Black and Latino Groups and Leaders Want Anyone but Amy Klobuchar for Biden's Vice President
May 23, 2020 at 7:45 AM - Views: 64 #318290
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Two days before Super Tuesday, NAACP Minneapolis and Black Lives Matter activists protested Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s rally before it began over her involvement with the murder conviction of a black teen. Klobuchar canceled the rally. The next day, unable to curry enough support nationwide, she ended her campaign for president, looked into a television camera from Dallas, and told her home state of Minnesota to support former Vice President Joe Biden.
Now Biden is formally vetting her to be his vice-presidential running mate. That doesn’t sit well with minority voters. According to groups and leaders of color, including immigration activists, the selection of Klobuchar would mean Biden is taking voters of color for granted—after black voters resurrected his campaign—to prioritize Midwestern moderate white voters.
“She would be a reckless choice” said Aimee Allison, whose group She The People held a presidential forum last year at historically black Texas Southern University that Klobuchar attended. “We need women of color to be excited about a candidate and she doesn’t capture our hopes and dreams.”
Jessica Morales Rocketto, political director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, said the Minnesota senator is incapable of providing what Biden needs. “The idea that Amy Klobuchar could speak to an anti-Trump vision, and what motivates his base like immigration, racism, or xenophobia is patently laughable.”
May 23, 2020 at 8:51 AM #318309
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Amy, in my opinion, is very deceitful just like Barack was in 2007-08.
2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.
May 23, 2020 at 11:03 AM #318333
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So therefore, she will be chosen. Not shut the F up and fall in line!
Oh and did I mention Larry Summers. Bend over folks. Otherwise, the Orange Menace and Russia! will screw you.
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May 23, 2020 at 12:11 PM #318344
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Better start combing the country.
May 23, 2020 at 6:46 PM #318383
May 23, 2020 at 7:54 PM #318392
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After all, for every black or Latino nonvote Biden/Klobuchar lose in the cities, they’ll pick up two white votes in the suburbs. That strategy worked so well for them in 2016, so it would be foolish to abandon it now. Just ask Rahm Emmanuel. He’ll tell you, and he is a Very Intelligent Person! Everybody whose anybody knows that!
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 11:58 PM #318459
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Joe may not make it to Election Day never mind a full four-year term. His VP choice is more likely to become Prez than any VP I can remember.
Amy has shown her diligence at not wanting to attempt anything that would rock the boat. She is a great choice in their eyes.
November boils down to who can suck more. Trump’s complete idiocy vs Biden’s fumbling of every opportunity to broaden his appeal.
I predict a record low turnout percentage.
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