Mike Bloomberg’s plan for Black America is called the “Greenwood Initiative.”
Do y’all think he knows how that ended up?
Or… is that what he wants to happen??
— michaelharriot (@michaelharriot) February 14, 2020
(History of the Greenwood District Tulsa Race Massacre.)
Read this to help you understand why Bloomberg may do really well w black voters, And because it’s beautifully written https://t.co/4bEl2k2L3j
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) February 13, 2020
… [J]ust when you thought it was over, you’re forced to choose between an unabashed white supremacist and a billionaire fugitive slave catcher who submitted a sealed bid for the presidency of the United States.
First, you try to get free.
When all else fails, you vote for Michael Bloomberg…
Michael Bloomberg is a white quadrillionaire with infinitely deep pockets and a record of getting shit done. Even if the “shit” he got done came at the expense of our sons and daughters, defeating Donald Trump is the most important factor in a lot of people’s decisions on who they will vote for. Michael Bloomberg’s rise isn’t a condemnation of the other candidates as much as it is an example that black people know white people better than anything else in the universe.
One of the biggest factors in a large number of black people’s primary voting criterion is who they think white people will vote for when the curtain closes behind them in the voting booth. We know Bernie has better policy plans. We know Elizabeth Warren is a better communicator. We have seen Buttigieg’s Douglass plan.
But we also know white people.
Donald Trump is proof of what they will do.
For many black people, the prospect of an unchecked, second-term white supremacist outweighs the choice between Medicare for All and a public option. It’s heavier than student loan forgiveness or foreign policy. It’s bigger than all of the economic proposals and tax plans combined. It’s not even that people don’t think the other Democratic candidates can defeat Donald Trump. We just don’t know if they can defeat the overwhelming self-interests of white people.
No, Michael Bloomberg isn’t a great candidate, but when it comes to someone who can beat Trump, in many ways, he is the same kind of white man. And, while fighting fire with fire seems like a stupid idea, people are sometimes willing to do anything when their house is on fire. Maybe his campaign slogan should be: “I mean…It’s worth a shot.”
He might only be the lesser of two evils but, for a lot of people—especially black people—Donald Trump might be the greatest evil imaginable. Given that Bloomberg actually supported a system of institutional racism, I think it’s insane that any black person would vote for him. But I also know that white supremacy can make me crazy. Oppression, above all things, is a devourer of logic and a manufacturer of desperation…
I dislike Bloomberg very much, but I have a tremendous about of respect for Rep. McBath, and I trust her judgement implicitly. https://t.co/tZb2jrpTyP
— An Antic Disposition ?? (@pavanvan) February 12, 2020
Yep. I loathe Bloomberg (but, AI robot voice: will support him if he's the nominee) but the idea that she got on board with him because he gave to her campaign and not because he's put his money where his mouth is on gun control–her top issue–is stupid and offensive. https://t.co/fDDqpHG4lm
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) February 13, 2020