I suppose it had to happen sooner than later.
The attacks against Obama’s skin color have been hitting him hard and heavy over the last week due to his spectacular rise in Iowa. We expect Karl Rove to bang on Obama.
I didn’t think the Clintons and their friends would step so low so fast.
The cutting down of Obama by Rove and the Clintons with coded Hate Speech
— is both overt and suggestive — but the end effect remains the same:
Color his skin with darker emotion and falsities that pretend to live
On December 16, 2007 Bill Clinton — a Southern boy — brought up the stereotype of Blacks as lazy gamblers:
Former President Bill Clinton made an unusually direct attack Friday night on Senator Barack Obama,
one of his wife’s leading rivals for the Democratic presidential
nomination, suggesting that voters who would support someone with Mr.
Obama’s experience were willing to “roll the dice” on the presidency.
Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has apologized to Barack
Obama for any unintentional insult he committed by raising the
Democratic presidential candidate’s Muslim heritage while endorsing
rival candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton….
“It’s probably not something that appeals to him, but I like the fact
that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim
and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim,” said Kerrey, a former
governor and the current president of the New School in New York City.
“There’s a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think
that experience is a big deal.”
Kerrey’s mention of Obama’s middle name and his Muslim roots raised
eyebrows because they are also used as part of a smear campaign on the
Internet that falsely suggests Obama is a Muslim who wants to bring
jihad to the United States.
Hillary joined the racist fracas on January 7, 2008 with this cut against Obama:
Clinton rejoined the running argument over hope and “false
hope” in an interview in Dover this afternoon, reminding Fox’s Major
Garrett that while Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on behalf of civil
rights, President Lyndon Johnson was the one who got the legislation
Hillary was asked about Obama’s rejoinder
that there’s something vaguely un-American about dismissing hopes as
false, and that it doesn’t jibe with the careers of figures like like
John F. Kennedy and King.
“Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed
the Civil Rights Act,” Clinton said. “It took a president to get it
On January 10, 2008, Karl Rove weighed in with his racist invective, starting with the stereotypes that Blacks are their bodies and not their minds:
His trash talking was an unattractive carryover from his days playing pickup basketball at Harvard, and capped a mediocre night.
Next, Rove went after the old Racist bait that Blacks are shifty and unmotivated:
He is often lazy, given to misstatements and exaggerations
and, when he doesn’t know the answer, too ready to try to bluff his way
Then Rove calls up the stereotype that Blacks are duplicitous and want something for nothing and they’ll lie to get their way:
For someone who talks about a new, positive style of
politics and pledges to be true to his word, Mr. Obama too often
practices the old style of politics, saying one thing and doing another.
Rove finishes his Obama flaying by making a purposefully “pale”
comparison to another failed wannabe democrat while against stabbing at
Obama’s weak intellect and faintly damming his “articulateness:”
When it comes to making the case against Mrs. Clinton, Mr.
Obama comes across as a vitamin-starved Adlai Stevenson. His rhetoric,
while eloquent and moving at times, has been too often light as air.
We must now wonder why Karl Rove is disparaging Obama and crediting Clinton.
There’s no such thing as a coincidence
— so there is only one reason Rove bangs the drum against Obama and
rings bells for Hillary: He’s terrified of an Obama nomination because
Rove knows Obama will win and that’s why he has been pro-Hillary for
over a year because he knows she’s beatable.
When republicans love the
democrat nominee, democrats have a problem.
When the number one enemy of the democrat party picks Hillary as the
“inevitable nominee” — we must begin to realize for that reason alone
we must reject Hillary and choose Obama in order to break the hate
speech cycle of the republican party and their ongoing want to divide
us instead of uniting us.
In a January 12, 2008 New York Times editorial, Bob Herbert — a Black Man in Big Media —
provided this chilling analysis:
I could also sense how hard the Clinton camp was working to
undermine Senator Obama’s main theme, that a campaign based on hope and
healing could unify, rather than further polarize, the country.
So there was the former president chastising the press for the way it
was covering the Obama campaign and saying of Mr. Obama’s effort: “The
whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”
And there was Mrs. Clinton telling the country we don’t need “false
hopes,” and taking cheap shots at, of all people, the Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr.
We’d already seen Clinton surrogates trying to implant the false idea
that Mr. Obama might be a Muslim, and perhaps a drug dealer to boot. It
struck me that the prediction of so many commentators that Senator
Obama was about to run away with the nomination, and bury the Clintons
in the process, was the real fairy tale.
Yesterday — January 13, 2008 — on Meet the Press,
Senator Clinton laughed and guffawed her way through an hour interview
with host Tim Russert where she entirely denied any attempt by her
campaign to call Obama’s skin and cultural background into question —
and she twisted the moments of her denials by actually suggesting it
was Obama’s own campaign that was falsely accusing her for being a
Against the tide of Hillary’s spurious new charges, Obama himself fought back and said this:
This is fascinating to me. I mean, I think what we saw
this morning is why the American people are tired of Washington
politicians and the games they play. But Senator Clinton made an
unfortunate remark, an ill-advised remark, about King and Lyndon
Johnson. I didn’t make the statement.
I haven’t remarked on it and she,
I think, offended some folks who felt that somehow diminished King’s
role in bringing about the Civil Rights Act. She is free to explain
that, but the notion that somehow this is our doing is ludicrous. I
have to point out that instead of telling the American people about her
positive vision for America, Senator Clinton spent an hour talking
about me and my record in a way that was flat out wrong.
In today’s New York times, the Race-baiting issue intensified against Senator Obama:
And publicly, the campaigns spent much of the day
shadow-boxing on an issue that advisers to both of them described as
volatile. The issue broke through when Robert L. Johnson, the founder
of Black Entertainment Television, who appeared at a rally with Mrs.
Clinton in Columbia, S.C., seemed to allude to Mr. Obama’s use of
cocaine as a young man.
“To me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama
campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary
and Bill Clinton,
who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since
Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood — and I won’t say
what he was doing, but he said it in the book — when they have been
involved,” Mr. Johnson said.
Watch soon for the Clinton supporters, especially if South Carolina does not go well for her, to paint Obama as — “the uppity house Nigger that disrespected the proper White Lady”
— now they won’t use that blunt a phrasing, they’ll couch it in more
acceptable racially coded hate speech, but the intention and effect
will be the same: Hillary was disrespected by the boy.