KOMMONSENTSJANE – RACIAL TRAGEDIES STOKE PRESSURE ON JOE BIDEN – WHY?

This is the answer to the ills in our country:

KOMMONENTSJANE – DEMOCRATS STEPPED ON OBAMA’S RUSTY NAIL.
Posted on December 18, 2019

Why are they insisting on a person who is not qualified – a black woman for VP – simple answer – to continue taking over the country. We saw what a community organizer named Obama did and how he looted the country for himself. They just want to finish the job. Plain and simple.

And lastly, why are the blacks following Obama/Pelosi/Schumer, None of them are black. They are not doing this for the blacks, they are causing disruption for the Muslim Brotherhood and Muslims. Use your common sense.

****

The Washington Post
Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate

Sean Sullivan, Annie Linskey

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is facing growing pressure from activists and party leaders to pick a nonwhite running mate in the wake of explosive incidents involving race and police violence that have stoked widespread outrage.


Biden has pledged to select a woman, prompting leading Democrats to publicly and privately promote several high-profile women of color for the job. Those calls have grown louder this week following the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a racist conflict in a New York City park and the fatal shooting of a black jogger in Georgia.

(Is that why this was set up? Does a shooting make this necessary? We have to have a qualified person and so far I haven’t seen a Democrat woman qualified to follow the Constitution)

Biden’s recent suggestion that African American voters who aren’t already supporting him “ain’t black” and the coronavirus’s disproportionate effect on nonwhite communities have added to the pressure.

If Biden chooses to lead this country in a new direction, his moment is now, it’s not November,” said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund and a vocal advocate of adding a black woman to the ticket. “We’re at war.”

The recent episodes have fueled frustration among nonwhite activists who say their concerns are often ignored until tragedy strikes, and then quickly fade. They want Biden’s campaign to push for a sweeping overhaul of the criminal justice system, and they see his vice-presidential pick as a test of his dedication to racial issues.

Against this backdrop, several nonwhite prospects have emerged from the pack. Top Biden allies see Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), who is African American and Indian, as a leading contender. Biden has also said he is considering Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.). And Democratic leaders have suggested former Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.). Demings, Abrams and Fudge are black; Duckworth’s mother was Thai, and Cortez Masto, who said Thursday that she had removed herself from consideration, is Latina.

Tammy Duckworth sitting in a chair: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) talks in 2014 about the problems plaguing veterans. Duckworth, who joined the Senate in 2017, lost both legs in the Iraq War when the Blackhawk she was piloting was shot down in 2004.© Katherine Frey/The Washington PostRep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) talks in 2014 about the problems plaguing veterans. Duckworth, who joined the Senate in 2017, lost both legs in the Iraq War when the Blackhawk she was piloting was shot down in 2004.
More than for any other candidate, the heightening racial tensions across the country have created a potential obstacle for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who is white.

(Which is racist.)

Critics have argued that when she served as a Hennepin County attorney, she was overly harsh to nonwhite communities and not tough enough on police. Those concerns have been magnified this week after a white police officer in Minneapolis, the Hennepin county seat, knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who cried that he could not breathe and later died.

“It reminded me of the public spectacles that took place during lynchings,” said Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaking of Floyd’s death. Bass said she wants Biden to pick a woman of color as his running mate for reasons that go beyond the death. “I think it’s a question of black folks in general having been supportive of him throughout the years” and the “significance of African Americans to the Democratic Party,” she said.

Biden’s decision is complicated by another factor: Some of the nonwhite women have also worked in a law enforcement. Harris was a state attorney general and San Francisco prosecutor, and Demings was the chief of police in Orlando. Once seen as impeccable credentials in politics, particularly for women, such backgrounds have come to be viewed with suspicion among many Democrats who feel the criminal justice system has wronged many black and Hispanic people.

Democratic activists and elected leaders have watched with horror over the past few weeks as one confrontation after another has brought into sharp focus a country with dangerous and sometimes deadly racial divisions that have worsened under President Trump. The party needs to take a stronger stand against those trends, they say, and that starts with choosing a running mate who represents the communities that have been most oppressed.

“They need to do what we demanded, because we aren’t making the demands for show, we made demands for our survival,” said Angela Rye, former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus and a civil rights leader.

Biden said this week that he hopes to name his ticket mate around Aug. 1. He indicated that he may pick a nonwhite woman but is making no promises.

“There are women of color under consideration,” he said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. “And there are women from every part of the country under consideration, because there are a lot of really qualified women that are ready to be president. But I’m not making that commitment.”

Val Demings, Barry Adamson standing together smiling for the camera: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), seen in January with her husband, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, left, and Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón, right.© Willie J. Allen Jr. for The Washington PostRep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), seen in January with her husband, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, left, and Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón, right.
Biden’s comment one week ago that African Americans considering voting for Trump “ain’t black” was widely criticized and gave Trump and his allies a new line of attack. Biden quickly walked it back, but the uproar stirred some private Democratic discussion about whether a black running mate was suddenly more likely for Biden, who could ill-afford to further anger African American communities.

Beyond Biden’s rhetorical flaws, there are more urgent imperatives for choosing a nonwhite running mate, activists said. They argued that it would send a powerful message to communities of color facing visible threats.

In Georgia, three white men were charged with murder this month in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a young black jogger whose death has reverberated across the country.

In New York this week, Christian Cooper was set on after he told a white woman, Amy Cooper, that a Central Park area required dogs to be leashed. Amy Cooper threatened to call police and tell them “there’s an African American man threatening my life.”

Both incidents were captured on video that went viral, inflaming raw emotions in the nation and echoing earlier racial episodes during the Trump presidency. He has stoked many of them — from his proposed ban on Muslims, to his declaration that there were “very fine people on both sides” of a deadly white-supremacist rally.

“There’s more of a powerful argument than ever that a woman of color who can speak authentically and directly to racial injustice is the best person,” said Aimee Allison, the founder of She the People, a group that mobilizes minority women.

Former Senate majority leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has been vocal about his confidence in Biden to choose a woman of color. He said he spoke to Biden on Tuesday about the running-mate position and recommended a couple of names, which he declined to specify publicly.

“I think he’s going to have to make that personal decision,” Reid said.

Amid the pressure, Biden has spoken out forcefully on matters of race. He called the Arbery killing part of a “rising pandemic of hate” that required a new focus on mending racial inequities. He said Floyd’s death was a “horrific killing” that merited a civil rights investigation by federal authorities.

But Biden has fallen short on other measures, activists say. During his interview on the radio show “The Breakfast Club,” where he made his controversial comment about black voters, Biden appeared not to recall the name of his recently released plan for black voters. The blueprint is titled “Lift Every Voice,” a nod to the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the black national anthem.

“I’ll send you a copy of my plan, so you have it,” Biden said to host Lenard McKelvey, also known on the show as Charlamagne tha God.

“‘Lift Every Voice’?” asked McKelvey.

“Pardon me?” replied Biden.

“‘Lift Every Voice’? Or what?” said McKelvey.

“The plan that I have is my manifesto for black America,” Biden said.

Rashad Robinson, a civil rights leader and the president of the Color of Change coalition, said that Biden had “a real opportunity” to deal with issues “that are in front of this country’s face right now.”

“In order to do that, he’s going to need a partner that is deeply rooted and has the trust of the communities that are being hurt the most,” he said. “And that’s really what’s at stake here.”

Amy Klobuchar et al. standing in front of a crowd: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) walks the picket line with members of the Nevada Culinary Union in Las Vegas on Feb. 19.© Melina Mara/The Washington PostSen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) walks the picket line with members of the Nevada Culinary Union in Las Vegas on Feb. 19.
Many black activists said they do not feel Klobuchar is that person. As chief prosecutor for Minnesota’s most populous county, Klobuchar declined to file charges in more than two dozen cases involving people killed in encounters with police. “George Floyd’s murder is part of Amy Klobuchar’s legacy right now,” Allison said.

Some Klobuchar critics took to social media on Thursday to cite an October 2006 incident that included Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck before his death. Chauvin was one of six officers who was involved in the deadly shooting of Wayne Reyes, according to a government document.

Klobuchar was Hennepin County attorney at the time, but 10 days later was elected to the Senate, a position she assumed in early January 2007. Lacey Severins, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County attorney’s office, said Thursday that a grand jury declined to return charges in the death of Reyes in October 2007.

“All prosecutorial decisions were made under the direction of Mike Freeman,” who succeeded Klobuchar, according to Severins. She did not say whether the matter was under consideration by the county attorney’s office when Klobuchar worked there. Officers responded to a suspected stabbing and Reyes was brandishing a firearm, according to the government document.

On Sunday, Klobuchar and Biden are slated to address Minnesota Democrats at their convention, which is gathering virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Harris, who like Klobuchar ran in the Democratic presidential primary against Biden, has also faced criticism over her record as a prosecutor. Some of it involved her truancy policy as a district attorney, which threatened criminal charges against parents of truant students. Harris has said that she never sent any parents to jail under the policy.

The senator from California has strongly condemned Floyd’s death. “By all accounts this was a public execution,” she tweeted.

Klobuchar has, too, tweeting that “anyone with an ounce of humanity is outraged by George Floyd’s killing in the hands of police. The case cries out for action, charges & justice.”

But given all that has happened across the country over the past few weeks, Klobuchar’s words and actions are not enough, some activists said.

“It puts it all in perspective for people who may not understand why the case is being made for a black woman to be on the ticket,” said Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright. “The black experience is, is sometimes hard to relate to, if you have not been through that experience.”

Alice Crites contributed to this report.

Yikes…Maryland Mortgage Rates Hit 2.5% FIXED

Maryland: Say Bye To Expensive Solar Panels

1

2

3

4

YOU MAY LIKE
Ad taboola 
How much more relief money should you be getting? Don’t miss out!

How much more relief…

workmoney.org

Man Who Picked Apple in 2003 and Bitcoin in 2016 Says “Buy Genesis”

Man Who Picked…

The Legacy Report

The Number 1 Reason Banks Don’t Recommend Reverse Mortgages

The Number 1 Reason…

NewRetirement

The Washington Post

More For You

The 23 Hottest Father’s Day Gifts Of 2020

Ad Gadgets Post

Motley Fool Issues Rare “All In” Buy Alert

Ad The Motley Fool

Driving less these days? Do this immediately

Ad The Simple Dollar

Brilliant Way To Build Muscle Without A Gym

Ad KoreTense

Fire rages in Minneapolis and protests spread across U.S.

The New York Times Logo The New York Times
US

CNN crew released after arrest live on TV

CNN Logo CNN
US

Trump slams Twitter after it flags his tweet

The Hill Logo The Hill

China vows to ‘smash’ any Taiwan independence move as Trump weighs…

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
World

New Neck Massager Relaxes Stiff Muscles In Seconds

Ad NeckRelax

The brilliant car insurance hack you need to know about

Ad The Simple Dollar

Why This Is The Must-Have Gift of 2020

Ad Blissy

How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action

Ad The Motley Fool

Taylor protest in KY draws hundreds; at least 7 shot

Louisville Courier-Journal Logo Louisville Courier-Journal
US

Minneapolis mayor hits back at Trump, calls for peace

The Hill Logo The Hill
US

As hard-hit regions reopen, hot spots shift across US

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post

Dow slides 200 points ahead of Trump China news conference

CNBC Logo CNBC
Markets

23 Cool Products That Could Sell Out In 2020

Ad Gadgets Post

Video doesn’t support police claims about arrest

CNN Logo CNN
US

Betsy DeVos doubles down on her education agenda during the…

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
US

Where does the phrase ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’ come from?

NBC News Logo NBC News

South Korea closes schools again as cases jump

BBC News Logo BBC News
World

Ex-intel officials question DOJ probe of ‘unmasking’ of Trump ally

Reuters Logo Reuters
Politics

Legal immunity for police misconduct may get Supreme Court review

USA TODAY Logo USA TODAY
US

Its Coronavirus Caseload Soaring, India Is Reopening Anyway

The New York Times Logo The New York Times
World

Health experts shift focus to new hot spots

CNN Logo CNN

Ga. man charged for $317M sale of virus masks that didn’t exist

Savannah WTOC-TV Logo Savannah WTOC-TV
Crime

Google’s ‘Sodar’ is an AR tool for social distancing

Engadget Logo Engadget
Technology

Older Italians Warily Eye Young Crowds, Fearing 2nd Coronavirus Wave

MILAN — After months of living under a strict lockdown in Italy, a closely gathered group of teenagers welcomed a warm evening this week at a verdant park in Milan, gazing at phone screens, embracing and forming a small circle around a playful dog. No one wore a mask. Pinuccia Ciancalloni, 59, who was taking her daily walk through the park on Tuesday, pointed at the group with dread.

The New York Times Logo The New York Times
World

Eagles’ Wentz touches upon death of George Floyd

Yardbarker Logo Yardbarker
NFL

Trump embraces a new kind of rally: The ‘Trumptilla’

POLITICO Logo POLITICO
Election 2020

Dalai Lama blames George Floyd’s death on racism

CNN Logo CNN
World

Millions relying on aid can see its end, and they’re scared

The New York Times Logo The New York Times
Politics

Legal experts: Trump’s order on social media won’t accomplish much

NBC News Logo NBC News
Politics

New U.S. sanctions on North Korea target state-owned bank

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
World

Republicans propose virus safety protocols for North Carolina…

The Wall Street Journal. Logo The Wall Street Journal.
Election 2020

Condemnation rains down on officers

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
US

The Number 1 Reason Banks Don’t Recommend Reverse Mortgages

The Number 1 Reason Banks Don’t Recommend Reverse Mortgages

Ad NewRetirement

Photos

Today in History: May 29

Microsoft News
World

Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30

CNN Logo CNN

People are mistaking stimulus payments for junk mail or a scam

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
Personal Finance

Trump marks ‘sad milestone’ of 100K virus deaths

The Hill Logo The Hill
Politics

McConnell makes plea in favor of face masks

POLITICO Logo POLITICO
Politics

Children with perplexing syndrome linked to covid-19 may be…

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post
Health News

A second peak could be worse than the first

CNN Logo CNN
Health News

Wis. reports record number of new virus cases, deaths after court…

NBC News Logo NBC News
US

Here’s Why Americans Are Moving Out Of Wisconsin

Here’s Why Americans Are Moving Out Of Wisconsin

Ad MoneyWise.com

Some businesses pledge to keep out masked customers

The Washington Post Logo The Washington Post

Gordon jokes Chargers prepared him for playing games in empty stadiums

The Pro Bowl running back recently signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos after a lengthy contract dispute with the Chargers. Seeking a contract extension while still in his prime, Gordon held out for a chunk of the 2019 season, a move that backfired. During an interview with fellow Wisconsin alum Marcus Cromartie, Gordon used a question about potentially playing in games in empty stadiums to stick it to his former team.

Yahoo! Sports Logo Yahoo! Sports
NFL

How jet owners got a subsidy from coronavirus relief funds

NBC News Logo NBC News
Small Business

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station on fire; National…

Los Angeles Times Logo Los Angeles Times
US

Twitter hides Trump’s tweet for violating its rules about glorifying violence

CNET Logo CNET

‘Racist president’: Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in…

NBC News Logo NBC News
Politics

Trump vs. Twitter: What you need to know about the free speech…

CNET Logo CNET
Technology

Inside Garth Brooks’ Mansion Where He Lives With His Partner

Inside Garth Brooks’ Mansion Where He Lives With His Partner

Ad Buzz Treatment

Pennsylvania state lawmaker rips GOP members for silence…

USA TODAY Logo USA TODAY
US

Team Trump can’t keep its story straight on potentially dangerous drug

NBC News Logo NBC News

I will not reopen our church for Trump. I love our congregants too…

Vox.com Logo Vox.com
US

PlayStation planning June 4 PS5 event, CEO says supplies look good for…

CNET Logo CNET
Technology

Ms. Jennifer, a 53-year-old tortoise, has found a new home after her…

CNN Logo CNN
US

Sen. Bob Casey says positive coronavirus antibody test means he…

About kommonsentsjane

Enjoys sports and all kinds of music, especially dance music. Playing the keyboard and piano are favorites. Family and friends are very important.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s