RT @IBTimes: Bernie won Michigan's Muslims & pundits are shocked by their support of a Jewish candidate
2016-03-09 15:43:48 GMT
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I wonder if his campaign's outreach to Muslims explains some of his improved performance with black voters (relative to deep south states).
Ah, I dunno John. I think Sander's appeal overall in Michigan has to do with jobs and manufacturing and his opposition to the trade agreement. I think that most Muslims, like most black people, are generally going to support a democrat over the GOP. The difference is that Clinton is associated with Wall Street and the Trade Agreement. And I think he resonated on Flint more than Clinton did. I saw a tumblr post, that I haven't confirmed, that Clinton openly supported fracking in front of a Flint crowd the other night. o_O ... why would you do that in Flint? She's just tone deaf sometimes. So secure, to the point of being smug, in the "rightness" of her position that she thinks everybody will see things like she does. Edit: I can criticize because I carry the same genetic defect.
Also, see Cory Doctrow's post on boingboing.net regarding the populist support for Sanders and Trump for perspective:
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