"Event organizers allowed the period of silence [for Mike Brown], as some in the large crowd booed and shouted for the protesters to leave the stage.
Afterward, Marissa Janae Johnson, who identified herself as a leader of the Black Lives Matter chapter in Seattle, asked the crowd to “join us now in holding Bernie Sanders accountable for his actions.” She motioned for Sanders to join her at the microphone.
After several minutes of frantic conversations, Sanders left the stage and greeted people in the large crowd who had turned out to see him. Many chanted his name."
MY TITLE FOR THIS ARTICLE:
BLACK LIVES MATTERS GETS ON STAGE AND BERNIE SANDERS RUNS AWAY
WASHINGTON POST TITLE FOR THIS ARTICLE:
Protesters drove Bernie Sanders from one Seattle stage. At his next stop, 15,000 people showed.
MY INTERPRETATION OF WASHINGTON POST TITLE FOR THIS ARTICLE:
Black Whiners had the audacity to interrupt white male, Bernie Sanders who graciously bowed out and left one Seattle stage. At his next stop, 15,000 white people* that mattered showed (* = 98%)
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By the way, this negatively portrayed news event was started by two whole women from Black Lives Matter in Seattle. A man who wants to be president ran away from two rather small, shouting black women.
The initial approach wasn't great. But the most important thing about this is that Sanders couldn't handle it.
One of the first things Marissa Janae Johnson demanded was a 4.5 minute of silence to represent the 4.5 hours Mike Brown's body lay in the street on the one year anniversary of his death. Listen to the "most liberal city in America's" fragile white response" in the background.
The initial "disruption" by these two Black Lives Matter representatives in the video below truly was not great. The disruption itself? Yes, that's a good thing. But the squeaky screams in defense of attitude were not great. They're young. And they came off as "too young." But they're OUT THERE and they are learning. It'll be better next time.
But if Bernie Sanders cannot overcome a rough start
by two whole Black Lives Matter demonstrators
combined with dumb non-responsiveness
from an inept event organizer,
then follow up
by RESPONDING on Black Lives Matter issues NOW
as people are DYING at hands of police NOW,
then Sanders doesn't have what it takes to be president.You have to have good ideas and leadership skills if you want to be president. I can't imagine Barack Obama in parallel, non-racial situation letting two whole demonstrators be handledso clumsily right in front of him, then run. I cannot picture it at all.
And when you listen to the video, make sure you listen to the comments being made by "white liberals" about the Black Lives Matter protesters. Listen hard. Listen to the video more than once
The traditional republican party hasn't been this weak in a long, long time. They've got numbers but they aren't pulling in one direction like they used to. The Tea Party is pulling one way. Donald Trump is pulling at all the seams he can every time he opens his mouth. The republicans are falling to pieces. This is the time for #BlackLivesMatter and black political interest groups to see if they can make or break a democratic candidate.