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CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 12:32 AM Feb 2016

Congressional Black Caucus endores Hillary

(I hope this is not a duplicate post)

I just saw an interview on CNN with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York who announced, or at least reinforced the endorsement of Hillary Clinton by the Congressional Black Caucus. He gave one of the most eloquent narratives in support and in defense of Hillary's continually work on behalf of the black community throughout her lifetime. They need to put him on a commercial.

When he was challenged with the statement that Bill Clinton was President when the legislation which resulted in many young black men going to jail, Hakeem countered with a devastating rebuttal saying that Bernie Sanders voted for that legislation in the House. (I didn't know that.)

This is perfect while Sanders is turning over every stone trying to find some black leaders to endorse him going into South Carolina and the other Southern primaries.

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Congressional Black Caucus endores Hillary (Original Post) CajunBlazer Feb 2016 OP
Yes! sheshe2 Feb 2016 #1
Hi sheshe, is this awesome or what! Cha Feb 2016 #5
Interesting, when the voting record is produced it changes the entire Thinkingabout Feb 2016 #2
Thank you, Cajun! I had read that they were going to endorse her Thursday so this is great getting Cha Feb 2016 #3
Bravo! sheshe2 Feb 2016 #9
These Wonderful Black Caucus Members have had decades of experience of knowing both Cha Feb 2016 #13
From your article Cha CajunBlazer Feb 2016 #12
And, really.. why would they be interested how those folks in a non diverse New Hampshire Cha Feb 2016 #15
18 to 0 to 2 (Abstain). Bernie lost to Abstain. Godhumor Feb 2016 #4
How long have they worked side by side with him? Cha Feb 2016 #6
Yep. They've worked side-by-side with him in the House and BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #8
... Jamaal510 Feb 2016 #19
That's gotta chap Treant Feb 2016 #22
I knew he voted for that bill. It was pointed out to me by a prominent Black poster on another BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #7
Thank you for this, BlueCali.. interesting. Cha Feb 2016 #23
Djchefron is a godsend! PoliticusUSA dropped their comment section because of too BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #25
Jason is sooo much a President Obama supporter.. that's why I liked him. Cha Feb 2016 #26
And they are doing MORE than endorsing DesertRat Feb 2016 #10
Oh Jeeze.. I missed that due to my zipping around so much.. Cha Feb 2016 #24
Game over! Stuckinthebush Feb 2016 #31
This is another great endorsement Gothmog Feb 2016 #11
Can't wait to see if the thread tops 100 replies when DSB proudly stands with them Godhumor Feb 2016 #14
I haven't seen his posts in so long.. not even caring to go into GDP.. you just reminded Cha Feb 2016 #16
I misread it as "...Black Caucus endures Hillary" Kurovski Feb 2016 #17
they love Hillary. Cha Feb 2016 #20
K&R ismnotwasm Feb 2016 #18
K&R This is great news! Firebrand Gary Feb 2016 #21
Of course they did. She's the only Democrat left in the race. Tarheel_Dem Feb 2016 #27
Not only that... Cha Feb 2016 #28
I agree with Rep. Meeks. This won't go down well in some quarters. I hope they're prepared for.... Tarheel_Dem Feb 2016 #29
I'm sure they are prepared.. the reputation proceeds them. Cha Feb 2016 #30
This is a very significant endorsement still_one Feb 2016 #32
Great! n/t livetohike Feb 2016 #33

Cha

(300,270 posts)
5. Hi sheshe, is this awesome or what!
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:06 AM
Feb 2016

Please see my post down thread for a little more and a pic of Hillary when she went to see them in July.. we all remember that great day.

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
2. Interesting, when the voting record is produced it changes the entire
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 12:45 AM
Feb 2016

Picture. Probably will change reasoning also.

Cha

(300,270 posts)
3. Thank you, Cajun! I had read that they were going to endorse her Thursday so this is great getting
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:03 AM
Feb 2016

your report from the tv news.


Hillary Clinton arrives for a meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol July 14, 2015. Clinton had six different meetings with members of Congress, including with the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Congressional Black Caucus to formally endorse Clinton on Thursday

The Congressional Black Caucus is rushing to defend Hillary Clinton, following what many black lawmakers said was an expected loss in New Hampshire but one that should not hurt her in the next round of voting.

On Thursday morning, the CBC’s leaders said they will appear at a club adjacent to the Democratic National Committee to formally endorse Clinton for president, through the CBC political action committee. The group will then disperse its African-American lawmakers to states where black voters are crucial, particularly in South Carolina’s Democratic primary on Feb. 27.

“It’s one thing to endorse and do nothing. It’s another thing to endorse and to go to work,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), chairman of the CBC PAC. These lawmakers are, Meeks said, “people that can actually testify [to] the work that Hillary Clinton has done.”

Meeks said that 90 percent of the 20-member board of the CBC’s PAC voted to endorse Clinton, while none of the board members voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders and a few members abstained because they had not yet endorsed in the race.

On the neutral list was Rep. James E. Clyburn (S.C.), the No. 3 House Democratic leader and the most prominent South Carolina Democrat, who has since then said he is considering backing a candidate and that candidate, he suggested, is likely to be Clinton.


More..
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/10/congressional-black-caucus-to-formally-endorse-clinton-on-thursday/?postshare=3051455142351450&tid=ss_tw

sheshe2

(84,912 posts)
9. Bravo!
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:26 AM
Feb 2016

Meeks said that 90 percent of the 20-member board of the CBC’s PAC voted to endorse Clinton, while none of the board members voted for Sen. Bernie Sanders and a few members abstained because they had not yet endorsed in the race.


This is sweet.

I am loving this Cha!

Cha

(300,270 posts)
13. These Wonderful Black Caucus Members have had decades of experience of knowing both
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:37 AM
Feb 2016

candidates and they chose Hillary, she.


Black Caucus Members! Thank you!

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
12. From your article Cha
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:34 AM
Feb 2016
Instead, Clyburn said Tuesday, Clinton’s victory in Iowa, however narrow, held support for the former first lady, particularly among his state’s African-American voters. Even a big Sanders win in New Hampshire would not shift the dynamic in South Carolina, he argued.

“Whatever happens in New Hampshire,” Clyburn said in an interview Thursday, Clinton “got inoculated a bit. It won’t matter a whole lot.”


(snip)

Despite the youth vote, Clyburn said Clinton remains steady in South Carolina among voters most likely to show up for the primary. “There’s not been a big surge,” he said of the Vermont senator’s support. “The reliable primary voters that I know don’t seem to have shifted at all.”

Good news indeed!

Cha

(300,270 posts)
15. And, really.. why would they be interested how those folks in a non diverse New Hampshire
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:50 AM
Feb 2016

voted?

They have totally different interests at heart and they know Hillary has the experience and the passion to see it through.

Awesome that the Black Caucus is endorsing Hillary now and Hopefully Rep James Clyburn will do so before the South Carolina Primary.

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
8. Yep. They've worked side-by-side with him in the House and
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:13 AM
Feb 2016

they still won't endorse him! That should tell everyone what a person he is.

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
7. I knew he voted for that bill. It was pointed out to me by a prominent Black poster on another
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:10 AM
Feb 2016

site, TPV and PoliticusUSA (before they shut down the comments section), named djchefron. He's really knowledgeable about Sanders' past and through his posts my eyes opened back in May when I had then decided to support him. After less than a month and god-knows-how-many-djchefron-posts later, I switched and stayed with Hillary Clinton.

Cha

(300,270 posts)
23. Thank you for this, BlueCali.. interesting.
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 03:38 AM
Feb 2016

So why did PoliticusUSA drop their comment section?

I noticed that when I went to a link and took exception to something Jason Easley said about Hillary.

Wow! djchefron!

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
25. Djchefron is a godsend! PoliticusUSA dropped their comment section because of too
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:02 AM
Feb 2016

many Berners attacking other posters, I guess. Jason is clearly a Berner himself, but the comments coming from his contemporaries were getting pretty nasty, so I guess P-USA decided it was time to shut down the comments section. That's fine. It's a Bernie site so I don't go there anyway. Strange thing is, it's also a pro-Obama site - and President Obama is set to endorse (and secretly already has) Hillary Clinton, not the guy who wanted to primary him in 2012. Can we blame him?

Cha

(300,270 posts)
26. Jason is sooo much a President Obama supporter.. that's why I liked him.
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:30 AM
Feb 2016

I don't get the disconnect of him supporting the guy who wants to tear down PBO's legacy?

And, he's so knowledgeable in politics.. smart enough to know there's no way BS can get his promises of free stuff passed by our US Congress.

And, for sure he knows how bad some of his supporters are.. he has to close down his comment section for cripes sake.

He'll get on board Hillary's express pretty fast, though.

DesertRat

(27,995 posts)
10. And they are doing MORE than endorsing
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:26 AM
Feb 2016
Following the planned meeting with the Democratic National Committee to officially hand Clinton their nod, Caucus leaders will send their troops out into states where the black vote is a make-or-break situation to make sure that they have as much support for their candidate as possible. They are intensely focused on South Carolina, where getting the black vote out will definitely be a boost for whichever candidate takes that state’s primary. From the Washington Post:

“It’s one thing to endorse and do nothing. It’s another thing to endorse and to go to work,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), chairman of the CBC PAC. These lawmakers are, Meeks said, “people that can actually testify [to] the work that Hillary Clinton has done.


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/02/10/hillary-clinton-snags-coveted-endorsement-of-the-congressional-black-caucus/

Cha

(300,270 posts)
24. Oh Jeeze.. I missed that due to my zipping around so much..
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 03:44 AM
Feb 2016

Thank you so much!

Hillary Clinton Snags Coveted Endorsement Of The Congressional Black Caucus

Following the planned meeting with the Democratic National Committee to officially hand Clinton their nod, Caucus leaders will send their troops out into states where the black vote is a make-or-break situation to make sure that they have as much support for their candidate as possible. They are intensely focused on South Carolina, where getting the black vote out will definitely be a boost for whichever candidate takes that state’s primary. From the Washington Post:

“It’s one thing to endorse and do nothing. It’s another thing to endorse and to go to work,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), chairman of the CBC PAC. These lawmakers are, Meeks said, “people that can actually testify the work that Hillary Clinton has done.”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/02/10/hillary-clinton-snags-coveted-endorsement-of-the-congressional-black-caucus/

I like that.. "snags".

Godhumor

(6,437 posts)
14. Can't wait to see if the thread tops 100 replies when DSB proudly stands with them
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:39 AM
Feb 2016

For some reason that always sets them off.

Cha

(300,270 posts)
16. I haven't seen his posts in so long.. not even caring to go into GDP.. you just reminded
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:53 AM
Feb 2016

me of how great his OPs are.

This will be awesome for him as well as for all of us.

Kurovski

(34,657 posts)
17. I misread it as "...Black Caucus endures Hillary"
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:05 AM
Feb 2016

Of course we can see that's clearly not the reality.

Cha

(300,270 posts)
28. Not only that...
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:31 AM
Feb 2016
Hillary Clinton Snags Coveted Endorsement Of The Congressional Black Caucus

Following the planned meeting with the Democratic National Committee to officially hand Clinton their nod, Caucus leaders will send their troops out into states where the black vote is a make-or-break situation to make sure that they have as much support for their candidate as possible. They are intensely focused on South Carolina, where getting the black vote out will definitely be a boost for whichever candidate takes that state’s primary. From the Washington Post:

“It’s one thing to endorse and do nothing. It’s another thing to endorse and to go to work,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), chairman of the CBC PAC. These lawmakers are, Meeks said, “people that can actually testify the work that Hillary Clinton has done.”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/02/10/hillary-clinton-snags-coveted-endorsement-of-the-congressional-black-caucus/


Tarheel~

Tarheel_Dem

(31,320 posts)
29. I agree with Rep. Meeks. This won't go down well in some quarters. I hope they're prepared for....
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:13 AM
Feb 2016

a barrage of hateful phone calls & emails.

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