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Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:38 AM

Trump called him 'my African-American.' His life hasn't been the same since

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/12/politics/trump-my-african-american-cheadle-rally-blake/index.html

What's happened to Cheadle since that day in 2016, though, shows how tough the Trump campaign's challenge is going to be. For starters, he is no longer Trump's "African-American friend."

Cheadle, 63, a real estate broker and a volunteer at a hospital emergency room, says he is a very different man than the one who went to hear Trump four years ago. He's lost friends and gone into hiding. Trump's shout-out even shook up his love life.

"I was dating a woman and we broke up because of that," he says. "The whole thing was kind of stupid. She was an influential Democrat and she just couldn't handle the pressure of even being seen in public with someone associated with Trump."

Cheadle says he has since lost respect for some Black Republican conservatives. He compares them to ventriloquists' dolls -- puppets employed by powerful white people to mouth political platitudes that hurt Black people.

He also says he was deflated by how the Republican party reacted to the death of Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential candidate. Cain, who was Black, died after contracting coronavirus soon after attending a Trump rally without wearing a mask.

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Reply Trump called him 'my African-American.' His life hasn't been the same since (Original post)
steve2470 Sep 12 OP
JI7 Sep 12 #1
hlthe2b Sep 12 #2
uponit7771 Sep 12 #4
CincyDem Sep 12 #3
hot2na Sep 12 #10
RhodeIslandOne Sep 12 #8
hatrack Sep 12 #5
SWBTATTReg Sep 12 #6
ananda Sep 12 #9
SWBTATTReg Sep 12 #13
Delarage Sep 12 #7
Stand and Fight Sep 13 #24
bucolic_frolic Sep 12 #11
Stand and Fight Sep 13 #23
KS Toronado Sep 12 #12
Stand and Fight Sep 13 #22
KS Toronado Sep 13 #32
Stand and Fight Sep 14 #33
KS Toronado Sep 14 #34
Stand and Fight Sep 14 #35
rpannier Sep 12 #14
augyboston Sep 12 #15
onetexan Sep 12 #16
Stand and Fight Sep 13 #21
niyad Sep 12 #17
radius777 Sep 13 #26
GoneOffShore Sep 13 #29
niyad Sep 13 #31
usaf-vet Sep 12 #18
Toorich Sep 12 #19
Stand and Fight Sep 13 #20
radius777 Sep 13 #25
rockfordfile Sep 13 #27
GoneOffShore Sep 13 #28
Rice4VP Sep 13 #30

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:42 AM

1. I didn't feel any actual sadness from Republicans on Herman Cain's death

His so called "friends" that came on news shows to talk about him didn't seem to be real friends but just people who knew him in politics .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:11 AM

2. Cain's death seemed nothing more than an inconvenience to them, necessitating the occasional effort

to deflect questions about his death. Beyond that, they seem to think that finding other black people who will serve their ends while exploiting other black people to be a "dime a dozen."

Glad to see this gentleman has seen the light and is speaking out.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:20 AM

4. +1,

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:12 AM

3. Because Republicans dint have black friends...

...the have black servants. Herman Cain was a tool for the republicans, a can opener if you will that opened up some inroads, albeit few, into the black community.

I donít recall hearing any republican mourning the loss of who was...they were too busy mourning the loss of what he was. They didnít speak of him as a person, only as a can opener.

Classic and subtle dehumanizing racist behavior...seeing others as what they are while ignoring who they are.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:09 AM

10. The Herman Cain's and Ben Carson's aren't about inroads

They are merely props in the lie that the Republicans actually cares about people of color.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:58 AM

8. Have they even admitted he's dead?

 

Another ďIf you ignore it, it didnít happenĒ Trumpland moment.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:03 AM

5. ETTD, Mr. Cheadle . . .

Do you understand now?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:07 AM

6. I'm sorry but I think that the republicans (the ones I know) are still racist, and seem to only ...

pretend to have and like black friends.

It's sickening but we're all aware of it (the 'fake' treatment/persona because one is black), and thus, keep a wary eye out on such 'friendly' republicans.

One black friend (I'll call him Steve), who has a catering business, has been approached by such a 'friendly' republican (Mr. X), and asked about doing a catering job? All of us warned Steve to not have the event at Mr. X's house (he's a pig and the house is a mess, have the event at a Hall or other venue) and to charge Mr. X big bucks.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:03 AM

9. With Reeps, it's tokenism and opportunism.

It's never about real friendship or helping
others.

It's just a pretense and a way to show that
they're not relaly racist when they really are.

I had a friend who voted for Trump because
Ben Carson said to and she liked Carson.
That was a very sad moment for me; it ruined
her estimation in my eyes.

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Response to ananda (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:14 AM

13. A better future for many is on its way. When it happens, we must be strong, and stay the ...

course, and start on the path to doing good things for all of us. We have a lot of rebuilding and new construction to undertake, but we can do it, instead of the constant tearing down of things that trump and his filthy ilk stood for. I'll be glad finally to ignore trump and his ignorant mouth/BS and let government, as it should, resume its good work started under Obama.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

7. He stopped studying history after Lincoln

Apparently. Giving current "Republicans" credit for ending slavery is a little odd, when they've virtually abandoned anything that any decent Republicans have ever stood for...from the 1860's right on up to now.

I'm appalled at the treatment of Native Americans, but I'm not going to sit out the election until the Whig party makes a comeback. I'll vote for the party that is most likely to make their lives better---the Democratic Party.

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Response to Delarage (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:27 AM

24. This. I was like, "Dude. WTF? A lot happened in the last 160 years!"

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:12 AM

11. re: ventriloquists

is the term Uncle Tom still used, and still appropriate? I never see it mentioned so I'm thinking it's offensive in some way I don't quite understand, or just replaced by something else.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:26 AM

23. It's still used and appropriate. It applies here.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:13 AM

12. Got a feeling Cheadle will be voting Biden/Harris

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:25 AM

22. Got a feeling you didn't read the article. n/t

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #22)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 12:27 PM

32. Got a feeling you missed this line in the article.......

"If I vote for Biden, it'll probably be because I'm voting for Harris," he says.
And just prior to this he stated he left the republiCON party.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #32)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:14 AM

33. Guess you missed the part where he said he wasn't sure if he was voting for Biden or Trump.

From the article:

But he hasn't made another big decision -- who he's going to vote for in November. He calls himself undecided between Biden and Trump.

"You're asking me to choose between projectile vomit and diarrhea," he says.


What? You're full of yourself. Read more closely next time. So, I maintain what I said. Read the article and stop the childish snark and emojis.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #33)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 10:31 AM

34. Post #21 of this discussion stated "Still not sure if he's voting for Trump or not" Who said that?

Why is my feeling he's gonna vote Biden/Harris such a big deal to you? I'm voting for them.


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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #34)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 04:20 PM

35. Weak deflection.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:14 AM

14. lie down with dogs

Get rabies

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:18 AM

15. Glad Cheadle saw the light, but quite frankly...

What the hell were you thinking in the first place!

tRump's a racist, his father was a racist, the GOP is full of racists; so again what the hell were you thinking in the first place!

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Response to augyboston (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:28 AM

16. Exactly my response. And what of the " Some polls suggest that Trump is actually performing better "

BS. Polls i've seen show the idiot only has ~10% black voters. If you are black or brown, and are a member of the Republican party you've gotta have your head examined. We have a klansman in the WH for God's sake!

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Response to augyboston (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:25 AM

21. He's hasn't seen the light.

Heís just pissed he didnít get a better public reception and a place at Old Massaís table. Sambo is still out there shucking and jiving and does the whole both sides thinn with Biden. Heís one thick skulled moron. Still not sure if heís voting for Trump or not. He ainít seen shit.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:30 AM

17. Re: ventriloquist dolls. I have recently been made aware of a group of black conservatives who

post some of the most egregious nonsense, completely divorced from reality. Dems hate blacks, only the gop cares. Ugly things about Biden/Harris. I just shake my head as this is a Facebook group, one does wonder. Now, as I am not on social media, I am only hearing of this from a friend who is on that page.

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Response to niyad (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:58 AM

26. Alot of that message is spread by RW operatives and Russian bots

pretending to be black/brown Trump supporters, ie 'digital blackface' is what it's called, and it's designed to divide the Dem base and suppress votes.

To be sure there are PoC (conservative, as well as some far-left) who are anti-Dem and buy that message. But it is a message that is mainly spread as propaganda to divide.

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Response to niyad (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:47 AM

29. Send them links to The Lincoln Project, VoteVets, and Meidas Touch videos.

Particularly this one -


And for some more history -

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 09:12 AM

31. As I said, I am not on social media. Have suggested russian bots and trolls to the person who told

me about them. Their comments are so uniform. But she chooses to engage them differently.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:33 AM

18. Sorry your life has changed. But to quote grandma plan on getting fleas if you hang out w/ dogs.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:44 AM

19. J.C. Watts - African American - Oklahoma QB - US Representative - Clergyman....

..... His father, when asked about J.C.'s political future said, " A Black person voting for a Republican is like a chicken
voting for Uncle Sanders."

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:20 AM

20. So this tap dancing Sambo hasn't learnt shit.

Fuck Him and his ilk. Dumb Uncle Tom piece of shit.

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Response to Stand and Fight (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 02:54 AM

25. +1. Any PoC who votes for Trump is a disgrace.

This is not about liberal vs conservative. Trump has transformed the GOP into an alt-right ethnofascist party and any PoC who votes for such a party is a self-hating bootlicker.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:26 AM

27. lol all this is just gop propaganda.

He's pretending to be undecided. He's far-right pos. This like when the right-wingers call up C-Span pretending to be a democrat or something else.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 03:43 AM

28. 'Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas'.

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