Skip to comments.Congressional Black Caucus members would support Florida boycott
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.
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Nice. Time to visit Florida.
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.
Would these racist hypocrite idiots still yell and scream about SYG if the jury had rendered the wrong verdict?
Wait. If a whole bunch of angry harmful takers don’t go to Florida, isn’t that...a good thing?
why dont 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 (Im sure THEY arent Racist ).
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.
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?
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.
Of course they would.
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.
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.
And I support a boycott of all black owned businesses.
Assuming that there are any.
no big loss
I wonder if all the hard working black business owners in FL think that they should be punished with a boycott.
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.
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.
All racist blacks should boycott Florida.
I double-dog-dare them.