Questions You Should be Asking the World Around You
“Dr King’s dream, began to be realized when president Lyndon Johnson passed the civil rights act of 1964.”
“Senator Obama’s support among hardworking Americans, white Americans is weakening,”
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Bill yelled at Kennedy.
“the biggest fairytale I’d ever seen.”
A damning video produced by the Republican National Committee portrays Hillary as a privileged white Democrat politician who ruthlessly “dog whistled” against Barack Obama in 2008.
The video, entitled “The Clintons Hope You Forget,” shows Americans a litany of ugly, racist attacks which the Clintons waged against Obama.
For instance, stumping in South Carolina in 2008, Hillary remarked that Dr. King’s dream was kick-started when President Lyndon B. Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act.” In other words, as NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert later told Clinton, it was as if Hillary implied “it took a white man to get blacks to the mountaintop.”
And Hillary’s racial attacks didn’t stop there. The Clintons will say and do anything to get elected. When it was politically convenient for Hillary to paint Obama as a hater of white Americans, that’s exactly what she did.
“Senator Obama’s support among hardworking Americans, white Americans is weakening,” Hillary boasted.
In the book Game Change published in 2010 and widely reported by both the liberal and conservative media, Bill Clinton was reported to be outraged that Senator Ted Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama as a candidate in 2008 over Hillary.
“A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,” Bill yelled at Kennedy. So much for equality.
During Hillary’s 2008 campaign, the book noted: “Bill Clinton’s main assignment was continuing to make phone calls to super delegates, in which he pressed the case for Hillary and against Obama aggressively – at times too aggressively. Clinton’s message, sometimes implicitly, sometimes explicitly, was that the country wasn’t ready to elect an African American president. Some recipients of the calls found them discomforting, others embarrassing; few found them effective”.
The fact is that the liberal mainstream media has gotten a convenient case of amnesia when it comes to the reporting Hillary’s 2008 campaign. But their own headlines tell the story about her “record with blacks“.
The liberal New York Times January 9, 2008 editorial “Unite, Not Divide, Really This Time,” observed: “Mrs. Clinton ran an angry campaign in New Hampshire, and polls showed that voters noticed. She won narrowly, but came perilously close to injecting racial tension into what should have been – and still should be – an uplifting contest between the first major woman candidate and the first major African-American candidate.”
Fast forward to 2016, it’s therefore disturbing to see the sheer numbers of blacks supporting Hillary in 2016 against the backdrop of her past and her poor record with black Americans as a US Senator from New York.
Last weekend, Hillary won the Nevada primary in large part due to the 76 per cent of blacks in the state who turned out for her over Bernie Sanders. Now, polls show Hillary also poised to win on South Carolina primary because black Democrats outnumber white Democrats by 60% and she’s got nearly their entire vote.
But, as blacks fall in line, like they are expected to do, to vote for Hillary this weekend in South Carolina, they should recall her campaign tactics in 2008. Stumping for Hillary, Bill joked during in 2008 that any black man could win South Carolina.
“Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here,” Bill said. Prior to this, Bill mocked Obama’s historic campaign as “the biggest fairytale I’d ever seen.”
These, combined with other racially charged statements, lost Hillary South Carolina in 2008 and yet curiously today, with no evidence of a record to appeal to them, the black vote is sleep walking to her, like a scene from the Walking Dead.
According to Public Policy Polling, in nine states that have more black voters than whites, Hillary’s support among black voters ranges from 63-74 per cent compared to Sanders who receives 12-23 per cent.
I’m scratching my head to understand if there is a reason why black voters are supporting Hillary like zombies beyond the thought that they believe there is no choice.
Her promises to fix racial disparities in America have been too easily made and her pandering to the Black Lives Matter movement and Al Sharpton hardly makes her deserving of the endorsement from Congressional Black Caucus members. Hillary has been in public office for 32 years and she has yet to demonstrate any marked improved on key indicators, such as the high crime, incarceration and unemployment rates among black who represent only 13% of the US population.
So why is it that blacks are flocking to Hillary? It feels like a bad Clinton habit they have only been able to break once, when a black man called Obama ran in 2008.
Yet wasn’t Bill Clinton supposedly the “first black president”, talking and acting like one as he played the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall Show?
In fact, for Bill’s record with blacks look no further than his 1994 crime bill, which incarcerated more blacks than any other President in US history.
Yet, for black voters unpersuaded by Bernie, there is another choice. Looking at the Republican line-up will seem counter-intuitive yet they are a more natural choice than Hillary. Republicans are the ones fighting for issues that improve black lives, not Democrats.
School choice programs championed by Republicans help blacks, who drop out of high school at a higher rate than whites, escape failing public schools. Yet these programs are consistently blocked by Democrats like Hillary who vow to defend the Teachers Union. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarships started by Republican President George W. Bush in 2003 provides scholarships to mostly minority students to attend private schools. Every year of his presidency, Obama made it a priority to cut funding in his White House budget. Former House Speaker John Boehner fought every year to fund the program.
Republicans have also been leading the way on prison reform, finding ways to reduce the prison population for people committing minor drug offense. This benefits blacks, since the federal prison population is 38 per cent black, while blacks are a whole are only about 13 per cent of the population.
Presidential candidate Governor John Kasich (R-OH) signed bill into law to reduce the rising prison population and the cost of housing inmates.
Republicans also champion policies that support marriage and family stability. Data shows that children born to unmarried households, like 72 per cent of all black babies born in the US, have futures of crime and poverty awaiting them not jobs and prosperity.
Perhaps 2016 is the time for blacks to diversify their vote and cast ballots with their eyes wide open for a change. They should not be fooled by Hillary. After voting for over 50 years for the same party, it’s time for a change.
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