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Jan 20 - McConnells Comments Comparing 'African Americans' and 'Americans' Spark Outrage
 

 

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has sparked a fierce backlash for a comment where he distinguished between African American voters and Americans.

McConnell made the remark at a news conference on Wednesday, before two Democrat senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster that was preventing the passing of voting rights legislation.

During the debate, McConnell had accused Democrats of "fake hysteria" over the Senate filibuster in order to pass the legislation.

The Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act would have expanded voting access, made Election Day a national holiday, ensured access to early voting and mail-in ballots, and more.

At the news conference, reporter Pablo Manríquez asked McConnell what his message was for voters of color who are concerned about their voting rights ahead of November's midterm elections.

"Well, the concern is misplaced," McConnell replied. "Because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans."

He continued: "A recent survey, 94 percent of Americans thought it was easy to vote. This is not a problem. Turnout is up, biggest turnout since 1900… they're being sold a bill of goods to support a Democratic effort to federalize elections… this has been a Democratic Party goal for decades."

A short video clip of McConnell's comment quickly went viral on social media, with some declaring the senator had said "the quiet part out loud" by distinguishing African American voters from Americans.

"That's the moment @LeaderMcConnell said out loud what his actions have made clear for years: that he doesn't consider African Americans to be Americans," tweeted podcaster Kristen Meinzer.

"The dogwhistle just became a foghorn," progressive commentator Brian Tyler Cohen wrote.

Bishop Talbert Swan tweeted: "I wonder what's the difference he sees between 'African-American voters' and 'Americans.' Can't qwhite put my finger on it."

Daryl Lamont Jenkins, the executive director of the One People's Project, an anti-fascist organization, shared Swan's tweet, adding: "Good work, McConnell! Here I have been for the past few days saying that when conservatives say Americans they just mean conservatives, and you went "Hold my beer" on me!"

Several people also insisted the remarks weren't a case of McConnell misspeaking, but an indication of his true feelings.

"I need you to understand that this is who Mitch McConnell is," tweeted Charles Booker, a former Kentucky state representative running for the Senate.

Booker, who is Black, added: "Being Black doesn't make you less of an American, no matter what this craven man thinks."

Bryan Behar wrote: "McConnell did not misspeak. In one quote, he summarized the entire GOP worldview. They think it's a White nation and anyone who isn't White isn't a true American."

Democrat strategist Max Burns echoed that sentiment, writing in a tweet: "Well, if McConnell's true feelings didn't just escape his lips on live television."

McConnell's office has been contacted for comment

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motherfu*kers dont even care what they say anymore.
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 4 months ago '16        #2
FlyinIron 
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 4 months ago '05        #3
blah blah blah  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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fu*k America
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 4 months ago '11        #4
PotheadFocker  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Lmao some of you f*g**ts will slurp republican d*ck still

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 4 months ago '12        #5
goodkidmadworld 
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Here’s what they think about u example # 5 billion
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 4 months ago '15        #6
JRob1125 
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Wow

I'm not even offended....we all know he's a piece of sh*t
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 4 months ago '07        #7
Damagegadget  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 PotheadFocker said
Lmao some of you f*g**ts will slurp republican d*ck still

Even worse try to act like joe Biden saying you aint black if you don’t vote for is a call for black peoples to join the pro slavery party over the racist northern party lol
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 4 months ago '21        #8
Swisha2k11  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Surprised we don't have Toms in here trying to rationalize for their master ...

but, but, he meant this...


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 4 months ago '12        #9
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Black folks get hoodwinked more than any other race with it comes to voting. Same ole bullsh*t. Over and over and over. Like a hamster on a fu*kin wheel.

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 4 months ago '11        #10
PotheadFocker  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Damagegadget said
Even worse try to act like joe Biden saying you aint black if you don’t vote for is a call for black peoples to join the pro slavery party over the racist northern party lol
Nice whataboutism deflection you cuck



Lemme lick your boot Mr. McConnell sir, please
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 4 months ago '12        #11
OldBusiness  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Where the Tyler’s who be fake outraged on their Alt accounts. Turn the Eminem Show on, tighten your durags, and get to typing
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 4 months ago '21        #12
JabariGarvey 
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Lmao this fake outrage is hilarious
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 4 months ago '20        #13
Bighempin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I mean this is why the country will never achieve greatness.. Because no matter how many generations we've been here they still don't see us as Americans
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 4 months ago '21        #14
Monstrosity 
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"To much race talk going on".

It should never stop when the people in control of this country are talking like this.

 daman729 said
Black folks get hoodwinked more than any other race with it comes to voting. Same ole bullsh*t. Over and over and over. Like a hamster on a fu*kin wheel.

Well if all eligible black folks 18 and up excessived their right to vote just maybe there would be people in office that truly and honestly advocate to successfully change the problems plaguing the black mentality.

But unfortunately people like you spread this poisonous ideology. So........


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 4 months ago '15        #15
Tobinmont  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Ha! That’s why I hate that term!
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 4 months ago '21        #16
Fras 
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fu*k McConnell honestly. The guy is so worthless and literally nobody likes him from either side. How the fu*k does he keep getting re-elected?
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 4 months ago '05        #17
TheChampIsHere! 
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Bigots gonna bigot...
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 4 months ago '10        #18
REG773 
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why yall actinng surprised?


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 4 months ago '19        #19
blackadamwarloc  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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and his old a*s can die mad about it…
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 4 months ago '18        #20
Oswaldgatesjr  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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I see why they call different color people races. Because it's all a race where black folks are in the back and white people are in the front with everyone else in the middle.
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 4 months ago '17        #21
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x22
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And they talking about blexit.



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 4 months ago '15        #22
redcodeinesyrup 
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 PotheadFocker said
Lmao some of you f*g**ts will slurp republican d*ck still

what difference does it makes no fu*ks given on both sides
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 4 months ago '20        #23
Its Dark At 9  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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 Fras said
fu*k McConnell honestly. The guy is so worthless and literally nobody likes him from either side. How the fu*k does he keep getting re-elected?
Bc Kentuckians keep voting this mane in......all _____ necks
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 4 months ago '12        #24
daman729 
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 Monstrosity said
"To much race talk going on".

It should never stop when the people in control of this country are talking like this.



Well if all eligible black folks 18 and up excessived their right to vote just maybe there would be people in office that truly and honestly advocate to successfully change the problems plaguing the black mentality.

But unfortunately people like you spread this poisonous ideology. So........
Stop it. Black people do vote. Lots of em too. They just vote for the wrong people because they get carrots dangled over their heads. And its typically a smooth talking democrat doing the dangling. Even with local elections. Either way, Its still usually the white politicians who fu*k up everything like they always have.
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 4 months ago '08        #25
WarviewVA 
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 Monstrosity said
"To much race talk going on".

It should never stop when the people in control of this country are talking like this.



Well if all eligible black folks 18 and up excessived their right to vote just maybe there would be people in office that truly and honestly advocate to successfully change the problems plaguing the black mentality.

But unfortunately people like you spread this poisonous ideology. So........
Oh so systematic racism is Black peoples fault huh? Smh another one…. And fu*k coward a*s Mitch too
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