Nina Turner’s Clown Ass Is Not The Negro Whisperer

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Nina Turner’s wilding again, and yes, y’all, it’s all about our Best Friend Bernie Sanders again. I do wish she would shut up.

Here is the title of her piece, you’re gonna LOOOOVE IT:

While Bernie Sanders has always stood up for African Americans, Joe Biden has repeatedly let us down

Okay, so you hate it. Welp. Nina Turner wrote an op-ed about the magnificence of Bernie Sanders, and the magNOTficence of Joe Biden, and she needs to un-write that shit, because she is the whole entire clown. It’s been quite obvious for some time that Nina has her issues with the Democratic Party, we know this for sure because she famously refused to endorse Hillary in 2016, and toyed with the idea of being the running-mate of Jill Stein. That’s right, Nina Donuts went full PUMA during the convention, while 93% of the rest of us Black Women voted for Hillary Clinton. I’m not saying Turner isn’t allowed to sell us out and run off with her white friends to do Kumbayas while listening to Jill Stein albums with some hemp wearing granolas in the woods of Maine or some shit. She is. But when she gets her struggle edges back within Black Diaspora boundaries, what she cannot ever do again is “speak for us.”

See, like I said before, Nina ran her Black ass off with Jill Stein in 2016. No, I don’t know who she voted for, the optics ensured that people would think she voted for Jill Stein, regardless of what she actually did in the voting booth.

And that makes her a fucking clown.

The whole entire fucking clown.

I can already tell that someone will be racing to accuse me of racism for disagreeing with such a vaunted and esteemed individual as Nina Turner. Any criticism about Nina, who has somehow become the only Black Woman in the whole entire nation, is racist now. Some people can get tripped up over unfounded accusations, but not I, I have a ready made response: “Shut your stupid ass up.”

Nina has become the ready made response to any and all criticism of Bernie and his Berners on race and racism. She has also become the Black face of Bernie Sanders’s Revolution, and as such, she loves nothing more than speechifying, and glorifying Bernie Sanders nationwide. Yeah, her ashy struggle-voice is ever-present and ready to preach at crowds about “these hands” or lecture her fellow Black Women for some perceived slight regarding the Senator.

My God she’s annoying. Hi, Nina. He wasn’t asked about his life. He was asked about White Nationalism and what strategies he’d employ to fight it. I know you’re super satisfied when you can’t get someone to answer the actual question about NOW because they wanna chat about 1963, but we ain’t having it. Now, you can call out whatever you want to honey, but you ain’t finna run nobody. Just an FYI.

But I digress, on to her op-ed.

In choosing between the two Democratic Party candidates atop the polls, African American voters have a consequential decision to make:

Nice opener, Nina. There must be auditions going on right now for a new Captain Obvious. You’re sure to win.

Will our community side with former Vice President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly betrayed black voters to side with Republican lawmakers and undermine our progress? Or will we stand with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a movement that has been fighting for racial and economic justice since the civil rights era?

Oh, I beg your pardon, Miss Nina, but um, we have no idea what the hell you’re talking about with the idea that Bernie has been fighting for RACIAL Justice since the Civil Rights Era? We have heard this claim many times from many people connected with Bernie Sanders in some way, yet when we ask for receipts for 1965-2015, we are met with hostility born of fragility from your white comrades. When you get a second, can you please get us that list of fights for Racial Justice Bernie was involved in during the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s,and 2010s up to 2015, please?

As a recent NBC News headline said of Biden’s time in the Senate: “Biden didn’t just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause.” The NBC report quoted the NAACP’s legal director saying that one Biden-backed measure “heaves a brick through the window of school integration.”

So, NBC headlines are your evidence. Okay.

Let me remind you that Bernie also was against busing.

From the Middlebury Campus News;

See? His position wasn’t too far off from Biden, who had experience this hostility first hand from his angry white constituents. They both may have been right, yet it was pretty much the only tool we had, so, I see them both as being wrong. It’s all well and good to compare records, but when you leave vital bits out, I generally come to the conclusion that you’re entirely full of shit.

Sanders, by contrast, began his work in politics by organizing civil rights protests. As a college student, he helped lead a local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in its push to desegregate housing.

This is true.

Sanders participated in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and was arrested for protesting rampant school segregation in Chicago.

Sanders says he attended the March, he never says anything occurred beyond that as far as further participation, or any official role is concerned. Also, WE KNOW he was arrested after being chained to a Black Woman whose name he either forgot, forgot to get, or just won’t say, for whatever reason. And WE KNOW he was at the march. Didn’t we tell y’all we were tired of hearing that same ass story? You member. You got MAD.

In addition, Sanders has been pushing an education plan that supports local efforts to combat racial segregation.

Wow. We just jumped from 1963 to 2020 in the blink of an eye. Where is all the activism or work on racial justice for the years in between?

As a local elected official, Sanders also defied the political establishment by proudly endorsing Jesse Jackson’s 1988 presidential campaign; Sanders said that Jackson was a candidate “who has done more than any other candidate in living memory to bring together the disenfranchised.”

So….this is the extent of Bernie’s “activism” on racial justice between 1964 and 2015? Endorsing a Black Man isn’t actually fighting for Black People. Nina, you’re a Clown. Stop.

At one point Biden declared that every “major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the state of Delaware — Joe Biden.”

Bernie voted for the Crime Bill.

Bernie ran as “Tough on Crime” by using that very same crime bill to boost himself to victory.

One of the leading dissenters to Biden’s “tough on crime” agenda was Sanders, who Vox noted was “an early critic of mass incarceration and punitive criminal justice policies.”

Let’s take a look at what his website said 2006:

BERNIE SANDERS’ STRONG RECORD OF SUPPORTING

TOUGH ON CRIME LEGISLATION

SANDERS: STRONG ON FUNDING POLICE AND ANTI-DRUG PROGRAMS

SANDERS: STRONG ON THE COPS PROGRAM

This is why you’re a clown. You go through Joe’s record with the worst interpretations, while completely sanitizing Sanders. Nina, ain’t your husband and son Cops, or at least were Cops at some point? But you hate the police? Okay. Anywho…Nina goes on to list out some amazing shit that Bernie supports, proposes, wants to do, thinks, feels, and says, yet she gives us ZERO receipts showing Bernie Sanders actually doing anything about ANY of those issues.

Sanders, on the other hand, is campaigning not only to legalize marijuana but also to root out institutional racism in our criminal justice system, outlaw private prisons, slash the prison population in half, end cash bail and hold police departments accountable.

Hold the mayo, I take exception to this. He passes an average of .24 bills per year in Congress, so, what is the likelihood that this list of items will get any traction? And if I read it correctly, his plan to pass legislation is to run around America holding rallies? And then what? Magic? Bernie Sanders always says he wants to root out institutional racism and work magic on our institutions. Yet it is clear from his history that he is a “No Show” when it comes to even doing basic shit, like meeting with black activist groups.

Curtiss Reed Jr., executive director of the Brattleboro-based Vermont Partnership For Fairness and Diversity, said in an interview that Sanders had received an invitation to an annual conference held this past November at the Putney School that included leaders of color from around Vermont.

Neither the senator nor any member of his staff attended the conference, titled “Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future,” Reed said.

Bernie. You can’t even be bothered to go hang out with black people in your own state for a few hours once a year. It’s so bad between you and the Black Activists in your own state, you had to say sorry and pledge to do better. Have you done any better since April of 2018?

Hell the entire fuck no.

You can read the Open Letter yourself to see what type of ally Senator Sanders is to the Black People of Vermont.

Here is a section:

Vermont is known as a progressive safe haven. However, some of our citizens struggle to connect personal experience to this sentiment. The purpose of publicizing these feelings isnot to throw shade at the national progressive movement that Senator Bernie Sanders is trying to foster, but to point out that Vermonters in marginalized positions- be they poor, disabled, LGBTQ, people of color, indigenous, immigrant or non-mainstream in other facets of
identity, help to create this state and make it what it is, yet still, we find ourselves excluded from the movement. This is an awkward juxtaposition. To call out when we have been excluded invariably elicits an accusation of sabotage, selfishness, or saltiness. To ignore it is to relegate ourselves to invisibility, thus fortifying the very systemic inequity the progressive movement works to deconstruct.

 

Bernie did not even bother to invite the Black Activists who have been unsuccessfully reaching out to him for YEARS to the event he held to discuss strategies concerning Racial and Social Justice.

Here is another section:

My heart began to sink as my curiosity grew. In his remarks, Senator Sanders said that this
event was “not just to talk about economic issues, we’re here this weekend to be talking
about racial and social justice. We’re here to be talking about ending, in all of its many and
varied forms, institutional racism.”

I would have been humiliated and felt completely invisible. Do allies forget you exist or simply ignore your existence to bring out of state minorities into your state while leaving you high and dry? This is the ally Nina wants you to have.

How could Senator Sanders host what is supposed to be an intersectional, progressive event without inviting the very people whom he serves? If this is really about economic justice, where are the poor folks? If it is really about racial justice, why are there no local racial justice leaders? Chief Don Stevens of the Abenaki? Disability rights? Where is Justicia Migrante? I don’t see them on the list.

 

They were not on the list, maybe they were purposely left off.

Okay, one more, because they dragged his old ass across the state and back:

Even Kiah Morris, who was Vermont’s lone black woman in the legislature—that is, until the racist threats and harassment became so intolerable and
intimidating that she not only had to withdraw from an uncontested race, but she stepped down from office just three months ago—was not invited.

I also do not remember the Senator standing up for Kiah Morris during her struggle.

How could Senator Sanders host what is supposed to be an intersectional, progressive event without inviting the very people whom he serves?

How, Nina?

I write this not to complain about the fact that none of us were invited; I write this to point
out the hypocrisy of the situation. How do you say that you are a person of the people, how
can you be “awoken”, in the words of Victor Lee Lewis, when you come home to Vermont to
talk about justice and institutional oppression and don’t invite the very people you
represent? In speaking with other folks, I learned that I am not the only one who has noticed
this omission. We hope that we are missing something, but if we are not, this is a either a
major oversight or just one more example of how institutional oppression looks, even among
those who are progressive.

Respectfully,
Tabitha Pohl-Moore
President, Rutland Area Branch of the NAACP
Steffen Glenn Gillom
President, Windham County Branch of the NAACP
Amanda Garces
Founder, Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools
Curtiss Reed, Jr.
Executive Director, Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity
Kiah Morris
Former State Representative
Katrina Battle
POC Caucus Coordinator, Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington
Jabari Jones
Organizer, Black Lives Matter of Greater Burlington
Wafic Faour
Vermonters for Justice in Palestine
Member, BLM of Greater Burlington
Marita Canedo
Migrant Justice
Shela Linton
Co-Coordinator BIPOC Caucus, Root Social Justice Center
Sha’an Mouliert
Co-Coordinator, I am Vermont Too
Mark Hughes
Executive Director, Justice for All
Beverly Little Thunder
Activist, founder of Kunsi Keya Tamakoce, Peace and Justice Board Member
Gemma Seymour
Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future
Nico Amador
Community Organizer, ACLU of Vermont

Nina, what exact help are you? Why is it that this same problem happens year after year, and there is never any change? How responsive would Senator Sanders be when dealing with the Black Community at large, when he cannot even deal effectively with the FEW in his own state? You are the least convincing surrogate I have ever seen. Besides Kelly Ann.

Many of you are already wrapped up in the current drama between Liz and her “friend” Bernie, and have moved on from Yesterday’s (or the day before depending on when I post this) drama-fest. Unfortunately, Nina wrote such a terrible op-ed for The State that I had no choice but to bring it all up again. Nina Turner has been running around for some years now caping for Bernie Sanders like he’s got the coldest ice on earth in the Summer, and the warmest heat on the planet in the Winter, and that is her right. She is allowed to stan all she wants to for that crusty old Senator from Vermont. To her, that’s a friend she knows and loves more than she loves any of us in the Democratic Party.

He can have her ass, we’re cool with that.

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2 Replies to “Nina Turner’s Clown Ass Is Not The Negro Whisperer”

  1. I am from Ohio, Bernie would not let Nina on stage at the last convention, didn’t want her black face up front! Go sit down Nina and shut the fu k up, we are so tired of you and your ghetto, hoodlike attitude!

  2. I am from Ohio, Bernie would not let Nina on stage at the last convention, didn’t want her black face up front! Go sit down Nina and shut the fu k up, we are so tired of you and your ghetto, hoodlike attitude!

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