Black Americans are in an abusive relationship with the Democratic party
May 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM - Views: 56 #318270
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I am very tired of Joe Biden. My vote for him was already hanging by a thread before his disastrous interview with Charlamagne tha God on Friday. Interrupting the Breakfast Club host’s explanation that black people needed assurances that our communities will benefit from his presidency, Biden asserted: “If you’ve got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Again, I am very tired of Joe Biden. Not because I am a purist, or have inflexible ideological commitments of what it will take to remove Donald Trump from office. But rather because Biden’s condescension towards black communities is intolerable.
I want to believe that Biden’s condescension started after the respected senator James Clyburn called the former vice-president an “honorary black man” at a private dinner in March. But his mistreatment of black people, verbally and politically, is decades old, and is a reflection of the Democratic party in general.
Throughout Biden’s career, he has boasted about his ability to bridge partisan divides by sacrificing the needs of black people and poor people in the name of “compromise”. For the last 30 years, Biden has repeatedly talked about freezing, cutting, or raising the age for social security and other benefits – as much as $2tn one time. His response to concerns that these cuts would hurt the poor? “We’re going to do lots of hard things … we might as well do this.”
May 23, 2020 at 6:19 AM #318272
May 23, 2020 at 1:15 PM #318353
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There is always one way to end an abusive relationship. Leave.
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
May 23, 2020 at 5:19 PM #318371
May 23, 2020 at 7:45 PM #318391
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There, fixed it for her. Black Americans are, for the most part, working class or barely middle class, as Nina Turner would say. The Democrats are part of the ruling oligarchy that extracts wealth from those same classes of people. That is their function.
To be fair, I have long thought that Joe Biden was a racist, which is exactly why Barack Obama picked him for VP. Obama wanted to reassure the more casual racist whites that he wasn’t that kind of black person, that he was no Malcolm X or MLK who would challenge the existing social order. That he was an acceptable negro who wouldn’t do anything to make white suburban liberals uncomfortable.
It’s taken almost 60 years, but Democrats have gone from LBJ’s War on Poverty to War on Hope: This is the way it is, be grateful that you have what little you still do, and be grateful to us for taking less away from you than the Really Bad Republicans will.
Democratic Party offices should have signs up saying, Abandon all hope, all progressives who enter here.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
May 23, 2020 at 9:18 PM #318407
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