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Democratic Black Women Candidates Not Thrilled With Lack of Enthusiasm From Party

Democratic Black Women Candidates Not Thrilled With Lack of Enthusiasm From Party

But I thought diversity was the most important thing in the world?

Axios ran an article this morning about how the Democratic black women running for Congress “feel slighted by Democrats.” 43 black women have decided to run for seats in the chambers, but only Lauren Underwood has received “backing of the national campaign organization.”

The Democrat Party praises itself for being the progressive party and often props up black causes and people. DIVERSITY! Is this a case of actions speak louder than words? Maybe the Democrats are just like the GOP and care more about winning than sex and race as they’ve led many to believe.

Look at what happened at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum this year. The participants “praised” black women as “Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters and DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng calling them the ‘backbone’ of the party.” From Axios (emphasis mine):

  • The DNC’s Political and Organizing Director Amanda Brown Lierman said in a statement: “While the DNC does not endorse in contested primaries, we work with our state parties to make sure first-time candidates have the tools and information they need.” She added: “African-American women are the backbone of the Democratic Party, and we know we can’t take them for granted. That’s why we’ve made meaningful investments in our state parties in order to turn out and engage women of color.”
  • The DCCC didn’t address the number of black women on their Red to Blue list, but said they’ll keep working on diversity of candidates because it’s “crucial to winning back the House.” DCCC spokesman Kamau Marshall added: “The DCCC is proud to support the historic number of women and African American candidates running for Congress, who will bring a wealth of knowledge and cultural competence to the political table for Democrats.”

Interesting. Then why are you only backing ONE out of 43? Why not support these black women if they’re so important? You’d think their importance would trump other factors.

Massachusetts’ 7th District

This one really caught my eye because even the Congressional Black Caucus has chosen to support incumbent Michael Capuano in Massachusetts’ 7th District instead of black woman Ayanna Pressley. This right here exposes the hypocrisy within the Democrat Party. They care more about winning than diversity. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) said that “[I]t’s important to keep a leader, a fighter, and warrior like Mike Capuano around.”

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) explained that the caucus has nothing against Pressley, “but when you have a colleague that’s done the right thing for 20 years, and has worked with you intimately, there’s not a reason for us to not endorse him.” Meeks insisted that the new candidates “should focus on unseating Republicans” instead of “a Democrat who has worked hard in the caucus.”

The 7th District is Massachusetts’ only “district where the majority of residents are not white and Mr. Capuano, who is white, has never faced a serious primary challenger in his 10-term tenure in Congress.” It’s a Democratic district and whoever wins the Democratic primary will more than likely win the seat.

It looks like I’m not the only one who has noticed the hypocrisy. From The New York Times:

Still, the endorsements have prompted a backlash locally from those who believe that the Democratic Party is failing to live up to its oft-repeated rhetoric regarding the importance of diversity.

Among Boston’s tight-knit black political community, Marie St. Fleur, a former state representative and the first Haitian-American elected to statewide office in the country, posted a statement on social media questioning the black caucus’s understanding of local issues. Bennie Wiley, a powerful civic leader in Massachusetts who is supporting Ms. Pressley’s campaign, said she was “disappointed, but not surprised” in the actions of the black caucus.

Ms. Wiley said she would rather the caucus follow the lead of the state’s two senators, Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, and decline to endorse either candidate.

“I understand people feel they have to be loyal,” Ms. Wiley said. “But I was disappointed.”

Twelfth Baptist Church ministers cannot understand the caucus’s decision and it “caused concern” among them:

One associate pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, decided not to attend Saturday’s town hall, and said the optics of blocking a viable campaign by a black woman in 2018 were at best divisive and at worst hypocritical.

“For me, I kind of recoil and I know many leaders recoil at the idea that we’re supposed to sit back and wait our turn because someone else has voted within our interests,” Mr. Brown said.

The Rev. Willie Bodrick II, another associate pastor at the church, said he thought the endorsements of Mr. Capuano were “hasty.” Though he attended the town hall with Mr. Lewis, he characterized the primary race between Mr. Capuano and Ms. Pressley as one that exposes the generational gap in the Democratic Party, as a respected elder statesman in the House backs a 66-year-old incumbent over a challenger more than 20 years younger.

“The generational struggle, this pull and tug, is showing itself across the board here,” Mr. Bodrick said. “This is about just what kind of party the Democratic Party wants to be.”

Money, Money, Money

I know a lot of Democrats have shouted to get money out of politics, but the truth is you cannot do this. As Axios pointed out, if the candidate is “not raising a lot of it,” then the party views you as unelectable:

Electability is not just about money, but the numbers are telling. Underwood, the Illinois candidate who has the backing of the DCCC, has raised more than $590,000 so far. By contrast, Alabama candidate Adia McClellan Winfrey has raised $8,756.25, and Alabama’s Audri Scott Williams raised $25,352, per FEC filings.

No wonder Underwood received national support. Williams said that “[T]hese are organizations that are meant to help make sure black interests are represented and yet everybody is looking at who’s more electable based on money.” Williams is vying for a Solid Republican seat, but you’d still think the DCCC would work harder in Alabama after Doug Jones won the Senate seat in December.

At No Cost?

Maybe they can blow their hot air and go the different direction without feeling any repercussions. 94% of America’s black women voted for failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. 98% of the black women in Alabama voted for Jones over Moore last December.

Polls from the Associated Press/NORC Center and CBS News showed that 1% of black voters identify as Republicans while 92% of them disapprove of President Donald Trump. Plus, “the 59% who identify as Democrats is smaller than the percentage of black voters who actually vote for Democratic candidates.”

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These women are dupes.

The real face of the Democratic Party right now is Elizabeth Warren, and she admires murderous totalitarian governments.

which makes sense, considering the Democratic Party’s support for Planned Parenthood, whose focus is getting rid of black babies.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Valerie. | May 30, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    What is worse than not being born is having parents who do not feel obligated to devote twenty or so years to ensuring that a child has a reasonable chance to achieve their potential. Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were both examples of this.

    While the black community probably have the highest per capita rate of this problem, there are people of all races who also raise children poorly.

    At one point I was managing a bar. Liquor Control was after us over underage people getting in, so one young lady did not have ID, she was petite and looked underage, so I rejected her, later she came back with ID and was 26. There was another one who looked young, really cute blonde, it turned out she was 16, and she had a year old baby. I would periodically take her and the baby to dinner. I kept my hands off of her, a sixth sense that she was trouble.

    Fifteen years later I hired a boy to work part time, he turned out to be that baby. He had six brothers and sisters, mom was a welfare queen, with the same kind of attitude as many other welfare queens.

    As a result of his upbringing, the boy did not last long. Still, he did not seem like one who someone might have to put down, no violent tendencies.

YellowGrifterInChief | May 30, 2018 at 11:12 am

It is not hypocrisy if you need to win or you face more of the Trump disaster. I am sure they would gladly support an orangutan if it could win; but Trump already represents that demographic.

    Your ABC show has just been cancelled.

    Jack Klompus in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    You’ve never touched a woman intimately in your entire life, have you.

    4th armored div in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Lefty R Barr – when will you apologize for demeaning orangutans ?

    Halcyon Daze in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    You’re persistent. Not perceptive, but persistent.

    While the rest of us think, you believe. We draw conclusions, you adopt beliefs. Why? Thinking is hard. Believing is easy. You’re lazy, so you believe.

    Obviously you are a RACIST, and can be ridiculed and ignored.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to YellowGrifterInChief. | May 30, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Grifter, I support the 1st Amendment, so you have every right to make fun of Trump over race or skin color. But I am tired of black hypocrisy, I think we have reached the point where affirmative action should be retired, and that all people should be judged based on their skills, education and work ethics. Those who demand things without earning them should be kicked to the curb, regardless of race. They deserve no respect or slack.

      Milhouse in reply to JusticeDelivered. | May 30, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      I think we have reached the point where affirmative action should be retired, and that all people should be judged based on their skills, education and work ethics

      Reached the point? When was there ever a time when this wasn’t the case?

        oldgoat36 in reply to Milhouse. | May 30, 2018 at 11:04 pm

        In Theory maybe, but because of a few “reverends”, they have pushed the view that because of “white privilege” Blacks and maybe some other minorities should be given preferential treatment to make up for the years when they were discriminated against.

        Affirmative action was a large reason why Obama was elected. People try to deny it, but white guilt put him in the WH, it certainly wasn’t his views, which were radical in many areas. I have talked with black friends about this, and about affirmative action in general, and while they agree it really isn’t right and it is demeaning, they wouldn’t turn down getting a job they were under-qualified for even knowing a white person, especially a white male, was well qualified.

        It’s hard to blame their attitude, in the sense that it is a gift for them, but it has to lead to poor self esteem and struggles to do the job correctly.

        AF should never have been done, yet it was for white guilt, and as with all things, it is never enough as we see the white guilt trips on college campuses around this country.

Phrases that have been around for decades: “Urban Decay”; “City Filth”; “High-Crime Areas”; “Hopelessness & Despair”. 99.7% the result of Democrat-run cities. Therefore, Black women take pride in those descriptions…?

TO: Upstairs Staff

SUBJ: Last Night’s Incident

I would like to remind everyone that while it’s a privilege to be brought in from the fields to dust, polish, and prepare meals, that privilege does not include sitting at the dining room table with Madame Peliso.

Servants are expected to take their own rooms. And to avoid making eye contact with any members of the family.

Looking for truth in the words of any candidate or political operative? Please. Politics is NOT about anything other than the acquisition of wealth and power. And, the leadership of all political parties do not want to share that power with anyone.

The problem with black political candidates, in the Democrat Party, is that they have an easily identifiable support group, Black Americans, which the Party created. This is a ethnic base which can be used against the interests of the Party leadership, if the politician is not firmly under the control of that leadership. So, until the leadership decides that a minority candidate is firmly under their control, there is a marked lack of Party support for that candidate.

This not about any inherent bias against minorities, or women. It is all about control and the maintenance of power by the leadership.

    DCP in reply to Mac45. | May 30, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Yeah, what he said.


    MajorWood in reply to Mac45. | May 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    As I read it, getting support means that the candidate is a puppet which can be controlled. Those who aren’t receiving support are likely viewed as being likely to go off the reservation (as E Warren would likely state). As Brother Mouzone said in “The Wire,” “there is nothing scarier than an N-word with a library card.” Hmmmm, still surprised that the Dems have a “whip” in their ranks. Doesn’t that have a negative connotation far worse than any statue?

      oldgoat36 in reply to MajorWood. | May 30, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      While both parties do just that, at least the Republicans seem to do a poor job compared to the Democrats. I’ve never seen such lock step devotion to the party line like the Democrats of the past 15 or so years have.

      The only time you see decent is when they know they don’t need a particular vote so the standout is given permission to go against the party line to help them get votes, or vise versa. It has become obvious that bipartisan means that the Republicans have to do it the Democrats way or no deals.

Voting for diversity? I thought it was all about “forcing” diversity on people.

The Friendly Grizzly | May 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm

Ladies: Just like affirmative action: you are there for window dressing. No one is taking you seriouslyi.

JusticeDelivered | May 30, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Dems, please,please run Holder, it would be fun to see him melt down like Hillary. As to these black women, we have already seen those who are in office incompetent and corrupt.

Henry Hawkins | May 30, 2018 at 1:40 pm

One would have to examine each of the other 42 black female candidates, but in a Democrat Party environment where identity politics rules over merit, it may be that a goodly number of them are simply not qualified – beyond filling two check marks on the PC list.

If the top three qualifications for running for office is the color of your skin, how much support do you need? Pick a minority district and be elected for life. Right Maxine?

Diversity denies individual dignity, including racism and other color judgments. It is also a first-order forcing of progressive (i.e. generational) prejudice.

So, content of character is conservative, American, anyway, and diversity (i.e. color judgments) is progressive.

These people couldn’t look themselves in the mirror if their leftist school handlers didn’t rationalize their acceptance of pity – non-deserving pity, at that.

“Pity, which considers the other to be inferior, is related more to contempt rather than love…”

Pitied people who gain power, are very, very dangerous.
Consider obamas= and his gang, or anyone else part of a “pitied” class undeserving of the power given to them.

Consider the psychos of “Antifa.” Consider Fauxcahontas. Consider hillary klinton.

Polls from the Associated Press/NORC Center and CBS News showed that 1% of black voters identify as Republicans

Yeah, right. One percent are wacky enough to admit it to a pollster.

inspectorudy | May 30, 2018 at 9:37 pm

A black woman on cnn said that ALL people who voted for Trump are racists. She said maybe varying degrees of racism but still, they were all racists. She didn’t bother to point out that over 90
% of blacks will vote for a black candidate no matter the politics of that candidate. What is that called? I have just about reached the dropout point in TV or msm political reporting. It is at the point where they can and do say absolutely ANYTHING. Maybe later when they are exposed they will try to justify their insanity. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING on TV or in print can be taken at face value any longer no matter the source. It is time to ignore all sources of info and just believe in yourself and your country.

    oldgoat36 in reply to inspectorudy. | May 30, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    The leftists seem to truly believe that it is impossible for a minority to be racist, that racism is strictly something only whites can do. It is why they are horrible to any blacks or other minorities who do not toe the Democrat Party line. They seem to believe that those who side with Republicans are racist against their own race. I swear it has to be a twisted mind to come to the views of many of these leftists these days.