Friday, May 30, 2008

Hillary’s Sickening Ass(assination Hint)

While Sisterdoc was in Montreal giving a talk about Black folks and the digital divide, hatemongering Hillary was hinting away about how she could benefit if oh, say, accidentally-on-purpose Barack Obama was assassinated.

In an interview with the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Hillary explained that it was too soon for her to drop out of the race. She reminded us that Robert Kennedy was gunned down in June 1968 after winning the California primary. Here is what Hillary said:
"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. "

The implication: she will stay in the race just in case Obama is gunned down next month (!!!) This way, she can slide right in as the Democrat nominee. Ew… And this on the heels of her comments about winning the White vote: "Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, White Americans is weakening again” […]

Hillary, who today is citing sexism as a reason for her trailing in the nomination race, reminds me of suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Anthony and Stanton gave lip-service to the abolitionist movement… that is, until Black men earned the right to vote before White women. Seeing Black men’s advancement as a challenge (sound familiar?), Anthony and Stanton hooked up with the notorious racist newspaper publisher George Train, and begin circulating their own (White) women ‘right to vote’ appeals while throwing Blacks under the bus. For example, Stanton pointedly declared of Blacks, "Sambo and Dinah" are not fit to share citizenship with "the Daughters of Jefferson and Washington.” Anthony, on the other hand, once opted to remain silent when asked to speak out against lynching.

Hillary seems to be blazing a similar trail. She is using racist rhetoric, appealing to hard-working White Americans to deem Obama elitist and out of touch. And, rather than being silent, Hillary has come dangerously close to invoking the lynching of Obama.

That’s nasty Hillary. Really, really nasty.

(Image: Hillary Clinton; Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton)

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