Oh, Bill, Bill, Bill.
If you’re going to tell someone they’re misquoting you, make sure you’re right. Reporter Mike Memoli caught up with Mr. Clinton today in Pennsylvania and asked him about his remark that Obama played the “race card” after the Jesse Jackson debacle last January.
And, like Hillary’s Bosnia memory, Bill’s remains a bit hazy.
The comment in question came during an interview with WHYY radio. WHYY interview. Host Susan Phillips had asked him whether he would have – considering the reaction – played the infamous Jackson remark differently. Let us remind you of that original comment, made back in January, just before Barack Obama won the South Carolina primary: “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here.”
Many took the remark to be dismissive of Barack Obama’s campaign, particularly because no one had mentioned Jackson. In fact, the response after ABC journo David Wright asked the former President whether it took “two Clintons” to defeat Obama. The Obama campaign was not amused.
As we’ve mentioned, Phillips asked if the comment had been a mistake, which spurred Clinton to respond:
No. I think they played the race card on me. And we now know, from memos from the campaign and everything, that they planned to do it along… I thought the way the Obama campaign reacted was disrespectful of Jesse Jackson… You’ve got to really go something to play the race card with me. My office is in Harlem.
President Clinton later, thinking the line had been disconnected, griped to a friend, “I don’t think I should take any shit from anybody on that, do you?” We do now, Bill.
Here’s the entire Phillips interview:
Hillary, unlike Bill, admitted that she lied about her dodging bullets in Bosnia. Nice to know that a politician is willing to admit that she will lie to win votes! Integrity? No. Honesty? Kinda when caught in a lie.
Too bad Bill didn’t follow that when he got caught cheating with Monica.
Oh, puhleeze! Just when we thought Queerty had finally pulled its collective head out of the Dali Obama’s ass….. Clinton had every right to get angry when Phillipsâ€™ question was a classic example of, â€œWhen did you stop beating your wife?â€
Black civil rights icon and GA Congressman John Lewis may have switched his endorsement to Obama after a competitor for his seat made it clear he was going to make an issue in the election of Lewis, unlike most of his constituents, supporting Sen. Clinton, but Iâ€™ve not heard anything about his retracting these statements about the Swift Boating of the Clintons as so-called racists by the Obama Borg and Lewis is in a far better position to judge such things and the players than Queerty, me, Memoli, Phillips, David Wright, et al.
â€œI think there’s been a deliberate, systematic attempt on the part of some people in the Obama camp to really fan the flame of race …. President Clinton and Senator Clinton have a long record of working to bring people together. Long before President Clinton ever dreamed of running for president, long before Senator Clinton ever dreamed of running for president, they have a history, a very, very long history. And no right-thinking, informed American would ever believe that President Clinton or Mrs. Clinton would do anything to use the race card. The Obama camp is… sending out memos to members of the media, trying to suggest that the Clintons are playing the race card.”
Black Congressman of over 3 decades, House Ways & Means Chair, and cofounder of the Congressional Black Caucus Charlie Rangel, whoâ€™s been arrested in protests against apartheid, police racism, and human rights abuses in the Sudan, commented on the Obama Borg tactics this way:
â€œThe people who are injecting race into the campaign are overanalyzing poorly worded statements or meaningless slips.,Iâ€™m angry because Iâ€™m looking for the white people that are insulting me, and I canâ€™t find them.â€
But hacks like Phillips are still looking for them.
And Ms. Blake, ya wanna talk lies? I have a whole box of them from St. Obama’s mouth…WITH DOCUMENTATION.
E.g., claiming he was conceived in passions aroused during the great Selma March…which didn’t happen until four years after he was born!
E.g., claiming his first name is Arabic, then claiming it’s Swahili.
E.g., claiming the passed a nuke industry regulation bill in Illinois…that never passed at all.
E.g., claiming Jay Rockefeller voted against the Iraq authorization … when he voted for it.
E.g., claiming he was inspired by a Ebony magazine article about the damage of skin whitening…which Ebony can’t find in their archives.
E.g., claiming that in the some 1000 Sunday services he likely attended at Rev. Jeremiah Wrong’s church he NEVER once heard him preach any of the reactionary stupidity that all those videos document.
More? We’ve got more….
I encourage open minded people to watch the Bill Moyers interview on PBS with Jerremiah Wright.
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