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    CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    CNN John King asks if '''squad'''s''' endorsement of Sanders '''too urban''' - Business Insider

    The CNN anchor John King asked after Tuesday's Democratic debate whether endorsements of Sen. Bernie Sanders from the party's most famous freshman congresswomen of color could be "too urban."He was responding to a Washington Post report that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York would endorse Sanders, and a CNN report that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib would also do so. Since the debate, Omar has officially endorsed Sanders. King said that these endorsements would "certainly help" Sanders. "But it will also, I think ... have some of the other candidates say: 'Wait a minute, is this too far left? Is this too uncompromising? Is it too urban? Is it too internet? Does the Democratic Party need to find a broader audience?"
    This is the same network which regularly says that Sanders doesn't appeal to black people; that his base is too white; isn't diverse enough to win the nomination. Anyways, onto promote Mayor Pete and Klobuchar....
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

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    CNN John King asks if '''squad'''s''' endorsement of Sanders '''too urban''' - Business Insider



    This is the same network which regularly says that Sanders doesn't appeal to black people; that his base is too white; isn't diverse enough to win the nomination. Anyways, onto promote Mayor Pete and Klobuchar....
    I'm still not entirely sure what he meant by "too urban", I mean about 80% of our population lives in urban areas. Is the nation "too urban" as well?
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    I agree that there is a real split today between large urban areas and the suburbs and rural areas. The large urban areas tend to be mostly democratic, suburbs and rural areas tend to be more conservative.

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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    Quote Originally Posted by gino View Post
    I agree that there is a real split today between large urban areas and the suburbs and rural areas. The large urban areas tend to be mostly democratic, suburbs and rural areas tend to be more conservative.
    Thanks to Trump, the suburbs are becoming more and more liberal.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    Too urban in that the first three contests are Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Anyone who still wants to be in the running come March needs to either win or come a strong second in one of those three.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

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    CNN John King asks if '''squad'''s''' endorsement of Sanders '''too urban''' - Business Insider



    This is the same network which regularly says that Sanders doesn't appeal to black people; that his base is too white; isn't diverse enough to win the nomination. Anyways, onto promote Mayor Pete and Klobuchar....
    In context, I don't think a racial component was meant. Obviously, everyone knows Trump has the Ohio voter who works on a farm. By urban, he means "not middle America". Urban means you're either an elite rich liberal living in a 50th story penthouse, or a minority getting shot in 'certain neighborhoods'. Neither are middle America.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    King's tweet:

    "Please don't take a snippet and twist my words," he wrote. "I said they are leading new voices in the party but also part of the debate we saw on stage tonight .... some candidates argue parts of the party are too liberal, too urban. Was a policy point. Nothing to do with color."

    King is only partially correct here. Current racial dynamics allow for political candidates and their policies to be tied to specific races. CNN has no issue in doing this, neither does the public at large. It's naturally assumed that politicians can be "for blacks" to the exclusion of other races. It makes perfect sense that if a policy benefits blacks, it must therefore be a detriment to whites, and vice versa.

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    It goes on for some time. So when King says "nothing to do with color", he isn't saying that it's bad to associate specific racial support with politicians, he's saying that he didn't use the term "urban" in an insulting context to refer to blacks. He would use the proper terms "black" or "African American" to racially distinguish 'those' Americans from 'other' Americans, not "urban", as defined by CNN here.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    Quote Originally Posted by Dans La Lune View Post
    CNN John King asks if '''squad'''s''' endorsement of Sanders '''too urban''' - Business Insider



    This is the same network which regularly says that Sanders doesn't appeal to black people; that his base is too white; isn't diverse enough to win the nomination. Anyways, onto promote Mayor Pete and Klobuchar....
    If John King intended that question literally and not as a euphemism for people of color, then it was a very good question.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickeroo View Post
    In context, I don't think a racial component was meant. Obviously, everyone knows Trump has the Ohio voter who works on a farm. By urban, he means "not middle America". Urban means you're either an elite rich liberal living in a 50th story penthouse, or a minority getting shot in 'certain neighborhoods'. Neither are middle America.
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    Re: CNN's John King asks if Bernie Sanders' support is too urban

    Great take by TYT.

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