Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton...

has pissed me off.

Excuse my language. But did I hear correctly, did you actually insult the career of Martin Luther King, Jr- a man who was MURDERED because he was willing to WORK, not 'dream'- as you dismissively characterized- to make a rhetorical point about yourself? Are you seriously implying that this man did nothing of substance? And you said that to say what? That you were more qualified to be president?

Excuse me? If I'm not mistaken, you didn't take public office until 2001. And you didn't run in Arkansas where you lived for over twenty-five years. You didn't run in your home state of Illinois for the Senate seat Mr. Obama now holds. No you, Miss Thing, assembled a coalition of the willing and ran in New York. And I'm not knocking your hustle--nothing wrong with gettin' in where you fit in...but don't act like we don't know.

And, excuse me. I'm as emotional as the next one, I cry all the time. But no, you didn't get all farklempt about not wanting to see US 'fall behind,' not when you were drinking that front-runner Kool-Aid, but as soon as the campaign had a setback. Seems to me, the only one falling behind is YOU. Maybe they are just not that into you. How about that?

But that's not the only so-and-so that's ticked me off today. A big HELL no to Gloria Steinem. No, you did not write the most ahistoric, thinly veiled racist appeal I have read since the white suffragists decided not to fight for universal suffrage WITH black people, but for themselves.

Gloria, I know you are OLD enough to know that even though black men were 'given' the vote before white women, it took legal interventions well into the 20th century to make it possible for black people to actually exercise their right to cast the ballot. And I KNOW you did not mean to insinuate that black men were colluding with white men to deny an obviously SUPERIOR white woman access to office. That's not what you meant, is it Miss Anne, I mean Miss Steinem? And I KNOW you did not create a condescending, imaginary black female character to demonstrate how unqualified Obama is for office. No, that would be pitting black women against black men. And I KNOW you wouldn't bother doing that...it's beneath you AND we wouldn't fall for it anyway. I KNOW you are not suggesting that today Hillary Clinton is being discriminated against because she LOST, because you weren't saying that last week when everyone assumed she was the front-runner. What are you gonna do next? Run a Willie Horton ad so everyone will understand what a threat this black man is to white women everywhere?

And Bill Clinton. I see you. I had forgiven you for disappointing me so many times when you were in office. But today you were out suggesting that Obama wasn't 'playing fair.' What? I know y'all aren't susceptible to those kinds of sour grapes. You are one of the cleverest political strategists in the game. You mean you were out-gamed by an 'inexperienced' rookie with some freshman tricks? Not you, Bill. You and Hillary took on a 'vast, right-wing conspiracy' but the Obama campaign has got y'all strung out already?

I hope I'm not gonna have to put folks on blast until November.

Get it straight. It's about to get real ugly around here. And we are going to see what's really hood in a minute.

Hillary, get it together. You are not entitled to this nomination. You are going to have to roll up your sleeves, stop condescending to your opponents and come up with a credible response. 35 years of experience? Please. As what, wife of Bill? Apparently, democratic voters are not willing to vote for you because they liked your husband. I am not suggesting that you need to wear pastel skirts and smile. But you will not impress anyone if you continue to come off like you can't regroup when faced with obstacles. I expect W to try that 'staying the course,' 'I'm the decider' trash. But really. Do I look like I would want more of the same from you? Do better boo, do better.

10 comments:

naadii salaam said...

ooooh weee! somebody's fired up fa sho! get 'em girl!

LMAO @ "Get it straight. It's about to get real ugly around here. And we are going to see what's really hood in a minute."

tell 'em like they need to be told!

AnnaC said...

ooh...links to comments if you have them, please. I still don't have cable, so I am subject to what they play on NPR and local news... got the choked up moment but nothing else...

Naturally Sophia said...

That is crazy! I had not yet heard of this nonsense.

Renea said...

The Gloria Steinem op-ed is in the NY Times...

muslimahlocs said...

the clintons have really irked me too. and i did something about it.

Lola Gets said...

Wow, you really are mad. Ive been away from the media for a few days (been sick and I cant hear crap!), so I havent caught all of the juicy details of this latest attack, but sheesh, Hillary needs to calm down!

As for the comment that Bill made, I think folks are running a little far with it. It is true that Obama DID vote with the President on Iraq issues, but so did the majority of other Dems in Congress (including Hillary). So lets keep it real, ok folks?

L

Bygbaby said...

One word: Damn!!!

Last night after that primary, I decided that if Obama does not make it all the way, I am disenfranchising myself from the political process.

Our political system in general is a farce.

One another but related not, at least she did not say MLK should be lynched like that racist newscaster stated of Tiger Woods.

Bygbaby

Renea said...

@Byg-- Even worse she implied that MLK needed a great white hope. And she self-servingly implied that as president, she too, would be a savior for American people. AND she outright said that voting for Obama was 'falling backwards' as if she is the only person that can move us forward. Just her. And she's just so heartbroken that we are too stupid to understand that. And oh so hurt because she really wanted us to like her.
But the topper is, it's not the first time they have gone there...I remember Bill's Sister Souljah stunt back in 1992. And they are getting way too comfortable with that Bill- is -the- first- black - president schtick. I am so sorry Toni Morrison ever said that. it didn't fit then and it doesn't fit now.

Cluizel said...

Get em!!!

great post...these fools must think we are stupid

Aya said...

Excellent, excellent post!!!Well stated!!!!