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Former MSNBC Host Labels Condoleezza Rice A “Soldier For White Supremacy” After She Denounced Critical Race Theory

Claims “Condoleezza Rice’s recent appearance on The View was offensive and disgusting”

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Former MSNBC Host Labels Condoleezza Rice A “Soldier For White Supremacy” After She Denounced Critical Race Theory

A former MSNBC host has branded Condoleezza Rice a “disgusting soldier for white supremacy,” after the former Secretary of State spoke out against the teaching of Critical Race Theory in American schools.

In an op-ed Toure Neblett declared that Rice’s “thoughts on critical race theory are completely white-centric, as in, they revolve around the thoughts and needs of white people.”

He added that “Condoleezza Rice’s recent appearance on The View was offensive and disgusting for many reasons, but she was who we thought she was: a soldier for white supremacy.”

Rice said on The View that in her opinion CRT “is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction,” further explaining that “I would like black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that, I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white.”

“One of the worries that I have about the way that we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past,” Rice, now the Director of the Hoover Institution, further emphasised.

She added, “We teach the good and we teach the bad of history, but what we don’t do is make 7 and 10 year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin. We’ve been through that and we don’t want to do that again.”

In his response, Neblett countered that “White children and adults should absolutely feel bad about the past atrocities committed by white Americans.”

“They should feel guilty. They should cringe at what their ancestors did. They should also understand that modern white power is directly related to those atrocities,” he further declared.

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SEE IT: Lori Lightfoot Booed By Union Members At Fundraiser

One person said Lightfoot was “booed off the stage” when she was introduced at the annual event at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington Blvd., but a union official disputed that account, saying only “a couple of people” booed.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot was booed at a fundraiser Sunday for Plumbers Union Local 130, the first union to endorse her in the 2019 runoff election against Toni Preckwinkle.

One attendee, who asked to remain anonymous, described Lightfoot as having been “booed off the stage” at the annual event at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St., to raise money for Local 130’s political action committee — though a union official disputed that account.

The person requesting anonymity said Lightfoot “spoke for less than a minute. And there was a resounding booing throughout the room. Almost deafening, … I was sitting at the table with a bunch of plumbers. They’re like, `We’ve never heard that before here.’ … Clearly, their membership is not with her. … They were calling her names. It was bad.”

Pat McCarthy, the union’s recording secretary, acknowledged Lightfoot was booed during halftime of the Bears’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But McCarthy also insisted the mayor was “able to finish her remarks, got a cheer at the end,” then returned to her seat and watched the rest of the game.

“I was there when she was speaking. There were a couple of people in the corner that booed. But it was nothing significant. And it didn’t disrupt the event at all,” McCarthy said.

“I would have to suspect whoever was booing at that event was not a member of this local. … We respect her and we have no problems with the mayor.”

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23rd), however, said a close friend who attended the event showed her a video of the mayor being booed.

Union President Jim Majerowicz said he was downstairs counting money for the football pool when Lightfoot took the stage.

“I didn’t hear nothin’ … I was in a different room, so I can’t say,” Majerowicz said. “You’re telling me some shocking stuff. I find it hard to believe.”

As for the recent changes to the plumbing code that paved the way for increased use of plastic pipe, Majerowicz said, “We’ve been working with the mayor’s office on that. We’ve been supporting the mayor since Day One. We were the first union to support the mayor. She’s been here numerous times at meetings and stuff. She’s a great partner of ours. I just find it hard to believe.”

Business manager Jim Coyne introduced the mayor to Sunday’s crowd of over 1,000 people.

“I did not hear any booing,” he said. “That’s kind of impossible at Plumbers Hall. She’s loved by the plumbers. People wanted to get in line and take pictures with her.”

Whatever happened, Lightfoot’s political director Dave Mellet called it much ado about nothing.

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Democrats now drop paid family and medical leave from social spending package despite it being a cornerstone of Biden’s economic agenda

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Democrats now drop paid family and medical leave from social spending package despite it being a cornerstone of Biden’s economic agenda
  • Democrats reportedly drop paid family and medical leave from spending bill
  • It followed hectic talks on Wednesday to bring liberals and centrists together
  • The White House is desperate for a deal to keep the Biden agenda on track
  • But it appears to have come at the cost of one of his signature campaign policies 
  • And Democrats dropped the idea of a billionaire tax to help pay for it all
  • Hours after floating the idea of squeezing the country’s richest people, the proposal was hurriedly abandoned 
  • Earlier Jen Psaki said Biden may go to the Capitol if a deal was close
  • He intends to fly to Rome Thursday for summit meetings and an audience with the Pope
  • Negotiators have yet to lock down support from Joe Manchin or Kyrsten Sinema 

Congressional Democrats signaled Wednesday they would ditch plans for paid family and medical leave in an effort to trim costs and secure an elusive deal to push through a massive spending bill.

It marked the latest attempt to bridge the divide between liberals and moderates but would come at the cost of one of President Biden’s key campaign pledges. 

During another day of frenetic activity, the two moderate holdouts, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, met with Biden aides on Capitol Hill before saying they were confident of ‘progress.’

Later three sources familiar with ongoing discussions told Politico that Senate Democrats were dropping paid family and medical leave from the reconciliation bill. 

It followed a confusing back and forth between House and Senate members, who first floated and then withdrew the idea of using a tax on billionaires to help pay for the package. 

Biden aides are pressing Democrats to come together around a set of plans with a $1.75 trillion price tag before the end of the week, a move that would also unlock the president’s stalled $1 trillion infrastructure bill. 

Discussions on Wednesday centered both on how to trim the cost of the bill and how to generate funding. 

Biden is due to fly to Rome, Italy, on Thursday for a G20 summit followed by a climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, but is desperate to trumpet progress on his domestic agenda before a tight gubernatorial election in Virginia on Tuesday.

Last week he admitted that family leave was on the chopping block.

‘It is down to four weeks,’ he said during a CNN town hall. 

‘And the reason it’s down to four weeks is I can’t get 12 weeks.’ 

The U.S. is one of the few industrialized countries that does not have a universal paid leave program for new parents or employees suffering health problems.

And Biden made changing that a central part of his election campaign last year before ensuring it was a key part of his social agenda.

Manchin made clear late in the morning that it was a potential dealbreaker.

‘It doesn’t make sense to me,’ he told reporters. ‘I just can’t do it.’

Dropping it might help woo the West Virginia senator but it could cost the support of other Democrats, who voiced their anger in the evening.

Rep. Jamal Bowman, one of the party’s most progressive members, said bluntly: ‘I’m pissed off, man.

He singled out Manchin, saying he had a disproportionate amount of sway over the proposals.

‘It’s just unacceptable to me that one person from one state can have all this power and make these decisions that will crush my district and districts like mine across the country.’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she was not giving up on paid leave.

‘Until the bill is printed, I will continue working to include paid leave in the Build Back Better plan,’ she said.

High profile supporters of the measure include Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who last week wrote to Democratic Party leaders urging them not to let the measure slip.

‘This is about putting families above politics,’ she wrote. 

‘And for a refreshing change, it’s something we all seem to agree on. At a point when everything feels so divisive, let this be a shared goal that unites us.’

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki offered an optimistic picture and said the administration was monitoring progress ‘hour by hour.’

She said the president could yet visit Capitol Hill before flying overseas. 

‘We are on track now to move forward once we get an agreement,’ she said.

But there were other setbacks along the way, as Democrats haggled over how to pay for the plans and whether a tax on billionaires would be part of the mix.

The Senate’s top tax writer, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, floated the idea early on Wednesday but it was nixed in the afternoon by his House of Representatives counterpart, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, who said it was too complex to work. 

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