At a campaign stop in uber-liberal Seattle over the weekend, the progressive candidate to beat on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders, got more than he bargained for. Despite being a self-proclaimed socialist, the candidate has drawn the ire of the far left fringe of his party, who apparently find the former Civil Rights leader isn’t appropriately concerned about the “Black Lives Matter” movement. CS Monitor reported on the incident:
As The Washington Post reported, Mr. Sanders was scheduled to be the final speaker at a lengthy program held at a city park, but, before he could take the microphone, a small group of protestors from a Seattle chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement took the stage and demanded that the crowd hold Sanders “accountable” for not doing enough, in their view, to address police brutality and other issues on the group’s agenda.
Some of the spectators in the largely white audience booed and chanted for the protestors to let the senator talk. But Marissa Johnson, one of the protestors, shot back, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city is, filled with its progressives, but you did it for me,” accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism,” as The Seattle Times reported.
Did you catch that? It’s now apparently racist for a socialist, former Civil Rights leader to attempt to address his own rally and for his supporters to object to it being taken over by a fringe group of uninvited activists. The video of the takeover is even more ridiculous:
This isn’t the first time Black Lives Matters protestors have set their sights on the 73-year old. At Netroots Nation, a liberal technology conference, a similar incident took place.
One would think the former Civil Rights leader and socialist surging in the polls, drawing huge crowds, would be the darling of MSNBC’s eyes. It seems they too have put Sanders in their crosshairs. In their reporting of the above incident, his history as a Civil Rights leader was omitted, but this on his home state’s racial composition was not: “The senator’s home state of Vermont is 95% white and has fewer than 7,500 black residents.” One would think the candidate’s own personal history is more pertinent than the racial composition of the population of his state, but as conservatives know well, MSNBC isn’t one to let facts get in the way of their agenda.
Comment below: Do you think Hillary Clinton’s team has anything to do with these interruptions?