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44. Jason Johnson nails it.
Sat Feb 22, 2020, 02:02 AM
Feb 2020

People like Joe Rogan, Cenk/TYT, Krystal Ball, Glen Greenwald - even when not outwardly racist are all about centering the white working class, while pushing PoC/women etc to the background and demonizing our success. Obama, Hillary, Kamala are all 'bad' - yet alot of these same 'populists' don't think a white man like Trump(the ultimate greedy conman) is really that bad.

All politics are identity politics.

Remember when the Stein/Sanders movement started on the left there were very few PoC, but the media pushes it as 'hip' (to appeal to the coveted 18-45 white demographic) and this has influenced some misguided PoC to join in and not see the larger narrative.

Jason Johnson as a black man with lived experiences understands the con game going on, with the party being stolen right out from under the feets of blacks/browns/women etc - to the benefit of 'FDR whites'.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
This will not end well. nt Sloumeau Feb 2020 #1
Have no idea who Jason Johnson is still_one Feb 2020 #2
Then I guess you don't watch MSNBC melman Feb 2020 #3
Not.t usually.. i avoid the cable news outlets. Thanks still_one Feb 2020 #8
Writer For The Root Me. Feb 2020 #41
Thanks still_one Feb 2020 #42
Political science professor who's always on my TV. Not a fan underthematrix Feb 2020 #4
I'm not surprised at all. nt Autumn Feb 2020 #9
It's a very demeaning and ugly thing to say. He's wrong and should say so on his biggest platform. Anon-C Feb 2020 #30
Johnson needs to be gone and never have another platform. Fuck anything else he says. Autumn Feb 2020 #31
I've been listening snowybirdie Feb 2020 #5
That's fucked up Cal Carpenter Feb 2020 #6
Well bless his heart. I mean really bless Jason Johnsons little heart. Autumn Feb 2020 #7
Sometimes, Jason gets it right. spicysista Feb 2020 #10
These two were Stein voters Gothmog Feb 2020 #11
+1000, they are misfit for sure. R B Garr Feb 2020 #29
A vote for Stein was a vote for trump and Putin Gothmog Feb 2020 #46
Briahna Joy Gray melman Feb 2020 #12
Jeez, Gray has some neck to be moralising. OnDoutside Feb 2020 #14
Oh, so she's not allowed to respond to attacks because you don't like her? melman Feb 2020 #15
In light of her disgraceful Bloomberg accusations, you'd think she might be a bit more tempered in OnDoutside Feb 2020 #16
You mean Ms. Lie-and-then-say-it-was-misspeaking? highplainsdem Feb 2020 #19
No melman Feb 2020 #22
You don't name-call? highplainsdem Feb 2020 #25
No melman Feb 2020 #26
So calling someone a clown isn't name-calling? LOL. highplainsdem Feb 2020 #32
It's Steve Schimdt melman Feb 2020 #33
Well, then, my description of Sanders' serial-liar press secretary was perfectly apt. highplainsdem Feb 2020 #34
Cori Bush melman Feb 2020 #13
Yikes... hlthe2b Feb 2020 #17
So now he is a problem dsc Feb 2020 #18
He's been trashing Bernie for months and months too. DanTex Feb 2020 #20
Wow! lol. MSNBC should sever ties? For what? ecstatic Feb 2020 #21
Believe it or not Samuel, when a Black use that term, the meaning is vastly Blue_true Feb 2020 #23
The women in the studio didn't seem to see it that way melman Feb 2020 #24
Were the women in the studio Black women? nt Blue_true Feb 2020 #27
Did you not watch the clip? melman Feb 2020 #28
No. Easy enough for you to say, were the women in the studio Black? nt Blue_true Feb 2020 #35
Yes they were melman Feb 2020 #36
Who were they? nt Blue_true Feb 2020 #38
How about you just watch the clip melman Feb 2020 #39
Who they are matters. If they are Sanders admirers, I take their reaction with a boulder-sized Blue_true Feb 2020 #40
Heh. Squinch Feb 2020 #37
I am not a fan of Prof. Johnson normally Gothmog Feb 2020 #43
Jason Johnson nails it. radius777 Feb 2020 #44
Is this a distraction? Gothmog Feb 2020 #45
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