13 de Enero, 2008
Clinton Camp Woos Imus for '08 Ticket
ANY READER who has been following this blog for a while knows that I criticize and compliment most Democrats without hesitancy. I do not shift support, per se, from candidate to candidate. I just find things I admire, and things I do not, and I write about them as they arise.
I don't comment on the Republicans for the same reason I do not keep a notebook filled with thoughts I find distasteful and repugnant to my mind.
Also to be right up front, I have not yet found anything to support in Hillary Clinton's campaign aside from the fact that she is a woman who is taking on one hell of a climb and fight. Good for her. And I do mean that. But I'm not going to pretend I've been neutral about her. I have not. She represents the old guard to me. And perhaps even more importantly, a Clinton election would seem in my mind to necessitate or at least greatly invite a Bush re-election in response. I see both sides wanting to have the "last word" of history, and we need to squash that NOW. I don't want to see some inane dynastic tennis match played out en la casa blanca, I've had enough. If Clinton is elected, we know the Bush-ites will not rest until they hold the office, and again—in response. Of course they may seek the White House anyway. I mean, I'm sure they will. But I say we should all decide, in the name of opportunity (this being the Land of it), to let some others try the reins of power out. A tag-team dynasty Presidency not only scares me, it bores the hell out of me. Go get a real job, Clinton-Bushes. Stop trying to hoard the most powerful office in the nation. Maybe use your great political power to reconquer some of those jobs that we are told the Mexicans are stealing from us. I'd love to see Bush's nephew picking tomatos, or even Chelsea working a meatpacking plant. We'll show those job-stealing borderhoppers!
But now that the establishment Dems are pulling out racist dogwhistles and are a-blowin' fit to shake the leaves off every shade tree in Jena? Wow! You just shoved me about one thousand feet deep into Obama territory as a matter of necessity! Just as I warned anti-Hillary voters and talkers and typists not to create a backlash that would defeat their own agenda, I have to say this sneaky and tiiiiiiiiired RACIST leverage you are all pulling is a BAD idea. I'm very against attacking Hillary Clinton on the basis of her face, her ankles, the tonality of her voice, or any other physical (or misogynist) characteristics. But I gotta say. You are looking very ugly to me now, Senator.
First Senator Hillary Clinton says, as reported by The Globe, "In a fierce counterattack, Ms. Clinton has tried to prick the ballooning support for Mr. Obama, conceding he is 'a truly inspirational speaker' but adding he has 'not done the kind of spade work' to back up the promises."
Spade work? Wikipedia lists "spade" as an ethnic slur. "Spade - A black person. recorded since 1928 (OED), from the playing cards suit."
Hillary Clinton supporter Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, according to TimeUnion.com blog on a radio show said, "It's not a TV crazed race. Frankly you can't buy your way into it," Cuomo said. "You can't shuck and jive at a press conference," he added. "All those moves you can make with the press don't work when you're in someone's living room."
Shuck and jive? According to Yahoo Answers, "To shuck and jive" originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards."
Finally CBS News reports, "A series of comments from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the presidential primary as the candidates head south to heavily African-American South Carolina.
The comments, which ranged from the New York senator appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement - an aide later said she misspoke - to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama's image in the media as a "fairy tale" - generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they've drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians..."
—Hillary's Racism Rears Its Ugly Head - Again, blackrepublican.blogspot.com
"Spade"? "Shuck and Jive"??? "Hip Black Friend"? Coke dealer? Really? Ai yi yi. I guess your entire staff is preparing for a Clinton/Imus ticket. And you, O She of the Teary Eye and Heartfelt Repositioning, stand for "Change"??
Dunno. Sounds to me like you're drivin' around in an 1890 Crowmobile. Maybe in your neighborhood that's a hot rod. But to me, your political vehicle now officially deserves to be relegated to the junk yard. For real.