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Tue Feb 16, 2016, 11:47 AM

John Lewis Softens His Stance on Bernie Sanders - EBONY.com

http://www.ebony.com/news-views/john-lewis-stance-bernie-sanders#axzz40LQeRJiu
BY #TEAMEBONY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
This article is brief to the point of being rather vacuous. But I found the following reader comments quite more edifying:
Adam01time 15 hours ago
John Lewis Started out a young man working for the people. He is now part of the rich black elite in Georgia.
He is so far out of touch with the people he would not know what to do if he had to do a grass roots election.
That's what big money does to the people we hire. They speak for someone before they do the home work.


CCFan 14 hours ago
Too late. I have lost respect for John Lewis. He did try to disparage Bernie.


Noble Savage 11 hours ago
Having a respected historic significance can be totally diminished by your current behavior. John Lewis flip flopped in his initial endorsement of Hilary when she ran against Barrack. He only endorsed Barrack because he realized Barrack was destined to win. His character was compromised then. His tears of joy when Barrack won weren't real. And now he and the rest of the sorry black establishment are selling out their community by blindly endorsing Hillary again (because she's expected to win) but they (and the liberal media) are living in a Hillary subsidized campaign finance vacuum. Hillary will lose because the black vote is fractured (young and conscientious vs. old and static). I will enjoy all of those sell outs crawling back to Bernie. No love John Lewis. What happened to you John, you used to be beautiful.

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kenn3d Feb 2016 OP
Orsino Feb 2016 #1
libdem4life Feb 2016 #2
sammythecat Feb 2016 #5
Fumesucker Feb 2016 #3
thereismore Feb 2016 #4

Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 11:58 AM

1. I'm not bothered by a politician's changing his/her endorsement.

Elections are moving targets, and endorsements are political capital that can be sold more than once.

Rather than dismissing a Lewis endorsement, we should view all endorsements skeptically.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:01 PM

2. I agree. They have lost much of their power to influence blocks of voters, due to

 

social media/internet and people being more informed to make their own decisions. Endorsements now seem to be just press and getting noticed for the endorser.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:43 PM

5. When John Lewis speaks, people listen

He's a much respected icon of the civil rights movement and at a televised event he endorsed Hillary Clinton; but not before making a very deliberate and deceptive slanderous insinuation that Bernie Sanders wasn't heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Hell, maybe he wasn't even involved at all! "I didn't see him", says John Lewis, which means zero but says a whole lot.

It was a very low thing to do and I was very, very disappointed to see him do it.

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:03 PM

3. I found a good one the other day...

magnus466 3 hours ago
Tell it!!! I live in the 5th District in Georgia and you are so on point. Lewis tossed and turned before he finally came out for President Obama in 2008 when nearly everybody in Atlanta had already come out for then Sen. Obama. He loves himself some Miss Hillry. So much of the black political class in Atlanta seems to all have their hands out expecting to get something from the Clintons. We're totally disgusted with the way he's allowing himself to be used. Just damn!!!

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Response to kenn3d (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:28 PM

4. How can people mis-spell the President's name after 8 years in office? It's Barack. nt

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