Blacks think Hillary trying to destroy Obama in 2008 so she can run in 2012

Welcome to the end of African-American support for the Democratic party. From the NYT:

Mr. Clyburn added that there appeared to be an almost “unanimous” view among African-Americans that Mr. and Mrs. Clinton were “committed to doing everything they possibly can to damage Obama to a point that he could never win.”

Clyburn is the 3rd ranked Democrat in the US House. He says a lot of blacks think Hillary is trying to destroy Obama’s chances in 2008, she’s trying to make him lose this year in the general election, so that she can run again in 2012.

I’ve been wondering for a while if the SuperDelegates’ fear of taking a stand is greater than their fear of Hillary forcing blacks to leave the Democratic party. This article is scary as hell. It means the black community is starting to see something larger, more nefarious, in what Hillary is doing. As well it should. Hillary has demonized the black church and black pastors, and her surrogates never miss a chance to remind people that Obama is b-l-a-c-k. And now we’re seeing that her race-baiting isn’t going unnoticed among African-Americans. Again from the NYT:

In an interview with The New York Times late Thursday, Mr. Clyburn said Mr. Clinton’s conduct in this campaign had caused what might be an irreparable breach between Mr. Clinton and an African-American constituency that once revered him. “When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar,” Mr. Clyburn said. “I think black folks feel strongly that that this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation.”

And let’s not fool ourselves. This is only a smattering of the (rightful) anger we’re going to see if the SuperDelegates decide to join leagues with the Clintons, overrule the people, and steal the nomination from Obama, the candidate who just so happens to be black. Kiss the black vote goodbye for a very long time.

It’s funny, you know. The GOP has been trying to steal the black vote away from the Democrats for years. And Hillary and Bill are on the verge of accomplishing it in – what? – only four months? They really are good.


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