Oh, but Janell Ross, you promised to cite EXAMPLES of racist comments by Bernie Sanders. If you can’t actually deliver on that promise, then maybe a retraction of the racism allegation against him is in order? Just sayin’.
Folks, you really just have to read this for yourselves. Excerpting from it or summarizing it can’t possibly do it justice.
Which is what it deserves.
Suffice it to say that I’m not eager to engage in a debate of this sort, and I agree that some comments by Sanders supporters about the devotion to the Clintons that so many middle-aged and elderly African-Americans have is condescending and in some instances downright demeaning. As for me, I’m pretty sure that everyone is entitled to vote for whichever candidate he or she prefers. As an obsessive Sanders supporter myself, I think everyone should vote for Sanders. But that’s just my opinion; everyone else is entitled to hold another one.
And there really is no question that, as Ross says, if Clinton wins the nomination it will be African-Americans who are responsible for it.
But if Sanders has made racist comments, it appears that about half of younger African-American voters missed it, because they’re voting for Sanders. So if Ross knows of actual instances of direct or implicit racist comments by Sanders, she might want to apprise younger blacks of these. She’s a blogger for the Washington Post, so she has a high-profile forum to do that.
So do that, Ms. Ross. Do that. Unless of course you can’t.
Another hit piece!
Sexist, racist, soft on opponents to US funded murder in Central America, naïve on supporting Saudi terrorism, not neocon enough….
WashPost is a neocon, military industry complex, corridors of corruption rag.
Then the Bernie Bro ad hominem…….
So many logical fallacies so little time.
I have no quarrel with her complaints that some Sanders supporters have demeaned black Clinton supporters by saying that they’re ignorant, or don’t know what’s best for them, or such. But she accused Sanders himself of making such comments. If he has, I don’t know of them. And as I said, presumably neither do the now-many young black Sanders supporters.
But if she does know of any, then she should identify the comment or comments. And if she doesn’t, then she should not be saying, least of all on a mainstream news publication’s website, that she does.
Thou I have not said it; I do wonder why any poor black person would vote for HRC. BC did run on helping the working class; but only supported Wall Street once in office, and passed laws that sent mostly blacks to jail.
The Washington Post has been a storm of anti-Bernie propaganda lately. This new Janell Ross article is amazing. I think we did it justice.
I completely agree with you on this one, Bev. Ross should be made to apologize and retract this smear against Bernie. I say this as someone who was active in CORE back at the same time he was. There is no evidence I am aware of anywhere of he himself ever saying anything remotely racist, even if some of his supporters have gone overboard and said things they should not have.