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Monday, January 30, 2017

Excuse me "In These Times"

James Thindwa, a member of the board of directors of In These Times, says in an interview titled Does the Left Bear Any Blame for Donald Trump?, 17 January 2017:
Much of the blame lies on the Clinton campaign: Clinton’s ill-advised strategy of appealing to perennially elusive “independents” and middle-class Republican women proved ineffectual and neutralized any progressive message. But an alarmed Left could and should have stepped in to fill the vacuum—that is, redirected at least some of the energy it put into criticizing Clinton into aggressively communicating to voters of color that, between the two candidates, one (Trump) would put us on the defensive and the other (Clinton) on the offensive.
Excuse me "In These Times," voters of color didn't elect the racist Donald Trump, "white" voters did and that includes members of the white "Left" who voted for Jill Stein or refused to vote at all. As I have shown, if Jill Stein voters in MI, WI and PA had voted for Hillary instead, these Muslims wouldn't be detained at the airports, a wall wouldn't be constructed on our southern border, 40,000 people wouldn't be projected to die from loss of health care, and Steve Bannon, a longtime white nationalist leader wouldn't be on the national security council.

Those you call "people of color," because they don't think of themselves as being as pure as freshly fallen snow, have always been aware of the genocidal danger a Donald Trump administration meant to us, even when the mantra of the white Left was "don't vote for the lesser of two evils," so please, don't ever come to us with the chauvinist nonsense that the failure of the [white] Left in this election was its failure to communicate the danger that Trump represents to us.

From July till November, this communist of color begged you to do exactly what you are now saying you should of done:

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Donald Trump can only win if Jill Stein stays in

and all I got for my trouble was and expulsion from one Marxist "scholars" list.

You didn't need to:
counterbalance it by mobilizing Democrats’ most reliable—and indispensable—constituents: people of color.
Then you have the unmitigated gaul to argue:
In major Pennsylvania and Wisconsin cities, a stronger effort—registering voters, volunteering to drive people to the polls, “walking-and-talking”—might have tipped the scales.
Is that your idea of how the white Left could have beat Trump, by driving African American voters to the polls? How about the white Left convincing Green Party voters in those two states plus Michigan to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Jill Stein! That definitely would have tipped the scales. Or do you find it preferable to drive "people of color" vote for a neo-liberal rather than ask members of the white Left to soil themselves by voting for the lesser of two evils?

Kathleen Geier, your claim that Jill Stein "did not spoil the election" is just flat out wrong!
@DrJillStein now officially 'the Ralph Nader of 2016'
Did the Green Party's @DrJillStein help Trump win?

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