Bernie Sanders: White voters not racist, just "uncomfortable" voting for blacks.

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    Bernie Sanders on Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams: Many Whites Made ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates
    The progressive leader says Democratic senators who lost in GOP states should’ve been more like Beto O’Rourke, and that race may be responsible for near-misses in the South.


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    Democratic officials woke Wednesday morning searching for answers as to why the party was unable to win several marquee Senate and gubernatorial races the night before.

    But for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the explanation was simple. The candidates who underperformed weren’t progressive enough; those who didn’t shy away from progressivism were undone, in part, by “racist” attacks.

    “I think you know there are a lot of white folks out there who are not necessarily racist who felt uncomfortable for the first time in their lives about whether or not they wanted to vote for an African-American,” Sanders told The Daily Beast, referencing the close contests involving Andrew Gillum in Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia and ads run against the two. “I think next time around, by the way, it will be a lot easier for them to do that.”

    Sanders wasn’t speaking as a mere observer but, rather, as someone who had invested time and reputation on many of the midterm contests. The Vermonter, who is potentially considering another bid for the presidency in 2020, mounted an aggressive campaign travel schedule over the past few months and endorsed both Abrams and Gillum. He also has a personal political investment in the notion that unapologetic, authentic progressive populism can be sold throughout the country and not just in states and districts that lean left.

    Surveying the victories and the carnage of Tuesday’s results, Sanders framed it as a vindication of that vision. The candidates who performed well even though they lost, he said, offered positive progressive views for the future of their states, including Gillum, Abrams, and Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. Those who were heavily defeated, Sanders said, didn’t galvanize young voters, people of color, and typically non-active voters.

    “I think you got to contrast that to the votes of conservative Democrats who did not generate a great deal of excitement within the Democratic Party,” Sanders said, alluding to a host of Senate Democrats who lost re-election on Tuesday night. “Did not bring the kind of new people, new energy that they needed and ended up doing quite poorly. In admittedly difficult states. Missouri and Indiana are not easy states, but neither is Florida or Georgia or Texas.”

    “You look at Beto O’Rourke. Running in, you know, what is generally considered to be a red state,” Sanders added, in some of his first remarks on the Texas Democrat. “Enormous excitement. Enormous citizen participation, young people participation. Broke the bank in terms of small contributions that he got. Came within a hair of winning in Texas.”

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    Sanders’ explanation for Tuesday’s results is not universally shared among Democratic Party strategists, who have cited state demographics and fears about immigration as having more to do with the outcomes than a candidate’s progressive bona fides.

    Senate Republicans built on their narrow majority with a net pickup of three seats on Tuesday, with a possible fourth in Florida, pending an anticipated recount. In the states Sanders referenced specifically, Indiana and Missouri, incumbent Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Claire McCaskill did close their campaigns by tacking to the middle and emphasizing their agreements with President Trump (all while still running on protecting insurers’ coverage pre-existing conditions). But one top Senate strategist insisted to The Daily Beast that their doing so actually kept the contests closer than they could have been.

    Sanders, by contrast, credited Abrams with a “brilliant campaign” for her efforts to bring non-active Democratic voters into the electoral process. He marveled at O’Rourke’s fundraising prowess, which allowed the Texas Democrat to raise $38 million in the third quarter of this year—the largest of any Senate candidate in history—and earn more than 48 percent of the vote against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). And he noted that Gillum helped generate turnout that led to the successful passing of Amendment 4, which will restore voting rights to 1.5 million convicted felons in Florida.

    “I think he’s a fantastic politician in the best sense of the word,” Sanders said of Gillum. “He stuck to his guns in terms of a progressive agenda. I think he ran a great campaign. And he had to take on some of the most blatant and ugly racism that we have seen in many, many years. And yet he came within a whisker of winning.”

    As for the notion that race may have played a role in Abrams’ and Gillum’s defeats, the two did face racist robocalls in their campaigns, and Gillum’s opponent, soon-to-be Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, began his campaign by urging voters not to “monkey this up” by voting for his opponent.

    The narrow losses did nothing to dissuade Sanders that he, or anyone else competing as a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, should write off perennially tricky states in the South, including Texas, a state that he believes could go blue in two years. “And let me tell you something else,” Sanders added. “I think the day is going to come sooner than later when states like Mississippi are going to become progressive states.”

    Bernie: Midterms Show Many Whites Made ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Black Candidates
     
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    Not true completely. Stupid and/or racist people are scared to vote for a black guy
     
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    :dahell: how are you not "necessarily racist" when you're letting someone's hue dictate your political decisions? Since when does racism have to be overt for it to be racism? Where's that Juelz gif?
     
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    :mjlol::mjlol::mjlol:

    What the fukk does this even mean? How do you even begin to reconcile these two statements without massive juelzing for cacs?


    I'm done with this guy. :camby:
     
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    But we already a black president at least a minimum 51% of the country voted for.
     
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    He knows it's racist but we all know 1 things racists hate being called is RACIST. He was toeing the line. In fact he said "Uncomfortable" because without that line the headlines would be "Sanders Calls Whites Who Didn't Vote For Abrams/Gilum RACIST"
     
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    If i were you, OP, thread title is:

    Bernie Sanders: White voters not racist, just "uncomfortable" voting for blacks.
     
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  9. Doobie Doo

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    Done
     
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    uncomfortable is just a nice word for :mjpls: racism
     
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    You do know he just can't come out and say the truth right? Especially, if he's planning to run in 2020 (which I doubt). We all know this country is racist and capitalist that shows favoritism to people with money. I voted, donated, and phonebanked for this man in 2016 and don't regret it.
     
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    The thing is there is a way to tread that needle pretty easily.

    "I do believe there are some people who may not vote Gillium or Abrams because of race and racism is still a big thing in this country, but I also believe that there are other factors that lead some people to vote the way they do."

    I have no doubt the clickbaiting would definitely be out there saying what you said but I mean this is such a canned response that would work in this situation. You get to play the political rhetoric game but also tell the 100% truth.
     
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    I do. But he also didn't have to let the racists completely off the hook. See the post above mine / below yours.
     
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    I never bought into this geezer's free everything hustle :mjlol: and I never trusted him :ufdup:

    He can't even get shyt done in Vermont but would make it happen nationwide :dead:. And here he goes propping up Beto for a potential run in 2020, he couldn't beat Zodiac in Texas he is not ready to run for President yet :hubie: Don't squander a strong potential candidacy for empty victories :snoop:
     
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    Someone put his face on the Juelzing gif.
     

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