Racist Democrats target Hillary Clinton’s potential VP pick–Julián Castro
The mainstream media is trying to downplay it but there is a civil war brewing within the Democratic party. We saw an example of this was over the weekend when Hillary Clinton got 60 potential Bernie Sanders delegates disqualified, which led to chaos at the Nevada Democratic convention and ultimately to the removal of the Senator from Vermont’s supporters after the threat of arrest.
And now progressive groups are targeting the man whom many feel is Hillary Clinton’s top pick as a running mate–Julián Castro.
Here is more:
With Bernie Sanders’ durability exciting progressives at their potential to shape the Democratic race, a coalition of groups — many of them backers of the Vermont senator — are launching a preemptive strike against Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, aimed at disqualifying him from consideration to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
Tuesday morning, the group emailed petitions to several million people attacking Castro on the relatively obscure issue of his handling of mortgage sales and launching a website with an unsubtle address: DontSellOurHomesToWallStreet.org.
They’re just as open with their political aims: to publicly discredit Castro as a progressive, latching onto the mortgage issue to seed enough suspicion to keep him off Clinton’s shortlist.
“It’s a situation where the Clinton campaign wants Castro to be a major asset to her chances of winning the White House, and unless he changes his position related to foreclosures and loans, he’ll be a toxic asset to the Clinton campaign,” said Matt Nelson, the managing director for Presente.org, the nation’s largest Latino organizing group that focuses on social justice.
“All year, we’ve seen the candidates tripping over themselves to show how tough they’ll be on Wall Street,” said Kurt Walters, the campaign manager for Root Strikers, a 501(c4) group of Demand Progress and its 2 million affiliated activists, who is planning to deliver the petitions to Castro’s office when they’re ready. “Then to turn around and take a step backwards on that exact question, and put someone who has been doing the exact opposite — I think it would be tough for a lot of people who care about Wall Street accountability to get excited about that pick.”
But what is their real motive here? I think there might be more to their opposition than they are willing to admit. To me it seems that these people are upset that their preferred old white dude of choice is losing to a woman and now they are opposed to a man with a funny sounding name. It sounds to me as if these people are nothing but misogynistic racists…
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