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

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  1. Liberty

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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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    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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    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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    And he didn't run for president because why?

    His running mate is such a contrast to him...
    Rev. Jimmy will be putting in some long hours to protect him from the "evil" that may ensue.

    Here is his church site for anyone desiring more about it
    http://www.stelizcc.org

    I could have seen a Kaine/Sanders ticket before this hodgepodge of a coalition.

    And the contrasts are already being mentioned...

    Kaine breaks with Clinton on abortion provision
    July 31, 2016

    (CNN) - Tim Kaine differs with Hillary Clinton on a longstanding rule banning federal taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, the Democratic vice presidential candidate told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," in an interview that aired Sunday.

    That's a rare policy disagreement with Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, and her running mate, who said he was "so humbled" to be chosen for the ticket.​

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    Of course this probably stems from his Catholic affiliation.
    But does this contrast to Clinton's Planned Parenthood, create some conflict?

    This is Kaine from the 2012 DNC
     
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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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    You ever notice that the DNC panders more to a certain demographic.
    Why was Debbie W. Schultz head of the DNC and not Donna Brazile, only until the heat got on that tail.

    Both market (pander) in different ways, Clinton and Trump that is, and maybe even Jill Stein some. Kaine has more of a policy issue that an image issue, which is how it should be.

    Most of the time this theater of the sElections comes down to popularity via image and authenticity. If the candidate has a tainted image and comes off as lying, deflecting and blaming (not just embellishing and being crass and careless with words), the only thing left is the policy they present.

    The Confederate thing is confusing, because I have tried to gather information on it that is not based in political banter, where Democrats tend to steer away from while Repubs slip up in photos with it.

    It may be a family thing, where some of their ancestors fought for the Confederates, and that story is a bit more murky than social commentary cares to explore.

    Black soldiers fought for the Confederacy, and some will use this to say "look". Realizing there were war time banners vs. flags that were flown during the enslavement regime of the colonial states, some may consider the war time flag a symbol of bravery, whether we agree with it or not.

    And from what I have read and heard (hearsay, gotta love it), Bill Clinton signed legislation designing a flag including the honoring of the confederate states.

    As Governor, Bill Clinton Kept ‘Confederate’ Star On The Arkansas Flag
    Jun 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Many Republican presidential contenders say the question of whether to keep the Confederate flag flying outside South Carolina’s Statehouse is a matter for South Carolinians to work out among themselves. Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton tend to say that the flag — a symbol of racism and oppression to many — ought to come down, especially in the wake of last week’s racially motivated mass shooting in Charleston. (Clinton has not made an official statement about South Carolina’s flag since the shooting, but in 2007 she did say she “would like to see it removed“ from the Statehouse grounds.)

    But the former secretary of state, who is now running for president, is not the first Clinton to weigh in on the matter of the Confederacy. The state flag of Arkansas sports 25 white stars and four blue ones. And in 1987, while serving as governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton signed a bill affirming that one of those blue stars is there in honor of the Confederate States of America.

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