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Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:37 AM

"Breathe Freely, Oh Those of Black Support in Florida Concern..."

1SBM pointed me out to this today; I figured it'd be salient information. And for the record, the aforementioned Democratic African-American Women's Caucus? Wasn't founded till this year. We're essentially looking at another Goodman-esque figure here.


"The other day someone posted an OP concerned that Black folks in Florida weren't getting behind HRC. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time; but, this morning NPR did an interview with Leslie Wimes, the President of the Democratic African-American Women’s Caucus, the group the OP was citing to.

Ms. Wimes was saying that HRC wasn't really during any work in the Black community to get Black votes, especially given her past rhetoric (and a bunch of other stuff that sounded ... well ... "familiar". She was going on about how HRC's presence in the Black community was limited to TV.

I was like okay ... I disagree; but, okay. I'm not in Florida. Then she said the weirdest thing ... she said the HRC had, actually, reached out to her to work with her on door knocking!?!

I, literally, said "WTF! ... You criticize her campaign for not having a physical presence in the community, then acknowledge that her campaign sought to work with you ... and you (apparently)turned them down ... because her campaign didn't have a physical presence in the Black community!?!" Again, WTF! Isn't that more of an indictment of you and your organization? Well, guess what? Don't believe the F'ing hype!

I Googled "Leslie Wimes" and imagine my surprise at what the first hit was:

https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/44mlwe/leslie_wimes_the_president_of_the_democratic/

Just another BoBer, throwing a tantrum... working hard to elect Trump."



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Reply "Breathe Freely, Oh Those of Black Support in Florida Concern..." (Original post)
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mcar Sep 2016 #1
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Response to VulgarPoet (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:40 AM

1. I heard that interview

Why was there no opposing viewpoint? The speaker was obviously an HRC hater pushing all the BoB talking points.

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Response to mcar (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:46 AM

2. I'm kinda wondering the same thing.

That, coupled with how does the President of a caucus that hasn't even existed a full year wind up getting tapped by NPR?

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Response to VulgarPoet (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:47 AM

3. Seems like they wanted to push that meme, didn't it?

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Response to mcar (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 30, 2016, 12:25 PM

4. Hoping to get Congressional Republicans to like them, I guess.

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