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Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:55 AM

 

Rapper 'Diddy' urges black people to not get out the vote...

(CNN)Rapper-turned-mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs said he thinks that black voters "got a little bit shortchanged" by Barack Obama's presidency, and urged the black community to "hold our vote" as a way to spur meaningful action by political leaders.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/05/politics/sean-diddy-combs-shortchanged-obama/index.html

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Reply Rapper 'Diddy' urges black people to not get out the vote... (Original post)
GummyBearz Sep 2016 OP
michaz Sep 2016 #1
GOLGO 13 Sep 2016 #2
tonyt53 Sep 2016 #3
erpowers Sep 2016 #19
WhiteTara Sep 2016 #4
Renew Deal Sep 2016 #5
brush Sep 2016 #6
Pisces Sep 2016 #7
bighart Sep 2016 #8
bettyellen Sep 2016 #10
4lbs Sep 2016 #20
La Lioness Priyanka Sep 2016 #22
bighart Sep 2016 #25
La Lioness Priyanka Sep 2016 #28
bettyellen Sep 2016 #9
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #11
razorman Sep 2016 #12
lpbk2713 Sep 2016 #13
bighart Sep 2016 #36
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #14
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #15
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #16
GummyBearz Sep 2016 #18
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #24
struggle4progress Sep 2016 #17
La Lioness Priyanka Sep 2016 #21
HipChick Sep 2016 #23
Atman Sep 2016 #26
SwankyXomb Sep 2016 #27
GummyBearz Sep 2016 #29
Blue_Tires Sep 2016 #30
bighart Sep 2016 #34
Blue_Tires Sep 2016 #35
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2016 #31
kentuck Sep 2016 #32
sarcasmo Sep 2016 #33

Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:56 AM

1. Can't stand him or his so-called music! n/t

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:56 AM

2. I disagree.

He's a joke & a rich know-nothing.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:58 AM

3. Yep, another guy (race doesn't matter in this instance) that can afford Trump as prez.

 

He has enough money so it doesn't matter who is in the WH or the make-up of the SCOTUS, or the Senate, or the House.

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:02 PM

19. Cannot Afford A Clinton Presidency

Maybe some of the wealthy blacks who are telling black people not to vote actually want Donald Trump to win, but do not want to have to deal with the scorn and loss of fans that would come from backing Trump. P. Diddy would most likely get a large tax cut if Donald Trump were to win the election. If Hillary Clinton won the election, under the best case scenario his taxes would stay the same. Under the worse case scenario his taxes would go up. So, maybe it is not just that he can afford a Trump presidency; it is that he cannot afford, or does not want to pay the price of a Clinton presidency.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:03 AM

4. What a dufus.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:08 AM

5. Good to hear that the obnoxiously rich guy wants the other obnoxiously rich guy to win

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:12 AM

6. He doesn't know it yet but he just moved into the Cornell West category.

What a moron. With racist, anti-immigrant Trump looming and the election 60 days away he's talking about withholding AA votes for Clinton.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:14 AM

7. This guy has zero influence over the AA voter.

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Response to Pisces (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:24 AM

8. I hope you are right.

What do you base your comment on?

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Response to bighart (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:31 AM

10. His career tanked a while ago.

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:02 PM

20. Yes, he hasn't been relevant since he dated Jennifer Lopez.

That was back in what 2002 or so.

I can't recall the last time I heard one of his songs.


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Response to bighart (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:05 PM

22. how much does Brittany Spears influence the white vote?

 

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:27 PM

25. I recall Diddy and Jay Z doing get out the vote functions

in 2008 and believe those functions were at least in part successful, that was the basis for my question.

As for Britney Spears I don't recall seeing where she has done get out the vote functions but I can't say for certain that she has not.

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Response to bighart (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:55 PM

28. jay z still has popular influence, not just with minorities but with young adults

 

I am pretty sure p diddy is just about the same level of influence as Brittany with young people.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:30 AM

9. He's jealous over Bey and Hova. And an idiot to boot.

 

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:42 AM

11. The 1920 Ocoee Election Day Massacre

Jason Byrne
Nov 23, 2014

... One-by-one would-be black voters were turned away either by threats of violence or by poll workers who found their names “mysteriously” absent from the voter registration rolls. Pollsters instructed them to get documentation from notary public R. C. Biegelow to verify that they were .. registered to vote. Conveniently .. Biegelow .. was out .. fishing .. that day.

With little other option, most returned to their homes without casting their ballots. Mose Norman would not be so easily deterred. After being turned away that morning in his Ocoee precinct, he rode to Orlando to seek the council of Judge Cheney ...

Around 50 cars full of Klan members flooded into Ocoee from towns such as Winter Garden, Orlando, and Sanford. The growing ad hoc militia was more largely populated by outsiders than Ocoee townspeople themselves ...

His hanging body was riddled with bullets ... This .. was left .. as a warning .. with an accompanying note saying “This is what we do to niggers who try to vote” ...


https://medium.com/florida-history/ocoee-on-fire-the-1920-election-day-massacre-38adbda9666e#.l60noxrfh

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:45 AM

12. If you haven't bothered to vote, I am not obliged

to take you or your complaints seriously.

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:46 AM

13. Who is he working for?




Does he want to keep things the way they are ... or worse?

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:56 PM

36. From the linked article quote:


Diddy supported Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, appearing at a get-out-the-vote rally in Los Angeles that year. But the media mogul also told The Washington Post in an interview last October that GOP nominee Donald Trump "is a friend of mine, and he works very hard."

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:49 AM

14. 1868 Opelousas Massacre

... White Mob in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 Blacks Over The Right To Vote ...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021434763

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:51 AM

15. People Died So I Could Vote

Jocelyn Y. Stewart
Sept. 23, 2014

... I came to learn how perilous it had been for black people to vote in the South, especially in the era prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. People of color didn’t return from the poll wearing a splashy red, white and blue “I voted” sticker the way we might now. People of color often weren’t allowed to vote, and if they persisted, and tried organizing others to exercise their rights as Americans, they were often beaten, sometimes killed, for their efforts.

Hence my dad’s “you gotta vote” speeches. At the core of my dad’s fidelity to the ballot was an appreciation for the sacrifices made by everyday people that allowed African Americans—and other people of color—to obtain it.

In the 1950s, when my parents were kids, the NAACP began an effort to register voters in the small rural Louisiana town where they lived. Local African-American residents, like my mother’s father and the father of her friend Curtis Spears Jr., became members and participated in the effort.

One day Curtis’s father returned from town beaten and bloodied. The assault had come at the hands of the town marshal, who later explained it as a case of “mistaken identity.” Not long afterward, the loan on the family’s farm was recalled by the local lending institution. The family was forced to become sharecroppers—a plummet in status and fortune—all because of their desire to vote ...


http://time.com/3423102/people-died-so-i-could-vote/

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:56 AM

16. Grave of Georgia man killed in 1948 for voting

... Dorothy Nixon Williams rested her hand on a rough concrete headstone etched with the word “Father,” bent to touch the concrete slab beneath it, then wept in the arms of her son.

“Father.” Her father, Isaiah Nixon, an African American man who had dared to vote in the 1948 Democratic Primary in Montgomery County, Georgia, only the second held since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled all-white primaries unconstitutional. Her father, who was gunned down by two white men that evening on the front porch of her home, when she was just six years old ...

Isaiah Nixon was shot on Sept. 8, 1948 and died two days later in a hospital in neighboring Laurens County. The white brothers who killed him, Jim A. Johnson and Johnnie Johnson, were arrested and charged with murder and accessory to murder ... but Jim Johnson was easily acquitted by the all-white jury, and charges against his brother were dropped ...


http://undergraduatestories.aau.edu/story/emory-students-find-long-lost-grave-of-georgia-man-killed-for-voting-in-1948/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:02 PM

18. Thanks for these histories, they are quite depressing but important to know

 

I think you should send them to Diddy Combs and post his response

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Response to GummyBearz (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:24 PM

24. I absolutely will NOT contact him. He's either just seeking lime-light -- in which case

I do not want to convey to him that anybody noticed -- or he's just a pretentious lazy-ass nitwit, who thinks that this nonsense is somehow proves he's edgy and sophisticated -- in which case, it's a waste of time to try to persuade him otherwise, since this hot air helps keep his self-opinion inflated

The history should be learned so it can be taught to confused but educable people

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:01 PM

17. Civil Rights Martyrs

May 7, 1955 · Belzoni, Mississippi: Rev. George Lee, one of the first black people registered to vote in Humphreys County, used his pulpit and his printing press to urge others to vote. White officials offered Lee protection on the condition he end his voter registration efforts, but Lee refused and was murdered.

August 13, 1955 · Brookhaven, Mississippi: Lamar Smith was shot dead on the courthouse lawn by a white man in broad daylight while dozens of people watched. The killer was never indicted because no one would admit they saw a white man shoot a black man. Smith had organized blacks to vote in a recent election ...

September 25, 1961 · Liberty, Mississippi: Herbert Lee, who worked with civil rights leader Bob Moses to help register black voters, was killed by a state legislator who claimed self-defense and was never arrested. Louis Allen, a black man who witnessed the murder, was later also killed ...

August 20, 1965 · Hayneville, Alabama: Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal Seminary student in Boston, had come to Alabama to help with black voter registration in Lowndes County. He was arrested at a demonstration, jailed in Hayneville and then suddenly released. Moments after his release, he was shot to death by a deputy sheriff ...


https://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/civil-rights-memorial/civil-rights-martyrs

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:04 PM

21. aww. he's sad that his fame is well and truly over.

 

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:11 PM

23. Diddy was involved with Tupac and Biggie demise..

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:31 PM

26. Worthless POS idiot.

Oh, wait...he's not "worthless." He's worth a lot. And by black voters staying home, Trump is that much more likely to win, and Sean Combs will save fortunes on his taxes.

Hmmm...so happy to see he's politically active. Not.


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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:37 PM

27. Wasn't he the one preaching "Vote or Die?"

Looks like he abandoned that position last year, and what better way to throw a tantrum, than to help elect someone who is both a giant douche AND a turd sandwich?

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 12:56 PM

29. Yes he was

 

And yes he is

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 02:44 PM

30. Christ, what an asshole...

Not this shit again -- There's always ONE every four years, like clockwork

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:15 PM

34. Didn't Nick Cannon say he was sitting

out this year too?
Seems like I heard Joe Madison talking about that a few weeks ago.

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Response to bighart (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:30 PM

35. Well, at least they aren't telling black folks to stay home and "send a message"

Yeah, President Trump would "send a message" all right


FFS that what heavyhanded GOP tricksters used to do back in the day...

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 02:45 PM

31. President Obama didn't fully his embrace Diddy's charter school fantasy, so he's pissed. n/t

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:02 PM

32. He likes to make his products off shore, also, just like Donald...

He probably hides his money in the Caymans also?

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Response to GummyBearz (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 03:03 PM

33. Idiot!

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