Saturday, May 10, 2008

File Under: Huh? Wha?



I've written before about racism in this primary season, but I've been flummoxed this week by the Clinton campaign's recent statements about "hard-working whites" or whatever the exact phrase was. Honestly, I'm so equally astonished and pissed off by it that I can't bring myself to look it up again and get the quote right. I don't want to read it again.

What in the name of Larry "Bud" Melman (whitest guy I can immediately think of) was she thinking? This is the sound of the Universe falling in on her - that's the only explanation I can come up with. Clinton is assuring herself a place in the history books this week, if only as the candidate of the most openly racist presidential campaign of the last three decades.

I never thought I'd feel sorry at all for Hillary Clinton, but I kinda do today. Yet I still feel more anger than pity. Her political career, now, I hope, is in the toilet. After this I hope never to see her or her husband play a crucial role in American politics ever again. They have debased themselves and the Democratic party and insulted the American electorate.

Maybe the best thing we can all do now is what the Obama campaign has begun to do - ignore her. Screen all calls and mark her emails as spam. Don't let her play any reindeer games.

2 comments:

bk said...

more disturbing though is what Obama campaigners are coming across....actual 'yes i am' racists.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/12/AR2008051203014_pf.html

gomonkeygo said...

They just needed the affirmation, the unsubtle wink/nod and - BOOM! - "I'm proud to be a racist American, hatin' the reds, the yellows and browns!"

That probably doesn't scan too good, eh.