Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hillary's Whites

I understand Senator Clinton is desperate, knows she is going to lose the nomination battle, and is using everything she can to drain every last vote, without consideration to the legitimacy of the tactic, but even this is stretching it. Not content to employing morally dubious methods like emailing pictures of Barack Obama in traditional African garb to the Drudge Report (in an feign attempt to make him appear as a closeted Muslim), or compelling supporters like Geraldine Ferraro (right before the Mississippi primary) to claim that Obama's Presidential campaign would be nowhere if he were white, Hillary has finally become an honest candidate and admitted what her campaign is about: race-baiting for whites.

Clinton touts support from 'white Americans'
Posted: 12:03 PM ET

Clinton campaigned in Washington Thursday.

(CNN) — In what appear to be the New York senator's most blunt comments to date regarding a racial division in the Democratic presidential race, Hillary Clinton suggested Wednesday that "White Americans" are increasingly turning away from Barack Obama’s candidacy.

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," Clinton said in an interview with USA TODAY.

Clinton cited an Associated Press poll "that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

Exit polls from Tuesday's primaries in Indiana and North Carolina show Clinton won about 60 percent of the white vote in both states. That percentage is down from the Ohio primary on March 4, in which Clinton won upwards of 65 percent of the white vote. Meanwhile, Clinton garnered 63 percent of the white vote in Pennsylvania on April 22.

Speaking with the paper, Clinton rejected the notion her comments were racially divisive in any way.

"These are the people you have to win if you're a Democrat in sufficient numbers to actually win the election," she said. "Everybody knows that."

Obama spokesman Bill Burton called Clinton's statements "not true and frankly disappointing."

By any other standard, we would call this racism. If John McCain operated his campaign this way (and he probably will after the convention [since his friend from New York has set the template for how the Republicans will run against Obama--portray him as an Islamist, if not an outright Muslim, and a radical black nationalist ready to feed your white children to some cannibalistic cabal of Zimbabwean farmers]), he would be labeled as the newest manifestation of David Duke. Why is Hillary Clinton and the Clinton family, as well as their DLC-rightist legacy, given a free ride from what constitutes the leadership of the Democratic Party? Does it even matter to them that one of their candidates is openly appealing for white voters in a way barely different than George Wallace or Andrew Johnson in the past?

If anyone has any doubts about this wretched family, this story should exemplify why they should have been excised as soon as they discovered this Goldwater Girl and free trade-loving sex addict of a husband were running for office on their party's ticket. This should also permanently dispel the notion, put forward by author Toni Morrison, that Bill Clinton was the first black President. Well, Toni, according to the current Clinton Presidential candidate, you are nothing but a beast of burden to doubtful whites (whose interests, particularly those in the upper 2% income tax bracket, they have been shrilling for in the past two decades). Welcome back to reality.

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