Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared the Democratic presidential debate “plantation politics in its finest hour, the continued enslavement of black people, emotionally by the Democrat Party” and “whoring for votes” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Clarke stated [relevant remarks begin around 1:50] “Sean, it was a pathetic display. It was plantation politics in its finest hour, the continued enslavement of black people, emotionally by the Democrat Party with this destructive liberal ideology, and they know it. They’re whoring for votes. They know that’s what they’re doing. The liberal ideology has been very destructive for the black community for the last 50 or 60 years. Poverty is now generational, it’s a lifestyle. The unemployment is obscene. They have to send their kids to failing public schools, drug and alcohol addiction, neighborhoods that are crumbling, all under Democrat control. They need to get off their knees and stop this stuff, and take a real message to the American people, and especially the black community that what they have done, they deserve an apology for from the Democrat Party.”
Juan Williams, columnist for the Hill and Fox News Political Analyst said it’s “pandering when you can’t say ‘All lives matter,’ but the reason for it is purely political. There is a real issue of excessive use of force in the country.” Clarke cut in to deny that there is an issue of excessive force. Williams also argued that the economic problems of the black community were not solely the result of Democrats.
Clarke responded, “It has been an economic and social disaster under this liberal ideology for black people over the last 50 years, and it started with the destruction of the family unit, the most basic unit of society, that has been very successful, tore the black family apart. It has been a nightmare.”
Williams responded, “I couldn’t agree more that we’ve got to pay more attention. My feeling is black families matter. Let’s be very clear. But I just think that the two of you, in focusing on all these other issues, it — you know, this plays into the — Black Lives Matter’s argument that any time you say ‘All lives matter,’ you’re somehow undercutting attention to the real issue of police violence in the black community.”
He further argued that there’s “context” “that came out of police action in the black community.” He later stated that “Black Lives Matter actually hurts themselves by not agreeing with you guys and saying ‘All lives matter’ and bring it together.”
Clarke added, “A better question to have asked those Democrat candidates last night would have been, ‘Do babies lives in the womb matter?'” He concluded, “There’s an ideology of victimhood with a list of grievances that do not exist.”
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