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A common "Southern" Native Black American sentiment:  "After over 400 years of dealin' with each other in the South, we know who's who and what's what. We know who's got the knives and we know who's prone to use them. 'South?  Folks tend to tell you to your face exactly how they feel.  Up North? Different story.  They smile, laugh with you and grin in your face. They pat you on the back and talk to you like they're your best friend.  All the while, they're lookin' for the best way to use you; manipulate you.  And  no problem if they screw you. And sometimes that pat on the back?  It's a search for the best place to put the knife in."
RANKING THE TOP 5 CANDIDATES FROM A "NATIVE" BLACK AMERICAN "GUT" RESPONSE.  

1.  COREY BOOKER -   Mr. Booker is the only "Native" Black American with generations deep Black American roots who is running for President.    Smart and well-rounded, Booker  graduated  Stanford, was a Rhodes Scholar and distinguished himself as a tight-end on the Stanford football team.  He's got the foundation.  Tight-ends are game-changer solid.  Rhodes scholars are well-rounded smart. Hopefully, he begins to connect better...soon.   He's qualified and capable.  We feel he needs to settle down, play to his strengths and walk/talk with power, focus,  calm and confidence. 

2.  ELIZABETH WARREN -  She "feels" to genuinely be "what you see is what you get".  She will do right by as many folks as she can.   Like Booker,  Warren has generations deep American roots and understanding(it matters)...

3.  JOE BIDEN - Lunch-pail Pennsylvania roots.  Athlete background.   We'd put our money on Joe if  he and Trump went behind the barn.  Lunch-pail, blue-collar Joe against a spoiled loud mouth city boy?  Not even close.  Finally, we  trust that Joe Biden would do the best he can by as many Americans as he can to the best of his ability.  We also believe Joe may have learned a few things during the Obama "disappointment" by watching Obama get puppeted and Main Street/Lunch-pail-Americans get fleeced.

Sorry, we could only rank 3.  For various reasons, the others don't work for us.  
                                ON BERNIE SANDERS,  from "THE ROOT"

Why Some Black and Brown People Can’t Trust Bernie Sanders, in 1 Quote




Anne Branigin

10/31/17 3:30pmFiled to: BERNIE SANDERS



There are reasons that progressive black and brown folk have had their struggles with supporting Bernie Sanders—though no one does a better job of illustrating why than the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate himself.


In an interview Monday night with Seth Meyers on Late Night, Sanders said that progressives shouldn’t pin too much of their hopes on special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Which is a fair-enough point. Sanders explained that the political left needs to stay focused on “attacks that we’re seeing every day in a variety of ways, not only from the Russians on American democracy.”


Sanders listed the Citizens United Supreme Court decision and vote suppression as two such attacks. Again, so far, so good.

Unfortunately, Sanders continued speaking.

As the Daily Beast reports, host Meyers then asked Sanders if he worries that Monday’s Mueller indictments could give the left false hope, pushing them away from focusing “on the ballot box.”

“Yes. I mean, I think we’ve got to work in two ways,” Sanders answered. “Number one, we have got to take on Trump’s attacks against the environment, against women, against Latinos and blacks and people in the gay community, we’ve got to fight back every day on those issues. But equally important, or more important: We have got to focus on bread-and-butter issues that mean so much to ordinary Americans.”

Sanders said those “ordinary Americans” are “not staying up every day worrying about Russia’s interference in our election.” Instead, he said, “They’re wondering how they’re going to send their kids to college” or “how they’re going to be able to pay the rent” or “whether they can afford health care.”


SKKRRRRT.

The framing is strange—Sanders juxtaposes“ordinary Americans” against women, Latinx and black people and the LGBTQ community as if they were different groups. He also frames those “ordinary Americans” and their issues as “equally ... or more important” than that of the marginalized communities he lists before.

Systemic racism and sexism regularly affect those “bread and butter” issues Sanders describes: paying for college, rent and health care. Black and Latinx families are losing wealth, not gaining it. The Trump administration’s attacks on environmental regulations can also compound the damage suffered by marginalized communities, which are disproportionately affected by global warming and environmental disasters. Black and brown people regularly give a fuck about social justice issues, like police brutality and criminal-justice reform, along with their job prospects. At the same damn time. In fact, they understand better than other “ordinary Americans” how those circles intersect.

This line of reasoning from Sanders isn’t atypical. In the spring, Sanders defended Donald Trump voters.

“Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don’t agree, because I’ve been there,” Sanders said. The greater point the senator was trying to make was that Trump didn’t win the election as much as the Democrats lost it.

But if Sanders continues to talk about people of color and queer communities in this way, one wonders what, exactly, the senator thinks he’ll gain—and whether he values the people he’ll certainly lose.


Read more at the Daily Beast.

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It's a horse-race and right now it is just beginning... 
...but our leading candidate for the moment is...
To Be Determined...
                                           3-25-19
Since there are no clear breakout candidates to date, we'd like to play around with possible "Dynamic Duo" tickets that might be MORE interesting than any possibilities based on the folks who've  declared their candidacy so far:

President:  Tony Dungy/Vice President: Bill Belichik
President:  Russell Wilson/Vice President: Chris Long
President:  Lebron James/Vice President: Kareem Abdul Jabbar
President:  Harry Lennix/Vice President:Dr. Cornell West
President:  Angela Basset/Vice President: Colin Powell
President:  Charles Barkley/Vice President: Shaq
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Steeler Management says, "52 kids and one adult"...

...and that "adult" is? 

Hell, who can blame Antonio Brown... (but Antonio...quiet on young JuJu Smith-Schuster/not good "juju" on you #1)

Worst thing about it all is the weight dropped on Mike Tomlinson.  

Good luck, Mike. You got you a "situation" over there. 
                                                                                                                                  March 12, 2019