Jan 11 2008

America’s First Black President Was Clinton – Remember?

Published by at 4:01 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

The African-American community is getting a brutal wake up call as the Clintons go to the gutter to keep their hands on power. Once Bill Clinton was called the “First Black President”, which could make Bill and Hill the “First Black, First Couple”. Well, now their true characters are showing through as they diss Obama and all his African-American supporters:

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.

You can get a glimpse at the ugly grasps for power here:

In the words of that Clinton adviser: “If you have a social need, you’re with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip black friend and you’re young and you have no social needs, then he’s cool.”

Guess that means Obama is all style and no capabilities, right? And more here:

Speaking Tuesday to the New York Post’s Fred Dicker, whose show airs on Albany’s Talk 1300 radio station, Cuomo said of the early primaries: “It’s not a TV-crazed race. Frankly, you can’t buy your way through.”

He added later, “You have to sit down with 10 people in a living room. You can’t shuck and jive at a news conference; you can’t just put off reporters, because you have real people looking at you, saying ‘answer the question.'”

I believe it was Hillary who erected the walls to the people in the press in Iowa – not Obama. I have to say this, if Hillary wants to win in any state in the South with significant African-American populations she is going about it the wrong way. These efforts to diminish Obama based on his race and caricatures is sure a low way to try and win votes. Is she going to pull a Willy Horton next?

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “America’s First Black President Was Clinton – Remember?”

  1. kathie says:

    Hill the other day said that Obama hasn’t done enough “Spade” work on foreign policy. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?

  2. dhunter says:

    Shes’ not as worried about the southern African American votes as she is the white money bags and white dem union voters straying off her plantation to take sides with Obama.

    The dems have always been racist only keeping the African Americans beholden to their big gov’t handouts and using them like they own them.

    Real compassion is a hand up, a real education in private schools with vouchers not more programs and perks for stayin where their at.

    She/he has to play the race card to let the white dems know whats expected of them.

  3. kathie says:

    Actually I think that she has decided to go with the Hispanic vote instead. It is bigger. But if she is left standing, beating Obama, has she thought what she going to do then?

  4. Terrye says:

    I think the Republicans and the Democrats have something of the same problem with Huckabee and Obama. Democrats have used the black vote for years. They counted on it, and yet they never seemed to think they would have to deal with a serious African American contender.

    Republicans have used the social conservative vote, they courted it and counted on it and took it for granted as well. They never thought they would have to deal with a serious Evangelical contender. Or that if they did the contender would be someone like Bush.

  5. Terrye says:


    I think the voucher system would be good, especially in some places, but it should not take a voucher system to make the schools work. There was no such system when I was a kid and somehow I managed to get a decent basic education.

  6. MerlinOS2 says:

    Even if vouchers were provided , one issue that has to be turned around is the attitude by many school age African American students that working toward an education is ‘giving in to the man’ or ‘you’re trying to be too white’ which provides negative peer pressure within the community.

    If this can be reversed and roll models for other students can be formed , not with super star CEO’s of color, but gainfully employed skilled workers and middle managers who have achieved blue collar or white collar success and show by example that accepting personal responsibility to succeed and family unit stability are better than what is offered by the ‘I’m cool and better than you’ wrong examples to follow.