BET Founder: Black Voters Being Taken ‘For Granted’ by Dems, Time for the BLM Party
Ahh, it was only a matter of time before Black Lives Matter decided that the support of the Democratic Party was not good enough for them. BET founder, Robert Johnson, cites that the Democrats are taking black voters “for granted.” His solution? BLM should form their own party.
Johnson is urging Black Lives Matter to form a third party so that their interests can be properly fought for. Except, is it really a third party when there are already so many other parties out there?
What Johnson and the rest of BLM might not realize is that the country is founded on a two-party system: Republicans and Democrats. If they don’t want to be a part of one of those two systems, they’ll fall into the obscurities of the other parties out there – and there are over a dozen of them.
There’s the Constitution Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, the Alliance Party, and the list goes on and on.
That being said, they may decide that they’re the exception to the rule and could actually garner enough votes beyond the two most popular parties.
Sure, go for it. More votes away from the Dems only help Trump’s re-election.
Biden’s latest comment about “you’re not black” if you’re going to vote for Trump angered Johnson. His comment to Fox News about Biden was that “To have that mindset, you must have the attitude that we, black Americans, we own you. We can take you for granted … That, to me, shows you that black Americans are an appendage of a party.”
Kudos to Joe for always knowing just what to say. Although Biden has apologized for the comments made with Charlamagne Tha God in a May interview, Johnson questions whether Biden believes that African Americans are entitled to equality within the Democratic Party.
The question really becomes, does Johnson have enough pull to get the Black Lives Movement to make such a political statement as creating another political party? Well, Johnson, as the founder of BET, is the first black billionaire in the U.S. He also says he’s never seen such a strong group as BLM since the civil rights movement.
He’s not on full board with the BLM, though. He calls the idea of defunding the police “silly” and says that those toppling statues around the country are “borderline anarchists.”
Meanwhile, he is in favor of slavery reparations payments to African Americans to the tune of $14 trillion. How that would even begin to work is unknown, and it’s something he’ll probably be holding his breath for a long time.
Johnson is a realist, though. He knows that it’s too close to the 2020 election to make a move now. So, perhaps, the BLM party can be in place by 2024.
As for who Johnson will vote for in 2020? He said that he’s undecided. He considers himself to be a lifelong Democrat, but it’s clear as to how he feels about Biden. He has given Trump high praise for boosting black employment and how the economy has been handled. In comparison to what Johnson has said about Biden feeling as though he has the black vote in his back pocket, he had this to say about Trump: “He took on one of the biggest issues facing African-Americans — unemployment, and therefore lack of income and therefore the wealth gap. He addressed that and put a lot of African Americans to work and in a way that was more historic than it’s ever been. And I applauded him.”
He won’t feel pigeon-holed to always vote Democrat. As to what Black Lives Matter executives feel about forming a third party, they haven’t said. However, with the power-hungry attitudes they have and their desire to change the way the country operates, it’s only a matter of time before they take Johnson’s advice and take a more political approach to their plans of destruction.