The elected Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the United States and Member of the House of Representatives Karen Bass, who is also a leading contender to become Joe Biden's Vice-Presidential running mate, said it best today:
"Everything that has come out of his mouth, not just against Black people, I mean, he started his campaign with racist attacks on Mexicans. He's attacked Native Americans and his latest attacks are on Asian Americans by calling the (coronavirus) as the China virus. And there has been attacks against the Asian Pacific Islander community. People have been hurt because of his essentially giving license to racists that might have been a little dormant for a minute, but who now feel completely emboldened and empowered," Bass said.
"I'm very clear that the Republican Party has two strategies for this election. And one is to resurrect the ghost of Joe McCarthy and the Cold War. And two is to resurrect the ghost of George Wallace and run a racist campaign," Bass said.
I'm a fan of Karen Bass. I'm also a fan of Kamala Harris, the former California Attorney General and current Senator from California, who is also a major contender for Biden's VP spot. I'm not sure who I prefer between the two of them. I also like former United Nations ambassador Susan Rice, but her lack of elected political and campaign experience will make her a weaker candidate than the other two, in my opinion. I also adore Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, but I do think an all-White, septuagenarian ticket is probably not the best idea this year considering that Biden is where he is now thanks to Black women.
But regardless who Biden picks as his VP, I'll support her.
Because it is a matter of deep human importance and basic justice that the racist jerk in the White House be removed asap.
Trump has empowered racists to be bigger racists like him.
He's empowered jerks to be bigger jerks like him.
He's empowered sexual predators to commit sexual crimes against women because he got away with the same crimes.
The world is more horrible with this man in the White House. For the sake of humanity and our collective future, that cancer needs to be removed yesterday.