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8. He's not my candidate at all, but he is running as a Democrat...
Tue Feb 11, 2020, 12:40 PM
Feb 2020

I think it is fair game to discuss past positions and statements, just as we have with Biden and others. But, declaring his current views to be "racist?" I think we have to ask him, just as we have other candidates who've said and held controversial views in the past.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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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