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Fri Feb 28, 2020, 11:00 AM

Trump ain't got NOTHIN' for black people just cuz he opens 15 new offices in black communities.

In Mar. 2 New Yorker issue, Jelani Cobb raises the most likely reason that Trump has used in the past ("what have you got to lose?).

It's this reason: what Trump is seeking in these black communities is to SUPPRESS the black vote by pushing the "no difference" argument. Which will show up in Russian social media disinformation, too.

Paraphrasing:

The "no difference" argument is false for ANY nominee on EVERY issue that disproportionately affects people of color:
-- criminal justice ... GOP invented the 3 strikes, hard penalty legislation
-- health care
-- education
-- gun control
-- immigration
-- climate change

Trump touts an unemployment rate among black people but declines to point that it is 67% HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

"...less recognized is his clear hope to induce despair in those who do not. The imperative for Democrats is to defeat not only Trump but also the cynicism that abides him. One calculation for his reëlection isn’t how many African-Americans will vote for him. It’s how many will be dissuaded from voting at all. "

//// This article is originally titled "The Cynicism Vote." /// It's online title is typical hype.

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/02/how-did-the-democrats-end-up-here


If I were in those communities, I'd burn them the f**k down.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/poll-black-latino-americans-think-donald-trump-s-actions-have-n1062821

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:18 PM

1. It's kinda like $cientology

opening offices in the Vatican

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:25 PM

3. Yep. lol

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:28 PM

5. Good one! n/t

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:18 PM

2. Trump is going to use black vote to cheat

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:25 PM

4. That's new. How so?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:32 PM

6. I have them money therefore they hired for me in droves is going

To be his statement after votes are swapped in swing States

I don't give them the benefit of the doubt in any way

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:36 PM

8. I hear black people plan to take that money and vote anyway, AND for their Democratic candidate.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:44 PM

11. I would, that's what we'd all do but ...WHEN ... Trump cheats he'll need something plausible ..

.... To point to

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:45 PM

13. Nazi that he is, of course he'd want to point to black people.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:46 PM

14. Yep, I pray Nancy says no cerification of his election WHEN he cheats

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:55 PM

15. Great idea. Someone oughtta convey that to her.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:32 PM

7. NOTHIN'? I understand the 'offices' are just storefronts and the orange anus is selling...

his shit merchandise

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 12:44 PM

9. Proof positive!

Last edited Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:56 PM - Edit history (1)

Ain't no black people want to give 45 their money. This divide-and-conquer bling is an insult to black people.

... the social networks where they “discuss important matters” are 84 percent black. (The social networks of white respondents were 94 percent white.) Strikingly, 96 percent of black respondents with all-black social networks identify as Democrats, compared with only 71 percent among those with no black friends or associates.


Solidarity politics has deep roots among black Americans...


...A constant threat to solidarity is the possibility that some group members will decide not to abide by the group’s consensus. In other words, they might defect. That possibility has multiplied as African Americans have become more diverse in their economic standing. Yet racial segregation—the very phenomenon that created a need for African American political unity—also allows the group to censure defectors. Because of spatial segregation, many African Americans have social relationships almost exclusively with other black people. As a result, these black individuals then find themselves compelled to either accept the dominant political beliefs of the racial group or risk loss of status within these largely black social networks...

...In 2017, the African American talk-show host and comedian Steve Harvey was chastised on Black Twitter for his decision to meet with President-elect Trump before his inauguration. As news about the meeting spread, Harvey became a trending topic on Twitter. The backlash was so severe that Harvey decided to apologize on his morning radio show and later indicated that he would not be attending Trump’s inauguration at the insistence of his wife, who is also African American..."

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/trump-doesnt-see-why-black-voters-stick-together/606379/

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:07 PM

10. Trump doesn't need a large percentage of the black vote

If he can peel off one or two percent of the black vote, that's all he's after. A modest investment in pursuit of a small goal, and you can bet the Trump campaign will showcase each and every black voter they can win over.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 28, 2020, 01:44 PM

12. Right. He only needs to depress black turnout for Democrats.

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