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Sun Jul 19, 2015, 02:35 PM

Someone Didn't Show Up for Netroots Nation at All [View all]

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I'm blatantly stealing this from a comment in the #BlackLivesMatter threads:

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/hillary-clinton-skip-major-progressive-event

Hillary Clinton did not show up at Netroots Nation to even expose herself to confrontation with #BlackLivesMatter protesters. The fact that Bernie and Martin O'Malley showed up to hear what the grassroots had to say, and were thus present for the #BlackLivesMatter protest, should be a point scored in both of their favors.

By withholding herself, Hillary seems to be saying she is not ready to respond to the moment. As some commenters have mentioned, don't give her a pass as the Social Justice candidate just because she didn't show up on the day of the test.

Many people regard racism as exemplified by police violence, attempts at voter suppression, and economic injustice as the most pressing problem of this historical moment. Netroots Nation will give Bernie and Martin O'Malley a chance to show how they are ready to respond to this moment.

I look forward to finding out more about how Bernie and Martin O'Malley recognize the historic opportunity that was handed to them to engage black voters at Netroots Nation.

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daredtowork Jul 2015 OP
DURHAM D Jul 2015 #1
Duckhunter935 Jul 2015 #3
dsc Jul 2015 #11
daredtowork Jul 2015 #5
DURHAM D Jul 2015 #7
olddots Jul 2015 #2
PowerToThePeople Jul 2015 #4
HooptieWagon Jul 2015 #9
ismnotwasm Jul 2015 #6
magical thyme Jul 2015 #8
msongs Jul 2015 #10
MineralMan Jul 2015 #12