You know how I do; sometimes I veer off into a tangent, but fear not--it never lasts long and it is onward to Black Cinema again.
I just want to talk about Hillary Clinton, aka HRC, for a moment.
She is a problem.
And she is a problem that we Bloggers can see with crystal clear clarity, but are in a comundrum about what to do about it. Example--this email exchange between 2 Bloggers (their names have been changed to protect the innocent) that was forwarded to me:
To IW from John Doe: Do you think there's something the black blogosphere can do to disrupt Hillary Clinton's strategy of destroying Obama by any means necessary?
Begin forwarded message:
From: John Doe to Jane Jackson
Subject: Re: Hillary & racism
I'm not much on organizing, Jane. Michael Fisher's thing is, "Look what the black blogosphere did with Jena." Clearly bloggers can shape events.
But it's hard to know what the most effective counter tactics could be, regarding Clinton. Could it backfire? If the mass media picks up the story of black bloggers en masse criticizing Hillary, will it shame the Hillary campaign? Or will it boomerang and hurt Obama some kind of way... by making him look like "the black candidate"? The "politically correct" candidate?
In the six weeks leading up to Pennsylvania, I think that, for now, we can at least try to make Hillary Clinton a major topic of conversation in the black blogosphere. Encourage other bloggers to write about her. We link to each other's posts, comment on each other's posts... try to get the conversation going on a grassroots level. And we do it "kitchen sink" style... like Hillary's doing. Throw everything at her.
Then, perhaps we could try coordinated actions?
I'm gonna forward this email to a few other bloggers... see what they think. Because it's plain as day that the Clinton strategy is to destroy Barack Obama by any means necessary.
Thanks for your interest in this.
Jane Jackson to John Doe wrote in response:
Yes, I agree with you that the bloggers should ban together and do something QUICKLY about Hillary and her racist attacks on Obama. She is desperate and the last thing we need is a desperate nut in the white house.
What did you have in mind? Write one huge article and all of us post at the same time or...all of us write separate articles and post on the same day or....devote an entire week reporting specifically about it or....?
From IW: I agree something must be done. It is unfair that we have to step so carefully about this subject. If non-black Bloggers rallied against a non-black candidate, no one would think twice about it. But that is the nature of being Black in this here America. For me it is not a "Black thing".
I simply despise HRC's filthy tactics, and I do not want someone who has absolutely no control whatsoever over their emotions representing me as POTUS (president of the United States). I do not want to continuously hear how she's faced "massive hardships and came through it" cause some chick sucked her husband's d**k and the whole world knew about it. Oh, and let's not forget her supposed and alleged adulterous lover, Vince Foster, who was found dead. Oh, and Whitewater. Shade city! I want someone who can at least pretend they don't have a few screws loose, and will not continue the dirty disgusting low blow tactics we've been seeing for the past 10-15 years.
To be blunt, I don't want this unbalanced, untrustworthy woman in the White House. Period.
The blog "Hello Negro" speaks of Hillary's desperation with this:
This video is supposed to embarrass the Obama campaign, but before you drink the kool-aid (believe the lie), it must be noted that this is NOT the complete interview. (It’s attached below). However, this is the level to which apparently Clinton’s campaign is willing to stoop to tarnish the image of Barack Obama. The way I see it, Hillary Clinton is 60 years old (looks good for her age, I know). She probably feels like she must win now, because running a campaign at 68 years old is probably something she doesn’t want to have to consider. She will probably go as far (even farther) as she must to win. If she doesn’t, then millions of women might get their wish as she will probably divorce Bill Clinton for ruining her life and causing her to put on hold her ambitions that were in the end never fulfilled. Regardless, this race will get uglier as April approaches. The question is, how many people will drink the kool-aid without getting all the facts and how will Obama counter?
The complete interview as reported by The New York Times on March 6, 2008:
Mr. Carlson: So Hillary Clinton runs this ad, the famous red phone ad, that says when the phone rings at 3 o’clock in the morning, you know, who do you trust to make those snap decisions that could hold all of our lives in the balance? And the Obama campaign, I thought very wisely, came back and said, name one that you — you know name a situation where you’ve judged a foreign policy crisis, and she couldn’t.
I’m going to ask the same question to you. Where has — Barack Obama been in a position where he has to make those kinds of decisions?
Ms. Rice: He hasn’t and he hasn’t claimed that he’s been in a position to have to answer the phone at 3 o’clock in the morning in a crisis situation. That’s the difference between the two of them. Hillary Clinton hasn’t had to answer the phone at 3 o’clock in the morning. And yet she attacked Barack Obama for not being ready. They’re both not ready to have that 3:00 a.m. phone call.
The question is and what Barack Obama raised is, when that phone call is received for each of them for the first time, who’s going to make the right judgment? Who is going to make the right decision?
On the critical foreign policy issues of the day, whether it was a decision to go to war in Iraq or the decision to give President Bush the benefit of the doubt and beat the drums of war with Iran, Hillary Clinton has made the same wrong judgment as John McCain and George W. Bush. Barack Obama has made a very different judgment.
So neither one of them, and nor John McCain for that matter, have had that 3 o’clock phone call that others have had. And I think we have to be honest about that.
From IW: Indeed. I also received this from Michael Fisher from the blog "The Assault on Black Folk's Sanity" the other day:
Update: I like this little ditty from Villager at Electronic Village:
I've been watching Team Clinton talk about adding Barack Obama as their vice presidential running mate. I thought I might be in a Bizarro world. Hillary and Bill Clinton seem to talk every day on the campaign trail about having the 'best of both worlds' if the Democratic Party would have Obama on their presidential ticket.I had to do a fact check on the current score in this presidential campaign.
Who is winning the popular vote? - Obama (13,007,968) vs. Clinton (12,415,816) [SOURCE]
Who is winning the pledged delegate count? - Obama (1378) vs. Clinton (1223) [SOURCE]
Who won the most caucuses or primary contests? - Obama (26) vs. Clinton (15)
Why are we listening to Team Clinton's pompous, arrogant, Bizzaro discussion about a running mate? Team Clinton is losing this election. Don't believe the hype...