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Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Aaron » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:22 pm

Seattle Speech Interrupted - Washington Post

Ok, let's have a real discussion about a candidate.

Since Trump isn't worth mentioning, and Sanders is the new darling, lets talk about Sanders.

So he plans on giving two Speeches in Seattle, the first one ends in chaos when a small group of Black Lives Matter protestors accuse him of not directly addressing racial issues.

He leaves and comes back later when he can talk about what he wants to talk about.

This is where the rubber meets the road for an old white politician, regardless of whether he "fearlessly" labels himself socialist. How does he address things people are actually mad about?

People aren't mad about family leave.

The minimum wage is a side effect, not a cause.

Racial injustice and defacto class systems are the raw sores on American society. If Bernie's gonna be a real candidate, that's where he's gonna go.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby The Comrade » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:47 pm

considering he was actively involved in the civil rights movement and has spoken about racial injustice for his entire career i don't think he needs to "go" there because he's been there for decades.

the BLM people are complete morons. going after sanders, in seattle of all places, and calling them white supremacists? absolute head-in-ass idiots.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Libertarian602 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:48 pm

So Sanders doesn't meet the SJW purist test, classic.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Aaron » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:51 pm

The Comrade wrote:considering he was actively involved in the civil rights movement and has spoken about racial injustice for his entire career i don't think he needs to "go" there because he's been there for decades.

the BLM people are complete morons. going after sanders, in seattle of all places, and calling them white supremacists? absolute head-in-ass idiots.


Why wouldn't he run on it?

Btw, my personal dog in this race is that culture is changed, not just business "dynamics", hence why I'm so skeptical.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby The Comrade » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:53 pm

i mean, you can't legislate "stop being racist" but you can legislate an end to the war on drugs, an end to mandatory minimums, etc, that plague minority communities. all of which he is running on and has spoken about at length.

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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Aaron » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:10 am

I agree he talks about a few of the key societal whirlpools that minorities get caught in, I guess I don't hear a big enough picture in the message. Maybe he's summed it up correctly a few times. I'd like to hear that.

That and, there is literally no evidence that he won't just hand the mic to Hillary in a year
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby The Comrade » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:46 am

i don't know what else he would do besides that. i mean if he wants to see a republican whitehouse he could sabotage hillary's chances but i think he's too practical for that.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Spider » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:37 am

Aaron wrote:I agree he talks about a few of the key societal whirlpools that minorities get caught in, I guess I don't hear a big enough picture in the message. Maybe he's summed it up correctly a few times. I'd like to hear that.

That and, there is literally no evidence that he won't just hand the mic to Hillary in a year


You basically want him to pander through a megaphone as obviously as possible?
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby Saz » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:55 am

You know it's a slow day when you find yourself talking about Bernie sanders.
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Re: Sanders interrupted by Black Lives Matter protest

Postby exploited » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:57 am

Aaron wrote:I agree he talks about a few of the key societal whirlpools that minorities get caught in, I guess I don't hear a big enough picture in the message. Maybe he's summed it up correctly a few times. I'd like to hear that.

That and, there is literally no evidence that he won't just hand the mic to Hillary in a year


I don't get the criticism. Black Lives Matter doesn't want old white politicians speaking for them anymore. Sanders is simply respecting their request.
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