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27. You live in such a Manichean universe
Sat Feb 27, 2016, 03:50 PM
Feb 2016

that your opinions are weak sauce for many that read DU regularly.

You appear not to like nor respect many of us here.

Sanders evidently cared and was involved in civil rights issues back in the 1960s.

For you to state that Sanders "trying to do it in a matter of weeks or months, and it's just not working" is two figments of your imagination that you state as "truth" when the statement is truthiness.

How can an admitted "outsider" even make such a generic declaration about the diversity that identify as black voters (or any identifiable social group)?

The Clintons long term trend against economic justice plays into the prejudice of those that gain and support institutional racism as their birthright.

You type propaganda, often not anything of particular value or information.

Most of us have votes that are earned or not earned over years of watching and living our political process.

I am white and never presume to speak for or read the minds of people that Identify as black but I do know that my votes and life attitudes and actions have evolved but have also been consistent in the over-riding idea that we are equal and deserve a fair society and that it is up to all of us to make that moral stance real.

Ron Dellums is one of my favorite politicians of all time. I first learned of him in high school when I lived in the East Bay Area and was anti-war during Vietnam. I voted for Dellums numerous times in the 1970s and 1980s. He is an anti-war social democrat like Sanders, not a neoliberal like the Clintons who support our military empire.

"By 1990, Sanders was a leading member of Jesse Jackson’s National Rainbow Coalition, and the following year he founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus with the help of fellow revolutionaries Ron Dellums and Maxine Waters."


What you stated about Sanders and the Black communities is not true.

this is one of those things bigtree Feb 2016 #1
Correct me if I'm wrong... SidDithers Feb 2016 #2
of course, that's correct, Sid bigtree Feb 2016 #3
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wow bigtree Feb 2016 #10
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like I said, that's a hell of a campaign appeal bigtree Feb 2016 #12
Yeah, I don't think you're on the right board... SidDithers Feb 2016 #13
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What is this bullshit about how black votes are earned in an utterly different way to white votes? Kentonio Feb 2016 #4
you'd need to consider the primacy of the federal government bigtree Feb 2016 #6
Which is why I said a freely concede that there are huge trust issues there. Kentonio Feb 2016 #7
You are wrong. Bernie Sanders has an excellent record of supporting Civil Rights Octafish Feb 2016 #15
You must not have read my post, octafish of DU... SidDithers Feb 2016 #17
No, I wrote what I wanted to write. Octafish Feb 2016 #18
Well, it's completely unrelated to what I wrote... SidDithers Feb 2016 #20
No, it is completely relevant to what you wrote. Octafish Feb 2016 #22
OK. For the second time... SidDithers Feb 2016 #23
So what? My post is about African American support for Bernie Sanders. Octafish Feb 2016 #24
You're the one that posts a completely unrelated reply... SidDithers Feb 2016 #25
Not really. Blacks who vote typically vote for the democratic candidate regardless of whether Vattel Feb 2016 #19
You live in such a Manichean universe PufPuf23 Feb 2016 #27
K n R snagglepuss Feb 2016 #5
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I think that black voters should vote as they think best. MineralMan Feb 2016 #16
Yes, black people must be asleep! zappaman Feb 2016 #21
oh geez... tazkcmo Feb 2016 #26
Kind of off topic but Juicy_Bellows Feb 2016 #28
I appreciate that very much. Our time here isn't long. Octafish Feb 2016 #29
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