Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fighting The Battle Of Who Could Matter Less

I've talked about how both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been less than stellar on the issue of Black Lives Matter, and then Scott Walker comes along to remind me that there are much, much worse people who are running for president.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sidestepped 'ridiculous' questions on Friday about whether he would be willing to meet with organizers of the 'Black lives Matter' movement, saying he would limit his time in New Hampshire to commenting on 'things that matter.
'I'm going to meet with voters. I mean, I've said, it's not just – who knows who that is?' Walker said of the amorphous civil rights group, following his breakfast speech at a 'Politics and Eggs' forum in Manchester, New Hampshire. 
The presidential candidate likened the prospect of a sit-down with the aggressive civil rights group's loudest voices to the idea of meeting with top representatives from a leaderless movement on the political right. 
'I'm going to talk with American voters. Period. It's the same way as saying you're going to meet with the tea party,' he said in a rare moment of agitation. 'Who's the tea party? There's hundreds of thousands of people out there.'

So the question of meeting with black activists is "ridiculous."  Then he literally says it's ridiculous because all voters matter, like the Tea Party, which apparently matters because there's hundreds of thousands of them.

Never mind that the guy is running for president when 17.8 million black votes were cast in 2012 and 93% went to the dude who won.  We literally don't matter.

I may have issues with Clinton and Sanders, but they are infinitely better than the asshole Republicans who literally could not give a damn about black voters, period.

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