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  • Senator Kamala Harris: Vote for Me Or You're Racist

    08/06/2018 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 08-06-2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama in a dress is really off to a great start, spending a lot of money on planning her presidential campaign, while strongly hinting that anyone who isn't on board is a racist. Sen. Kamala Harris accused critics of “identity politics” of weaponizing the term to diminish issues of race, gender and sexual orientation, pressing Democrats on Friday to address those issues head on. “I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris told the progressive gathering Netroots Nation, wading into a messaging debate roiling Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. “Because let’s be clear, when people say...
  • K Harris Slams ‘Identity Politics’ Critics: These Issues Will 'Define Our Identity as Americans'

    08/05/2018 2:25:15 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 38 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/5/2018
    Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris blasted critics of "identity politics," saying that those who use the phrase are attempting to "marginalize issues that impact all of us." Speaking Friday at the Netroots Nation event in New Orleans, Harris implored her supporters to instead fully address the issues of race and gender. "Let’s be clear," Harris told the crowd. "When people say [identity politics], it’s a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide, and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up.”...
  • Netroots Founder: Democrats must Embrace Socialism in 2020 Election, or be Irrelevant – Video 8/3/18

    08/04/2018 7:32:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 4, 2018 | Brian
    Here is the Founder of the “Netroots Nation” gathering – Markos Moulitsas – telling Chuck Todd that in the 2020 Presidential Campaign, Democrats must embrace “Socialism” or be “irrelevant.” He even said “Donald Trump doesn’t want his taxes to go up – but everyone else kinda does.” Moulitsas also said of Republicans, “They will be calling us Communists before it’s over with.” Well, yeah! Socialism? Tax increases on everyone? So this will be the message of the Democrats in 2020? The 2020 Democrat Presidential Nomination Battle is going to be a thing to behold! Bring it on!
  • Cory Booker claims he didn't read anti-Israel sign he allowed himself to be photographed holding

    08/04/2018 8:06:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/04/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Senator Cory Booker, who is one of the Democrats contending for his party's 2020 nomination for president, is pleading political negligence, claiming that he didn't bother to read a sign that he allowed himself to be photographed holding.  Booker, who has raised considerable money from pro-Israel Jewish groups, apparently got carried away with intersectional enthusiasm at the Netroots Nation confab and was unable to get a clue from the t-shirt on the woman standing next to him that proclaimed Palestine's virtue in the realm of "feminist/queer refugee racial justice" that he might be endorsing a radical point of view. The...
  • Cory Booker...'tears of rage' over Trump rhetoric, claims something 'savagely wrong' with US

    08/04/2018 3:12:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2018
    One of President Trump's most vocal critics in the U.S. Senate said Friday that he once cried “tears of rage” over the Trump administration’s rhetoric. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., made the remark at the Netroots Nation Conference in New Orleans, where other liberal speakers were to include U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. The annual convention drew thousands of liberal activists and offered a chance for Democrats considering presidential runs to win over supporters, the Washington Times reported.
  • Elizabeth Warren: Democrats can be ‘party of white working class and Black Lives Matter’

    08/03/2018 11:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Gambino and Ben Jacobs in New Orleans, Louisiana
    Kamala Harris attacked critics of “identity politics”. Elizabeth Warren insisted that Democrats could be both the “party of the white working class and the party of Black Lives Matter” while calling the American criminal justice system “racist”. And Cory Booker said it was time “to get folk woke”. At the Netroots Nation conference in New Orleans on Friday, leading Democratic presidential hopefuls embraced the concept of intersectionality, viewing any conflict between economic populism and racial and social justice as a false choice. “I have a problem with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” said Kamala Harris, the junior Democratic senator from California,...
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system ‘racist’

    08/03/2018 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 03, 2018 10:54 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson
    Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She was among several possible Democratic...
  • Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment

    08/12/2017 11:15:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 2:56 AM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Liberal activists resisting the presidency of Donald Trump say they’d rather defeat him and other Republicans at the ballot box than see Trump brought down in other ways. Those gathering for the annual Netroots Nation confab this weekend in Georgia say obsessing over subpoenas and clamoring for impeachment distracts from larger policy debates. They believe it also takes away from congressional midterm elections whose outcomes will last beyond Trump. …
  • DNC leader says GOP is 'the party of racism'

    08/12/2017 2:52:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 12, 2017 | Chris Moody
    A top Democratic National Committee leader called the Republican Party "the party of racism" at a conference for liberal activists Friday, pointing to President Donald Trump's positions on immigrants and refugees. "You hear Republicans say, 'We're the party of Lincoln.' He wouldn't recognize these people," said Rep. Keith Ellison, a congressman from Minnesota and Democratic National Committee deputy chairman. "The fact is that the Republican Party today is the party of racism. Now I'm not saying every Republican is a racist, but I'm saying their party does hold that up. ... It is the Republican Party in 2017 that says,...
  • Netroots National Annual Conference freak show--Live CSPAN

    08/11/2017 1:14:03 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 19 replies
    CSPAN live | 8/11/2017 | Me
    Live from Atlanta on CSPAN--the most extreme of the leftist losers are holding a conference. It's an impressive freak show, there may be fifteen people in the audience LMAO. Tune in if you can stand it. Keith X Ellison is the first speaker.
  • Activists temporarily block westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis

    07/17/2016 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked westbound traffic on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) downtown Saturday afternoon as part of a protest to raise the issue of racial inequality. Earlier Saturday, several local groups, including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United, had organized a rally at the Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, a powerful symbol for activists, is the site where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the landmark legal case that he eventually lost. Slave auctions also were held on the courthouse steps....
  • Martin O'Malley 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump

    08/21/2015 12:47:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 31 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 August 2015 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    Martin O'Malley apologized to Black Lives Matter protesters 'like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby' says Trump - Democrat's campaign blasts billionaire's insult as 'hate' speech O'Malley 'apologized like a little baby. Llike a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby,' Trump said, 'And that’s the problem with our country' A spokeswoman for O'Malley called the insults 'hate speech' in a statement and said her candidate wouldn't be a part of Trump's 'race to the bottom' Incident occurred during progressives' central gathering, Netroots, in mid-July; O'Malley said, 'Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter' Donald Trump says Democratic presidential candidate...
  • Martin O’Malley booed off stage at Netroots Nation after saying “all lives matter”

    07/18/2015 6:06:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The long knives are out at Netroots Nation 2015, but for once they aren’t pointed at the Republicans. The infighting has gotten ugly because the non-Hillary Democrat candidates were apparently not focused intently enough on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. No other topics of discussion seem to be acceptable this year, and the high profile speakers got an earful if they strayed from that script or dared say something more general about the needs of the entire population of the nation. The first, and probably biggest loser of the day was Martin O’Malley, who showed up there and foolishly began talking...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • THOUGHTS ON BERNIE SANDERS BEING FORCED AWAY FROM HIS OWN RALLY BY BLACK LIVES MATTER AGITATORS

    08/08/2015 9:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    Bernie Sanders was forced to exit the stage of his own rally in Seattle by Black Lives Matter agitators. They would also disrupted Sanders and Martin O'Malley during their appearance at the Netroots Convention in Phoenix last month and cut considerably into their speaking time. SNIP Could Taibbi please tell me exactly how many Republican presidential candidates have been forced off the stage of their own rallies? SNIP
  • Backlash Is Swift After ESPN’s Stephen Smith Lectures Black Protesters About ‘All Lives Matter’

    07/21/2015 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    RawStory ^ | 21 JUL 2015 | BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
    ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith diverged from talking about sports on Tuesday and veered into a rant about activists criticizing Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley for saying “all lives matter,” when confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday. During the six-minute lecture, Smith, who is African-American said, “Where’s the noise about all black lives matter when black folks are killing black folks? You see, that’s where you lose me… So we mandate that folks say black lives matter,” he yelled. “But we got black folks dying at the hands of black folks.” “There’s nothing wrong with highlighting that all...
  • The Daily 202: Bernie’s base problems

    07/20/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/20/15 | James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck
    PHOENIX—Bernie Sanders is unaccustomed to being heckled by protesters. The self-identified democratic socialist was caught off guard here Saturday when African-American and Latino activists jeered him at Netroots Nation. Sanders’ inability to control the audience – he tried to shut them up and then he tried to yell over them – underscores his broader struggle to expand his appeal and highlights why his summer surge is unlikely to last. The huge crowds Sanders draws are overwhelmingly white, and polling consistently shows that virtually all of his support comes from whites. After Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two contests on...
  • Can the Left Launch its Own Tea Party? (barf alert)

    12/10/2014 8:05:13 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2014 | BILL SCHER
    Even as they publicly condemn Tea Party Republicans as hostage-taking legislative thugs, the truth is that some Democrats are quietly jealous of them. Think of it: The Tea Party gang gets to intimidate party leaders, threaten legislation, block nominees, shut down the government and default on the debt if they don’t get their way. They cause major trouble. Boy, does that sound good. The extreme right has power, and that’s something the left hasn’t had much of for a long time. But in the aftermath of the party’s disastrous midterm performance, it’s very possible that the Democratic Party leadership will...
  • Video: Elizabeth Warren Asked Loaded Question, Runs Away

    07/20/2014 4:05:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 20, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Asked by Capitol City Project’s Joe Schoffstall on Friday whether or not she had a stated position on Israel's recent foray into Gaza, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) couldn't be reached for comment. Instead, she did exactly what she did two years ago at Netroots Nation when facing tough questions from reporters: she ran away. In a sense, one might call this the Gov. Chris Christie approach. That is, if you're a politician, never answer loaded questions about sensitive political issues unless you absolutely have to (although, in fairness, Gov. Christie doesn't always follow his own advice). Nevertheless, better to be...
  • Progressives Rally in Detroit – Demand Free Water, “Where Do You Expect Us to S***??”

    07/21/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A prominent sign at the Detroit water protest..."Where do you expect us to sh**?"Detroit liberals marched to demand free water on Friday. The leftists don’t believe they should have to pay for it. It’s not their responsibility.Hollywood liberal Mark Ruffalo joined the protesters to demand free water as did many attendees from Netroots Nation. Mark Ruffalo is in Detroit fighting water shutoffs. The Avengers actor leading the march downtown. pic.twitter.com/HRik6VWxdn