Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Discussion Of The Southern Black Vote For Biden From Democracy Now! - A Closer Look At Joe Biden - Coronel West !

BTW, the transcripts of these interviews are available in Spanish - just click the "Espanol" button on the top right of the page. (For our Mexican amigos)

Biden swept the old south and swept up the black vote yesterday on Super Tuesday, which shocked many of us and we were left wondering, why ?  Does Bernie scare them?  I don't think so, I think it was a massive vote in support of Barrack Obama, the icon of the black people who has been insulted and ridiculed and every piece of good legislation which was enabled during his terms has been either wiped out completely, obliterated or is in the process of being terminated by Donald Trump. The overall Black Communities across the USA deeply loved Barrack and Michelle, and they still do and always will, forever. (Don't say nuthin bad about my baby !...or That's How Strong My Love Is !)) To them,  Biden represents an extension of Barrack, even though it is an emotional nostalgic extension and unfortunately for the Black Communities represented in the Southern block, it is misguided and  misplaced  support:

***On edit :  another must read /listen:

 ~ From Democracy Now !:

Part One:

The Case Against Joe Biden: Former VP's Long Career Shows a Recurring Theme of "Appeasing the Right" 

Part Two:

Joe Biden's History of Selling the Iraq Invasion, Expanding Prisons & Pulling Democrats to the Right 

 As far as being scared, hell yes, Trump scares the shit out of them (as he does all the rest of us) and they are weary from being beaten down.  Having every powerful Democratic political figurehead endorsing Biden after South Carolina was no help; that was well planned and a pressure cooker ready to blow, which it did. There is a complete and rampant mis understanding of Democratic Socialism not only in the Black Communities, but also in White Communities.  Here's a look at some very important interviews addressing this issue of the Black mindset, and I promise to find more. And, goodbye and good riddance to Bloomberg.

From Democracy Now !

After Biden's Super Tuesday Surge, Sanders Campaign Faces Questions About African-American Spport - Transcript


This is from yesterday, with my fave, Coronel West who states, "...we have to reinvigorate Democracy in the U.S., or it is over."  And he is correct. 

Great Debate: Sanders surrogate Cornel West vs. Bloomberg co-chair Bobby Rush, Former Black Panther  - Transcript


Completely behind here, will be back with the stats.  It's not too late...get on board with Bernie !



Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on who Warren will endorse?

Maggie said...

That's what everyone wants to know. And, why the mysterious wait? If she really believes in what she was campaigning for one would think she would have endorsed Bernie - automatically, with no waiting.

If she ends up endorsing Biden, then we'll know for sure she was all bullshit.

Maggie said...

From Common Dreams a few days back:

"The night before Super Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren spoke to several thousand people in a quadrangle at East Los Angeles College. Much of her talk recounted the heroic actions of oppressed Latina workers who led the Justice for Janitors organization. Standing in the crowd, I was impressed with Warren's eloquence as she praised solidarity and labor unions as essential for improving the lives of working people.

Now, days later, with corporate Democrat Joe Biden enjoying sudden momentum and mega-billionaire Mike Bloomberg joining forces with him, an urgent question hovers over Warren. It's a time-honored union inquiry: "Which side are you on?"

How Warren answers that question might determine the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In the process, she will profoundly etch into history the reality of her political character.

Facing the fact that her campaign reached a dead end, Warren basically has two choices: While Bernie Sanders and Biden go toe to toe, she can maintain neutrality and avoid the ire of the Democratic Party's corporate establishment. Or she can form a united front with Sanders, taking a principled stand on behalf of progressive ideals.

For much of the past year, in many hundreds of speeches and interviews, Warren has denounced the huge leverage of big money in politics. And she has challenged some key aspects of corporate power. But now we're going to find out more about how deep such commitments go for her.

"After Warren's bleak performance in the Super Tuesday primaries, her associates, as well as those of Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden, say she is now looking for the best way to step aside," the Washington Post reported on Wednesday—and "there is no certainty she will endorse Sanders or anyone else."

A laudable path now awaits Warren. After winning just a few dozen delegates, she should join forces with Sanders—who has won more than 500 delegates and is the only candidate in a position to defeat Biden for the nomination.

The urgency of Warren's decision can hardly be overstated. Sanders and Biden are fiercely competing for votes in a half-dozen states with March 10 primaries including Michigan (with 125 delegates), Washington (89 delegates) and Missouri (68 delegates). A week later, primaries in four states—Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio—will determine the allocation of 577 delegates.

In the midst of these pivotal election battles, Warren should provide a vehement endorsement of Sanders and swiftly begin to campaign for him. Choosing, instead, to stand on the sidelines would be a tragic betrayal of progressive principles.

"Here's the thing," Warren said in a speech to a convention of the California Democratic Party nine months ago. "When a candidate tells you about all the things that aren't possible, about how political calculations come first . . . they're telling you something very important—they are telling you that they will not fight for you."

We'll soon find out whether Elizabeth Warren will fight for us."

by,Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon is co-founder and national coordinator of His books include "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State." He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.


Over on Democracy Now interview regarding this subject.

Soloman is so correct - this is URGENT !

CNN is saying she won't endorse Bernie in so many words.

I have already chosen a song if she does - Stand by Me !

If she doesn't, well that's it folks, it is over.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Warren is B.S. and like Bidden she is part of the problem and not the solution. Too bad so many were fooled.

Maggie said...

Ah ha the Anonymous ones are coming out of the woodwork. Just getting ready to have dinner, I made chile verde. So, I might have to jump up suddenly Mike is starving. You know, she really blew it on Medicare For All, I don't believe she is a true progressive, plus she was meeting with Hillary a lot prior to her run. How come ?

We could get really dark here and just think that maybe she was a plant by the Corporate DNC to take votes away from Bernie - hell, maybe they all were.

I feel defeated. and I have a shitload of Bernie buttons. Damn. You know what, Fuck Trump and Fuck Biden.