Some spend a lifetime chasing validation only to knock at doors that never open. Such is the case with Nina Turner; a “justice democrat” who does not understand that the party of Jackson has no interest in letting her into the house. Far from being accepted by the Bourgeois club in DC, Nina is perpetually looking in from the outside and waiting for a moment that will never come.
To understand Nina’s plight, you must understand the hierarchy that exists within the Boulet circle. In order to truly be one of them, it is a must for politicians to act the part and check marks off. There is one big prerequisite that Nina has not met, which explains her interminable outcast status. You see, Nina did not attend an ivy league school; she started her collegiate pursuits at Cuyahoga Community College and eventually graduated from Cleveland State University in 1996.
Strike one! In order to be elevated within the democrat ranks as a “black” person, it is a must that one either attends a Historically Black College/University or obtains a diploma from one of the “Ancient Eight” academic institutions. Sadly, Nina did not meet any of those preconditions, which explains her permanent “field negro” station. No matter what she does going forward, Nina will at best be a sheepdog from democrats while earning none of their respects.
Meanwhile, newcomers like Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock are climbing the ranks while Nina languishes at the bottom of the ladder. The more she seeks attention, the more she is treated as a pariah; Nina is always the bride’s maid but never the bride when it comes to the party Malcolm X rightly called foxes who eat their most loyal constituents. The depth to which Nina will go to in order to be acknowledged by an establishment that despises her is truly breathtaking.
In 2016, Nina initially endorsed Hillary Clinton only to switch her support later on to Bernie Sanders. After Clinton clinched the nomination, Nina was invited by Jill Stein to become the Green Party’s nominee for Vice President only to decline by stating “the democratic party is worth fighting for”. Too bad the party she is fighting for does not believe in her as much as she believes in them; all they do is throw crumbs at her feet no matter how much bread she brings to their table.
How could anyone who has seen everything happening to Black people in this country be opposed to reparations?
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) February 22, 2021
Right after the 2016 elections, Nina decided to do something “audacious” by becoming a public face of “Our Revolution, a political action organization meant to push democrats to the left and enact “progressive” legislation. Nina succeeded in pushing the democrats to the left as much as Bernie Sanders succeeded in enacting Medicare for All. Instead of moving forward, Nina is continually pleading from behind only to relegated to the position of a minstrel act.
Therein lies the rub, Nina is not being heard because she is a touch too ethnic. She looks and sounds like she could be an urban commoner. She does not possess the “eloquence”, some rightfully call it fraudulence, of our First Bank President Obama nor does she have the complexion of Kamala Harris. Her tone dark by half and her timbre shading on the “blackish” side, Nina is too hood to be invited into the inner circle. Instead, she surfs on the circumference of the party that furthers the racist agendas of LBJ while stepping on their most loyal voting bloc.
I have to give it to Nina though, there is no quit in her fight. In order to gain the approval of party bigwigs and the Congressional Black Caucus top brass, she pledged Sigma Gamma Rho in 2015. Being a part of the “divine 9” is a sure way to skyrocket up the pyramid, there is one thing that all successful black politicians from Barack, Kamala to Stacey have in common and that is their inclusion in the black Greek society. Alas, not even Greek letters could open the door for Nina, she became a poodle only to remain a lapdog of the neo-coon order.
One of these days, Nina will wake up and shake off the democrat party and in the process redeem her tattered reputation. I fear this will not happen until she literally becomes persona non-grata and is banished to the hinterlands by a party that no longer has use for her. Only then will she realize that “justice democrats” is really about just them; until that day arrives, Nina will keep tap dancing and shucking along only to stay mired in the field with the rest of “black” folks who are always used by democrats but never given status. This is a message to @ninaturner, if you really want to be heard and make a difference, walk away from 'their revolution Click To Tweet
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