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Offline Splashdown

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Primitives play the Racism card againsy Hillary
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:48:00 AM »
milkyway  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-09-08 11:17 AM
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Hillary's dog whistles to racism.
 I've had the feeling for a while that the Clinton camp has been sending subtle racist signals, but I've been reluctant to say so because it seemed like a big stretch. One of the key points in her stump speech is that you don't make change by yelling for it, you don't make change by hoping for it, you make change by working hard for it. This seems innocuous enough, but by saying she works hard she is implying that the others don't. As we're well aware, there has always been the belief by racists that black people are lazy. Yes, she included Edwards, but perhaps this was done either to make the racist subtext more subtle or just because it fit her storyline. Again, this by itself is not enough to say that she is sending signals to racists.

In the last few days, however, several things happened to strengthen this view. Hillary said that Martin Luther King's dream wasn't realized until LBJ passed the civil rights act. "It took a president to get it done." But her analogy seems bizarre. Barack Obama is also running for president. So Obama the candidate would be analogous to King, and Obama the president (or Hillary the president) would be analogous to LBJ. O.K., it took a president to get it done, but Obama would be that president. So what is Hillary saying? What Obama would not have in common with LBJ is not the office of the presidency, but his race. What Hillary seems to be saying is that it took pretty words from a black man to inspire a dream, but it took a white person to actually do the work and get it done.

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Things are getting ugly over there!  :popcorn:

earthside  (1000+ posts)      Wed Jan-09-08 11:31 AM
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14. Waste of Time?
 You may not want to talk about race in the context of this contest because it is uncomfortable ... but don't kid yourself, it is going to be a serious undercurrent at least and/or a very divisive factor at most.

On a middle-of-the-road local radio talk show this morning I heard an African-American man call in expressing genuine anger and fear that once again white, establishment Democrats were going to "pat blacks on the head and remind them to be good party voters" (a paraphrase).

Democrats and all Americans make a big mistake not to take what the original post has to say about this seriously ... it should be a warning of the dangerous ground that could be ahead for Clinton(s) and Obama.
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Re: Primitives play the Racism card againsy Hillary
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 10:51:42 AM »
I swear to god you could ask someone the time, and they'd find someway to call you a racist over it. :whatever:
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Re: Primitives play the Racism card againsy Hillary
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 11:06:45 AM »
It a phenom at the DUmp.  Racism can only occur towards liberals "of color" because it is common knowledge Clarence Thomas and Condi Rice deserve the DUmmies' scorn and ridicule  BECAUSE they are black people. 

Just like human life is precious to the DUmmies as long as it is wearing a US military uniform.  If it's warm and naked inside its mother's womb, life ain't worth two shits.