Black People Politics : (FWIW) How is Tim Kaine on African American Issues? Those Who Know Him Speak

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    Sen. Tim Kaine officially stepped into the national spotlight last night and introduced himself to the nation as a Hillary Clinton's choice for Vice President.


    Kaine's nomination was first met by a lack of enthusiasm by some in the Democratic Party. While some point out that while Kaine may not be the most exhilarating personality, (the internet had it's fun with the dad jokes during his speech) others describe him as a steady champion on issues important to African Americans.

    Though some have brought up the infamous "Project Exile" program Kaine had a hand in as Mayor of Richmond, many point out his work as a civil rights attorney. Work that dates back decades.

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    How is Tim Kaine on African American issues? Those who know him speak

    How is Tim Kaine on African American Issues? Those Who Know Him SpeakSen. Tim Kaine officially stepped into the national spotlight last night and intr
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    Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine Has Attended a Black Church for More Than 30 Years

    Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, were married at St. Elizabeth’s RCC in Richmond, Va., in 1984 and have been parishioners there ever since.

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    They say the 11 o’clock hour on Sunday is the most segregated time in America.


    Breaking with that tradition, Sen. Tim Kaine, Democratic vice presidential candidate, has attended an integrated (well, technically “black”) church for more than 30 years.

    Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, have been parishioners of St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in what is described as a “poor predominantly black working-class neighborhood in Richmond, Va.” since the early ‘80s. Kaine has been a practicing Catholic for his entire life, and his faith is a pillar in his life.


    According to NBC News, the senator returned to the church for a recent Sunday mass after being named as Hillary Clinton’s running mate and told reporters about his introduction to St. E’s:

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    Democratic VP Pick Tim Kaine Has Attended a Black Church for More Than 30 Years

    They say the 11 o'clock hour on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America.
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    how does any of this stuff even matter ? have you seen the other guy ?
     
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    Tim Kaine Recalled for Commitment to Richmond’s African-Americans

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    RICHMOND, Va. — He offered the first formal apology for this city’s role in the slave trade. He led the effort to add a statue of
    Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native, to its Monument Avenue. He attended a largely black church and sent his children to racially mixed schools.


    During Tim Kaine’s six years in Richmond’s local government, he became known for his commitment to the city’s African-Americans. But there were also stumbles as he began to fashion himself as the centrist conciliator that he is known as today, trying to steer a middle path in a majority-black city drenched in Confederate history.


    No one here will forget the giant picture of Robert E. Lee.

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    Wow! That is a stark difference for a running mate. Pro-Lifers, like Pro-Choicers, surely aren't known to compromise their positions. It would seem that this would create some conflict among those who have supported him previously because of his position on the issue.

    I'm not sure what to think of his so-called relationship with the AA community. We've heard that spiel in regards to the Clinton's and even Trump...LOL And, the story about him fighting to keep the monument of Robert E. Lee is telling.
     
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    Yes, the Dems are prone to more pandering of the so-called "minority" votes. Whereas the Rethuglicans don't even care about those voters, and rely on the votes of WASPS alone to win. They don't make any bones about it. But, the Dems DO NEED the "minority" votes to win, even though they never keep the promises they make to these factions.

    That's why I said "FWIW", regarding Kaine. He could be as phony as Hill doing the Nae Nae dance, carrying hot sauce in her purse to pretend she is like Beyoncé, celebrating Kwanzaa, etc.

    The game playing about the Confederate Flag is ridicules. Jumping around from one argument to another, to justify the flying of the flag that symbolizes the fight to maintain slavery.

    *smh*
     
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