Hillary says ‘Democratic activists’ and black voters don’t matter

No word on whether Latinos and women don’t matter as well, but I’m guessing since they’re voting blocs that actually favor Hillary, they’re probably okay.

Here is what Hillary had to say today about you ‘activists’ and blacks who vote in the Democratic primaries. You see, you don’t really count.

Hillary Clinton on Monday explained away Barack Obama’s clean sweep of the weekend’s caucuses and primaries as a product of a caucus system that favors “activists” and, in the case of the Louisiana primary, an energized African-American community.

She told reporters who had gathered to watch her tour a General Motors plant here that “everybody knew, you all knew, what the likely outcome of these recent contests were.”…

Noting that “my husband never did well in caucus states either,” Clinton argued that caucuses are “primarily dominated by activists” and that “they don’t represent the electorate, we know that.”

Well, no Democratic primary or caucus represents the electorate because they generally are comprised of Democrats (same goes for the GOP nomination process). Duh. But that’s not what Hillary really means. She means that Obama’s victories don’t really count because “activists” and “blacks” voted for him. So let’s recap: These are the victories that don’t matter in a Democratic primary:

States with activists
States with minorities who favor one candidate over another
States where polls predict in advance that one person may win

That leaves, what exactly? States with white people where there’s a tie? Markos has more.

PS Team Clinton gets bonus points for reminding everyone, again, that Obama is black.


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