Hillary Clinton a Racist?

@bobmnu (8160)
United States
May 14, 2008 2:26pm CST
Chris Mathews made the statement that Hillary Clinton with her comments about being able to "earn the hard working blue collar white vote" is the "Al Sharpton of White People". Others have called her a racist yet they praise Senator Obama for being able to get 95% of the Black vote. Why is it OK for him to claim the Black vote but Senator Clinton is a racist for claiming she can get the vote of the back bone of the Democrat Party. Are we that afraid of going against the PC group. Or is it we are afraid to anger the Black. You have Rev Jackson and Rev Sharpton threatening voilance if you don't do things their way. Find the police inocent and we will riot. Nominate Senator Clinton and we will make the 68 convention look like a Sunday outing.
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
14 May 08
There will always be people on the far left and the far right who will play the race card whenever the opportunity arises. I heard Senator Clinton's comments and, while I am not a supporter of hers, I could see that her comments were acceptable in reference to the entire point she was trying to make. Sharpton and Jackson can threaten, and in the case of the trial in New York, they can act but they did not change the minds of that jury with their threats and they will not change the democratic process at the convention either. Personally, I believe that Obama has the nomination in the bag so, if these two really cared about him being nominated, they would shut up...but they're incapable of doing that so I won't hold my breath.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
15 May 08
"It is getting so ridiculous that President Bush was accused of making racist remarks when he was asked what he thought of Senator Obama and he replied that he though he was an articulate young man. Some jumped all over him for saying that Black are not articulate." As I recall when Bush made that remark there was barely an eyebrow raised but when Joe Biden said something similar HE was the one who was vilified. Annie
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
15 May 08
Senator Biden's remarks were that Senator Obama was a clean and articulate young man. It is rediclus that we have to watch every word we say. The President of Harvard lost his job over suggesting at a confrence to figure out why women were not going into engineering at the same rate as men. He asked if anyone had looked into the possiblity of the female brain being different than the male brain. It seems that the genetic mapping project has found differences between the female and male brain. It seems as though we all have to think alike and there is no room for the Truth unless it what the PC Police want.
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@anniepa (27279)
• United States
15 May 08
I don't think Hillary's a racist for one minute but I don't think her remarks were at all appropriate. The fact that she said it right before the West Virginia primary where exit polls showed an alarmingly high number of people who said race influenced their vote makes it even more troubling, in my opinion. I don't recall hearing Obama say anything about claiming the black vote but of course the majority of the African Americans would support him because he's the first of their race to make it to this position. I'm not saying anyone should vote for someone only based on their race or gender only that I understand where they're coming from. Let's face it, white men have had one of their own run in every election since this country was founded...lol! Annie
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
20 May 08
The way I see it Obama has gotten more criticism over totally inconsequential things than just about any candidate I've ever seen before. Who before has ever had to defend the name his parents gave him? Annie