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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:52 PM

SHAUN KING: To stop Donald Trump, Iíll be voting for Hillary Clinton

Like millions of supporters of Bernie Sanders, I have not quite gotten over his loss to Hillary Clinton. I didn't expect it to sting this bad, but for me, Bernie wasn't just another politician or candidate, but a rare leader who means what he says, keeps his word and takes bold risks. I feel like Bernie was a game changer.

*snip*

In the end, though, Bernie lost on votes. I won't quite say he lost "fair and square" ó because everything wasn't fair or square, but I am convinced, as are my closest friends in his campaign, that if everything was fair and square, Bernie still would've lost to Hillary. If everything was fair and square, Bernie would've still been blown out in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. Hillary crushed Bernie in the Deep South and the difference in delegates can be found there. It wasn't even close in those states. Hillary's ties there paid off and the Sanders campaign struggled to figure out how to resonate in meaningful ways in most of those states. Had Bernie tied or narrowly lost to Hillary in those places, he might be our nominee right now. That's not what happened.

*snip*

I have studied Donald Trump for over a year now. I've written more articles about him, his bigotry, his sexism, his xenophobia, and the terrible policy ideas he has that flow out of those things than almost any writer in the country. I believe he is a racist. I believe he is a white supremacist bigot. I believe he is a phony and a fraud. I believe he is a con artist. I believe he is a man of the lowest moral character. I believe he is a stone cold liar.

*snip*

Most of all, though, I believe Donald Trump poses a dangerous threat to three particular groups of people that I love ó immigrants, Muslims and the Black Lives Matter movement. To be clear, I am not saying that Hillary Clinton is a savior or hero to those three groups, but what Donald Trump means to them is substantively and significantly worse.

*snip*

Lastly, I believe that President Donald Trump would pose a grave threat to the safety and security of the Black Lives Matter Movement and all of us who are in it. Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee, who was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention, has called us "scum" and "terrorists." Trump may very well empower Sheriff Clarke to serve in his cabinet. Beyond that, though, Trump himself, during his speech at the convention and elsewhere, has alluded to restoring "law and order" in a way that suggests his intentions are to crackdown on protestors and dissenting voices. I fully believe that Donald Trump would be a J. Edgar Hoover type for the Black Lives Matter Movement. I would fear for my own safety and the safety of my brothers and sisters in the movement.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/king-stop-donald-trump-voting-hillary-clinton-article-1.2726614

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Reply SHAUN KING: To stop Donald Trump, Iíll be voting for Hillary Clinton (Original post)
one_voice Jul 2016 OP
geek tragedy Jul 2016 #1
LoverOfLiberty Jul 2016 #2
rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #5
lapucelle Jul 2016 #3
LonePirate Jul 2016 #4
one_voice Jul 2016 #6
LonePirate Jul 2016 #7
TexasProgresive Jul 2016 #8

Response to one_voice (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:53 PM

1. he's got it right, thank you Shaun nt

 

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:53 PM

2. I honestly don't care

who Shaun King votes for.

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Response to LoverOfLiberty (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:59 PM

5. This

 

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:54 PM

3. Props to Shaun.

Somebody better check in on Goodman.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:57 PM

4. Can you update your headline with "Shaun?" Took me a bit to realize which King you were quoting.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 01:59 PM

6. Done.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 02:00 PM

7. Thank you.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 02:01 PM

8. Did Pete King have an epiphany?

Really really lots and lots of
Great click bait you have there with a criptic post, lots of fun, fun, fun.

edit- I see you edited your title, thanks

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