[Marxism] Why I will never vote for a Democrat, including Bernie Sanders

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 30 08:17:27 MST 2015

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty’s announcement that 
a grand jury, at his office’s recommendation, declined to file charges 
against the two officers who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice surprised 
almost no one.


The question now, for those Cleveland residents who are dismayed by the 
sullen, foregone conclusion of the Rice case, is what they plan to do 
about it.

McGinty, a Democrat, faces a March primary, in which he will face former 
assistant prosecutor Michael O’Malley, who resigned from the department 
this spring. O’Malley has the backing of at least one prominent black 
politician: U.S. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the former chair of the 
Congressional Black Caucus, and a onetime Cleveland-area mayor.

McGinty, for his part, claims the support of a former NAACP leader and 
once-powerful City Council president, George Forbes, a pillar of 
Cleveland’s black community. But the aging and now-retired Forbes failed 
to appear as scheduled as one of McGinty’s two allotted endorsers when 
the County Democratic Party’s executive committee met this month to 
decide whether to back him for re-election. And depending on whom you 
ask, Forbes’ absence was either a testament to his growing physical 
infirmity, or a telling indication of how deep, or how public, the elder 
statesman intends his support to be.


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