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nw30



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't matter what she says, if you don't like it, it's simply a black thing!
A thinly vailed charge of racism w/in the democrat party.
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Rep. Maxine Waters owed an apology from top Dems for not protecting her against 'uwarranted' Trump verbal attacks, nearly 200 black female leaders say

By MARIAM KHAN Jul 5, 2018, 5:37 PM ET

Black female leaders and allies are blasting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for what they see as their “failure” to protect Rep. Maxine Waters from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.”
“We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the group of nearly 200 women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American.’”
“In doing so, we believe this mischaracterizes her call to action for peaceful democratic assembly and the exercise of her constitutional rights to free speech in support of defenseless immigrant children and their families,” the women wrote.

The group of black female leaders includes activists, religious leaders, academics, local elected officials, and some men.
“Disparaging or failing to support Congresswoman Waters is an affront to her and Black women across the country and telegraphs a message that the Democratic Party can ill afford: that it does not respect Black women’s leadership and political power and discounts the impact of Black women and millennial voters,” the women wrote.
Waters drew criticism from both sides of the aisle after she encouraged protesters to publicly confront and “push back on” Trump administration officials over the president's “zero tolerance” policy at the southern border.
“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea,” Pelosi tweeted in a subtle rebuke aimed at Waters last week.
On the Senate floor, Schumer said Waters' call for the “harassment of political opponents” was “not American.”

Waters maintains she did not intend to incite violence by her comments and says Trump and others are deliberately mischaracterizing her words.
In the letter, the group says Waters, who is one of the longest-serving African-American women in Congress, is a beacon of hope for black women in the country and is owed an apology from the Democratic leaders.
Pelosi, in a statement provided to ABC News on Wednesday, did not apologize but called Waters a "valued leader whose passionate call for family reunification should be heart without any threats to her safety."
"Donald Trump has sullied the bully pulpit with reckless disregard for the safety of others. He should stop his attacks on Congresswoman Waters and all Members of Congress, the free press, and all Americans who have the right and the responsibility to speak their minds," Pelosi said.
Schumer's spokesman declined to comment, and Waters' office has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.
Meanwhile, Trump is still taking shots at Waters.
“Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy Pelosi, the FACE of the Democrat Party. Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/black-female-leaders-blast-schumer-pelosi-failing-defend/story?id=56382314
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mat-ty



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
It doesn't matter what she says, if you don't like it, it's simply a black thing!
A thinly vailed charge of racism w/in the democrat party.
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Rep. Maxine Waters owed an apology from top Dems for not protecting her against 'uwarranted' Trump verbal attacks, nearly 200 black female leaders say

By MARIAM KHAN Jul 5, 2018, 5:37 PM ET

Black female leaders and allies are blasting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for what they see as their “failure” to protect Rep. Maxine Waters from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.”
“We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the group of nearly 200 women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American.’”
“In doing so, we believe this mischaracterizes her call to action for peaceful democratic assembly and the exercise of her constitutional rights to free speech in support of defenseless immigrant children and their families,” the women wrote.

The group of black female leaders includes activists, religious leaders, academics, local elected officials, and some men.
“Disparaging or failing to support Congresswoman Waters is an affront to her and Black women across the country and telegraphs a message that the Democratic Party can ill afford: that it does not respect Black women’s leadership and political power and discounts the impact of Black women and millennial voters,” the women wrote.
Waters drew criticism from both sides of the aisle after she encouraged protesters to publicly confront and “push back on” Trump administration officials over the president's “zero tolerance” policy at the southern border.
“In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea,” Pelosi tweeted in a subtle rebuke aimed at Waters last week.
On the Senate floor, Schumer said Waters' call for the “harassment of political opponents” was “not American.”

Waters maintains she did not intend to incite violence by her comments and says Trump and others are deliberately mischaracterizing her words.
In the letter, the group says Waters, who is one of the longest-serving African-American women in Congress, is a beacon of hope for black women in the country and is owed an apology from the Democratic leaders.
Pelosi, in a statement provided to ABC News on Wednesday, did not apologize but called Waters a "valued leader whose passionate call for family reunification should be heart without any threats to her safety."
"Donald Trump has sullied the bully pulpit with reckless disregard for the safety of others. He should stop his attacks on Congresswoman Waters and all Members of Congress, the free press, and all Americans who have the right and the responsibility to speak their minds," Pelosi said.
Schumer's spokesman declined to comment, and Waters' office has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.
Meanwhile, Trump is still taking shots at Waters.
“Crazy Maxine Waters, said by some to be one of the most corrupt people in politics, is rapidly becoming, together with Nancy Pelosi, the FACE of the Democrat Party. Her ranting and raving, even referring to herself as a wounded animal, will make people flee the Democrats!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/black-female-leaders-blast-schumer-pelosi-failing-defend/story?id=56382314




Moonbats and Morons, that's the modern democratic party.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be that Republicans are again fearful of Nancy Pelosi?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
It doesn't matter what she says, if you don't like it, it's simply a black thing!
A thinly vailed charge of racism w/in the democrat party.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rep. Maxine Waters owed an apology from top Dems for not protecting her against 'uwarranted' Trump verbal attacks, nearly 200 black female leaders say

By MARIAM KHAN Jul 5, 2018, 5:37 PM ET

Black female leaders and allies are blasting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for what they see as their “failure” to protect Rep. Maxine Waters from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration and others in the GOP.”
“We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP,” the group of nearly 200 women wrote in a letter sent Tuesday. “That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American.’”
“In doing so, we believe this mischaracterizes her call to action for peaceful democratic assembly and the exercise of her constitutional rights to free speech in support of defenseless immigrant children and their families,” the women wrote.
.......

mal, will make people flee the Democrats!” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/black-female-leaders-blast-schumer-pelosi-failing-defend/story?id=56382314


The black female leaders are absolutely correct. Shumer and pelozi should allow some real leaders to come forward and resign their leadership positions.. Time for Dick Durbin to take the lead. And I would put Waters as the leader too.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
Could it be that Republicans are again fearful of Nancy Pelosi?

Just like Stormy Daniels so-called attorney, Pelosi is a gift that the Reps have never been afraid of.
I truly hope that Pelosi and Waters never go away in the near future, they are awesome!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What America thinks of the racist-in-chief:

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President Trump, more than any modern president, freely expresses his racist views — whether it is calling Mexican immigrants rapists, asserting that immigrants “infest” America, saying neo-Nazis include some “very fine people,” preferring Norwegian immigrants to those from “shithole” countries or associating immigrants with crime in public and in private. (In May The Post reported on an episode in April 2017: “Trump reminded them the crowds loved his rhetoric on immigrants along the campaign trail. Acting as if he were at a rally, he recited a few made-up Hispanic names and described potential crimes they could have committed, such as rape or murder. Then, he said, the crowds would roar when the criminals were thrown out of the country — as they did when he highlighted crimes by illegal immigrants at his rallies. . . .”) Add in his ongoing feud with African American football players who kneel for the national anthem to protest police brutality (“Get that son of a bitch off the field right now“) and his attack on African American Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-Calif.) intelligence, and you see a president who is either catering to racists or himself harbors racist views.

Voters have noticed. The Quinnipiac poll released this week shows a plurality (49 percent) think he is a racist while 47 percent do not. Among the 47 percent are 86 percent of Republicans, roughly the same percentage that support him. (They simply will not believe the president they voted for is a racist.) More young voters (18-34 years) think he is a racist (56 percent) than do older voters. Perhaps there is something to the polling on millennials that says they are more tolerant and inclusive than older Americans (and themselves are more diverse). Nevertheless, by a small margin (50 percent to 44 percent) voters are willing to believe Trump’s sincere beliefs about controlling the border, not racism, are the main motivator for his immigration policies.

Even more interesting, a large majority (55 percent to 39 percent) think Trump has emboldened other people to voice racist views. Even 22 percent of Republicans acknowledge that. Women, those with college degrees, younger voters and African Americans say Trump has emboldened racists to speak out in greater numbers than voters without college degrees, older voters and whites. In short, even if Americans do not admit Trump is a racist, they are willing to concede he’s popularized racist language. When it comes to handling race relations or uniting the country, a substantial majority (58 percent disapprove, 36 percent approve for both) disapprove of his performance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
Could it be that Republicans are again fearful of Nancy Pelosi?



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that Trump didn't hire the Fox guy because his wife is a racist, a loony, and he looked the other way at sexual harassment. But it is clear that none of those things disqualified him.

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The wife of Bill Shine, the new White House deputy chief of staff for communications, has come under scrutiny for racially charged remarks and unfounded medical theories posted to her Twitter account, according to a report by the website Mediaite.

Darla Shine, a former television producer and the author of a book about the joys of being a stay-at-home mom called “Happy Housewives,” reportedly made statements questioning why white people would be labeled racist for using the n-word while black people would not, defending the Confederate battle flag and highlighting instances of black-on-white crime.

Shine’s Twitter account has since been deleted. The White House did not respond to an immediate request for comment.

Separately, Trump on Saturday weighed in on reports that Twitter has been suspending as many as 1 million accounts per day as it battles the spread of disinformation on the platform.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting history lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_a7dQXilCo
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900, what's pretty obvious to me is what's really missing in the video "history lesson" you posted. Curious that it said nothing about how the Democrats in the southern states became Republicans after The Civil Rights Act was signed into law by a Democratic President. It's kind of dishonest to brush that pertinent fact under the rug, don't you think?

We all know that the continuing problem today with civil rights and how black Americans are treated still lives big in the former Confederate states of this nation. It's a bit ironic don't you think? Moreover, the Republicans today are nothing like the Republicans of the past on civil rights, and to say otherwise is just not being honest.
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