Sunday, November 01, 2015

What Democrat leader will tell the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters to grow up and respect others?

Last week, Secretary Clinton was interrupted by “Black Lives Matter” protesters.  It went like this, according to news reports:
Clinton pleaded with the group to listen to her policy proposals.
“Now, ladies and gentlemen, I have some — I have some issues to discuss and some proposals to make,” she said. 
“If our friends will allow me to do it, they may actually find them to their liking.”
Clinton supporters tried to drown out the protesters with chants of “Hillary!” and “Let her talk!”
The Democratic front-runner ignored the protests and tried to continue with her speech for several minutes. 
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed went up on stage in a show of support to Clinton.
“Thank you all very much, I really appreciate it, and I appreciate the congressman and the mayor having my back,” Clinton said.
The protesters were eventually removed from the rally.
Once again, we see pure cowardice on the part of Democrat leaders.
First of all, I’m not sure that this group represents African-Americans at this time.  This is a radical group that does not understand that all lives matter, including those of the police officers under siege at the moment or the victims of black on black crime.
Kevin D. Williamson got it right:
The overwhelming majority of violent deaths suffered by black Americans are the result of simple crime, and crime is, as an issue, of no use to the Left. 
But when a black man dies at the hands of a white man — especially a white police officer — then that breathes life into the ghost of “white supremacy,” the infinitely malleable, endlessly useful set of imperial robes detectable only by the finest sensibilities on MSNBC. Actual white supremacists represent a dwindling and (metaphorically and, more often than you might expect, literally) toothless tendency restricted mostly to hillbilly precincts and anonymous Internet cowards. But if one already wants to boycott Walmart, and a white cop shoots a young black man, then – abracadabra! – the Left is boycotting Walmart because of … white supremacy, or something. Agitating for a $40 minimum wage? “Justice for Mike Brown!” Looking for even more generous solar-power subsidies? “Justice for Mike Brown!” Anointing AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka president-for-life? “Mike Brown would have wanted it that way!” 
If you believe that black lives matter, then you should be working for school reform, economic growth, and – yes – more effective law-enforcement and crime-prevention measures to protect black communities, which suffer an enormously disproportionate share of crime and violence. Never mind the stagecraft: That’s what you actually do if you think black lives matter. And the drama that’s going on in Ferguson right now? That’s what you do if you think black lives are merely useful to you – and, in the end, expendable.
Second, and more important, the Democratic Party is not helping itself by standing up for chaos and disorder.  We need a Democrat who will call on these groups to show respect and stop interrupting meetings.   
Yes, the protesters were eventually removed, but Secretary Clinton’s weakness emboldened them.  The protesters will be back until a Democrat politician has the courage to call out these protesters.   
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