Dr. Willie Wilson: A Dem Candidate The DNC Doesn’t Want You To Know About (Interview, Part 1) » Page 2 of 3

Dr. Willie Wilson: A Dem Candidate The DNC Doesn’t Want You To Know About (Interview, Part 1)

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The Republican Party started the 2016 Presidential Primary with 17 candidates in the field.  To accommodate the large field, they decided to have two separate debates.  One for candidates that rank at three percent in the polls and the candidates that fall below that threshold were asked to join the early debate – or as the pundits refer to it as the ‘kiddie table.’  I asked Dr. Wilson if the Democratic Party should do the same to accommodate all the declared candidates on the left.  He believes the DNC should be more accommodating and should give all candidates equal opportunity to debate.  In fact, Wilson alleges he has polled higher than some of the candidates that got to partake in the October 16 debate.

I admit I was confused by this myself. The DNC made it clear in order to partake in the debate you had to poll at 1 percent. However, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Well polled below that threshold. Here’s what Dr. Wilson had to say about that:

“I have more name recognition than a lot of the other guys up there from my time as a [candidate] for mayor in Chicago. I’ve been shut out.  I have run for political office [President] eight times, and each time I’ve been [blacklisted] by the Democratic Party in Iowa and Minnesota – and for whatever reason I’m not allowed to speak at many [official events].”

He continues:

“I paid my fees to run as President like all the rest, but the DNC refuses to sanction me. It’s absolutely wrong.”

Dr. Wilson refuses to be deterred by the party’s lack of acknowledgment of his candidacy.  However, he is dismayed the DNC would be so exclusive, considering they are the party of diversity and inclusion.  One would think they would jump at the chance to have an African-American in the debate.  Right now the Republican presidential field is more diverse than the Democratic field.

Recently, journalist Jorge Ramos asked the chairwoman of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz why there were no people of color running for President on the left. Schultz stipulated, or rather reiterated we have an African-American President − a Democrat no less − so clearly the left supports diversity.  I expressed to Dr. Wilson that I felt Schultz had talked around the question instead of providing a direct answer.  In the interview, Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemed uncomfortable acknowledging the lack of diversity in the first debate that took place on October 16.  She basically placated by saying we have diversity because we have an African-American president currently.  I was curious on Dr. Wilson’s thoughts on this.

That’s twofold. First, the Democrats discriminate against the disadvantaged, the poor. It really doesn’t matter what color you are.  I’m qualified.  I’m a business man and ran have run political office multiple times.  Second, in reference to why I’ve been [blacklisted]:  I think they feel that I’m going to take away a lot of African-American delegate votes. [I’m will be] in South Carolina in two or three months, and in Iowa trying to make [headway]”.

Watch Dr. Willie Wilson for President in 2016 Pt. 2 via NBTV

According to Dr. Wilson:

“The DNC is fighting me at [every corner I find myself in].  For instance, I was excluded from speaking at the National Urban League Convention.   However, Bill and Hillary Clinton were permitted to speak, and Republicans were invited to speak.   About two and a half to three months ago the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus G.K. Butterflied would not allow me come and speak either.  Also, the chairman of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz would not let me speak at an NAACP [engagement].  So far, the only one group that has stood by me is the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference).   We tried to schedule a meeting with the South Carolina DNC leader, Jamie [Harrison].  The chairman would not meet with me.   And I cannot participate in the next debate in November, “Can you believe that?”

If true, it certainly would be disturbing and not democratic or patriotic to exclude anybody from wanting to serve our country. Many citizens are honored that someone would step to the plate and agree to serve our country.  It seems counterproductive to not support equal opportunity.  However, Citizens United has only intensified the power of the corporation, profit, and corruption in politics.

On this Dr. Wilson says:

“They’ve been brought and you’re not going to believe me on this one but the chairman president of the National Baptist Convention of America USA (of Jackson, Mississippi) turned me down last month to speak.”

Allegedly, he donated to this organization in the past, a sum of $100 thousand, and now he’s been barred from speaking at their convention.

Dr. Wilson believes the Democratic Party has invested and become reliant on the establishment.  That the party is corrupted by money and they are willing to watch the citizens’ rights eroded.

“Our rights have become for [profit].  Like I said it’s not black versus white anyone, its establishment against everyone else.”

But:

“I’m still in this race because I’m a [fighter] and it’s important the citizens see someone who is willing to fight.  People need to know the opportunity is there, you just have to be willing to put your [best foot first]. We cannot allow the system to shut us out.  We have to fight for change in our government and change the process of elections that have been [corrupted with dirty money].”

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Quiana Fulton is a political writer, and she has a bachelor in political science from American Military University. She’s not jaded by polarization but absolutely has no time for people who refuse to partake in preserving and strengthening Democracy. She’s a staunch liberal that is capable of being friends with conservatives and is always down for a good debate. She’s a pro-life Dem (and yes, they exist).

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Quiana Fulton is a political writer, and she has a bachelor in political science from American Military University. She’s not jaded by polarization but absolutely has no time for people who refuse to partake in preserving and strengthening Democracy. She’s a staunch liberal that is capable of being friends with conservatives and is always down for a good debate. She’s a pro-life Dem (and yes, they exist).

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