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Old 16.07.2021, 14:33
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I'd think people should be allowed to vote for whoever they believe fits their personal beliefs. That's a pretty core democratic value.

I don't mean this in a combative way, but if you replace African Americans with White or Asian it still looks iffy.
I agree with you - perhaps I did not explain myself well enough.

The GOP (especially in most recent times) have not been kind to the BLM cause, nor to those who are impoverished by the current capitalistic system that most often affects minorities. They have made almost no effort to reach out to the community other than by placing a few African American audience members and speakers at Trump rallies. Because of this, I cannot understand why they would appeal to African American voters and have asked Urs Max why he thinks they would vote for them. (I do think Biden's statement was absolutely absurd and only further cemented my feelings that Bernie should have been POTUS, but that will sadly never happen.)
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Old 16.07.2021, 15:13
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Funny, because there is plenty of racism towards Latin Americans in the US, it just happens to be the Cubans are able to vote & are terrified of communism & are therefore manipulated into being GOP voters.
Dems should turn this to their political advantage by marching with the Cubans and for the best effect get arrested.
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Can you give a reason as to why African Americans would vote GOP? Other than tax breaks if they are very wealthy?
I'm not saying that.

The issue isn't whether they should vote for the devil or for beelzebub. The issue is that, according to you, skin color (ethnicity) is to determine someone's political affiliation or in general how someone's supposed to think. That idea is stereotypical at best, and racist at worst. At the same time it paints "them" (whichever group happens to be the topic) as victims of the evil white men while it infantilises them. This approach is at the core of the leftists (as opposed to liberal) identity politics, and the reasone why leftist thinking is an abomination.

You do pretty much that in your post. You're saying that the cubans can't think for themselves, thus they need a saviour and of course you, who's not in the least self-aggrandizing, have the solution figured out already.

Unfortunately the self-proclaimed Democrat Knight In Shiny White Armor looks much more like the Pied Piper of Hamelin on closer inspection.
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Funny, because there is plenty of racism towards Latin Americans in the US, it just happens to be the Cubans are able to vote & are terrified of communism & are therefore manipulated into being GOP voters.
As for why black people would vote Republican - do note that I don't say they should, to me it's their choice - how has 50 years of voting Democrat benefitted them?

Washington DC has had mostly black mayors since 1967. Baltimore since 1987 (with 8 years interruption). Detroit from 1974-2014. The picture is similar, though less onesided, for chief of police and attorney general, as well as in other cities with a large black voter share. What have those black voters gotten for voting black Dems into the leading offices of their city for ages?

According to a well-known catchphrase, madness is defined as repeating the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.
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Old 17.07.2021, 18:32
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Dems should turn this to their political advantage by marching with the Cubans and for the best effect get arrested.
If Cubans living in Florida want to march against communism, surely that is a non partisan matter. Neither party supports Communism in any way or form so why shouldn't people of both parties march with them without making a deal of it?

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If Cubans living in Florida want to march against communism, surely that is a non partisan matter. Neither party supports Communism in any way or form so why shouldn't people of both parties march with them without making a deal of it?

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Because the GOP has banned such spontaneous marches in Florida
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