Well that didn’t take long. It was less than 24 hours ago that Hillary spoke with congressional leaders about her insistence on continuing her fairy tale campaign for the presidency. As we reported last night, our congressional leaders (that would be Reid and Pelosi) said it was fine for Hillary to continue wasting our time, our money, and our focus for yet another month. But, they said that she wouldn’t be going negative.
Hillary is race-baiting again. Gee, no one could have predicted that one. I wrote yesterday how it was rather odd that, within one 24 hour period, Hillary and two top allies kept saying that Obama’s voters weren’t very good because they’re black, and that her voters were better because they’re white. The language was stark – starker than politicians normally use when talking about race – and even the journalists covering the comments noted as much. It smelled to me like more than a coincidence. For some reason, Hillary wanted to drop the word “white” and “black,” and that somehow mentioning the races, reminding voters that she is white and Obama is black, would help her win. Considering the Clintons recent history of race-baiting Obama, the reappearance of racial talking points is disturbing.
And now Hillary is doing it again. This from today’s USA Today:
“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.
You can listen to Hillary boast of her “white” support here.
There sure is a pattern emerging here. The Clintons are using racism to try to win the nomination against a black man. And our party leaders are okay with it. (Well, in all fairness, our congressional leaders said that Hillary had better not adopt a “negative tone.” They never said she couldn’t adopt a racist one.) Is it any wonder blacks aren’t voting for Hillary? They shouldn’t vote for Hillary, ever again. If our party continues to give a thumbs-up to race-baiting in American politics in the year 2008, race-baiting in our own party, I’d be very surprised if blacks came out for us in November. Nor should they.