Kimberley Irvin: Black Votes Matter – and South Carolina, You Just Got Played by Hillary Clinton


Smoking Hot Political Junkies has the post Black Votes Matter – and South Carolina, You Just Got Played by Hillary Clinton by Kimberley Irvin.

As a Black female, I just can’t wrap my head around it. Why in the hell would ANYONE, especially a person of color, waste their vote on another Clinton?

One factor in the SC blowout that I had not fully understood is something that Clinton said in the debate. She chastised Bernie Sanders for disagreeing with President Obama. For many white voters, it was a “so, big deal” issue. She wasn’t aiming that remark at white voters. She was aiming that remark at black voters. Despite everything, President Obama is still extremely well regarded in the black community for the symbolism he represents, not necessarily for anything he has achieved.

Either because of Clinton’s remark, or the fact that Sanders has disagreed with Obama on wars, failure to prosecute Wall Street crooks, trade policy, and deportation of immigrants, I think that there are many black people who just aren’t going to listen to Bernie Sanders no matter what he says and no matter how much their material interests are in sync with his platform.

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