Clinton makes case for white appeal

No she didn’t! Oh, my sweet lord, yes she did. I still can’t quite believe it even after seeing in on TV.

“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. 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.

Oh, there’s a pattern emerging there, all right. It’s not a pretty one. After a little time goes by this will make a great multiple choice question. Who said it? Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, George Allen, Trent Lott or Hillary freaking Clinton? If a McCain had said this Democrats would be celebrating. It would have been his Macaca moment.

I really have tried to be restrained here. I’ve voted for Hillary Clinton for the senate twice. I voted for her husband twice. I have no desire to bash Hillary but you have to draw the line somewhere.

I was undecided in this primary season up until South Carolina. Bill Clinton’s “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina, too” remark decided this aging white woman for Obama. I’ve been shocked and saddened by the willingness of the Clinton campaign to play on racial fears and doubts to weaken Obama’s appeal. A lot of the offending statements didn’t come directly from the woman herself, though, and I was willing to chalk it up to a tone deaf staff. When it comes to Bill, well, he’s always been her cross to bear, hasn’t he. But no matter who thought up those words, she said them. If there was a gun at her head she’d better mention it soon. There is no room for this stuff in the Democratic Party. None. If there was, there would be little point in having a Democratic Party at all.

While it’s got to be interesting to see how the Hillosphere reinterprets that statement to prove to themselves that somehow it’s an example of Obama “playing the race card” on them, this morning brings other news for the Clinton campaign and supporters to chew on. While I was typing this, ABC News announced that for the first time Obama has taken the lead in the race for super delegates by two.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Publius II on May 9, 2008 at 8:27 am

    UNELECTABLE OBAMA (Retitled: Third Ed.)
    by Publius II

    There once was a man named Obama
    His life began with drama
    An African Muslim father
    An Atheist white mama

    Obama’s white grandparents
    They gave him a charmed life
    Raised on the beaches of Hawaii
    Far from ghetto strife

    He went to private schools
    Fourteen thousand dollars a year
    Working-class white folks
    They were nowhere near

    He attended Columbia
    Then Harvard Law
    A very soft and liberal upbringing
    Something Americans eventually saw

    He then went to Chicago
    Nation of Islam, Farrakhan, Black Panthers and Jackson
    The only friends he made
    All from the extreme left-wing faction

    He joined a radical church
    His Pastor downright insane
    Blacks and whites, he said
    Think with different parts of their brain

    His church praised a man named Cone
    With hateful opinions he was filled
    He said white people were “the devil”
    And Gods who love whites must be killed

    Obama first ran for State Senate
    With permission from Chicago’s Marxist King
    A domestic terrorist named Ayers
    Obama kissed his ring

    He wrote a book called “Dreams From My Father”
    From start to finish a racist rant
    After people finally read it
    They said: “Obama, no we can’t”

    He wrote how he rejected his mother’s race
    And that Malcolm X was a hero
    People had a clear warning
    Obama was a dangerous zero

    He was then elected to the U.S. Senate
    Obama’s ego grew very bold
    He barely served a year
    I will run for President was the story he told

    He spent millions to stage rallies
    The crowds would yell and cheer
    But then it all fizzled out
    Typical white folks, he said, cling to religion, guns and beer

    His wife said America was mean
    She was never really proud
    Her Black Separatist thesis at Princeton
    Became a campaign cloud

    People said he was a Muslim
    His supporters scoffed and jeered
    Then his Black Liberation Church was exposed
    And Obama’s ugly head was reared

    He opened a Texas Office
    A banner of Che Gueverra proudly on display
    Paying tribute to a Marxist executioner
    Americans gasped with dismay

    He tried to recover in a speech on race
    The left-wing media offered raves
    But he said white folks had an “untrained ear”
    And abolitionists in Pennsylvania rolled over in their graves

    He claimed to be a uniter
    He would bring people together all at once
    But after his speech in Philadelphia
    He proved to be a demographic dunce

    He tried once more to persuade whites
    But his bowling was a mess
    He rolled a 37
    Like a 5-year-old girl in a dress

    He then played basketball
    He drove the ball to the rack
    But when all was said and done
    He nearly had a heart attack

    He said damn those white voters
    Their Mutual Funds I will tax
    I’ll double the capital gains rate
    Like an old-school Liberal hack

    He opposed a gas tax holiday
    He said it wasn’t a winner
    $40 wasn’t much he said
    Just the weekly budget for the average family’s dinner

    He wouldn’t cover his heart
    As the National Anthem played
    It’s a meaningless gesture he said
    But Americans felt betrayed

    He wouldn’t wear a flag pin
    It was against his One World view
    It doesn’t matter he said
    And the American people stewed

    He first called terrorist Ayers his friend
    Then said this man he didn’t really know
    More deceit and cover-ups
    Obama’s lies began to grow

    Then came his anti-American Pastor
    Obama’s mentor for 20 years
    He preened, shucked and jived
    White people rose up and sneered

    Farrakhan, Jackson and Sharpton
    Three of Obama’s greatest fans
    He tried hiding them in the closet
    So not to further offend the white man

    Obama’s African-American supporters
    President Clinton they once backed
    But they quickly turned on Bill and Hillary
    Loyalty was something they plainly lacked

    Millions of Hillary supporters
    Their efforts would not be in vain
    They said no to leftist Obama
    And gave support to a War Hero named McCain

    NBC and the New York Times
    They tried each day to save Obama’s campaign
    But real Americans said “FU”
    And Obama spiraled down the drain

    His name was Barrack Hussein Obama
    Running for a second Jimmy Carter term
    Weak on National Security
    A little, pacifist worm

    The radical left-wing Democrats
    A Presidential race lost once again
    Is it really a surprise
    They’ve lost 7 of the last 10?

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  2. I am convinced that those who say they will vote for McCain rather than Obama, have no idea what McCain’s real views are, and who else is supporting him. At first people found out about John Hagee, now, it’s Rod Parsley. Don’t know who they are… Look them up. Talk about the fringe.

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  3. Publius II, that is some pretty twisted stuff, but thanks for the comment. It’s nice to have some opposition show up besides my adopted nephew, Nate.

    Mel, if they’re really planning to vote for McCain instead of Obama, but they would have voted for Clinton, then they don’t really care what his views are. And following that mindset will take you places that I don’t want to visit.

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