less than a mile from an actual ‘hood, has been following the lovely ladies from Fayetteville, North Carolina, Diamond and Silk, since they burst on the scene stumpin’ for Trump last fall. (It’s okay to call them sisters. They have the same parents.)
What is compelling about the pair is not the color coordination (even the drinks are dyed to match) or the language or that they’ve managed to help tap into the anger that has been building in middle class America for a few decades, but that underneath, these ladies are willing to go the extra mile to be sure their fans are informed. There’s a whole lot of stuff the American people just didn’t pay much attention to before the 2016 presidential campaign.
With that in mind, Silk did some research, and gave the grown up equivalent of a book report on just exactly what the four remaining candidates – Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump – would charge the American people in taxes if they were to succeed in getting their tax plans installed. Check out all the information Silk compiled thanks to the ready availability of information via the internet.
If there is anything even people who barely graduated from high school (not that Diamond and Silk fall into this category) understand, it’s money, even on a large scale. (Well…except for Catholic clergy who went into the seminaries and convents at the age of 18.) The people do understand how long it takes to pay back run up credit (after we’ve run it up) and that interest can be avoided. EVERYONE in America knows what it means to save money, and that less money going to government means more for the people to spend (which spurs the economy). No, Diamond and Silk are not necessarily elegant orators, but that doesn’t make them stupid – and it doesn’t stop them from doing their homework and reporting the findings. No, Donald Trump’s tax plan is not ideologically speaking Nirvana, but it is more well thought out than the others. And, it is built to help business provide jobs for the people.
Did anyone else not know we still haven’t paid for World War I?
Diamond and Silk, far from being a sideshow or just a couple of fed up ladies putting out videos every week, are symbolic of the great awakening of the American giant. The true silent majority. The ones who skimmed the surface of news for years and never really paid much attention to how politics worked – or that the major political parties were not all that different. The people did not know how they were being played, or how they were sold out on Capitol Hill. Thanks to the railing of Donald Trump, We the People are looking deeper. And this time, the sleeping giant’s wrath is not directed at a foreign power, but our own government.