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I have seen it asked why minorities aren't "feeling the Bern".

There is an especially notorious thread on the subject with many replies. I have some thoughts, as a minority.

First, I am not claiming there aren't any minorities supporting Sanders. There obviously are. But the large majority support HRC, as do I.

When I see an endorsement made of HRC by a minority, the ugly way in which that endorser is diminished and brushed aside is troubling. Some of the comments I see, such as "he/she is a sellout", "no one even knows who that is", " must be getting paid" are offensive. Maybe white people don't know who some of the prominent minority endorsements are, but I do. I follow them, because they are few. It is important to me. I like President Obama. I like the men and women he has in his cabinet, the diversity. I am impressed when they endorse a candidate, because I know that they understand the struggles of minorities, racial and LGBTQ. I saw Trayvon Martin's mother attacked. I saw John Lewis characterized as some sort of selfish political animal. Eric Holder as a Wall Street tool.

It offends me when I see Sanders supporter claim the base supports him. Last I looked, minorities are the base. His game is impressive in Iowa and NH...no doubt. But those places might as well be Idaho or Utah to me. Iowa is 90+% white, NH the same. If Sanders supporters think that winning in those states is going to sway minorities, I am sorry. He is not Obama. He is not in the same league as Obama in importance to the minority community. Especially given the way that minorities that aren't "feeling the Bern" are dismissed and diminished by his supporters.

I don't mind the back and forth on the candidates merits. I don't even mind a little mudslinging both ways. But the paternal attitude about minorities will end in failure...this I can guarantee. Minorities that support HRC aren't dumb, or greedy, or in need of white guidance to see the light. The numbers aren't even close, there is a reason for that and its Sanders and his supporters. If Sanders wins the nomination, I will vote for him in the General, because the alternative is unacceptable. If that happens, I hope that by the time the election comes around I have overcome my strong dislike of the man mostly in place due to his supporters, and that is unfair to him.

I look forward to the first response with the term "race card" to prove my point.

Bernie is going to make the Saudis pay for that wall.....I mean fight ISIS.

He is overmatched by Clinton.

The language I see used to describe DWS and HRC are very familiar to me.

"Very ambitious"

"Queen of Mean"

Playing the victim.

Playing the gender card.




Yeah...seen that shit before.

I am a diehard Clinton supporter. I don't think this "data breach" thing is a big deal at all.

I certainly don't think it reflects on Sanders' personal integrity in any way.

Hillary Clinton story

When "Living History" was released, I was living in Little Rock. Hillary came to the city on her signing tour, and I showed up at the Sam's Club and got in line. I was about 2-3 hrs back in the line, and had time to chat with several of the other people in line, a few of which claimed to know Hillary from her time in the state when Bill was governor. At the time, I was thinking "yeah, right". My plan was to get 2 books signed, for my daughters who were 5 and 1 at the time. When I got toward the front of the line, I was amazed at how many normal people in line Ms. Clinton greeted by name, and she even reminisced with a few of them. These were people that had stood in line for hours to see her, that she remembered from years earlier. It was truly amazing to watch. She greeted and thanked me, and then signed my 2 copies.

Those 2 copies are sitting on our bookshelf at home. My daughters are 18 and 13 respectively, and my dream is to have President Clinton sign those books for them these many years later, as they both love and support her as I do.

Anyway, just a little personal story of my brief interaction with Hillary Clinton.

The terms "race card" and "gender card"....

are typically used by racists and misogynists.

Men Can Live 20 Years Longer... But There's A High Cost

Men, what would you be willing to give up to live a couple decades longer? Think carefully before you answer.

http://io9.com/men-can-live-20-years-longer-but-theres-a-high-cost-1678274234

The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army

Gamergate is substantively about nothing; ask a hundred of its angry, anonymous backers what it's fighting for, and you'll get a hundred different, zany answers. But a few internet opportunists are using the chaos to make themselves celebrities.

http://gawker.com/the-d-list-right-wingers-whove-turned-gamergate-into-th-1648410811/all

Dominant Male Atheist Leaders Seem to Have a Problem with Women

Many of the most prominent leaders of New Atheism are quick to express sexist ideas.

http://www.alternet.org/belief/dominant-male-atheist-leaders-seem-have-problem-women

How bad could it be to arm and train people in the Middle East to help fight our current enemies?

That hasn't turned out bad before, that I know of.
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