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Bernie Sanders Gets Heckled at Women’s Forum

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Bernie Sanders had a rough time at the She The People Forum on Wednesday on April 25, 2019.

During this discussion, Sanders was asked how he would battle “white supremacy”.

Host Aimee Allison specifically pressed Sanders on his devotion to the African American community.

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The Washington Examiner detailed how Sanders’ talk was met with hostility from the audience when he mentioned his presence at the March on Washington:

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He mentioned he was present during the historic March on Washington in 1963 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which prompted members of the audience to groan. According to Fox News, someone shouted from the audience “We know!

Sanders continued reaffirming his civil rights credentials by citing his involvement in Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign.

“As somebody who actively supported Jesse Jackson’s campaign, as one of the few white elected officials to do so in ’88, I have dedicated my life to the fight against racism, and sexism, and discrimination of all forms.”

In the middle of the audience’s heckling, Sanders declared President Donald Trump is the “most dangerous president” in modern history and called for Democrats to be united in 2020.
Co-Host Joy Reid then asked Sanders how his campaign would benefit black women, which Sanders responded with “Black women will be an integral part of what our campaign, and what our administration is about. Okay?”

He would then be cut off by hecklers in the audience who were not satisfied with his responses.

Despite making mass incarceration a major plank of his 2020 run, Sanders has had trouble gaining the confidence of the African American base of the Democratic Party.
BLP covered how Sanders went as far as to suggest that felons like the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote.

In the modern-day Democratic Party, which is consumed with identity politics, Sanders might struggle to come out on top during the 2020 Democratic Party primaries.

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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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