Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) made a strong case that Donald Trump is not to be trusted with foreign intelligence beyond his presidency, because he is dangerous and would only use it for personal gain to the detriment of the country. With MSNBC’s Ken Dilanian explaining it is customary for […]
How many goddamn times do I have to say, “No.”? No. That is my answer to all of your incessant hash-tagging across 3 Social Media platforms. No. I am not interested in your daily bullshit voting pacts based on your fear of Donald Trump. I am a Black Woman. All my adult life, and especially the past decade or so, I have been a Liberal, a Democrat, and a straight ticket blue down the line reliably Democratic vote. But, not this time. Why?
Because of Bernie goddamn Sanders.
Bernie fucking Sanders, Independent of Vermont, brought his old tired ass on the scene in 2015 and never went away. Since that time my social media life has literally been a goddamn war-zone. Where I used to be able to discuss my opinions with like minded people, and even a few who did not agree, quite civilly, since the rise of Bernie, I have spent my time being literally chased around from account to account by; Russians, trolls, actual Berners, assholes like Katie Halper and Susan Sarandon, and even John Cusack a time or two. I am the subject of many conspiracy theories, am pretty much Hitler according to the Revolution, I have watched them pass around photo-shopped tweets of mine, and I have had an unknown number of Twitter accounts. Why?
Because I am Black and Sassy.
That’s literally the reason.
I don’t like Bernie. I made that clear after I STOPPED supporting his old ass back in 2015. Maybe it was the look on his cantankerous old face when Marissa Johnson snatched his mic. Maybe it was the fact that I looked into his hiring practices and couldn’t find ONE DAMN BLACK STAFFER. Maybe it was watching him get a lifetime hood-pass based on work done when my Mama was a baby, and knowing he ain’t done shit since. Maybe. And maybe it was also the goddamn bots and trolls that swarmed me no matter where the hell I went JUST TO REPORT ME for every single comment. It could also be the fact that the trolls took the time to find out where I live just to send me mail telling me to “shut up or else” or something equally stupid and menacing. Also, the non-stop trolling.
Once that shit got going good, I started to look at Bernie Sanders himself, and no. I did not like him. I didn’t like how he was lying about showing his taxes. Also, I did not like how he attacked people for supporting things HE VOTED YES ON. I did not like his MLK appropriation, his tokenization of blacks who worked for him, or his inability to answer a question specifically about the black community without having to include “THE POOR” of all races. The way he equates BLACK with POOR, and RACISM with POVERTY? THAT IS ANOTHER THING I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS. It’s racist.
This is one reason, and I have a million of them, that I will not ever be voting for Bernie Sanders.
Recently, Bernie accepted gratefully, an endorsement from Joe Rogan. Okay, but here is the thing, I don’t think comparing Black people to “Planet of the Apes” is funny in any kind of way, nor do I find dick sucking jokes involving former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, funny either. Many of the things others (white people) have told me were just jokes and not racist? Seemed racist and not like jokes at all.
Fuck You, guy. Kiss my Black ass. Stereotypes like this lead to incidents where black people are unable to get seated and served in restaurants to this day. And the only way we get the issue addressed is if we manage to make it go viral and shame the operator into an apology. Why the fuck are you still increasing our burdens? This shit ain’t funny. Knock this shit the fuck off now, Joe. Find a way to be funny without having to further marginalize the already marginalized. It’s super easy to make a joke at the expense of racial minorities. It’s also super racist, dude, I don’t give a fuck how many Black friends you have, I’ll tell them the same shit.
Why the fuck would you leave this shit up on your account? Maybe I’m lucky I get reported for every comment, because I don’t have bullshit like this on my accounts, it wouldn’t last five minutes with the snarling swarms of Sanderatti always looking for something reportable. But where I have report trolls, you have money. Bitch, use some of your goddamn money to pay someone to go through your account and delete all the foul shit you posted and knock it the fuck off. Get over this bullshit bravado, you look racist as fuck, sexist as hell, so if that is not your intention? DELETE THAT SHIT. Say something like, my bad, that shit looks terrible in retrospect, and boogie the fuck on. But don’t just defiantly leave it up like an asshole.
Joe Rogan is NOT the reason I will never vote for Sanders, but he is endemic of the problems I have with Sanders and his base. They act and sound like a bunch of New Age Dixiecrats, and I don’t fux with no racists. Bernie Sanders, who equates white men working for minimum wage with black slaves, is the reason I don’t like Bernie Sanders. So, the next time you see my black ass on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram talking about who I will never vote for? Don’t fucking say “Vote Blue No Matter Who” to me unless you’re ready to get cyberly dragged from Barrow to the Florida Cays. I don’t vote for Bernie Sanders. And this is only ONE of a thousand reasons why.
The Texas Democrat blasts the nomination process, but he says he’s staying in the race
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Saturday recollected President Trump’s recent characterization of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as a “lynching," at 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, a historically black college.
What she’s saying: "What do we have in Donald Trump? Someone who dares — dares — to use the word ‘lynching’ with the blood that has been poured on the soil of South Carolina and so many place. And dares to talk about his victimization and compare it to those who have suffered in a criminal justice system in America that has too often been informed by racial bias and by injustice. And he dares to compare himself to the people who have been at the wrong end of a system that is in need of reform."
Harris had backed out of the criminal justice forum in South Carolina on Friday, saying she would not be complicit in “pandering” to the president’s record on racial issues.
- She then reversed course on Saturday, opting to participate in the event following the removal of the event’s sponsor that had presented Trump with the annual "Bipartisan Justice Award."
At the forum, she addressed the "elephant in the room," explaining: "I just couldn’t believe that Donald Trump would be given an award as it relates to criminal justice reform. Let’s be clear, this is someone who has disrespected the voices that have been present for decades about the need for reform of this system, the people who have marched for justice in this system, the people who have sacrificed to create leadership around justice in this system … this being an election in 2020, that I believe very much puts justice on the ballot."
Even liberals are getting sick of the Clintons.
On Friday, “Real Time” host Bill Maher said Bill and Hillary Clinton should skip the Democratic National Convention next summer in Milwaukee and just “go away.”
“It seems like every few months, Hillary Clinton bubbles up again,” Maher said on the HBO show. “And people are like, ‘Oh, she’s thinking about running.’ Or she says something crazy. … The Clintons,” he added, “they’ve got to go away.”
The comedian said he was dead serious, and saying this now so the word gets out. “I’m saying this a year out,” Maher said. “They can’t be at the convention. Maybe on the video, waving or something, but I’m serious.”
Maher also mentioned the latest news, referring to Hillary Clinton calling 2020 candidate and fellow Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard a “Russian asset.” In the following hubbub, Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) called Hillary a “Donald Trump asset.”
“She is!” Maher said. “And Bill is damaged goods. And I just think they’ve got to go away. We can’t be associating them with the Democratic Party.”
Maher also joked that while Americans now like former president George W. Bush more since he left office, Bill Clinton “got worse!” Maher said, referring to his reputation in light of the #MeToo movement. “We forgave him and then we unforgave him!”
Maher’s comments came as rumors swirl that Hillary may — may — jump into the 2020 race. Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, the frontrunner, is falling in the polls and having trouble raising funds. Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, had a heart attack this month and has curtailed his activities.
Earlier this month, Trump urged Hillary to enter the race to “try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren.” And last week, Clinton said “maybe there does need to be a rematch. Obviously, I can beat him again,” referring to her pulling in 3 million more votes than Trump (although he crushed her in the Electoral College by 304-227).
She isn’t doing anything to dispel the rumors.
Last Saturday, Clinton and daughter Chelsea were at Revolution Hall in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday hawking their new book when a moderator brought up 2020. “All that matters is that we win,” Clinton said, according to KGW8-TV. “I hate to be so, you know, simplistic about it. We have to nominate the best —” she said. Just then, an audience member interrupted, yelling: “You!”
“Oh, my. Well, thank you,” Clinton said with a smile. But instead of shooting down the notion, she plowed straight into a campaign speech. “I just feel so strongly that, look, I just want to say a little bit more about this, because what’s going on now with the impeachment inquiry is not a choice; it was an obligation under the Constitution.”
The mainstream media also appears to be falling in line.
On Tuesday, The New York Times wrote a piece headlined “Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’”
“When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week, the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days, the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race — but could be lured in,” the piece said, before offering up former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Clinton.
“Democrats’ 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton,” The Associated Press also wrote Tuesday.
“The first woman to win a major party presidential nomination — and the national popular vote leader with almost 3 million more votes than Trump — Clinton remains a popular figure in her party, even after enduring criticism for losing key Midwestern states to Trump,” AP wrote.