Black People Politics : Can Bernie Sanders win the African American vote?

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  1. Liberty

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    The Vermont senator won New Hampshire, but he still attracts little support from the African American community.

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    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' solid win in the New Hampshire primary election was widely anticipated but its scope accentuates his lethal threat to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the clear choice of the Democratic establishment.

    Most analysts attribute Sanders' victory to a general anti-establishment mood in the nation, a mood illustrated also by Donald Trump's sweeping victory in the state's Republican primaries. But Sanders' victory also has an explicit ideological edge: He is the first self-professed socialist to become a major party candidate.

    His campaign stresses the evils of income inequality, the need to break up the big banks and the cabal of billionaires that buy elections and keep the masses of Americans mired in economic stagnation. Sanders calls for universal healthcare, a living wage for workers and tuition-free college; he vows to pay for those programmes by taxing "Wall Street speculation".

    Socialism: like a crucifix to a vampire
    However, many within the Democratic Party establishment feel that the political stakes are too high to experiment with a septuagenarian socialist. Members of the millennial generation may be more accepting of the socialist label but most Americans are not, they argue. The word socialism once repelled Americans like a crucifix does vampires, and Democratic operatives fear the Republicans can easily reactivate that political antipathy.

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    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fe...in-african-american-vote-160211081814624.html
     
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    welp, black folks been hollering bout our vote being taken for granted.
    now there is competition for us. ain't that what we wanted?

    feel da bern.....
     
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    Be careful what you wish for, huh?

    With renewed speculation that Biden might get back in the race, do you think he would win the AA vote of the three?

    It would be quite interesting if Biden won the election, with Barack as VP. Suppose Biden wasn't able to complete his term due to "family issues". Barack secedes him as President...LOL.

    The Republicans would die.

    That'd be three terms "Back To Back".

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jvdelong/2015/08/03/thinking-about-a-third-term/#63beb60e4397

     
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    do black people want health care? do black people want college education?
    other countries have this, why not us?

    will black people vote for our own self interest? who knows?
     
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    Other countries have this, why not us? Good question.. We obviously could afford it. I'd have to say racism. If we had equal access to education, and healthcare, the playing field would be much more fair. White folks do not want to give up their privileges. Countries that have that, are much more homogeneous... less diverse. Imo

    A lot of people, especially the elderly, rely on other people to make political decisions for them. People like Ministers and other Politicians who they trust. And, those people could be either ignorant, or just plain corrupt.
     
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    whadaya mean, 'could be'? :10900:
     
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    African American lawmakers slam Sanders as false revolutionary while endorsing Clinton

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    The Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders as they sit down for a breakfast meeting at Sylvia’s Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders is trying to increase his support with African American voters.

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus launched a multi-pronged attack Thursday on Sen. Bernie Sanders as a false revolutionary who lacks strong ties to the black community.

    The influential African American elected officials are seeking to use their clout to boost Hillary Clinton, Sanders’s rival for the Democratic presidential nod, as she aims to recover from a thumping 22-point loss to the Vermont senator and self-identified democratic socialist in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. They officially endorsed the former first lady inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington (though it was deemed an “unofficial” event) and pledged to vigorously campaign for her in upcoming contests.

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    whadaya mean, 'could be'? :10900:
     
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    I mean, imho, maybe I am the one who is "ignorant". They might see something I am not seeing.

    *smile*
     
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    He'd (Bernie) better be careful and suck up the way an electoral politician has to for the vote:


    Video: Atlanta mayor hits Sanders on race relations claim

    (CNN)The Democratic mayor of Atlanta criticized Bernie Sanders on Friday for claiming at a recent Democratic debate that race relations would be better if he is president than they are under President Barack Obama ...

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/12/politics/kasim-reed-bernie-sanders-atlanta/index.html

     
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