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Hillary is looking to gain momentum on the campaign trail as the primaries move out of Iowa and New Hampshire and into states like South Carolina, where large pockets of black voters can be found. According to some polls, she leads Bernie Sanders by as much as 60 percent among African Americans. It seems that we—black people—are her winning card, one that Hillary is eager to play.
And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.
The love affair between black folks and the Clintons has been going on for a long time. It began back in 1992, when Bill Clinton was running for president. He threw on some shades and played the saxophone on The Arsenio Hall Show. It seems silly in retrospect, but many of us fell for that. At a time when a popular slogan was “It’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand,” Bill Clinton seemed to get us. When Toni Morrison dubbed him our first black president, we nodded our heads. We had our boy in the White House. Or at least we thought we did.
Just weeks before the critical New Hampshire primary, Clinton proved his toughness by flying back to Arkansas to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a mentally impaired black man who had so little conception of what was about to happen to him that he asked for the dessert from his last meal to be saved for him for later. After the execution, Clinton remarked, “I can be nicked a lot, but no one can say I’m soft on crime.”
In her support for the 1994 crime bill, for example, she used racially coded rhetoric to cast black children as animals. “They are not just gangs of kids anymore,” she said. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Spider879
Race, colour and creed aside, Hillary might be a witch but she is certainly the lesser of two evils when one takes in to account the competition.
If Trump manages to pull the proverbial wool over the American publics opinion and becomes potus the damage he will do could quite possibly be insurmountable considering his feelings regarding Mexicans, Muslims and people of the black persuasion.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Spider879
No need to bring race into it , she doesn't deserves anyone’s vote.
She has demonstrated herself how miserable she has failed in Washington with her robotic "I took on ______ industry" dream speeches.
Well guess what, those same industry who are donating to her and she claims to have taken on are STILL a cluster F##k for the general populations. So she FAILED and Claims a WIN?
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: Spider879
I am admittedly not reading the links or quotes you provided; I'm only going to make a comment.
No one "deserves" the vote of any segment of a population just because they all share the same skin color. There are as many ideological differences within the black population as there is in the general population of the America, albeit maybe at different ratios. But my point is that the black population--same as the white, Asian, Hispanic, and any other population grouped by skin color or culture--is full of individuals who think for themselves.
There is no "deserving" of a vote. You earn a vote...and not because of someone's skin color.
originally posted by: Edumakated
I read the article.
I just find it comical that many in the black community are now starting to look critically at leftist policies and their actual effect. Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Jason Riley, Shelby Steele, and many other black conservatives have been trying to tell black folks that liberals are not our friends only to be called Uncle Toms, etc.
There is a laundry list of how Democrats continually take advantage of the black vote but then implement policies that go against what the black community really needs. Everything from school choice to immigration. As I mentioned in the other thread about the CBC, a large number of black Democrat politicians are nothing but bojangling con artists who are more interested in enriching themselves at the expense of the black community. Their job is to corral the black vote to support liberal Democrat policies and in return, they get to enrich themselves even if those policies are not beneficial to the black community.
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: Edumakated
What needs to happen is that the black vote should be split so that both parties have to make our needs part of the larger agenda.
Ah Divide and conquer, again?