Strange bedfellows: BLM protesters and Bernie bots reject Hillary in favor of this candidate

Strange bedfellows: BLM protesters and Bernie bots reject Hillary in favor of this candidate
Black Lives Matter protest in Philadelphia (Image: YouTube screen grab via PennLive)

Bill Clinton may have been the nation’s first black president. But that was before America elected its first real black president (well, half-black, though you’d never know it from his behavior). And Hillary Clinton may occasionally affect a black accent to curry favor with black voters. But the black community seems to share the general consensus that she stinks at.

All of which explains why some disaffected blacks are joining disaffected erstwhile Bernie Sanders supporters in backing Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Via, The Washington Times:

[T]he bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets [of Philadelphia] with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first female standard-bearer for a major political party.

As several hundred Black Lives Matters protesters marched through the city toward the convention at the Wells Fargo Center, the crowd chanted, “Hell no, DNC/We won’t vote for Hillary!”

[…]

The marchers chanted, “Don’t vote for Hillary. She’s killing black people!”

Around the same time, supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, feeling betrayed, staged a walkout to demonstrate their anger over a party that was caught in the act of suppressing their candidate and now is attempting to gloss over it.

As they marched, they chanted “Jill, Not Hill!” in a show of solidarity for their new hero, who has a good bit in common with Sanders policy-wise.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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