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Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia's Journal
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November 26, 2019

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence no longer supports impeaching Trump in abrupt reversal

Source: Detroit Metro Times

U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence has changed her mind on impeaching President Trump.

Appearing on Charlie LeDuff’s No BS News Hour podcast on Sunday, the Southfield Democrat said she now favors censure over impeachment.

"We are so close to an election," Lawrence said. "I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don't see the value of taking him out of office. I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable."

Her comments are a significant departure from her pervious statements about impeachment.

Read more: https://m.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2019/11/26/us-rep-brenda-lawrence-no-longer-supports-impeaching-trump-in-abrupt-reversal

November 17, 2019

Slate: Mayor Pete's Big Announcement About Black Support Cited People Who Aren't Black and don't

Slate: Mayor Pete’s Big Announcement About Black Support Cited People Who Aren’t Black and Don’t Support Him

On Oct. 25, Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign released the following:


The link goes to an article in the HBCU Times—HBCU stands for historically black colleges and universities—which is credited to the three prominent black South Carolina figures above “and more than 400 Douglass Plan endorsers.” The article praises the Douglass Plan’s proposed spending programs and legal reforms, arguing that “there is one presidential candidate who has proven to have intentional policies designed to make a difference in the Black experience, and that’s Pete Buttigieg.”

The political usefulness of such a document is obvious for Buttigieg, who is polling very poorly with black voters both nationally and in South Carolina, which holds the fourth Democratic primary/caucus and has a majority-black Democratic electorate.

A problem: When the Intercept dug into the endorsement, it found that two of the three top-line black politicians listed say they never endorsed the Douglass Plan, and that at least 40 percent of the other 400 individuals whose names are listed are white.

More: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/11/mayor-pete-black-support-announcement.amp?__twitter_impression=true

November 6, 2019

Stacy Abrams and Andrew Gillum ran as progressives. Andy Beshear ran as a moderate.

Kentucky is much more conservative than either Florida or Georgia.

Keep these fact in mind when deciding who to support for the presidential nomination.

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