It’s Not My Job To Provide Comfort To Trifling Ass Trumplicans
Written by ZenKC on November 19, 2020
Story by Chuck Tackett
It’s Not My Job To Provide Comfort To Trifling Ass Trumplicans
“It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted, which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions, that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate President for millions of Americans who were spooked by a Black man in the White House. He promised an elixir for their racial anxiety.”
Mr. Barack Obama, The 44th President of the United States
If you are a regular reader of my weekly articles, then you are probably aware of the 3 news anchors of MSNBC I call “The Holy Trinity.” They are Joy Reid of “The ReidOut”, Ari Melber of “The Beat,” and Rachel Maddow of “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
When it comes to Ari Melber, the attorney, and Emmy award-winning journalist, I feel like we are kindred spirits. If you are a regular, long-time reader of “Chuck’s Chat,” you are aware of how I love to infuse music mostly from my youth to make a point to whatever subject I am writing about. Ari does the exact same thing, but his medium is television, so besides mixing music with the news he is reporting, Ari has the ability to have the music artists, actors, and activists physically in the studio to interview them.
Recently, right after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were proclaimed officially as the winners of the 2020 Presidential election, Mr. Melber had two Generation X political activists when he was guest-hosting “AMJoy” the 2 hour weekend morning news show that is on Saturdays and Sunday mornings on MSNBC.
While guest-hosting the Sunday, November 8th show, Ari had two women that in my opinion expressed the feelings I have been carrying around with me. I had trouble trying to find the words to express those feelings. The two guests Ari had on the show was Brittany Cooper, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Author of the book “Eloquent Rage” and Paola Ramos, Former Deputy Director for Hispanic Needs, Author of the book “Finding LatinX.” Listed below are their remarks:
Professor Cooper stated. “I think part of the thing that the Democratic Party really has to think about, that this is going to be Joe Biden’s reckoning. Are they going to get into office and make this about appealing to centrist voters, make this about appealing to Trump voters, make this about a kind of an easy unity, or is it going to be a real recognition that when Black folks voted to pull this country right back from the brink, this is why you have the French President tweeting ‘Welcome Back’ as we say we are going back to the Paris Climate Accord. The world is like what are you doing for the past 4 years? Black women said that and said this project is worth investing in so far as our blood, sweat, and tears helped to build it. Part of it when you win with Black women that you win with Black people on the ticket. Now you actually got to pony up a policy agenda that will actually speak to Black peoples’ interests. That is not going to be about centering and swaying the over 70million voters who voted for a very different kind of world. I am both excited and elated about what that means, but I have my eyes laser-focused on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because Black folks are looking for real policy concessions here to make our communities better – REAL investments. We aren’t asking to be unified with the kind of people who would deliver Donald Trump to another victory. We are looking for a fuller-looking future agenda. You can’t celebrate Kamala, Stacy, Rep. Nakima, Latasha Brown, and all these Black women who made this thing happen and get into office and focus your entire attention on appeasing White voters because they fell out of the fold. That can’t be the political agenda of this moment. I think we are going to have some hard truths hard wrestling over the next couple of months. Here is the unifying piece of this, part of what Black women know which is why we voted the way that we do is that when you build policy agenda that supports Black women’s interests in reproductive justice, housing, healthcare, economic access, you create a big tent that includes everybody. We bring everybody with us, just like we brought America with us. That is our point. You do not lose by investing with us. You do not lose by bringing us with you. You win that way.”
Paola Ramos expanded. “When I heard Kamala Harris when I heard Vice President Biden, the very first thing I started thinking about was the 4 years that I have been covering immigrants, the one thing that kept coming up in every single conversation: ‘Was the American dream real? Was it worth it to come to this country?’ For children of immigrants, they had the same questions. In the last 3 years, if you are an immigrant in this country, you have been told you don’t belong here, that this country isn’t yours. Then suddenly yesterday, you have a daughter of an immigrant rise to the most powerful office in this country. Suddenly you have a Kamala Harris saying my mother is from India, at one point would have never imagined this moment, but she believed in America, in this America it was a possibility. That message is something everyone has to hear. The beauty and power of yesterday are that when Kamala Harris takes office, she’s creating a story. She is holding an identity that has the community to transform power as we know it. When we can finally center people of color and immigrants at the center of power that can be incredible. As the professor said, the political fights, these checklists, these promises carry personal stakes. Something as crazy as comprehensive immigration reform now becomes a possibility. For the next 4 years, a lot of people have something to look forward to.”
According to the exit polls of The New York Times, this was the breakdown of the 2020 Presidential Election by race who voted for the Biden/ Harris ticket: Whites – 47%, Blacks – 87%, Hispanics – 66%, Asians – 63%, and Others – 58%. According to Blade LGBTQ information about 66% percent of LGBTQ+ folks if my memory serves me correctly. All in all, whenever you finish, people of color ESPECIALLY Black people and LGBTQ+ folks were responsible for the election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
“I am so proud of Black women once again being the backbone of the Democratic Party. 91% of Black women and by the way 80% of Black men collectively. You know, just to see that Black vote. Donald Trump NEVER wanted to say Black Lives matter, but WE know Black votes matter now.”
Sunny Hosten, cohost of “The View.”
The United States of America has a rich historical bipartisan history of racism and bigotry, so you trifling ass gaslighting Trumplicans can save your lies. At least I can admit that hard truth, while you won’t.
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