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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:15 AM

 

Just One Of The Reasons That I Love African Americans

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, the members of the Democratic Party of South Carolina had a choice to make. Should they vote for the White guy from New England with lots of big promises, or should they vote for the White guy from Delaware, a state that is 21% African American, who spent 36 years trying to make life better for Black Americans, and then spent eight years working with Barack Obama pushing through legislation like Obamacare? Saturday night, we got our answer. The African Americans of South Carolina chose the guy who spent decades forging alliances with Black America and working with Black America over the guy from New England with big promises.

This is just one of the reasons why I love African Americans. They may have the finest sense of who to vote for of anyone in the last 50 years. It was Black America who came out in droves to vote for Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. It was Black America who was most resistant to Reagan's idea that tax cuts would pay for themselves. Finally, it was Black America who never once even considered voting for Donald Trump.

The strength of the Democratic Party has always been rooted in the South. Originally, the Democratic Party was the Party of White racist slaveowners, whose evil sense of economics allowed them to justify holding African Americans in bondage. However, when African Americans wisely forged an alliance first with Robert Kennedy, then John F. Kennedy, and then Lyndon Johnson, the Democratic Party moved from representing the forces of evil in the South to the forces of liberty in the South. The Democratic Party moved from being a big part of the problem to a huge part of the solution, and it was Black America, especially in the South, that led the way.

Since then, African Americans have had to ask themselves over and over again, "Who in America will help us to move things forward? Who spends more time making big promises, and who is interested in actually rolling up their sleeves and doing the work that needs to be done?" On Saturday, Black America choose the person who has spent decades working with Black Americans trying to make things better over the guy who made big promises. This is the very heart of wisdom. We should have expected nothing less from Black Americans for this is what they have always done. They are leading the way again. Who among us will wisely follow?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply Just One Of The Reasons That I Love African Americans (Original post)
Sloumeau Mar 2020 OP
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Sloumeau Mar 2020 #2
JustAnotherGen Mar 2020 #3
Shermann Mar 2020 #11
yardwork Mar 2020 #18
yardwork Mar 2020 #4
Shermann Mar 2020 #5
yardwork Mar 2020 #6
Sloumeau Mar 2020 #9
yardwork Mar 2020 #17
sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #8
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sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #12
Shermann Mar 2020 #13
sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #14
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #16
Vogon_Glory Mar 2020 #7
TwilightZone Mar 2020 #15
Codeine Mar 2020 #19

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:31 AM

2. Biden has had strong support in South Carolina before he talked about

 

a Black Woman judge on the Supreme Court four days ago.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:32 AM

3. It appealed to me

 

Just as Stacey or Kamala or Julian appeal to me as a VP. Just as how he said if Obama was game for it - he would appoint him to SCOTUS.

I've heard a LOT of dog whistles appealing to many different segments of society this Primary.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:24 PM

18. It's not a gaffe. It's a perfectly reasonable goal.

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:33 AM

4. That's not pandering.

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:39 AM

6. In the history of the United States we've had only two African American justices. Both are male.

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:51 AM

9. If one is choosing between qualified candidates,

 

I see absolutely nothing wrong with counterbalancing hundreds of years of oppression against women or Black people by sometimes choosing a qualified person BECAUSE that person is black or a woman. The scales are still tilted against Black Americans and women. As long as that is so, I have no problem with people deliberately trying to push the scales in the opposite direction.

As long as White racists discriminate against Black people, and as long as sexists continue to discriminate against women, I will be in favor of those people who try to turn the tide the other way.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:22 PM

17. Absolutely.

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:51 AM

8. Comparing "I'm going to appoint an African American woman"...

 

To "I'm going to appoint the most impartial and qualified" has a whiff of "All Lives Matter."
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:12 AM

12. And you've just exposed your tail... nt

 

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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

14. Sure you have...

 

We can all see how critically you think about racism in America.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:41 AM

16. They're not mutually exclusive.

 

The two qualifying statements can be fulfilled simultaneously.

Are you asserting otherwise?
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:42 AM

7. I'd trust Joe to nominate a competent AA woman to the court

 

However, if Bernie gets the party’s nomination, we’d either have four more years of Donald Trump, complete with a Republican-controlled Senate or Bernie in the White House and Mitch McConnell still in charge of the US Senate. I’d REALLY rather have Joe elected President with a winning team of Democratic congressional representatives and the billionaires’ blockade broken.

I would have thought that the last six years of the Obama administration would have taught the naïfs what happens when the party controlling the White House loses control of one or both houses of Congress, but it looks like some progressives still haven’t wised up.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:32 AM

15. Pandering?

 

lol, no.

"But it's a bit transparent."

Well, something in the conversation is, but it's not Biden.
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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 12:25 PM

19. Dude. nt

 

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