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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 08:08 AM
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What Hillary Said About BO &Jesse J: "People That Go Into The Arena Deserve Our Appreciation".....
What she meant: They just don't deserve to be president.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 08:13 AM
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1. There is such a level of condescension in Hillary's attacks
The notion from her (and which Ferraro made clear) is that blacks have a place at the Democratic table as long as they listen to their leaders - who are ultimately white. You can have "civil rights" leaders like John Lewis. But even he needs to heed th call of a higher, whiter power.

I'm beginning to see that Obama's campaign is rather like Harold Washington's mayoral campaign in Chicago. Washington was hardly a radical, but he was viewed as the vested powers in the Party as a huge threat because he represented the largest voting block of the party that had previously simply done as it was told.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 09:08 AM
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2. Even the apology was a condescending jab
thats the way I took it as well. They get credit for being willing to campain but certainly not presidential material.
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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 09:11 AM
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3. Notice how even in "apology" HRC lumps Obama with JJ, just like Bill on the eve of SC
Woooo -- "scary Black men" -- wink wink
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 09:47 AM
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4. What surprises me is how tone deaf this is - why single out blacks?
But then do you say that everybody that goes into the arena deserves appreciation? What of Nader? What of Huckabee?
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