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If not now, when?: Black women seize political spotlight

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By CLAIRE GALOFARO and KAT STAFFORD

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A person's skin color is irrelevant.

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I couldn’t agree more.

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This article implies through omission that successful Black women with conservative views don't exist or don't count.

How about people like Candace Owens, Condoleeza Rice, Lynne Patton? Smart, successful, and don't play the race card to get ahead. Sure, they don't match Democrats in terms of numbers, but can more than compensate for that in terms of ability and clear thinking, and aversion to playing victim to get what they want.

But hey, what wold I know? I'm just a white male.

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It’s easier to portray ethnic groups as monolithic. It helps us feel better.

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How about people like Candace Owens, Condoleeza Rice, Lynne Patton? Smart, successful, and don't play the race card to get ahead. Sure,

But according to liberals these are dumb and brainwashed women incapable of understanding the struggle and hardships of the black community. They are sellouts and they’re making the problems worse for Black people according to liberals.

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The mayor of Chicago is a black woman. She is doing a great job.

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Not really...

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/15/21258894/lori-lightfoot-anniversary-coronavirus-pandemic

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Condoleeza Rice is a very intelligent woman. Candace Owens is a grifter. I had to look up who Lynne Patton is: just another inexperienced benefactor of Trump nepotism.

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Condoleeza Rice is a very intelligent woman

Oh Sneezy, don’t you realize that Condoleeza Rice was #2 after Bush and is very very very responsible for not only lying to a whole nation to go to war, but also helped create what became known as ISIS? Lots of wonderful and smart white brown yellow blue and green women out there, and thankfully, they are displacing the party line incumbent Dems. Why did JT choose this article to post? I dunno. Certainly there other bigger and more meaningful success stories in the last week. After partially “reading the article” I’m guessing the Dem/MSM machine decided to ramp up their divide and conquer race campaign. This story is a very poor excuse for journalism.

Cori Bush would have been a better choice to showcase black women.

While pregnant with her second child in 2001, Bush had to quit her job at a preschool and her family was evicted from their home. For several months, she, her then husband, their newborn and 14-month-old son lived out of a car.

And now she’s running for Congress! Only in America baby!

invalid CSRF

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Oh Sneezy, don’t you realize that Condoleeza Rice was #2 after Bush and is very very very responsible for not only lying to a whole nation to go to war, but also helped create what became known as ISIS?

Of course I do. I don't like her at all, but it's undeniable that she's intelligent.

Cori Bush would have been a better choice to showcase black women.

I agree. Cori Bush is fabulous.

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How about people like Candace Owens, Condoleeza Rice, Lynne Patton? Smart, successful, and don't play the race card to get ahead. 

Candace Owens is not smart. She’s good looking and parrots rightwing talking points.

Her meltdown on climate change on the Joe Rogan show was comical. She parroted the hymn sheet on it and got exposed as knowing zero about it.

She’s the darling of rightists who like ‘alternative media’. Others would include Scott Adams, Gad Saad ( smart guy ) etc.

All very predictable.

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Candace Owens is not smart.

She’s very smart, that’s why liberals hate her. She is a rising star not only in the conservative community, but in the conservative black community as well and it’s refreshing to hear a black woman speaking the truth about the mental institutionalized slave mentality liberals feed black women into believing they always need assistance or big government in life and she keeps tearing down that stereotype that they can leave the predictable and repetitive liberal mind plantation.

She’s good looking

As well, yes.

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She’s very smart, that’s why liberals hate her.

She is an evil, lying "yes" woman with no conscience, even worse than the sellout Colin Powell but slightly less of a criminal than GWB or Dick Cheney. That is why decent people of any political bent hate her.

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Basically your typical woman does not want to lead from the front, or at least not enough to put aside her other priorities to do it. American black women I find to be a bit more feminine than their white compatriots. So if fewer black women are out there trying to lead, its no surprise to me. Its just our loss.

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Candace Owens is not smart. 

She’s very smart

Check out her meltdown on Joe Rogan when he asked her to justify her climate change denial. It’s a wonderful example of how some, on the left and the right, swallow the package whole without knowing what they are swallowing. She possibly broke the world record for using ‘like’ as she fell apart.

This for me epitomized what is wrong with politics and the media today - people who just parrot everything on the hymn sheet of their ‘side’ without knowing what they are talking about or considering topics on their individual merits.

In other words, mindless partisanship.

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