Blame Hillary Clinton Not Bernie Sanders for her Failure. (Part 2) : ThyBlackMan

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Blame Hillary Clinton Not Bernie Sanders for her Failure. (Part 2)

September 9, 2017 by  
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( I cannot disagree with Hillary Clinton more about Bernie Sanders – nor anyone else – damaging Hillary’s candidacy for President. It was the Clintons that adopted the defunct Lee Atwater strategy of bashing the opponent to win an election.

Hillary did not have a strong clearly stated platform on what she do for the American people. Many Black folks this 2016 Presidential race voted for Trump, or did not vote at all. The deciding Blue and Swing States that Trump won had low Black voter turnout. Blaming opponents and obstacles in her new book is irrelevant and have nothing to do with her defeat to Donald J. Trump. It is as if opponents should have fell in line with her Presidential aspirations.

The Clintons are self-proclaimed ‘Half-Republicans’ aka ‘Blue Dogs’ or the 90’s term of ‘Tri-Angulaters’. Repealing the Crime Bill – important to Black Folks – was not of staunch interest to Hillary. Hillary never said that she would fight to repeal the bill, and further, if repealed, remove all of the people from prison receiving minimum maximum lengthy prison terms. And despite Black Lives Matter protesting at her speeches on the Crime Bill issue, all she could aggravatingly say to them, is that they should have ‘set up a meeting with her’. Colin Kaepernick nor the Black Lives Matter protestors are seemingly il-allowed to peacefully protest in America, like other Americans have the right to do.

The historic “Tough on Black Folks” bills from Bill Clinton you mentioned in the article were all harmful to African-Americans. Why didn’t Hillary campaign in a tough manner to reverse these bills you referenced?

Other bills and inactions were not forgotten. Bill Clinton did nothing to prevent, nor stop, the Rwandan ethnic-cleansing where an average of 10-thousand people a day for three consecutive months were slaughtered in Rwanda, Africa. Hillary Clinton was there as first lady – it was on the national news – and she could have cleared the air by verbally disagreeing publically with the former President. She could have denounced Bill’s lack of a response during her 2016 Presidential campaign.

The Minority Tax-Certificate in Broadcasting was repealed by Congress in our radio broadcast field Dr. Hutchinson during the Clinton Presidency, coupled with Bill’s signing of the Telecommunication Bill of 1996 forcing Black Broadcast owners to sell or else be ostracized advertisement-wise by new owners of multiple stations. There were 146 Black-Owned broadcast companies in 1995 compared to just sixty-eight Black Station owners in 2013. Hillary could have campaigned demanding a resurgence of more minority voices on the airwaves, fighting to level the playing field.

I guess it was Bernie’s fault that near 10 percent of Black Folk supported Donald J. Trump for President, while the Clinton campaign advertising dollars were low to nil with the aforementioned 68 or so, to date, Black-Owned Broadcast Companies, taking our vote for granted again. Combining the near ten percent Blacks that voted for Trump with the surprising high non-voting African-Americans, reader polls can state that this “Disinterested in Hillary” voting block is the reason for Hillary’s Presidential demise. Is this because of Bernie Sanders, Russia, Comey, WikiLeaks, etc…?

Conscience African-American voters from the Bill Clinton era and today’s next generation of even bolder conscience Blacks are having none of this Clinton-like ‘blue dog’ ‘take our vote for granted’ game playing anymore. The Sixties conscious Black folks are revoltingly proud of this new serious conscience generation.

The demand was for Hillary to reverse those dangerous ‘Bill bills’ you mentioned Earl. The demand was also for new legislation that would benefit us directly, in exchange for vote of confidence. We did not hear this clearly stated enough with conviction by Hillary R. Clinton. Not even a ‘Hillary would fight’ this Republican Congress to make and attempt to get things done. Bernie Sanders seemingly impossible platform tasks were at least planned out meticulously, and you got the sense that ‘with our help’ he would fight for us ferociously.

We are tired of choosing the lesser of two evils. Hillary wanted to run un-opposed as Obama did in 2012, but Bernie ran and had a greater-than-expected successful campaign. The DNC brass devised strategies to attack Bernie, his religion etc… via emails, while promoting positively for their chosen one Hillary Clinton. We thought the DNC represented Democrats.

Secondly, like Obama, Donald Trump drew more people at his campaign appearances. Trump drew Hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) more people in total. It was a simple S.T.P. (see the people) sales success. Trump campaigned personally those last few weeks of the Presidential campaign to the Swing and closely contested mid-western Blue States barely tilting voters his way to win the election.

In a nutshell, Hillary Clinton promised absolutely nothing concrete, but did very well bash-campaigning against both Bernie and the Donald, receiving some bashing back, which is par for the course. Sanders and Trump though laid “their plans” out with strong base-platforms. Bernie consistently campaigned on making College more affordable (even Free), Free Health for All, and fighting the Corporate/Wealthy Powers-that-be. Trump campaigned on his Economic and Anti-Immigration platform, establishing himself as being a non-beltway ‘drain-the-swamp’ candidate, and yes, his popular Crooked Hillary bashing.

Hillary LOST to Trump because Trump out campaigned her. And Mrs. Bill Clinton would have also lost to Bernie Sanders if he got into the race a year earlier. Bernie’s message and gritty fight was much more appealing to the Democratic and Independent voter. Hillary did win against Bernie Sanders, however later than expected in the Democratic Primary.

Hillary Clinton failed at communicating a convincing platform appealing to the Democratic and Independent voters; over 50 percent of women voted for Donald Trump for President; and we hope that the Democratic Party does not ever again take voting blocks for granted nor crown a Democratic nominee for President just for showing up.

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Written by Kirk Tanter

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4 Responses to “Blame Hillary Clinton Not Bernie Sanders for her Failure. (Part 2)”
  1. Scuba says:

    Please, PLEASE get a proofreader and an editor!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I completely agree with both previous comments. Well stated! I would just add – what/whom was served by voting for Donald Trump?? Even if you and other voters didn’t do background research on Trump, he made it quite clear that he was a racist at campaign rallies. For that reason alone, although there are too many more to list, all I can say is, “shame on you and everyone else that voted for him!”. As for blaming her for the sins of her husband, which by the way took place in a different political spectrum of more than 25 years ago, it would not have been a savy move to campaign on an agenda that included saying her husband’s policies were dead wrong. In the end you had a choice, and please just admit that anyone who voted for Donald Trump made a disastrously wrong decision. For everyone.

  3. Don says:

    In the end of all your disdain and arguments, you are left with Trump. Happy? Stay home and don’t vote. But stop blaming everyone else for your decision.

  4. X says:

    If you took five minutes to earn basic rules of English capitalization, it would give you much more credibility. Proper nouns such as names are capitalized, not random words that you want to emphasize.

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