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Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'


U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter after making an insidious comment related to voting rights, in which he implied African Americans are not Americans.

After a vote to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor failed Wednesday, McConnell was asked by a reporter about concerns among voters of color.

"Well the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans," McConnell responded.

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"Being Black doesn’t make you less of an American, no matter what this craven man thinks," former Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker tweeted.

"In one quote, he summarized the entire GOP worldview. They think it’s a White nation and anyone who isn’t White isn’t a true American," tweeted another person.



Anyone who doesn't realize that media has an agenda, isn't paying attention.

Look at this one very simple example.

The headline reads; Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'

But McConnell said; "Well the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans," McConnell responded.

It's pretty easy to see how McConnell could say that.  If you have a group of people who identify as African American, then they are holding themselves up as not simply American.  Mitch definitely could have said 'other Americans' or 'white Americans', but he didn't and I see where it's an easy slip.

Having said that, the article above was posted by someone from USA Today and they took it from a Louisville paper that used the actual quote as the headline of their story.  WHY would USA Today change it?  Because it's more sensational and harder to understand the slip, if you want to call  it that.

NOW we have people jumping on that and using it to distract from what McConnell was saying which was; there is no vote suppression of blacks in this country, they are voting at the same level as whites and other Americans. 

That is the discussion they (the black community, media, democrats, etc.) don't want to have because what McConnell said is easlly provable.

Just thought this was an interesting example of how media uses headlines knowing people won't read much farther than that.

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Re: Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 12:13:39 PM »
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Re: Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 12:16:46 PM »
Major gaffe, regardless of intentions.  Made worse by how easily it gets twisted into the "racist Republicans" stereotype.  Mitch needs replaced just as much, if not more, as Biden. 
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Re: Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 12:37:25 PM »
Major gaffe, regardless of intentions.  Made worse by how easily it gets twisted into the "racist Republicans" stereotype.  Mitch needs replaced just as much, if not more, as Biden.


I'm no Mitch fan, but it's easy to see how he said it the way he did.  Hell, Hillary said they all look alike in an interview, and Biden said they were all poor.

Mitch's comment can't hold a candle to either of those comments.

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Re: Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 04:58:06 PM »
it's kinda surprising, given that The Murder Turtle is an experienced, careful, career politician. I'm reasonably sure he inwardly cringed no sooner than those words left his mouth.

In no way do I believe he meant what he said in the manner that the media portrayed it. He's too smart for that, even in the idiotic and stupid way that the media gloms onto every word and every nuance that ANY politician says ANYTHING.

That said, AOC sets a standard all by herself. She's so stupid even the stupid people react, and that's saying something.
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Re: Mitch McConnell says Black people vote just as much as 'Americans'
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2022, 05:25:40 AM »
My immediate thought was it's already out of the news-cycle as I'm reading this.

Mitch was taking actual heat yesterday for muffing a question about what Republicans stand for...  " Following rules. "  or something lazy like that.   
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