“Clinton has hopelessly alienated the most loyal base of the Democratic Party: black folks”

Another month of this? Why not just hang up our hoods and hand John McCain the nomination now, for all that our party leaders seem to care. From Jack and Jill Politics, a leading blog on African-American issues:

Apparently not satisfied with her plummeting approval ratings among black voters, Hillary Clinton decided to remind us again that our votes don’t actually count:

“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.

Hard-working Americans = white Americans. Right. The rest of us sit on our porches eating watermelon and plucking banjos….

This kind of comment is less a description than an agitator, it’s meant to give white voters the impression that they would be “disenfranchised” by an Obama win. It’s a not so subtle effort to evoke racial resentment over Obama’s success….

Clinton is deliberately hurting his chances… by saying, essentially, “Obama doesn’t care about white people.”

That’s what the “elitist” charge has always been about, appealing to the sentiment that “this black guy thinks he’s better than you.” It will be the same against the Republicans. The difference is that they now have Democrat saying the same things to further legitimize this line of “argument”….

Clinton has hopelessly alienated the most loyal base of the Democratic Party: black folks….

How bad, blatant and obvious is the continued race-baiting of the Clinton Campaign?

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