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Karoli @Karoli
To @AngryBlackLady, @Joan Walsh and their supporters: You’re big players, and the team needs you. http://t.co/8Q9BFnM /yes, i wade in.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
I haven't read all the relevant tweet streams, but here are my thoughts:
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
I appreciate what @Karoli is trying to do and I know it comes from a good place. Her post, though, misses the point that I made.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
Which is that black voices have been shut out from The Base. The pundits say the base is disappointed. I am not disappointed.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
Our voices are looked upon with condescension. Not by any blogger specifically, but by the "purists" generally.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
The comment section of DKos, FDL, and Salon are replete with statements like "what has Obama done for black people? Why are they so loyal?"
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
"What does Obama have to do to make them realize he is Bush lite, a pussy, a bootlicker, etc."
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
It makes me feel as if we only count when it comes to crunching numbers. We are asked to get over the race stuff b/c it's all about class.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
And then we are told to focus on Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, whatever. If you read my blog, or Peoples View, or BWD or WEE See You...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
You will notice that we ARE concerned about those issues. And are active in bringing them to the forefront. So it is a bit insulting...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
to be told that we aren't focused on the "right" issues.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
I was ready to let the Walsh dust-up go b/c in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor issue. She, however, wrote a self-serving post...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
which portrayed me and @truthrose1 as angry narcissistic race-baiters. It was that post, and her misrepresentation of Reed's article...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
that made me angry. I find it sad that it takes a blog post written by a white woman (a lovely one at that) to elicit a response from Walsh.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
My points were stated clearly. She could have addressed those. Instead, she addresses what Karoli's characterization of my "issue" is.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
So it is still troubling to me to hear certain progs calling for a primary, and saying we should wait to support Obama, when I know...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
That black folks (generally) were unwavering in their support for Clinton, Gore, Kerry, & would have been unwavering in support for Hillary
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
if Hillary had won the primary. But she didn't. And people have been disrespectful and downright disgusting in their attacks on Obama.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
Also, the "progs" calling for a primary; the Kossacks, AmericaBloggers, FDLrs were telling folks not to vote in 2010. THEY are the problem.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
Oh, and the Glennbots. They are morons too.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
And because Glenn Greenwald's over-the-top anti-Obama rhetoric is so pernicious, i can't separate Walsh from the garbage he spews. #theend
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
RT @erikkain: @AngryBlackLady it couldn't possibly be that Greenwald has consistent objections to a set of policies and writes about those regardless...
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
RT @erikkain: @AngryBlackLady ...of political party. You would rather he be a hypocrite for Obama than true to his beliefs.
Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady
@erikkain his objections are replete with pernicious rhetoric about "blind followers" and "loyalty to Their Leader." It is BS and insulting.
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