Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined “The Breakfast Club” radio show this week to tout his record of supporting civil rights, but failed to name a single piece of legislation that he has passed to help black people.
“I don’t talk about this very often, but when I was a student in college I was a member of a group that I think no longer exists – the Congress on Racial Equality,” Sanders told host Charlamagne tha God.
“It was one of the prominent civil rights groups in the early 60’s,” he continued. “We took on segregated housing owned by the University of Chicago, we held the first sit-in demonstration ever held in the North – I got arrested for doing that. In 1963 – this does speak to my age I guess – I was at the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, where Dr. King spoke.”
Sanders also touted boasted that he was one of the few white public officials to support Jesse Jackson’s presidential run in 1988.
When asked if he could point to any specific legislation passed that helped black people, Sanders responded
“Well, legislation that, uh, benefits African Americans – not specifically,” he said. “We pass legislation that benefits working people.”
Sanders was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1991, where he held office until he was elected to the Senate in 2007. That is a total of 27 years in the legislature.
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The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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