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Originally posted by gotohell at 2008-1-26 09:09
We can see that things are getting from bad to worse in the good old racist US of A.
Black America Feels the Sting of Ex-President's Comments ( Bill Clinton )
Washington Post ^ | January 25, 2008 | Darryl Fears
Posted on 01/24/2008 10:14:55 PM PST by george76
For nearly two decades, Yvette Wider, an African American, adored Bill Clinton, once described by a famous black novelist as the nation's first black president.
But now, after Clinton's "fairy tale" remark about Sen. Barack Obama ...in New Hampshire and a statement in South Carolina that Obama had put a political "hit job" on him, Wider said she feels she hardly knows the former president.
"I was surprised to hear him make a comment like that, because I thought he understood our people better," said Wider, who said she will vote for Obama in Saturday's South Carolina primary. "It made me think he's been playing us all this time."
Wider's sentiments are echoing across black America -- on blogs, Web chats and talk radio, where Clinton is being attacked as never before.
It is a significant turnabout for Clinton, who throughout most of his presidency counted black people as his staunchest supporters. Less than eight years ago, African Americans gave the former president a stratospherically favorable rating -- higher than those for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
With his attacks on Obama, however, that appears to be changing, causing some strategists and observers to wonder whether Clinton's behavior will alienate black voters whom his wife... will need should she win the nomination.
"The tone of some of the things he said just crossed a line," ...
Clinton's tone toward Obama "was demeaning," Toomer said ...
"He was calling him a boy, a kid, living in a dream land. I don't think he deserves the title of being a friend or being the first black president."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2 ... tr=Politics_3751490