Black People Politics : Do Our Issues Really Matter To The Democrats

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    During the recent debates between presidential contenders I didn't hear or read about any of them bringing that up at all

    Do let me know what you feel and think too

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    :10500: do our issues really matter to us?
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Please do let us get back on topic here again
     
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    No, I don't think our issues really matter to the current candidates. I do think our votes matter to them. The way they frame their words do not give much promise to actions to be taken, imo.
     
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    Democrats acknowledge Black Lives Matter during debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates gave a meaningful public nod to the Black Lives Matter movement in their first televised debate, fully adopting its slogan and raising the core concerns stemming from police killings of African-Americans that protesters have articulated while disrupting some of their campaign events.

    The candidates were careful to avoid uttering the phrase "all lives matter," showing they clearly learned from confrontations earlier this year with Black Lives Matter protesters. Some in the movement say the phrase "all lives matter" minimizes the deaths of African-American men and women at the hands of law enforcement.

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    http://wach.com/news/nation-world/democrats-acknowledge-black-lives-matter-during-debate
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Good afternoon and thanks for your replies

    After having said and written that

    It's just far too early to even make a guess who actually will be nominated etc

    My point was and is for us here to comment about both parties claims candidly and fairly

    Occupy Democrats or Tea Party factions

    Mainstays of either party

    etc

    fyi
     
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    Agreed. We cannot know who will do what will happen in the future. But, I think we can agree that the only reason the Dems are even acknowledging #BlackLivesMatter is because the group forced their hands.

    And, in he debates, imo, there was a lot of jargon along the lines of " If I am elected I will be looking into it.". They have known about racism, police brutality, and the economic disparities etc., forever. Now they are acting like they are brand new.
     
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    As long as blm etc can and also chide them based on their actual official records etc

    Forgettaboutit

    They just presume and assume too much about blacks in general

    As well as if they're also being based on their limited personal contacts with our people in particular

    Though I also remain unconvinced the Obama administration has done much to resolve our issues and problems

    Any new black person of either gender seeking to be this nation's president has to truly be about advancing our peoples best interests too

    fyi
     
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    To be an affective political constituency, you must play the money game. We don't do that. A few years ago, I tried to get black people to form, BlackPAC. With every black person contributing $10-$20. Gays played that game and we see the results of it today





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    So you think Hillary is sensitive to Black matters? Or is she just ambitious? Did she respond to a cry for help at Benghazi? No. And that was her job, let alone the need to come to the rescue of people she could have seen to it were saved. In stead there are bloody hand prints sliding down the walls from Americans who had hope in her for their lives.

    Bernie the Socialist. You want him? You want a level playing field? Okay. How do you like the game played in China? Cuba? Russia? They all have that kind of level playing field. Ever heard of how bad the English's teeth are? Socialized medicine and dentistry. They have to wait in line, and cosmetic work like pulling a fang tooth doesn't get done because it cost too much for socialized Novocain, therefore there isn't a lot of it, unless waiting in line that long caused an impacted tooth, then they will work you in.

    Biden? You're kidding right? How focused is he?!

    The rest? mmm mmmm

    Just saying'

    By the way, wasn't it the democrats that stood on the corners dissing Lincoln, and fought the Civil War to keep the slaves? Straighten me out if that is incorrect.
     
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