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Monday, March 10, 2008

Straight Politrickin' in Dese Here United States....

Today is one of those days folkses...

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:

Sorry to interrupt Sis. But I thought you might agree with this.

Been posting it all ova:I think it is time to gather all the black bloggers around a statement. Namely this:

(1) The Democratic party base has spoken. The numbers show that Mrs. Clinton has lost this race for the nomination.

(2) Mrs. Clinton's increasingly shrill attacks against Mr. Obama have taken on the airs of racism.

(3) That is regrettable because via the candidacy of Mr. Obama for the first time in the electoral history of this nation, the vast majority of African-American stand united with untold millions of white Americans and Americans of all colors.

(4) It appears that Mrs. Clinton is about to shatter this historic unity.

(5) We therefore call on Mrs. Clinton to face the reality of the numbers, concede defeat and thereby heal this wound which she has opened and continues to widen.

(6) It is clear that Mrs. Clinton can not be considered for the Vice-Presidential slot on the Democratic ticket. Mrs. Clinton has denigrated Mr. Obama to the point that any possible praise she would heap on him as a member of the Democratic ticket would ring hollow and hypocritical.

(7) If the Democratic Party leadership were to nullify our votes by giving Mrs. Clinton the nomination despite the popular vote, we call on all African-Americans to withdraw their support from the Democratic Party and to stay at home.

We have survived eight years under President Bush, we will survive four years under a President McCain. We will NOT survive the nullification of our most hard-fought for right - our votes.

Pass it on...

From IW: Officially passed. Please dear readers, what should we do in this wonderful Black Blogosphere of ours to help derail this dirty Politrickin'? I started a couple of weeks ago when I changed my homepage from Yahoo!, whose pro-Clinton slant is so glaringly obvious my 10 year old nephew commented on it.

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...


MsMarvalus said...

I myself have been thinking of what to do and the best thing is to just print the facts...what HRC says and what she does speaks volumes...

I am working on a post that basically puts all this information forward...I want it to keep the same tone that Barack's campaign has kept: respectful, but at the same time, letting people know that this woman is not the right person for the job!

I never thought I would hear myself say it, but I don't think I could vote for her...she is shameless and not worthy...some say this shows that she is a fighter; I say this shows that she is a ruthless b**** who will do anything to get what she wants...this has gone far beyond her candidacy and has become personal...

Danielle said...

Get the correct info out there and tell the truth. The longer she runs her mouth, the more bones and skeletons keep dropping out.

Remember to keep the side-eye on MSM media spin. Some of us are so caught up in the lies these folks are telling we forget that the man is winning caucuses and delegates.

Remember the math because it's important. I'm extremely disappointed in HRC.

She had a chance to show the world and women everywhere that we could be strong, capable leaders and she blew it.

She is so focused on winning that she is sytematically dismantling the Democratic party, bit by bit in her win at all costs road to victory.

If the powers that be in the party are too dumb to see what she's doing....

Then all hail Pres. McCain! She sings his praises at the expense of Obama and her party.

That's a no-no for any politican.

Last but not least, keep your eyes on the prize. Continue to educate on your blogs. I intend to donate to Obama's campaign which is huge for since I've NVER contributed to anyone's campaign before.

Undercover Black Man said...

Bold, IW. Bold!

If the roles were reversed -- if Obama was in second place with no conceivable way to win at the ballot box -- all kinds of pressure would be coming down on him to bow out gracefully.

Certainly the Democratic establishment wouldn't tolerate a campaign of destruction on his part against the front-runner.

Yet Hillary feels entitled to the nomination... and entitled to do or say anything to get it. It's the entitlement that's so sickening to me.

Michael Fisher said...

I just want to go on record that I oppose any "kitchen sink" style methods. Fearless and taking initiative, yes. Unprincipled in any fashion, no. I think everybody would agree.

Invisible Woman said...

Hi guys--thanks for taking the time to comment. I just really, realy, really want HRC to go away, and she seems like she'll go like a cornered cat.

@UBM: The few screws loose that I mentioned she has include her hysteria, her arrogance, her denial, and her baffling sense of entitlement. Hello? The White House was a mess when you occupied it---no matter what good works you did. And it would be 4 more years of the same, unrelenting.

Hi Michael. Just wanted to post a few viewpoints from the Black blogs, some not completely similar to my own....

Shelia said...

Oh you know I'm with it. I started my anti Hillary campaign a few weeks ago.

I've had it up to here with this lyin', backstabbin', trifflin' heffas tactics.

Oh, it's on!

Villager said...

I try to stay pro-Obama versus anit-Hillary. However, it is difficult.

In any case, I'm glad to see you talking politics with your blog readers...

peace, Villager

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

If you're sick and tired of Billary & Co., and their demeaning attitude toward Obama and all Blacks, then sign the "Concede Now, Hillary!" petition and blog about this on the "Day of Blogging for Voter Justice", on Tuesday, March 25.

This is the campaign being organized by the Afrosphere Action Committee that produced the Jena March. We need your participation, to show that Blacks are not going to take this lying down.

Villager said...

Francis - I look forward to joining you in support of next Tuesday's Blogging Day for Voter Justice and I've signed the online petition (#3)...

peace, Villager