The Times also reported last night on Hillary’s rationale for remaining in
the race. Patrick Healey writes,
Rebuffing associates who have suggested that she end her candidacy, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has made it clear to her camp in recent days that she will stay in the race until June because she believes she can still be the nominee ? and, barring that, so she can depart with some final goals accomplished.
That video is priceless.
Birkhold has some very interesting things to so about Hillaries manipulation
of white racism. He writes,
Hillary Clinton?s statement that ?hard-working Americans, white Americans? won?t vote for Barack Obama is quite simply an endorsement of white racism. It also clearly demonstrates what is wrong with American politics.
Because Clinton may be right to say that these folks will never vote for Obama because he?s black illustrates why Obama is needed. Since delivering his now famous race speech in Philadelphia, Obama has consistently challenged working class whites to see the cause of their problems in Washington and in offshoring, not in black people. Clinton, on the other hand, instead of challenging working class whites to rethink how they got where they are, has capitalized on their racism saying that because they won?t vote for Obama, she should get the nomination.
…… A presidential hopeful who capitalizes on white racism to get herself elected is part of the problem and is not interested in making the country a better place to live. At a time when the country needs serious change, we need leadership that will challenge us to change. Because Clinton is using our nation?s unwillingness to change to her advantage, its time we demand she sit down. If we don?t demand this, we also endorse the racism of working class whites.
Macon D, over at Stuff White People Do, also has a post up
on Hillary and Whiteness. He writes,
White Americans tend to overlook the racism of Hillary’s playing, in this instance and others, of the white race card, as well as those by her husband Bill, and by other supporters of her campaign, such as Geraldine Ferraro. White Americans commonly overlook such racism because they’ve been trained into ignoring the more general white supremacist context of contemporary American society.
Democrats are making history this year because for the first time, their nominee will be a person who is either a woman or an African American. While Obama continually downplays his racial status, nearly everyone else foregrounds it. Clinton usually downplays her gender status, and with the exception of many white feminists, who receive little attention in the corporate media, nearly everyone else downplays her gender too. These disparate treatments of Obama and Clinton have more to do with the significance of race, which in this election seems to be trumping the significance of gender.
The White Race Card?
Hillary & White Racism?
What do you think?
The woman in the video stating “I don’t think a Black Man
should be president”.
The skeletons are out apparently.