Al Sharpton Demands Dem Presidential Candidates Get On Board With Reparations
It looks like Al Sharpton is trying to make reparations a requirement to be a Dem in the upcoming presidential election. Most presidential candidates have signed on for the reparations study bill. John Hickenlooper tried to answer the reparations question without a clear yes or no and the crowd would not allow it.
“Former Colorado Gov. and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate John Hickenlooper said Friday that he will support legislation to establish a commission to study reparations for black Americans if elected president.
Hickenlooper endorsed the measure while speaking at the four-day conference of the National Action Network, the civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The MSNBC host asked whether Hickenlooper would sign such a bill as president, and when he began to equivocate, the crowd became agitated, with one audience member crying out: “Yes or no!”
Hickenlooper quickly went off script and shouted, “Yes, I’m gonna pass it!”
“John Hickenlooper was brutally filibustering on saying he would sign a bill into law if it got to his desk on reparations, after his hallow talk about supporting a Commission study.
John Hickenlooper was brutally filibustering on saying he would sign a bill into law if it got to his desk on reparations, after his hallow talk about supporting a Commission study.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) April 5, 2019
But reparation would be near impossible to hand out even if dem somehow found a way to get them passed.
“I think pure reparations would be impossible to implement,” said Clyburn, D-Columbia. “But we can deal with the issue (of racial inequality) if we just admit, first of all, that it exists and then come up with some straightforward ways to deal with it.”
“Clyburn said he fears reparations would lead to contested debates about who would be eligible due to the sprawling family trees that have evolved in the generations since slavery was abolished.
Even some white people who have never personally felt the effects of racial discrimination could end up making claims that they have family connections to former slaves, Clyburn said, pointing to some of his own acquaintances in Charleston who he said would fall under that category.
“Is that a fair way to do it?” Clyburn asked. “I say not.”
Instead, Clyburn said he liked a recent comment by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who recently launched his second campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Sanders said in a CNN town hall last week that he would push to increase the usage of Clyburn’s “10-20-30” policy.
That formula, which has already been inserted in some federal policies, calls for directing 10 percent of government funds to counties where 20 percent or more of the population has lived below the poverty line for the past 30 years.”
Reparation in this day and age don’t make sense. But I guess the Dems don’t either most of the time.
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