Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Comments … Its Getting Ugly … Race an Issue Between Democrat Candidates


Any one who had any dreams of a Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama Vader_SkywalkerDemocratic ticket can kiss that thought goodbye. The battle for the Democratic nomination for the presidency has gotten ugly, real ugly.

Normally, its Democrats using the race card against Republicans … not this time. Its Democrat v. Democrat over the race issue. The Clinton campaign may want to take a look as to who brought the issue into play in the first place. The Clinton campaign stupidly touched the third rail of politics when running against a black candidate.  Hillary, just like your husband Bill … you are not black either.

“This is an unfortunate story line the Obama campaign has pushed very successfully,” the former first lady said in a spirited appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”"I don’t think this campaign is about gender, and I sure hope it’s not about race.”


The race issue is now alive and well within the Democratic primary and may just fracture the party.

The Clinton’s need to realize that Bill Clinton was not really the first “Black President” and that would mean that Hillary was not the first “First Lady” married to a black President. News flash to TEAM CLINTON, Bill Clinton was white and Barack Obama really is a black man. Hillary’s comments may come back to bite her when she referenced the late Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presently the polls have Obama in the lead in South Carolina by double digits.

Sharp criticism of Barack Obama and other comments about Martin Luther King Jr. — all from people associated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign — have generated resentment among some black S.C. voters.

The furor comes just two weeks before those voters will have a significant say in who wins the Jan. 26 primary here.

The Clinton-Obama battle has the potential to become a wrenching divide for black voters. Historically those voters have been strong backers of Bill and Hillary Clinton. But many black voters now are drawn to the prospect of a black man winning the presidency.

Those on both sides say watching the battle unfold in the Palmetto State, where black voters could cast half of the votes in the Democratic primary, won’t be pretty.

“To some of us, it is painful,” said state Sen. Darrell Jackson, a Clinton supporter.

But the state’s only African-American congressman was quoted in The New York Times Friday saying he is reconsidering that stance in light of comments from Clinton.

She raised eyebrows in New Hampshire when she credited President Lyndon Baines Johnson, not the assassinated John F. Kennedy or King, for passing civil rights legislation.

“It is one thing to run a campaign and be respectful of everyone’s motives and actions, and it is something else to denigrate those,” Clyburn told the Times. “That bothered me a great deal.”

Hillary Clinton went on “Meet the Press” (Transcript Here) this weekend in her best impersonation of The Empire Strikes back as Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama. How ironic, Hillary Clinton accusing others of being selective with the facts.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” today that the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was “deliberately distorting” remarks she had made about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. “This is, you know, a, a — an unfortunate story line that the Obama campaign has pushed very successfully,” she said. “They’ve been putting out talking points. They’ve been making this — they’ve been telling people, in a very selective way, what the facts are.”

Then Barack Obama counters Hillary’s comments, Obama Slams Clinton’s ‘Meet’ Appearance.

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) dismissed an appearance made by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) on “Meet the Press” this morning as “political point scoring,” condemning his main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination for seeking to recast the events of the last several years.

“What we saw this morning was why the American people are tired of Washington politicians and the games they play,” said Obama in a conference call announcing the endorsement of Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) “[Clinton] started this campaign saying that she wanted to make history and lately she has been spending some time rewriting it.”

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    18 Responses to “Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton Comments … Its Getting Ugly … Race an Issue Between Democrat Candidates”

    1. Scared Monkeys on January 13th, 2008 9:22 pm

      Now the Clinton apologists are out in mass defending Hillary’s mis-step.

      It was actually insulting that people referenced Slick Willy as the first black president in order to BS the black voting block. Now for Hillary to be allowed to make these comments and get away with them is sick.

      BTW Billary … where was Bill Clinton during his 8 years with aid to Africa and the Sudan? Hmm?

    2. on January 14th, 2008 12:10 am

      Isn’t that just like Hillary and Bill? Haven’t they always taken from one and given to another and then claimed the result? Nothing new here. Hillary has alway been loose with the truth.

    3. Para2legal on January 14th, 2008 12:26 am

      I’ll probably be banned from future posts, bwtf, here goes: In almost 8 years, the great george hasn’t done much. Yes, he looked really, really good after 9/11, but to me, an ordinary citizen paying my taxes, blah, blah, blah, he hasn’t done diddly since. His vp comes across as a complete power hungry, money grubbing a__w____. (and please DICK, the next time you go to an international function please dress for the occasion ok?). The George’s arrogant attitude and ineffective cabinet turned off many US international supporters. If GB is all that why are we facing a recession? What spin will be put on this? Why haven’t our borders been better secured? Where is our President now?? In Israel trying to beef up his presidential legacy – not here at home solving OUR problems…as in the mortgage implossion or record high gasoline prices.
      So go ahead and bitch about the Hillay all you want but the bottom line is she is an unelected candidate, one among many. But what is our elected President doing for us right now, at this moment in time to help us?? NOTHING.

    4. Scared Monkeys on January 14th, 2008 1:17 am


      Well I guess you were wrong in your assumption.

      This post is about Democrats … why must you make it about GWB. You Democrats crack me up. Yes, we can bitch about Hillary … because everyone including Hillary herself has made her the next President.

      If you think GWB is bad, wait until Hillary Clinton becomes President and destroys this country. Universal health care … what a joke that is.

      I am not thrilled with GWB, but not for the reasons that liberals are.

      It is comical that that Democrats cannot just be honest and comment about their own candidates. BTW … about that recession … you mean like the one that GWB was handed from Clinton?

      You Democrats want to complain about what GWB has not done, yet your candidates would never have done it either. Dems are not for border security or lower taxes or less government.

      Why do you think GWB has low ratings … its because he pisses off Republicans with spending, not aggressively fighting the war in Iraq and cow-tailing to Dems and that ridiculous Illegal Alien Amnesty plan.

      All that aside … this is about Democrats playing the race card against each other. Please comment on the post. As far as I read, there was no mention of GWB in the entire story.

      Keeping on topic would be nice.

    5. rawdawgbuffalo on January 14th, 2008 1:58 am

      this will bck fire on her and i wonder how much bill nd hil paid mr johnson of BET….the issues remain to be the econonmy and iraq …the new efforts and focus on surge and money will not work . sunni or latter

    6. on January 14th, 2008 10:33 am

      Let me add to Red’s post: This is also about the surge. Now that is one thing that GWB HAS done and yet it’s Hillary (an unelected candidate)who wishes to take credit for it!

      #3 wants to condemn GWB for the border (and rightfully so) yet just what do you think Hillary will do with the border? Well we could look at history and see what her husband did to get an idea!

      What Hillary will do for absolute certain is change this country into something Americans have never seen in the USA – Socialism. If you like the idea of sharing everything you’ve worked for first with the government (they take the cream) and then with everyone else who have never worked a day in their life along with the flood of illegals – vote Hillary because that’s what you will get.

    7. Para2legal on January 14th, 2008 12:18 pm

      I was off my meds….

    8. Miss-Underestimated on January 14th, 2008 1:12 pm

      Hillary needs to also tell Slick Willy to butt out of this campaign.

    9. taint tickler on January 14th, 2008 1:52 pm

      All Hillary did was state the truth. LBJ was the one who did sign and pass the civil rights bill of 1964.

    10. yoyo muffintop on January 15th, 2008 1:49 am

      Let the games begin.
      Imo – Obama’s campaign released the “memo” to play the race card.

      Although it wasn’t the most inspired comment she could have made, it was by no means racist.

    11. Not As Stupid As You Think on January 15th, 2008 5:35 am

      Is Obama first generation or 2nd generation American? Is his father part of the Kikui (I know that I am mis-spelling this, sorry!) tribe or another one from Kenya. Why I ask is generally when you are first generation, the ties to the old country are strong.

      So does this mean if Obama is made President, we will become involved in Kenya’s civil unrest — after all, this will involve his relatives on his father’s side. Just what we need — to be tied up in a war in Africa along with Iraq and Afganistan!!!

    12. Dr BLT on January 15th, 2008 3:55 pm

      Hillary’s statement, was probably not intentionally racist, but it did indicate the possibility of some hidden, unconscious racist sentiments. I’m countering the slip of the tongue with this song, from my forthcoming CD, Dr BLTributes:

      It Only Hurts When I Cry
      Dr BLT
      words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2008

      And, speaking of crying, Hillary recently learned another valuable lesson:

      If at First you don’t Succeed (Cry, Cry Again)
      Dr BLT
      words and music by Dr BLT copyright 2008

    13. George Vreeland Hill on January 15th, 2008 10:47 pm

      Hillary will win the Democratic nomination.
      Mitt will win his.
      Get used to Mitt vs. Hillary in the coming months.

      George Vreeland Hill

    14. Pat on January 16th, 2008 12:56 pm

      The nature and tone of the campaign suggests that it would be wise for Hillary to have more security, beyond that normally required of a first lady.

      The history of civil rights doesn’t lend itself to taking lightly past events from the campaign of RFK, for example. It is Hillary’s safety that is of greater concern than Obama’s though both should be hot topics.

    15. tracey on January 17th, 2008 4:48 pm

      barack is okai ^.^

    16. tracey on January 17th, 2008 4:48 pm

      hilary clinton is kinda annoying ^.^
      but i like barack better ^^

    17. googogogogogo on January 17th, 2008 4:49 pm


    18. Fanray on May 12th, 2008 9:58 am


      />> Just a quick refresher course lest we forget what
      />> has happened to many “friends”
      />> of the Clintons
      />> 1 – James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater
      />> partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in
      />> solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken
      />> Starr’s investigation.
      />> 2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was
      />> murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in
      />> Georgetown. The murder happened just after she was
      />> to go public with her story of sexual harassment in
      />> the White House.
      />> 3 – Vince Foster – Former White House counselor and
      />> colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose
      />> Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled
      />> a suicide.
      />> 4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC
      />> Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane
      />> crash. A pathologist close to the investigation
      />> reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s
      />> skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his
      />> death Brown was being investigated, and spoke
      />> publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with
      />> prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane
      />> also died. A few days later the air Traffic
      />> controller committed suicide.
      />> 5 – C. Victor Raiser II – Raiser, a major player in
      />> the Clinton fund raising organization died in a
      />> private plane crash in July 1992
      />> 6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee
      />> Political Director found dead in a hotel room in
      />> Little Rock, September 1992. Described by Clinton as
      />> a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
      />> 7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fund raiser, found dead
      />> November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot
      />> wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died
      />> on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed
      />> Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the
      />> White House. Ed Willey was involved in several
      />> Clinton fund raising events.
      />> 8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial
      />> security team in Little Rock.
      />> Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection
      />> outside Little Rock. Park’s son said his father was
      />> building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly
      />> threatened to reveal this information. After he died
      />> the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
      />> 9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It
      />> was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people
      />> which contained names of influential people who
      />> visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas.
      />> 10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from
      />> an apparent hanging suicide.
      />> He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.
      />> 11 – Kathy Ferguson- Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper
      />> Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her
      />> living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled
      />> a suicide even though there were several packed
      />> suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny
      />> Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton
      />> in the Paula Jones lawsuit. Kathy Ferguson was a
      />> possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
      />> 12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and
      />> fianc? of Kathy Ferguson.
      />> Critical of the suicide ruling of his fianc?, he was
      />> found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also
      />> ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fianc?.
      />> 13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan
      />> Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall
      />> building January, 1994. His client was a convicted
      />> drug distributor.
      />> 14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & subcontractor
      />> for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal Mean
      />> Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three
      />> gunshot wounds.
      />> 15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with
      />> Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died
      />> of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a
      />> suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
      />> 16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for
      />> the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992.
      />> She died in a one car accident.
      />> 17 – Danny Casolaro – Investigative reporter.
      />> Investigating Mean Airport and Arkansas Development
      />> Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently,
      />> in the middle of his investigation.
      />> 18 – Paul Wilcher – Attorney investigating
      />> corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the
      />> 1980 “October Surprise” was found dead on a toilet
      />> June 22,
      />> 1993 in his Washington, DC apartment. Had delivered
      />> a report to Janet Reno weeks before his death.
      />> 19 – Jon Parnell Walker – Whitewater investigator
      />> for Resolution Trust Corp.
      />> Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia
      />> apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was
      />> investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.
      />> 20 – Barbara Wise – Commerce Department staffer.
      />> Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause
      />> of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her
      />> bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at
      />> the Department of Commerce.
      />> 21 – Charles Meissner – Assistant Secretary of
      />> Commerce who gave John Huang special security
      />> clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane
      />> crash.
      />> 22 – Dr. Stanley Heard – Chairman of the National
      />> Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died
      />> with his attorney Steve
      />> *!@$%&**!@$%&**!@$%&**!@$%&*son in a small plane
      />> crash.
      />> Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton’s
      />> advisory council personally treated Clinton’s
      />> mother, stepfather and brother.
      />> 23 – Barry Seal -Drug running pilot out of Mena
      />> Arkansas, death was no accident.
      />> 24 – Johnny Lawhorn Jr. – Mechanic, found a check
      />> made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left
      />> at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car
      />> had hit a utility pole.
      />> 25 – Stanley Huggins – Investigated Madison
      />> Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his
      />> report was never released.
      />> 26 – Hershell Friday – Attorney and Clinton fund
      />> raiser died March 1, 1994 when his plane exploded.
      />> 27 – Kevin Ives & Don Henry – Known as “The boys on
      />> the track” case. Reports say the boys may have
      />> stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug
      />> operation. A controversial case, the initial report
      />> of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad
      />> tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been
      />> slain before being p laced on the tracks. Many
      />> linked to the case died before their testimony could
      />> come before a G rand Jury.
      />> IVES/HENRY CASE:
      />> 28 – Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed
      />> into the back of a truck, 7/88.
      />> 29 – Keith McMaskle – Died stabbed 113 times, Nov,
      />> 1988
      />> 30 – Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound
      />> January 1989.
      />> 31 – Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found
      />> burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
      />> 33 – James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the
      />> Coroner ruled his death was due to “natural causes”.
      />> 34 – Jordan Kettleson – Was found shot to death in
      />> the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.
      />> 35 – Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives / Henry
      />> deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.
      />> 36 – Major William S. Barkley Jr.
      />> 37 – Captain Scott J. Reynolds
      />> 38 – Sgt. Brian Hanley
      />> 39 – Sgt. Tim Sabel
      />> 40 – Major General William Robertson
      />> 41 – Col. William Densberger
      />> 42 – Col. Robert Kelly
      />> 43 – Spec. Gary Rhodes
      />> 44 – Steve Willis
      />> 45 – Robert Williams
      />> 46 – Conway LeBleu
      />> 47 – Todd McKeehan
      />> Quite an impressive list! Pass this on. Let the
      />> public become aware of what happens to friends of
      />> the Clinton’s

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