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redqueen

(115,113 posts)
Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:30 PM Feb 2020

Are Bloomberg's racist views disqualifying? [View all]

Previously the media had only reported that Bloomberg "defended stop and frisk" in 2015. Now video and audio has gone viral, and it is way more than just defending stop and frisk.

Bloomberg rattles off crime statistics without a care in the world about the reality behind those statistics. This is the kind of stuff I'm only used to hearing from right wingers.

So I'm curious, is this disqualifying?

This absolutely terrifies me. I don't like his history of sexist crap but I know most voters don't care.

This? This is something that could kill us in the GE.


43 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, his remarks are racist and it's disqualifying.
34 (79%)
Yes, it's disqualifying but I don't consider his remarks to be racist.
0 (0%)
No, it's not disqualifying.
9 (21%)
Something else (hope you'll share your views below.
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Trump is disqualified IronLionZion Feb 2020 #1
OMG ! Another attack on Mike left-of-center2012 Feb 2020 #2
Is all the stuff he's saying in these viral clips racist or not? redqueen Feb 2020 #3
I do not give a flying FUCK! MicaelS Feb 2020 #11
"Purity test" is about stuff like climate change policy, healthcare policy. redqueen Feb 2020 #13
If there are no standards, then what is the point? kcr Feb 2020 #60
So using his actual words is an attack? Bradshaw3 Feb 2020 #4
OMG--This Mike guy who gave a zentrum Feb 2020 #9
"You've got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed" AtheistCrusader Feb 2020 #17
I too pretend valid concerns about racism are 'attacks..' LanternWaste Feb 2020 #15
The worst thing is... Dr. Strange Feb 2020 #67
I think 2naSalit Feb 2020 #5
Nope MenloParque Feb 2020 #6
Welcome to DU nt redqueen Feb 2020 #7
Oh, so just act like it didnt happen fallout87 Feb 2020 #12
Ostriches sticking their heads in the sand seem your favored voter-block. LanternWaste Feb 2020 #16
Welcome to DU, MenloParque DesertRat Feb 2020 #19
He's not my candidate at all, but he is running as a Democrat... hlthe2b Feb 2020 #8
Yes, 100% fallout87 Feb 2020 #10
Yes, absolutely n/t Devil Child Feb 2020 #14
Is the cynic in me allowed to observe that those positions may appeal to centrists and soft-right AtheistCrusader Feb 2020 #18
Well, since they seem to hate people who are woke... BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #28
Oh, #$@$... Is EVERY candidate going to be burdened with somethin? I'm not a Bloomberg fan, but... LAS14 Feb 2020 #20
Mike, along with a lot of other people.... spicysista Feb 2020 #21
This! Especially after the viable black candidates are no longer in the race. PunkinPi Feb 2020 #27
Pragmatism...that's the word! spicysista Feb 2020 #29
I got you :) ... PunkinPi Feb 2020 #32
This should be it's own thread! spicysista Feb 2020 #36
Duppers just posted another interview with JJ... PunkinPi Feb 2020 #39
I posted about Jason in another thread last night. Duppers Feb 2020 #41
Recommended. H2O Man Feb 2020 #22
I don't like the word "disqualifying", but for this and numerous other reasons, thesquanderer Feb 2020 #23
I don't either but it seems to be really popular during this primary redqueen Feb 2020 #24
After Howard Dean, I have little paitence for that word. AtheistCrusader Feb 2020 #31
He will have a chance to explain his views and actions on the debate stage. BusyBeingBest Feb 2020 #25
I'd appreciate it if I could find a candidate who's been consistently tishaLA Feb 2020 #26
Racist. honest.abe Feb 2020 #30
Racist. I do think Mike is that. LanternWaste Feb 2020 #61
I disagree. In fact he trying to stop a racist political party from taking over this country. honest.abe Feb 2020 #62
Considering he may be off a few % with his "95% perps & victims are minority" stats, jmg257 Feb 2020 #33
"A few % off"? tishaLA Feb 2020 #34
Interesting points. I often refer to the reports by the local PD - Chicago's are very similar. jmg257 Feb 2020 #38
Chicago PD isn't known for its equitable policing of communities of color tishaLA Feb 2020 #42
Seems so, and goes along with points the other poster who also replied to me made... jmg257 Feb 2020 #44
I don't think so. Laelth Feb 2020 #35
The only thing disqualifying a Democrat for office is a felony conviction dalton99a Feb 2020 #37
How can we say he is racist sarisataka Feb 2020 #40
Did anyone notice that Bloomberg apologized for stop&frisk? He admitted he made a mistake. TreasonousBastard Feb 2020 #43
That happened after he defended it for years tishaLA Feb 2020 #45
"no one told me about stop and frisk" is not an apology uponit7771 Feb 2020 #48
Fuck his disingenuous apology. phleshdef Feb 2020 #50
"no one told me about stop and frisk" is more disqualifying than stupid racist statements uponit7771 Feb 2020 #46
Who said that? nt redqueen Feb 2020 #49
Mike, 3 months ago uponit7771 Feb 2020 #51
I'm continually amazed that people actually support this person. nt redqueen Feb 2020 #55
+1, IDK what's happening here but Mikes run in the most cynical I've seen in politics. He has made uponit7771 Feb 2020 #58
According to CNN this came from Bernies Camp SpazzTheCat Feb 2020 #47
It doesn't matter WHERE it came from. Its true. He said it. He implemented it as policy. phleshdef Feb 2020 #53
It should have come from the MSM. redqueen Feb 2020 #54
It certainly cements his next to last rank for me dsc Feb 2020 #52
For decent people, of course. Garrett78 Feb 2020 #56
I say make Bloomie get on the debate stage bunny planet Feb 2020 #57
Anyone of the candidates that can't get votes from POC LakeArenal Feb 2020 #59
Yes. He defended the draconian policy until he decided to run, laughing at the idea of an apology emmaverybo Feb 2020 #63
That should be an OP redqueen Feb 2020 #64
I hope we're not currently watching in real-time, a revisionism of racist actions LanternWaste Feb 2020 #65
That seems to be exactly what is happening. nt redqueen Feb 2020 #66
... LexVegas Feb 2020 #68
No more than Biden's, Burnie's Buti's. At least he apologized. robbedvoter Feb 2020 #69
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