BET Founder Makes Claim That Has Dems Trembling In Their Boots
Democrats always think they have the minority vote in the bag and often are surprised when any person of color speaks out against them. But now it appears they may be in for a big change as BET founder Robert Johnson claims Black Lives Matters should become their own political party. Now that's going to hurt the Dems at the polls.
"After presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden declared black voters "ain't black" if they don't vote for him, BET founder Robert Johnson slammed the former vice president and said he should "spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every black person he meets."
Now Johnson has taken his fed-upness to another level: He wants the Black Lives Matter movement to create its own political party in order to wield greater electoral influence for the black community.
Asked why a black independent party is needed, Johnson told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" that the 40 million black Americans who tend to vote as a bloc for the Democratic Party "limit their leverage in getting action from both parties."
Johnson told CNBC that he wants an independent party that is not "an appendage of one party or ignored by the other party" and that uses leverage to push for the interests of blacks.
"Had African American interests been fully embraced by one or two of the dominant parties, we wouldn't have the tremendous social, economic, racial issues that we have now," he continued.
"Last week, Johnson sent a letter to “Black Lives Matter Leaders and Supporters,” suggesting that “Black Lives Matter (BLM) consider establishing a formal independent political party. The party could be founded on the principle articulated by the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971.” He described the Congressional Black Caucus’ founding principle as Blacks having “no permanent friends, no permanent enemies ... just permanent interests.’”
Dems are going to be pissed if that happens. It would mean they have to stop talking down to minorities and then just assuming they get the black vote like Biden just recently did. I hope they get together soon so they can mess up Biden this November.