DNC agrees to devote entire presidential town hall to #BlackLivesMatter, no debate

blacklivesmatter1The always radical and sometimes violent #BlackLivesMatter movement demanded the Democratic Party cater to them with a debate dedicated only to their cause.  The Party said it would give the protest movement a town hall event, the Washington Post said, but refused to add a debate since such a thing is apparently against Party policy.

The Washington Post reported:

In letters addressed to leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter network and prominent activist DeRay Mckesson, the DNC invited the activist groups to coordinate and host a presidential town hall similar to those currently being planned by some state-level Democratic parties and some liberal groups including MoveOn.org.

‘We believe that your organization would be an ideal host for a presidential candidate forum — where all of the Democratic candidates can showcase their ideas and policy positions that will expand opportunity for all, strengthen the middle class and address racism in America,” wrote Amy K. Dacey, chief executive officer of the DNC, in the letters which were obtained by The Post. “The DNC would be happy to help promote the event.”

Of course they would, since the DNC has essentially endorsed the movement which has sparked a number of calls for violence and death — primarily against cops and white people.

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The town hall event appears to be the Party’s response to a petition posted on the official #BlackLivesMatter website.  Mediaite reported:

The official website for the #BlackLivesMatter movement today features a petition demanding that the Democratic National Committee organize another debate to focus on the issues they care about.

The petition calls out DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and calls for more debates in general, something she has already rejected on the grounds that there will be plenty of other forums candidates will be able to engage with the American people on.

But #BlackLivesMatter wants a debate specifically addressing their issues:

It is not enough to poll the Presidential candidates on whether or not they think “Black lives matter” or “All lives matter” – we deserve substantive responses – including and in addition to criminal justice reform, what will the presidential candidates do to ensure that Black lives matter?
We deserve substance and not rhetoric.

They charge the limited number of debates “unfairly privileges some candidates over others,” and even say their support of Democrats is “reluctantly” given because they don’t adequately address the issues they care about.

A post at the Gateway Pundit sarcastically asked: “Or else what? You’ll vote Republican?”

Good question.

Naturally, the group isn’t pleased.  So, one might be tempted to ask, which city will they burn down next?

But because we’re civic-minded here at the Conservative Firing Line, we’ve decided to help the DNC with questions the candidates can answer:

  1.  How many white people should die to atone for racism?
  2.  Should all cops be killed to satisfy the demands of #BlackLivesMatter and other protesters?
  3.  Should peanut butter and jelly sandwiches be outlawed as part of the effort to combat racism?  What about the American Revolution?
  4.  Is there anything in the entire space-time continuum that isn’t racist?
  5.  How much of the GDP should be allotted for reparations?

You get the drift.  Feel free to add your own in the comments below.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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