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For whatever it is worth, I doubt that he was unaware of the power of appealing to race and believe, instead, that he simply chose not to go there. He never did genuflect before Black Lives Matter. Instead he recruited surrogates and himself spoke directly to black audiences emphasizing the length and extent of his history of addressing problems that afflict blacks and other minorities and how his class based agenda will address their wrongs, and, if enacted, redress them. His goal seems to be to win on terms that allow him to push his agenda - not to win at any cost.

I have to agree that this is the best way forward. It would allow everyone's needs to be addressed as part of a common strategy while also serving the real needs of all. What gets sacrificed are the wants of the very rich. Give them what they need and let them readjust their wants.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 09:04:19 AM EST
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The best way forward wins actual victories, not moral victories.

It will be cold comfort, knowing that one fought the fight in the right way, when I starve to death in a giant pothole after having been deemed too old and too unattractive to make the cut as a domestic slave.

by Zwackus on Mon May 16th, 2016 at 11:29:34 PM EST
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You might feel slightly better knowing you had done what you could to change the system than you would had you been a willing slave and still suffered the same fate.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue May 17th, 2016 at 09:18:17 AM EST
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