Larry Wilmore – Jeb (!) on Black People and Free Stuff
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I like Larry Wilmore. I’m not sure that I love him. His show is good, but not great.
I’m not sure why Jeb (!) has decided that all Black people want is “free stuff.” As I recall, another GOP candidate went down that road several years ago and it didn’t work out so well for him. Look, until candidates realize that they will get more votes by bringing folks together we will continue to have this type of derisive politics. Watch the whole video clip. Larry hits it out of the park.
From the Guardian:
Jeb Bush said a message of “hope and aspiration” rather than “division … and free stuff” could help Republicans double their share of votes among African Americans, in comments that drew comparisons with controversial remarks by Mitt Romney during his 2012 presidential campaign.
This time, Bush appeared to be making a subtly different argument than Romney – urging Republicans not to disregard African American voters and claiming many such voters wanted more substantial economic assistance. The use of the phrase “free stuff” nonetheless brought swift media opprobrium.
“Jeb Bush says Dems lure black voters with ‘free stuff’,” wrote CNN, while a commentator on MSNBC accused the Florida governor of suggesting “all you black people want is free stuff”.