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Congressional Black Caucus members would support Florida boycott
The Hill ^ | July 20, 2013 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 07/20/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

A number of House Democrats are lining up behind the Rev. Jesse Jackson's threat for an economic boycott of Florida following the not-guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin.

The lawmakers, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are fierce critics of the process that led to George Zimmerman's acquittal in the fatal shooting last year of the Florida teenager. Exerting pressure on Florida's economy as Jackson is suggesting, they said, could help overturn the state's controversial stand-your-ground laws that many contend contributed to the tragedy.

"That's probably the best strategy, because people understand dollars and cents," Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said Friday. "And they understand, if there's a significant drop-off in revenues – at conventions, at Disney World and Universal Studios – that that will get the attention of the powerful."

Clay said he'd like to see "a multi-pronged strategy" that includes legislation, "getting laws overturned by courts, as well as an economic boycott."

Rep. Bennie Thompson echoed that message. The Mississippi Democrat called the verdict "a travesty" that "does not speak well for this country," and said he would "absolutely" support an economic boycott of the state.

"[It] could have significant economic significance if properly organized," Thompson said Friday. "What I gather from a lot of people who have feelings about it, he [Jackson] would get … support."

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said she's also on board.

"I would support whatever it takes to get these stand-your-ground laws off the books," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: barbaralee; blackkk; blackrage; boycott; florida; georgezimmerman; holder; trayvon; trayvonmartin; trayvonstroops; zimmerman
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1 posted on 07/20/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Nice. Time to visit Florida.


2 posted on 07/20/2013 11:07:06 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I guess it's true. They want another civil war.
3 posted on 07/20/2013 11:07:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They’re too dumb to realize most people don’t agree with them. The media causing one big circle jerk.

How this thug Al Sharpton has ANY credibility left after the lies and lives he’s ruined with his fake ass stunts is beyond me.


4 posted on 07/20/2013 11:08:38 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Would these racist hypocrite idiots still yell and scream about SYG if the jury had rendered the wrong verdict?


5 posted on 07/20/2013 11:10:46 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Aren't blacks still boycotting S. Carolina over the Stars and Bars flying over the capital?
This boycott stuff keeps up and they'll all have to move to Canada.
6 posted on 07/20/2013 11:13:10 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Wait. If a whole bunch of angry harmful takers don’t go to Florida, isn’t that...a good thing?


7 posted on 07/20/2013 11:14:24 AM PDT by lurk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

why don’t the Blacks who hate America just all move to California or chicago and try “Liberia” again.

I am tired of their outrage....Go try it yourselves, no one is stopping you or if you are “African” American go back to your African country...see how well you are treated there..or how about Korea (I’m sure THEY aren’t “Racist “).


8 posted on 07/20/2013 11:14:39 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"That's probably the best strategy, because people understand dollars and cents," Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said Friday.

Except that when your people boycott a business the bottom line gets fatter because there is less shoplifting the business has to contend with.

So please Brer Clay, boycott Florida and don't throw me in that briar patch.

9 posted on 07/20/2013 11:15:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: snarkytart
Nice. Time to visit Florida.

Didn't these dip sticks try to boycott South Carolina, I think over the Confederate flag, or something? How did that work out for them?

10 posted on 07/20/2013 11:16:19 AM PDT by Mark17 (This creepy a$$ cracker is leaving for the Philippines)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Wow. Punish the ENTIRE population of FL, including obbbammmer loving libs. Blacks in FL have used the Stand Your Ground law defense far more than whites have. But thats ok because they aren’t creepy ass crackers.


11 posted on 07/20/2013 11:16:41 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Of course they would.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 11:18:57 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I drink good ole Florida O.J. every single day and they’d like me to switch to California or Mexico O.J.? No thanks.


13 posted on 07/20/2013 11:19:49 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This will go as well as the flag boycott of Georgia. This is all about a wider agenda of gun control and more gimmees from government.

They don’t give a damn about this kid.


14 posted on 07/20/2013 11:19:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

And I support a boycott of all black owned businesses.

Assuming that there are any.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 11:22:33 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

no big loss


16 posted on 07/20/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I wonder if all the hard working black business owners in FL think that they should be punished with a boycott.


17 posted on 07/20/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This knots it...I’m taking my vacation in FL. Oh, BTW, neither Jesse Jackson nor Al Sharpton are Reverends. Neither has completed divinity school, neither has ever had a church, neither has ever had a congregation. Sharpton was “ordained” by a DC preacher at age 10 and has perpetuated the lie ever since, as has Jackson. Both are a disgrace to the title and to those who really have earned their title.


18 posted on 07/20/2013 11:24:06 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I hear Mickey and Minnie shaking in their big shoes.
The people that put the most money into Orlando Resort facilities are from South America and Europe. That is a lot of Hispanics and Zimmermans.
Plane loads are landing 23/7 @ OIA, bringing them, and money, in.

” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said she’s also on board.”
I’ll bet she hasn’t spent time or dollars in this state. I mean HER money.
FO, Congressional Black Caucus!
From Congress of Creepy-ass Crackas.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 11:24:15 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

All racist blacks should boycott Florida.

I double-dog-dare them.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 11:24:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

The odds of my visiting Florida this year just increased.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 11:24:39 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

So they are going to leave Florida?


22 posted on 07/20/2013 11:25:08 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Wonder if we could get them to boycott Indiana too. And Michigan and Illinois


23 posted on 07/20/2013 11:25:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: GOYAKLA

Talk about sore losers! ...


24 posted on 07/20/2013 11:28:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: chessplayer
I wonder if all the hard working black business owners in FL think that they should be punished with a boycott.

And when business drops the first place cuts are meade is in the lower ranks of the employees.

That would be people like janitors, chambermaids, cooks and bottle washers, fast food servers, delivery drivers, landscapers, warehouse help, etc. Just the kinds of jobs held by many blacks.


25 posted on 07/20/2013 11:29:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The black sellouts in the Democratic Party are trying again to make white America the bogeyman with a hood. Talk about total myopia. The CBC doesn’t have the guts to admit that so much of black America’s problems are self-inflicted. Instead, the race card is thrown out again. This weekend in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, DC, and NYC scores of blacks will be killed and injured by their own kind and yet the CBC wants to look the other way and blame the white man again and again.


26 posted on 07/20/2013 11:29:56 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Not at all surprising that Congressional Black Caucus members would support a Florida boycott.
The effective color of that group is red.
27 posted on 07/20/2013 11:30:52 AM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." This from a guy who never had a real job and his family starved.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There are 3 members of the CBC who represent districts in Florida. Hmmmm?


28 posted on 07/20/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Mark17

The NAAAA (that’s National Organization for the Advancement of African Americans - more P.C., right?) threatened a boycott over the Confederate flag over the S.C. State House dome (underneath the national colors & the state flag).

In 2000 the flag was removed from the dome and re-erected next to the Confederate soldier monument on the State House grounds. Not good enough, the NAAAA said, and the boycott goes on to this day.

Its only noticeable effect was the Obama campaign in 2008 & 2012 quartering its staff in private homes rather than hotels when passing through the Palmetto State.

The joke is that South Carolina’s beaches are the whitest on the East Coast. Except during Black Biker weekend in Myrtle Beach.

“The twelve percent versus the eight-seven percent”. Yeah, that’ll go over big. And Stand Your Ground doesn’t stand a chance now that Eric Holder & Nanny Bloomberg oppose it.

;^)


29 posted on 07/20/2013 11:34:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

In other news, crime drops.


30 posted on 07/20/2013 11:37:39 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The lynch party was left holding an empty rope, and the instigators are mad. They want to enrage the savages and get revenge.


31 posted on 07/20/2013 11:38:47 AM PDT by pallis
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Does this mean fewer blacks in FLA? If so, I support this.


32 posted on 07/20/2013 11:39:45 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: oh8eleven

“...they’ll all have to move to Canada...”

Here’s $1 for gas to get them all started.


33 posted on 07/20/2013 11:47:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Oh, no. I mean, just look what they did to Chick-Fil-A!


34 posted on 07/20/2013 11:51:48 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Is it any wonder I'm not the president?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Lucky Florida. With the blacks would boycott Ohio.


35 posted on 07/20/2013 11:52:31 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said she's also on board.

"I would support whatever it takes to get these stand-your-ground laws off the books," she said.

Another commie 'RAT moron with a negative I.Q. What do these "stand your ground" laws have to do with Zimmerman defending himself? It sounds to me like Lee is only worried about her felonious constituents getting their @$$es shot while committing their crimes.

36 posted on 07/20/2013 11:53:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They can always change their vacation plans from sunny Florida
to sunny Detroit.


37 posted on 07/20/2013 11:54:26 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There’s no point to boycotting Florida. George Zimmerman is innocent. Punish a State because you don’t like the outcome of a trial? Are we still a government of laws? Mob rule makes us all less safe.


38 posted on 07/20/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ironic that Trayvon was beating up someone he thought was a homosexual trying to rape him.


39 posted on 07/20/2013 11:55:41 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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Yes!! PLEASE, all of you, STAY AWAY from Florida!! Boycott the HELL out of us!!! We're beggin' you!!!
40 posted on 07/20/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Guess I’ll be going to Florida soon!


41 posted on 07/20/2013 12:05:32 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: snarkytart
They’re too dumb to realize most people don’t agree with them. The media causing one big circle jerk.

How this thug Al Sharpton has ANY credibility left after the lies and lives he’s ruined with his fake ass stunts is beyond me.

Post of the day! Thanks!

42 posted on 07/20/2013 12:12:30 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sorry, blacks, don’t think Florida really needs you.


43 posted on 07/20/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
If the race-baiting blacks boycott Florida and if the Jamaicans and Haitians go home, I predict a gloriously happy and prosperous future for decent, hardworking Floridians of all skin colors.
44 posted on 07/20/2013 12:18:39 PM PDT by July4
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Extortion has always been Jackson’s go-to methodology.


45 posted on 07/20/2013 12:18:45 PM PDT by Bayan
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To: frog in a pot; NotYourAverageDhimmi

The video documents a meeting between Holder and the Congressional Black Caucus.

Good exchange on the video below – all on a LEGAL basis and no politics. “There is no reason for the DOJ to spend one moment on the case.”

3:56 - Fox News
Congressional Black Caucus Meets With Holder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFqdkbU-cqg


46 posted on 07/20/2013 12:20:00 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: carriage_hill
Here’s $1 for gas to get them all started.
That's loonie ...
47 posted on 07/20/2013 12:21:34 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Just burn the Reichstag, blame whitey, declare martial law and be done with it....if you have the cajones matey.

"With ball ammunition, lock and load!"

48 posted on 07/20/2013 12:22:10 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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Wow. Does this mean Jessie and his gang won’t be coming and bringing the bus loads of thugs with them??? Great. Perfect time to go to Florida.


49 posted on 07/20/2013 12:22:35 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: oh8eleven
Okay, I'll raise ya a 2012 toonie:


50 posted on 07/20/2013 12:30:45 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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