Black People Politics : In surprise move, Black Lives Matter group endorses Portman

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    Sen. Rob Portman from Terrace Park (Photo: Enquirer file/Meg Vogel)

    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rob Portman narrowly won an endorsement Friday from the Black Lives Matter of Cuyahoga County, a surprise development in an already unpredictable election season.

    “Most of us, even though we’re Democrats, weren’t impressed with Ted Strickland at all,” the group’s president, Jeff Mixon, told the Enquirer on Friday.

    He said the organization’s seven-member executive board voted on the endorsement—with four supporting Portman and three preferring Strickland. The Cuyahoga County chapter has 52 members in all, Mixon said.

    Formed in response to the recent police shootings of African-American males, the national Black Lives Matter movement has been more in sync with Democratic candidates like Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who has talked about the need to restore trust between law enforcement and the minority communities they police.

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    In surprise move, Black Lives Matter group endorses Portman

    Sen. Rob Portman narrowly won an endorsement Friday from the Black Lives Matter of Cuyahoga County.
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    Black Lives Matter pushes back on Ohio Senate endorsement


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    The national Black Lives Matter network is pushing back against a local Ohio group that aligns itself with the movement yet has endorsed Republican Rob Portman in his competitive reelection bid in Ohio.

    Black Lives Matter of Cuyahoga County announced Friday that it was formally backing Portman in his Senate race. But the Cuyahoga group is “not an official chapter of our BLM network,” Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the national Black Lives Matter network, said Friday. A spokesperson added that Black Lives Matter Cleveland is the only official chapter in Ohio, and that it had not endorsed Portman.



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    Yes, whether good or bad, BLM does not have strict guide lines of who's who, what's what, etc. Focusing on unifying ideals as opposed to differences, does have it's advantages. But, here we see how differing nuances can be a big problem, too.




    Too good to check? Ohio Black Lives Matter chapter endorses Portman — but …

    Did Rob Portman win an endorsement from a most unlikely ally in a most unlikely place — or does it count at all? Yesterday, Politico reported that the local Cuyahoga County chapter of the Black Lives Matter network issued a statement ripping Portman’s opponent in the upcoming Senate election, former governor Ted Strickland, for his “gross financial mismanagement” in his single term. However, it didn’t happen yesterday, and it raised questions about the legitimacy of the chapter — which its spokesman may have conceded yesterday evening:

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    Too good to check? Ohio Black Lives Matter chapter endorses Portman — but …

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    You're right. Now they have become synonymous with "cop killers" even, though they have, imo, been a non-violent, peaceful protest group. But, because of their lack of specifics they have grown in numbers more than they would if they had attached themselves to ideals that one could disagree with. But, as you say, AT THIS TIME, they need to clearly distinguish themselves, they need to "Define, Defend, and Develop", their interests. More structure.
     
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    Exactly. But, now that they have benefited from attracting a massive number of supporters, it is time for them to nail down some basic structure. They may lose some support when they do that, but they can't let their name continue to be drug through the mud like it's being done now due to the ambiguity of their mission.
     
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    Well, the association with the "bad", is getting out of hand now. I posted a thread about an Attorney who was possibly being sentenced to 5 days in jail for wearing a Black Lives Matter lapel pin. And, then there are those trying to pin the cop killings on Black Lives Matter. So, I think they must expeditiously define who and what they represent.
     
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    Anybody already familiar with the BLM mainstays
    knows they're seekers of justice:

    (They don't advocate acts of revenge as a means to their ends)...

    Instead it has been the overhyping of black fringe groups and wannabe nutcases who
    are being falsely
    linked with all black protestors in general (and black lives matter in particular)...

    These two recent slayings of police officers is not the beginning of new urban rebellions...

    Let's be clear about that on the general practices level...

    And among us sane folk, none of us are about to start a race war...

    But some fearful white folks believe what they choose to...

    Let's don't let biased media coverage determine what
    our politics should be based on...
     
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    Yes, there is ample potential for anyone to malign this group, like they maligned MLK, even moreso. But, BLM HAS to do more to decrease the ability for this to happen by drawing some clear lines in the sand. If they don't, they're movement will easily be infiltrated, misrepresented and labelled as a violent hate group regardless of the obvious reality that they are not.

    I like BLM. But, I can see how their movement can be killed if they don't do some serious damage control soon.
     
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    In this.particular race for POTUS 2016, Hilary Clinton is our only option. The rest of the candidates don't past the test as tried and proven to even know how a government is run, IMO !
     
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