Niger Innis, Executive Director of TheTeaParty.net and National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality said that outside agitators causing violence in Ferguson, MO were part of a get out the vote effort for 2016 and an attempt to “re-engage” the “Progressive coalition” on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
Innis added, in response to a question about why there were outside groups heading into the city, “I do believe that there are elements within the Progressive movement that saw the results of [the] 2014 election and saw the decreased turnout in the Latino community, saw the lack of enthusiasm in some black communities, the fact that you had some, actually Republicans like [Gov.] John Kasich (R-OH) get 25% of the black vote, in Georgia 10% of the black vote went Republican, and these Progressive elements said ‘we’ve got to do something to inspire and to revive the kind of galvanized support that we had from these groups before.’ Young people have dropped off tremendously, by the way, from this Progressive coalition.” And “I ultimately believe that they are doing this, this is a[n] ultimately a GOT[V] effort for 2014, sorry, 2016, to get folk[s] that have been dropping off from that Progressive coalition, blacks, Latinos, and by the way, this is not just a Michael Brown issue, this was the executive amnesty issue that came within days, by the way, of the verdict. That’s not an accident that President Obama did that. He and Progressive elements are trying to re-engage all of those within the Progressive coalition that have been dropping off or, God forbid, voting Republican, to get them reignited for 2016.”
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