Hillary’s foot stomping

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Sunday, 27 January 2008

Two weeks ago I asked this:

How do you think Detroit’s largely black population is going to react when they go to the polls tomorrow and learn that

(a) Hillary Clinton is on the ballot

(b) Barack Obama is not on the ballot

(c) Write-in votes are not counted?

Let me add another:

(d) After not voting because their votes weren’t going to count, learning that Hillary’s delegates could be seated at the convention . . . but none for Obama.

After “winning” Michigan and while being ahead 2:1 in Florida four days before the election, Hillary Clinton now wants the votes in both states to count, even when no-one else was on the ballot in Michigan and no one else campaigned in Florida due to a “gentleman’s agreement” between all the Democratic candidates. Ezra Klein calls it “the sort of decision that has the potential to tear the party apart.”

Glenn Reynolds saw this coming a month ago:

[If Hillary wins] by smears, or by clever insider manipulation, then she may lose not only Obama supporters, but black voters who are generally supportive of the Clintons.

Having spent forty years to build to the point where more than nine out of every ten black votes is cast for the Democratic presidential nominee, the Clintons apparently would gladly tear that all down just to win the nomination.

Liberal pundits are starting to take notice. Frank Rich sees the coming Democratic catastrophe, saying that a Hillary nomination through trickery “will send the Democrats into the general election with a new and huge peril . . . ” The liberal Newshogger says, “I look at Hillary Clinton’s campaign and I see people lacking in goodwill, overcome by raw ambition, and devoid of principle. Another liberal site says that if Hillary’s shenanigans in Michigan and Florida push her over the top at a divided convention it would produce an “unimaginably acrimonious” result in the Democratic Party.

Not everyone agrees. Media Matters which was founded (by Clinton) to expose conservative media bias (snicker), engages in psychological profiling. (emphasis in original) I really think the evidence-free bias against the Clintons in the media borders on mental illness. The Left Coaster also blames the media and makes the preposterous claim that in the entire history of the Clintons there has been only one actual “scandal,” the one that he dismissively calls the “National Fellatio Crisis.” Tom Watson calls it a “sexist anti-Clinton media onslaught.”Buck Naked Politics even goes so far as to blame Obama’s supporters for the dustup in the primary. Her defenders, incredibly, are being just as divisive as she is, saying that the half of the Democratic Party that doesn’t support Hillary are crazy, lying, misogynistic victims who were asking for it. For all the Republican division this year, even Rush Limbaugh hasn’t gone so far as to attack the supporters of the two GOP candidates he thinks aren’t deserving of the nomination.

Ultimately widening the racial divide in the Democratic Party is a good thing, not just for Republicans, but for blacks and the nation. For too long Democrats have taken blacks for granted while Republicans haven’t taken them seriously. There was nothing the GOP could do to get the black vote while Democrats knew that they could get away with doing nothing and still keep their vote. Perhaps after Hillary “steals” the nomination through trickery she thinks that there will still be time to put the pieces back together. Hopefully, she probably thinks, a black church burning or another black man being dragged to death by a redneck will give her an opportunity she can exploit. Certainly she can depend on Jesse and Al to inflate a crisis out of nothing.

Hillary, ever the product of the sixties, is just following the example of a popular Democrat from that decade: George Wallace. Late in his life the five-term Alabama governor was once asked why he resorted to a racist message. He answered, “You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about [n------], and they stomped the floor.”

Hillary’s Michigan message to Obama and black Democrats is that she’ll stomp on them to get whatever she wants.

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9 Responses to “Hillary’s foot stomping”

  1. Assistant Village Idiot Says:

    “Gentleman’s agreement.” That leaves out both Clintons, and frankly, I can’t believe the other Democrats didn’t see this coming.

  2. Joanne Says:

    I heard Mrs. William Cliton, wife of impeached ex president bj cliton, say on one of the talk shows today CBS had that she had won Michigan.. so It would not surprise me if she tries this stunt and gets away with it.. look at New Jersey a while back in the senate race..

  3. Letalis Maximus, Esq. Says:

    The story goes that Bob Dole was in the White House meeting with Bill Clinton and others when Bob took the opportunity to scold Bill for lying about Bob’s positions on social security and other issues. Bill is reported to have smiled that smile and said “Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do.”

    Bob should have taken the opportunity to knee Bill, just as hard as an old man can, right in the balls. After all, you gotta do what you gotta do.

    The fact is that the Clinton are due, long overdue in fact, for a humiliating kick in the crotch. They’ve earned it. They deserve it. I just hope Obama is the man for the job.

  4. Ettelburger Says:

    The Democrats own the African American population every bit as much as they did before 1864.

    An American African can rob, rape, and commit murder without losing the respect of their community.

    But let them speak out or vote against the Democrat Party and they will be considered traitors and held in contempt by other Afrian Americans. See Thomas Sowell, Conzaleeza Rice, Larry Elder, Clarence Thomas and Colin Powell. Eash is highly accomplished and well educated. They are successful in their fields, rising to the top eschelon. But they get no respenct from the African American community because they insist that they owe their success to their own hard work instead of White Democrats.

    This attitude is greatly feared in the AA comunity because if they’re not being held down by “the man” then they are at least partially responsible for their own lack of achievement,

  5. Greg Toombs Says:

    Democrats are shocked now at the Clinton attack machine only because they were happily cheering them on when the Clinton’s opponents were Republicans or ‘the vast right wing conspiracy.’

    Democrats didn’t pay attention to Clintonian tactics – or critics – in 1991 and wanted to forget the them as they abjectly fawned over Bill & Hill’s power.

    These days? Clintonian tactics are new news because Democrats closed their eyes and won’t read history.

  6. Fat Man Says:

    The Clintons will start a race war, if that is the only way to sew up the Democrat Nomination this year.

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  8. coriolan Says:

    Obama’s best bet is to run against Hillary as the second coming of Lurleen Wallace – it’s becoming increasingly clear that, rather than the victory of IAMWOMANHEARMEROAR, Hill, like the second Gov. Wallace, would be mere silly putty in the hands of her far more accomplished far less principled husband. That would effectively mock the whole rationale behind the HRC candidacy, that’s it’s time for Womyn to RULE – in reality, a President Hillary would have the formal power, but Former President Bill would retain Absolute Veto, like the ancient Roman tribunes.

  9. Peter Says:

    If Americans who happen to have a darker skin than the average Swede ever look and see what the Democrat Party has done for rank and file blacks since the days of William Fullbright, Bull Conner and George Wallace, that Party is through as a contender in national politics.

    The only blacks the Dems have helped are the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharpton who regularly sell out their people for a seat at the feet of the white masters of the Donk Party.

    The only thing that has changed since Lester Maddox is the rhetoric. The Democrats were the Party of slavery, the Party of segregation, they still are. When I was a boy blacks had to sit in the back of the bus, today blacks get shot at the bus stop. Thanks a lot, Democrats.