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Incident Tracker

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Incident Tracker ! The Incident Tracker Page

 

This is where we keep track of all the incidents. If you're looking for an overall introduction to the wiki and instructions, see the FrontPage.

 

There should be empty templates to fill in, but if there are not, just copy and paste one below all the rest, increase the incident number, and type away. The overall order doesn't matter for now, but if you're feeling a mood to organize, feel free to sort, color code, etc. Go nuts.

 

Resources

 

If you know of other trackers or blog posts, news articles, memos etc that do the documentation, please link here so folks can dig around and use those to update this tracker.

 

Guide

    1. Resources
  1. Guide
  2. The Incidents
    1. #1 Barack Obama May Have Been a Drug Dealer! WhoBilly Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign in New HampshireDateDecember 12, 2007 in an interview with the Washington PostStatement"The Republicans are not going to give up without a fight ... and one of the things they're certainly going to jump on is his drug use... It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?' There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome."ContextIn his first book, Dreams From My Father, Obama admitted to using cocaine, among other drugs. Shaheen claims he was bringing up the drug use because the GOP will do the same, and that the democrats would do better to nominate someone whose past has already been vetted. His questions about Obama were really what the GOP would say, he claims.RacialiciousnessModerate. I cannot recall any white candidate whose past drug use was used to imply that he was an actual drug dealer. Given the prevailing image of drug dealing as a "black thing," Shaheen went too far.WacknessHigh. While it's true that candidates must show they are tough and can handle the general campaign, using hypothetical attacks as an excuse to attack your own party's candidate just seems weak.Links
    2. #2 Actually, LBJ Did it WhoHillaryDateJanuary 7th, 2008Statement"I would point to the fact that Dr. King's dream began to be realized when president Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When he was able to get through congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done. That dream became a reality -- the power of that dream became real in people's lives because we had a president who said we're going to do it and actually got it accomplished."ContextResponding to questions by Fox reporter Major Garrett about her false hope comments. The idea was that presidential leadership and legislation were required and that hope alone wasn't enough.RacialiciousnessModerate. At worst, represented at slap in the face to all the non-LBJ people who struggled and suffered to bring pressure on this country to improve. At best, was an incredibly ignorant choice of phrasing.WacknessHigh. Represents an historical lapse. It wasn't simply that LBJ made it happen. He did so after JFK had been assassinated and under enormous moral pressure, not just his own "leadership"LinksVideo from the Fox News blogLatest StatusAnother bit of the English Language that those of us who are ' too sensitive' - 'misinterpreted'.
    3. #3 I can't make her... black? WhoBill ClintonDate Statement
    4. #4 Imaginary Hip Black Friend WhoA ' Clinton Adviser'DateJanuary 10, 2008StatementIn the words of that Clinton adviser: "If you have a social need, you're with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip black friend and you're young and you have no social needs, then he's cool."Context RacialiciousnessHigh. Fetishes Obama and reduces his attraction to pop status, completely ignoring his accomplishments and experience. Imaginary Hip Black Friend - is that subtle?WacknessHigh. Does anyone really use the word "hip" anymore?Linkshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2238148,00.htmlLatest StatusWell, so far, we haven't been told that we need to ' reinterpret' the statement.
    5. #5 Mandela WhoBill ClintonDateJanuary 7, 2008StatementBill Clinton Implied Hillary Clinton Is Stronger Than Nelson Mandela. "I have been blessed in my life to know some of the greatest figures of the last hundred years. [...] I go to Nelson Mandela's birthday party every year and we're still very close. [...] But if you said to me, 'You've got one last job for your country but it's hazardous and you may not get out with life and limb intact and you have to do it alone except I'll let you take one other person, and I had to pick one person whom I knew who would never blink, who would never turn back, who would make great decisions [...] I would pick Hillary.'"Context RacialiciousnessLow. Bill could have substituted other world leaders in for Mandela. Unlikely to have much to do with Mandela's race.WacknessHigh. A man who spent TWENTY -SEVEN YEARS behind bars....and years before that, with his life on the line LITERALLY. And HILLARY is stronger than him? Maybe Bill had to say Hillary. After all, she is his wife.Links Latest StatusI'm sure we just ' misunderstood ' Bill comparing Hillary to Mandela. That ' misinterpretation' of the English language thing again.
    6. #6 Shuck and Jive WhoAndrew Cuomo, Attorney General - State of New YorkDateJanuary 10, 2008Statement”It’s not a TV-crazed race. Frankly you can’t buy your way into it,” Cuomo said. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference,” he added. “All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”ContextAn interview about the New Hampshire Primary.RacialiciousnessHigh. Code Word. 've never heard of shuck and jive- a) be used in reference to anyone BUT a Black person, and b) it's NEVER a complimentWackness Linkshttp://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Dept_of_word_choice.html#commentsLatest StatusAnother remark in the English language- ' misinterpeted'. He was trying to find a synonym for "BOB AND WEAVE. "
    7. #7 BET Founder Bob Johnson Attacks WhoBob Johnson, Founder of BETDate
    8. #8 Three Volunteers Resign for Spreading MADRASSA EMAIL WhoTHREE Hillary Clinton Volunteer Staffers in Iowa RESIGN for spreading MADRASSA LIEDateDecember 2007Statement ContextThere is a vicious email going around about Senator Obama. That he's a Muslim, schooled in a Wahhabi Madrassa, and is a plant to overthrow the United States - ALL FRIGGING LIES.RacialiciousnessLow. Doesn't seem to have to do with Obama's race, but is a nasty attack on Muslims - as if just being a Muslim is a bad thing - and on the truth.Wackness
    9. #9 Bob Kerrey and his Dog Whistle WhoBob Kerrey and his Dog Whistle PoliticsDateDecember 17, 2007Statement
    10. #10 Beautiful Symbol WhoAndrew Cuomo - Attorney General of New YorkDateJanuary 10, 2008StatementBarack Obama is a beautiful symbol.ContextIn the same interview with the 'shuck and jive' comments.Racialiciousness Wackness Linkshttp://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Dept_of_word_choice.html#commentsLatest StatusWell, don't ya know? Beautiful symbol is complimentary and in no ways a negation of all that Obama has done....well, this is what was EXPLAINED to us. Once again, this ' misinterpretation ' of the English Language thing.
    11. #11 Fairy Tale & Kid WhoBill ClintonDateJanuary 2008StatementYou said in 2004 you didn't know how you would have voted on the resolution, you said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war, and you took that speech you're now running on off your Web site in 2004, and there's no difference in your voting record and Hillary's ever since. Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairytale I've ever seen..ContextAs for the 'fairy tale' of Obama's Iraq stance, bottom line is, EVERYTHING that Barack Obama said would happen if the US went into Iraq HAPPENED. He was crystal on the money. Contrast that with Hillary, who not only voted for the War, but has NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR HER VOTE. Not after 4000 Americans DEAD. THOUSANDS PERMANENTLY MAIMED and closing in on ONE TRILLION DOLLARS COST. She has NEVER APOLOGIZED.RacialiciousnessHigh. Well, to reference a Grown Black Man as a KID. We know what KID means. It's to belittle him and his accomplishments, and to diminish him as a Man. It's first cousin to BOY- and I'm sure everyone knows what THAT means. For those who don't, see http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/resources/lessonplans/hs_es_etiquette.htm.WacknessHigh.Linkshttp://www.abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4102345Latest StatusClinton went all over Black radio to explain away, once again, the English language, LYING about what he said. He only focused in on the FAIRY TALE part. Shame on those so-called host that didn't call him on the KID part.
    12. #12 False Hopes WhoHillary ClintonDateJanuary 7, 2008Statement
    13. #13 Bill Clinton's Charlie Rose Interview WhoBill ClintonDateDecember 14, 2007Statement
    14. #14 I just don't want to see us fall backwards WhoHillary ClintonDateJan. 8, 2007Statement"It's not easy, and I couldn't do it if I didn't passionately believe it was the right thing to do. You know, I have so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards."
    15. #15 Andrew Young Says Bill is every bit as black as Obama WhoAndrew Young, former civil rights leader, former mayor of Atlanta, former ambassador to the UN, former relevant figureDateFall 2007 speaking to a crowd in AtlantaStatement"It is not a matter of being inexperienced," Young told an Atlanta crowd this fall. "It is a matter of being young. There is a certain matter of maturity ... You have to have a protective network around you... Leadership requires suffering. And I would like to see Barack's children get a little older, see, because they're going to pick on them."
    16. #16 Clinton Team Quietly Raise Obama's Cocaine Use WhoHillary Clinton's campaignDateDecember 11, 2007StatementSomething to Chew On: Respected columnist David Yepsen notes that "it's important for Democrats to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. Clinton's negatives are well-known, Obama's less so. Any shortcomings, inconsistencies or misstatements in Obama's past will be exploited by Republicans in the fall campaign if he's the nominee. It's best for Democrats to vet them now."ContextHuffington Post,Thomas B. Edsall: On Monday morning, Hillary Clinton's campaign included a cryptic, somewhat ominous, note in an email to journalists and supporters: The Clinton campaign email did not spell out Obama's "shortcomings, inconsistencies or misstatements," but other Democratic activists have quietly received messages from Clinton allies pointing in the likely direction. Those messages provided a link to an Iowa Independent story by Douglas Burns headlined "The Politics Of Obama's Past Cocaine Use."RacialiciousnessLow. All politicians get their past drug use or allegations of drug use brought up. At least this guy didn't make him out to be a distributor.Wackness Links
    17. #17 Geraldine Ferraro Blames Obama for Race Talk WhoGeraldine FerraroDateJanuary 14, 2008Statement“As soon anybody from the Clinton campaign opens their mouth in a way that could make it seem as if they were talking about race, it will be distorted,” Mrs. Ferraro said. “The spin will be put on it that they are talking about race. The Obama campaign is appealing to their base and their base is the African-American community. What they are trying to do is move voters from Clinton by distorting things. What have they got to lose?”ContextFunny how folks are ' distorting' what the Clinton campaign says. ......you know us silly Negroes...we really don't understand the English language. We're too stupid to understand English when spoken to us....we only understand when OBAMA distorts it for us?RacialiciousnessOh, so Obama's base is African-Americans? Really? Not the multi-racial coalition that he's put together? Oh, he's JUST the Black candidate?WacknessConsidering that there's been a debate as to whom really comprises Obama's 'base', Ferraro trying to just put it in Black terms, considering that Obama did NOT enjoy universal support among the Black community when this campaign began. So, if he had to campaign and ADD the Black community to his voting base, then how are they his BASE? Doesn't make sense that someone has to ADD their 'base'.Linkshttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/us/politics/14campaign.html?_r=1&hp&oref=sloginLatest Status
    18. #18 Charlie Rangel Blames Obama for Race Talk WhoRep. Charlie RangelDateJanuary 14, 2008StatementStrikingly, though, one of Clinton's supporters, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, was sharply critical of Obama in an interview during the day. "How race got into this thing is because Obama said 'race,'" Rangel, the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on television station NY1.ContextThis was done AFTER a supposed 'truce' with Hillary. Why does this sound familiar? Oh yeah, just like SHE supposedly apologized for the Sheehan 'misunderstanding', and her Karl Rove - Mark Penn - was on HARDBALL, shilling the same swill. ....so, on paper, she's declaring a 'truce', but has another proxy attacking Obama...hmmmmm...deja vu.RacialiciousnessObama said race? NEGRO, Please.WacknessWell, considering that this Incident Page has been tracing incidents since December with Sheehan, either Rangel doesn't read, or is going senile.Linkshttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_rdpLatest Status
    19. #19 Rangel: Obama put drug use in book to sell books WhoRep. Charlie RangelDateJanuary 14, 2008StatementRangel also implied that Obama’s admission of prior drug use in his autobiography may have had a financial motive: "I assume that the book was not written for political purposes. It was honest….It was a big mistake for him to have done it [used drugs.] For him to be honest enough to write about it, I guess he thought it might sell books."ContextOn this day that Hillary SUPPOSEDLY has called a ' truce' with Obama, here comes Charlie Rangel.RacialiciousnessOnce again, bringing up the DRUG USE. Chris Matthews had as his magic number today - THREE - the number of times that this has been brought up by Clinton associates. He hadn't read the Rangel comments by the time he went on the air. I just want to know WTF does Obama's drug use in his TEENS have to do with comments about MLK/LBJ NOW?WacknessNEGRO, Please.Linkshttp://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/14/major-clinton-supporter-calls-obama-absolutely-stupid/Latest Status
    20. #20 The Spadework Comment on The Today Show WhoHillary ClintonDateJanuary 6, 2008Statement
    21. #21 The "Spadework" Comment in JULY 2007 WhoMadeleine AlbrightDateJuly 24, 2007Statement"I would think that without having done the diplomatic spadework, it would not really prove anything," former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in a conference call with reporters set up by the Clinton campaign.ContextCriticizing Obama for when he said he'd actually MEET with the Governments of countries that we aren't too friendly with right now (Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea).RacialiciousnessI'm going to ask again...anyone else actually USE 'Spadework' in normal conversation? (yes, see link in #20) Albright is also infamous for having said in a 60 Minutes interview in regards to sanctions against Iraq that claimed the lives of over 500,000 Iraqi children: "We Think the Price Is Worth It." As such, her own "spadework" is quite literal.WacknessModerate. The attack here is really on Obama's alleged lack of "experience" or knowledge or prep.Linkshttp://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/01/hillary_spadework_and_democrat.htmlLatest Status
    22. #21 Playing on the Obama-will-be-assassinated fears WhoFrancine Torge - Speaker Introducing Senator ClintonDateJan 7, 2007Statement“Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated. And Lyndon Baines Johnson was the one who actually” passed the civil rights legislation.Context
    23. #22 Hillary Shufflin' about Bob Johnson WhoHillary ClintonDateJanuary 15, 2008StatementTim Russert asked if she would dismiss Bob Johnson from her campaign events (as she promised to do with anyone who made attacks against Obama) and her reply was:
    24. #23- Black and Brown Instigation WhoSergio Bendixen - Clinton Poll AdvisorDateJanuary 9, 2008StatementThe race baiting continues moving from white specific racial fears to planting seeds of racial fears amongst Hispanics. One of her operatives just told The New Yorker that “The Hispanic voter—and I want to say this very carefully—has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates.”ContextAn attempt to convince voters of Obamas un-electibility by again using race; this as they head out West for the Neveda primary. The reporter asked him "about the source of Clinton’s strength in the Hispanic community", and this was his response.RacialiciousnessPlanting suggestive seeds to get Hispanics not to vote for Black ObamaWacknessAnother play on racial fear, by using the politics of fear; very Bush-esq of the Clintons.Linkshttp://www.blackperspective.net/index.php/tears-race-baiting-verbal-jabs-and-proxies-the-clinton-strategy/ and http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/21/080121fa_fact_lizza?printable=trueLatest Status
    25. #24- Lawd, the Black Man will DOOM..DOOM the entire ticket WhoSouth Carolina State Senator Robert FordDateFebruary 13, 2007StatementFord says he likes Obama, but thinks his candidacy would hurt Democrats. Ford says every Democrat on the ticket would lose with Obama as the presidential candidate because he is black.
    26. #25-State Senator Robert Ford on Obama's Iowa Victory WhoSouth Carolina State Senator Robert FordDateJanuary 7, 2008StatementHe said Saturday that the Iowa results had done nothing to prove that the world had changed. The vast majority of black elected officials in the country, he said, must be elected from districts that are carefully mapped to include a majority of African Americans.
    27. #26- Obama's got 99 Problems WhoTaylor Marsh, talk radio commentator and bloggerDateJanuary 14, 2008StatementTaylor Marsh circulates a rumor from the New York Post's gossip section Page Six, that the on night of Obama's Iowa win, he attended a victory party that played Jay-Z's "99 Problems." In the song, Jay raps, "I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one." Listeners took it as a sly reference to Clinton. (Note: the New York Post is owned by conservative media magnate and Hillary supporter Rupert Murdoch.)
    28. #27- Vetting Obama WhoHillary quoted in Robert Novak columnDateDec 14Statement
    29. #28 Earl Ofari Hutchinson Says Obama Should Apologize To Hillary WhoEarl Ofari HutchinsonDate1/18/2008Statement
    30. #29 Attempted Disenfranchisement of Nevada Caucus-Goers Who
    31. #30 Obama Unwilling to take a stand on choice WhoClinton Campaign in NHDate StatementSent out mailings claiming Obama voted "present" on abortion rights bills in the Illinois State Senate.ContextThese "present" votes are being taken so far out of context. They were part of a coordinated strategy to protect democrats in more "red" areas of the state.RacialiciousnessNoneWacknessRidiculous. To imply that ANY democratic presidential candidate is not firmly pro-choice is so unnecessarily destructive and plays right into the criticism Obama levels at the "style of politics" Clinton is willing to employ to win. This is the type of tactic that will turn a voter like me from non-supporter to active opposer.Links
    32. #31 I'm in an interracial relationship WhoHillary ClintonDatenear August 12Statement"I'm in an interracial relationship"ContextMaybe at the National Association of Black Journalists convention held in Las Vegas, August 9, 2007. "(She would later pull a few laughs at a meeting with other journalists by saying she's in a interracial marriage - a reference to husband Bill Clinton being the closest thing to a Black president)." I saw the video, I know it's real, but I'm not finding any references to it in the news, where I originally saw it.
    33. #32- Bill Clinton says people in South Carolina will vote for Obama only because he's black WhoBill ClintonDateJanuary 23, 2008StatementFrom USA Today, Bill Clinton said: "As far as I can tell, neither Senator Obama nor Hillary have lost votes because of their race or gender," he said. "They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender — that's why people tell me Hillary doesn't have a chance of winning here."ContextSpeaking to a small crowd in Charleston, South Carolina on January 23, Bill Clinton implied that if Hillary Clinton were to lose South Carolina, it would be because Barack Obama is black.RacialiciousnessOff the chainWacknessPretty wack... he basically just came right out and said that any Obama win in SC should be discounted due to blacks voting overwhelmingly for him on the basis of race alone.Linkshttp://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-01-24-sc-bill-clinton_N.htmLatest Status
    34. #33- "Obama is a Good House Negro." WhoPastor James David Manning of ATLAH Ministries-HarlemDateJanuary 19, 2007Statement"Don't trust any Negro to be your leader if he hasn't been to jail...Negroes who can lead Black people get put in jail."ContextDuring a tax-exempt worship service, the pastor decided to re-instruct his flock just in case any of them were thinking about voting outside the plantation, ahem I mean church.RacialiciousnessNegroes who can lead have been to jail?! If you ain't been to jail then you are not authetically black?! The black-on-black handkerchief head/ house slaves character assasination team needs to sign Pastor Manning up for a full-time gig. The pastor has been drinking the Clinton Kool-Aid.WacknessExtremely high. I'm feeling very un-authentically black right about now. Following Pastor Manning's logic, the black community has an abundance of leaders to tap to run for president and other offices.Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Op5or_vkccLatest StatusStill preaching as far as I can tell. Seems to spend a great deal of time on FOX News.
    35. #34- Bill Clinton: Hillary-McCain would be "most civilized" election in American History WhoBIll ClintonDateJanuary 25, 2008Statement"She and John McCain are very close," he said. "They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history and they're afraid they'd put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other."Contextafter a voter asked how Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton could unite this country when it is so split, politically and racially, and when she is such a polarizing figure.RacialiciousnessWhile Hillary unleashes the most sleazy and uncivilized campaigns in this election so far; her husband tries to play the "civilized" card, when black people are stereotypically characterized as savage. This ignores that Barack Obama has been the most civilized and civil candidate with frontrunner status, in decades.WacknessThere is nothing "civilized" or civil about Hillary or Bill Clinton.Links
    36. #35 Bill Clinton: S.C.? No problem, Obama = Jesse Jackson WhoBill ClintonDateJanuary 26, 2008 in S.C.StatementContext
    37. #36 Bill Clinton: "Not one single solitary citizen has asked me about this" WhoBill ClintonDateJanuary 23, 2008 in S.C.Statement Context
    38. #37 Star Jones Says That Bill Clinton Is Just Defending His Woman
    39. #38 Obama echoes "message of blunt racial division"
    40. #39 "Hate Springs Eternal" -- and it's Obama's supporters' fault
    41. #40 -Clinton Camp Spreads ' Obama has a CULT' Memo
    42. #41 - Obama is BLACK and White folk won't vote for him
    43. #42 - Barack Obama and his Magic Technicolor Dream-Wand
    44. #43- Obama is a Scary Muslim Once Again
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    1. #44 - Obama is Jesse Jackson Once Again
    2. #45-Geraldine Ferraro: Obama is LUCKY to be Black
    3. #46-Bill Clinton: what happened in SC is a "myth and a mugging"
    4. #47 - 'Not that I know of'!
    5. #48- Hillary Clinton's Staying In The Race JUST IN CASE Obama is ASSASSINATED
    6. #49 Bill Clinton: Obama PLAYED RACE CARD ON ME!
    7. #50 Hillary Clinton - I have the support of Hard working Americans. WHITE Americans

 

 

 

The Incidents

#1 Barack Obama May Have Been a Drug Dealer!
WhoBilly Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire
DateDecember 12, 2007 in an interview with the Washington Post
Statement"The Republicans are not going to give up without a fight ... and one of the things they're certainly going to jump on is his drug use... It'll be, 'When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?' There are so many openings for Republican dirty tricks. It's hard to overcome."
ContextIn his first book, Dreams From My Father, Obama admitted to using cocaine, among other drugs. Shaheen claims he was bringing up the drug use because the GOP will do the same, and that the democrats would do better to nominate someone whose past has already been vetted. His questions about Obama were really what the GOP would say, he claims.
RacialiciousnessModerate. I cannot recall any white candidate whose past drug use was used to imply that he was an actual drug dealer. Given the prevailing image of drug dealing as a "black thing," Shaheen went too far.
WacknessHigh. While it's true that candidates must show they are tough and can handle the general campaign, using hypothetical attacks as an excuse to attack your own party's candidate just seems weak.
Links
Latest StatusSenator Clinton apologized to Obama in person, and Shaheen stepped down as co-chair of the campaign on December 13. BUT, no sooner than an HOUR after the debate Clinton SUPPOSEDLY apologized BEFORE, Chief Clinton Strategist, MARK PENN, was peddling the same swill on MSNBC'S HARDBALL. So, just how SINCERE was said apology from Clinton to Obama?

 

 

 

#2 Actually, LBJ Did it
WhoHillary
DateJanuary 7th, 2008
Statement"I would point to the fact that Dr. King's dream began to be realized when president Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When he was able to get through congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done. That dream became a reality -- the power of that dream became real in people's lives because we had a president who said we're going to do it and actually got it accomplished."
ContextResponding to questions by Fox reporter Major Garrett about her false hope comments. The idea was that presidential leadership and legislation were required and that hope alone wasn't enough.
RacialiciousnessModerate. At worst, represented at slap in the face to all the non-LBJ people who struggled and suffered to bring pressure on this country to improve. At best, was an incredibly ignorant choice of phrasing.
WacknessHigh. Represents an historical lapse. It wasn't simply that LBJ made it happen. He did so after JFK had been assassinated and under enormous moral pressure, not just his own "leadership"
LinksVideo from the Fox News blog
Latest StatusAnother bit of the English Language that those of us who are ' too sensitive' - 'misinterpreted'.

 

 

#3 I can't make her... black?
WhoBill Clinton
Date
Statement

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ContextSpeaking to Hillary supporters in NH before the primary?
RacialiciousnessLow. This one's more silly than anything, but it seems clear Clinton was on the edge of saying "I can't make her blacker."
WacknessHigh. No one is challenging her purely on demographics. Elizabeth Edwards made similar comments about her husband's non-female, non-minority status.
Links
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#4 Imaginary Hip Black Friend
WhoA ' Clinton Adviser'
DateJanuary 10, 2008
StatementIn the words of that Clinton adviser: "If you have a social need, you're with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip black friend and you're young and you have no social needs, then he's cool."
Context
RacialiciousnessHigh. Fetishes Obama and reduces his attraction to pop status, completely ignoring his accomplishments and experience. Imaginary Hip Black Friend - is that subtle?
WacknessHigh. Does anyone really use the word "hip" anymore?
Linkshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2238148,00.html
Latest StatusWell, so far, we haven't been told that we need to ' reinterpret' the statement.

 

 

 

 

#5 Mandela
WhoBill Clinton
DateJanuary 7, 2008
StatementBill Clinton Implied Hillary Clinton Is Stronger Than Nelson Mandela. "I have been blessed in my life to know some of the greatest figures of the last hundred years. [...] I go to Nelson Mandela's birthday party every year and we're still very close. [...] But if you said to me, 'You've got one last job for your country but it's hazardous and you may not get out with life and limb intact and you have to do it alone except I'll let you take one other person, and I had to pick one person whom I knew who would never blink, who would never turn back, who would make great decisions [...] I would pick Hillary.'"
Context
RacialiciousnessLow. Bill could have substituted other world leaders in for Mandela. Unlikely to have much to do with Mandela's race.
WacknessHigh. A man who spent TWENTY -SEVEN YEARS behind bars....and years before that, with his life on the line LITERALLY. And HILLARY is stronger than him? Maybe Bill had to say Hillary. After all, she is his wife.
Links
Latest StatusI'm sure we just ' misunderstood ' Bill comparing Hillary to Mandela. That ' misinterpretation' of the English language thing again.

 

 

 

#6 Shuck and Jive
WhoAndrew Cuomo, Attorney General - State of New York
DateJanuary 10, 2008
Statement”It’s not a TV-crazed race. Frankly you can’t buy your way into it,” Cuomo said. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference,” he added. “All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”
ContextAn interview about the New Hampshire Primary.
RacialiciousnessHigh. Code Word. 've never heard of shuck and jive- a) be used in reference to anyone BUT a Black person, and b) it's NEVER a compliment
Wackness
Linkshttp://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Dept_of_word_choice.html#comments
Latest StatusAnother remark in the English language- ' misinterpeted'. He was trying to find a synonym for "BOB AND WEAVE. "

 

 

 

#7 BET Founder Bob Johnson Attacks
WhoBob Johnson, Founder of BET
Date

Rally for Hillary Clinton on January 13, 2008 at Columbia College in South Carolina.

Statement

"And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood –­ and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book –­ when they have been involved ...

 

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That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life."

 

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Context
RacialiciousnessHigh: According to Johnson, Barack Obama was doing drugs while the Clintons were emancipating black folks. Fairly spicy under any definition. But, if you are still unconvinced, Obama's naive views about race are like Sidney Poitier's in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who's_Coming_to_Dinner|Guess Who's Coming to Dinner]. THIS from the man who brought you the non-stop gyrating booties of . . BET!!, which only happens to be one of the most active forms of demeaning black folks today and which made him a billionaire. I will also remind folks, that, during this time, Hillary was a GOLDWATER GIRL (see her 2003 autobiography, "Living History").
WacknessMega Wack!
Links

Jack and Jill Politics: Bob Johnson: Hot Political Mess

NY Times: BET Founder Slams Obama in South Carolina

CNN: Clinton backer appears to raise Obama's drug use

http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/01/14/clinton-s-race-huckster.aspx

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2008/01/14/cnn-s-martin-takes-hillary-bet-founder-task-over-obama-comments

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/01/clinton_camp_fires_up_blacks_b.html

Latest Statuslater in day, johnson claims he wasn't referring to drug use but Obama's community organizing and legislative work in the state...once again, the 'misunderstanding' of the English language thing.

 

 

 

 

#8 Three Volunteers Resign for Spreading MADRASSA EMAIL
WhoTHREE Hillary Clinton Volunteer Staffers in Iowa RESIGN for spreading MADRASSA LIE
DateDecember 2007
Statement
ContextThere is a vicious email going around about Senator Obama. That he's a Muslim, schooled in a Wahhabi Madrassa, and is a plant to overthrow the United States - ALL FRIGGING LIES.
RacialiciousnessLow. Doesn't seem to have to do with Obama's race, but is a nasty attack on Muslims - as if just being a Muslim is a bad thing - and on the truth.
Wackness

1. Obama is not (and never has been) a Muslim.

2. Obama did NOT attend a Wahhabi Madrassa.

3. The first school he attended in Indonesia was an academic Indonesian elementary school. He never attended a Madrassa (in Western usage, Muslim religious school).

4. Obama also went to a CATHOLIC school in Indonesia - but somehow, that's never mentioned.

Links

http://www.barackobama.com/factcheck/2007/11/12/obama_has_never_been_a_muslim.php

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters?bid=45&pid=257119

http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/12/third_clinton_v.html

Latest StatusThe emails still continue to be forwarded.

 

 

 

 

#9 Bob Kerrey and his Dog Whistle
WhoBob Kerrey and his Dog Whistle Politics
DateDecember 17, 2007
Statement

It's something by the way I have told Barack Obama when I've met with him. It something that I've spoken about before. So this is not something that just sort of came out of the head birth out there in Iowa. I've thought about it a great deal. I've watched the blogs try to say that you can't trust him because he spent a little bit of time in a secular madrassa. I feel quite the opposite. I feel it's a tremendous strength whether he is in the United States Senate or whether he's in the White House, I think it's a tremendous asset for him.-Marc Ambinder

 

The racist onslaught continued this past Sunday when former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, pretending that he was praising Obama said he hoped Obama would play a role in a Clinton Administration by reaching out to Black youth and Muslims around the world. Kerrey added: "It's probably not something that appeals to him, but I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim," Kerrey, who is currently president of the New School in New York City, said. "There's a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think that experience is a big deal."-The Black Star News

ContextBob Kerrey endorsed Hillary Clinton...but, had all this to say about Barack Obama.
Racialiciousness

Moderate. 'reaching out to Black youth'? ONLY Obama can do that? Does anyone know the religions of anyone of the other candidates' ancestors outside of Mitt Romney's?

WacknessHigh. The playing up of the so-called "Muslim" connection in an era of US xenophobia under the guise of a compliment
Links

http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/12/a_madrassa_bob_kerrey_a_madras.php#comments

http://www.blackstarnews.com/?c=117&a=4012

Latest StatusHe 'apologized' for his remarks. They were, you guess it- misunderstood. Once again, the English language didn't mean what it meant.

 

 

 

#10 Beautiful Symbol
WhoAndrew Cuomo - Attorney General of New York
DateJanuary 10, 2008
StatementBarack Obama is a beautiful symbol.
ContextIn the same interview with the 'shuck and jive' comments.
Racialiciousness
Wackness
Linkshttp://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0108/Dept_of_word_choice.html#comments
Latest StatusWell, don't ya know? Beautiful symbol is complimentary and in no ways a negation of all that Obama has done....well, this is what was EXPLAINED to us. Once again, this ' misinterpretation ' of the English Language thing.

 

 

 

#11 Fairy Tale & Kid
WhoBill Clinton
DateJanuary 2008
StatementYou said in 2004 you didn't know how you would have voted on the resolution, you said in 2004 there was no difference between you and George Bush on the war, and you took that speech you're now running on off your Web site in 2004, and there's no difference in your voting record and Hillary's ever since. Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairytale I've ever seen..
ContextAs for the 'fairy tale' of Obama's Iraq stance, bottom line is, EVERYTHING that Barack Obama said would happen if the US went into Iraq HAPPENED. He was crystal on the money. Contrast that with Hillary, who not only voted for the War, but has NEVER APOLOGIZED FOR HER VOTE. Not after 4000 Americans DEAD. THOUSANDS PERMANENTLY MAIMED and closing in on ONE TRILLION DOLLARS COST. She has NEVER APOLOGIZED.
RacialiciousnessHigh. Well, to reference a Grown Black Man as a KID. We know what KID means. It's to belittle him and his accomplishments, and to diminish him as a Man. It's first cousin to BOY- and I'm sure everyone knows what THAT means. For those who don't, see http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/resources/lessonplans/hs_es_etiquette.htm.
WacknessHigh.
Linkshttp://www.abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=4102345
Latest StatusClinton went all over Black radio to explain away, once again, the English language, LYING about what he said. He only focused in on the FAIRY TALE part. Shame on those so-called host that didn't call him on the KID part.

 

 

 

 

 

#12 False Hopes
WhoHillary Clinton
DateJanuary 7, 2008
Statement

She (Clinton) mocked Obama for raising “false hopes” and hinted to one audience that if Obama were elected Al Qaeda would strike America to test him. “I don’t think it was by accident that Al Qaeda decided to test the new Prime Minister,” she said, of the attempts in Great Britain to plant bombs after Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair. ....

 

I don't like to obsess too much over single sentences in presidential debates, but by far the most jarring statment I heard in Saturday's Democratic debate was Hillary Clinton's admonition that "we don't need to be raising the false hopes of our country about what can be delivered."

ContextUsing a possible terror attack to strike fear - so don't vote for the Black guy; that to have belief that the country could change is ' false hope'.
RacialiciousnessLow
WacknessOff the charts and under-reported
Links

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_01/012851.php

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#13 Bill Clinton's Charlie Rose Interview
WhoBill Clinton
DateDecember 14, 2007
Statement

the former president at one point said that voters were, of course, free to pick someone with little experience, even "a gifted television commentator" who would have just "one year less" experience in national service than Obama..........

 

He said the most important thing to judge was who would be "the best agent for change" not merely a "symbol for change....symbol is not as important as substance.".........

 

He also hit back at the charge that experienced politicians had helped get us into the Iraq war, saying that this was "like saying that because 100 percent of the malpractice cases are committed by doctors, the next time I need surgery I'll get a chef or a plumber to do it."............

 

When Rose said that all this seemed to add up to Clinton hinting that people would be "rolling the dice" if they picked Obama, the former president replied: "It's less predictable, isn't it?" .....

ContextSymbol....Beautiful Symbol.....get the drift....a US Senator...a TELEVISION COMMENTATOR..why don't you just say Minstrel?
RacialiciousnessBesides the ' Who-the-hell-does-this-UPPITY-Negro-think-he-is?' undercurrent of the entire interview.
WacknessOff the charts. Bill came across as completely insulted by the mere audacity (pun intended) of Obama to challenge his wife, the rightful heir.
Links

Bill Clinton says to Charlie Rose: Barack Obama is a Risk

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003686025

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#14 I just don't want to see us fall backwards
WhoHillary Clinton
DateJan. 8, 2007
Statement"It's not easy, and I couldn't do it if I didn't passionately believe it was the right thing to do. You know, I have so many opportunities from this country, I just don't want to see us fall backwards."

And then, with her voice catching: "You know, this is very personal for me. It's not just political. It's not just public. I see what's happening, and we have to reverse it." for a clip see http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/rockytalklive/archives/2008/01/were_clintons_tears_real_and_w.html

ContextCrying at the prospect of an Obama victory in New Hampshire
Racialiciousness"Backwards" is a loaded term from European colonialism, and as a rationale of pro-slave advocates. "European supremacy is based on the civilized/uncivilized dichotomy, and it effectively justifies colonization. The colonizers are depicted as the advanced civilization, while the colonized are depicted as backward nations. This conception permits "ideas about the biological bases of racial inequality"" (http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/LIB/LIB6.html); an Obama victory is given the connotation of backwardness (i.e. thirrd world or ghetto) that is at once deeply personal to Clinton and something "good" Americans should rally against.
WacknessThat's quite an answer to a question about hair. (ha!)
LinksWatch her 'cry'
Latest StatusNew Hampshire Victory

 

 

 

#15 Andrew Young Says Bill is every bit as black as Obama
WhoAndrew Young, former civil rights leader, former mayor of Atlanta, former ambassador to the UN, former relevant figure
DateFall 2007 speaking to a crowd in Atlanta
Statement"It is not a matter of being inexperienced," Young told an Atlanta crowd this fall. "It is a matter of being young. There is a certain matter of maturity ... You have to have a protective network around you... Leadership requires suffering. And I would like to see Barack's children get a little older, see, because they're going to pick on them."

 

He made the remarks after being asked by a crowd member about the Illinois Democrat at a "Newsmakers" event held in Atlanta.

 

"I want Barack to be president," he responded with a long pause, "....in 2016."

 

"Barack Obama does not have the support network yet to get to be president...," he said. He reflected on his days serving as one of many lieutenants to Martin Luther King Jr.

 

He also said that while Obama's rival Sen. Hillary Clinton is surrounded by quite a few black advisors Obama has very few.

 

"To put a brother in there by himself is to set him up for crucifixion," he said.

 

He also joked that author Toni Morrison may have been on to something when she referred to former President Bill Clinton as the "first black president."

 

"Bill is every bit as black as Barack," he said. "He has probably gone out with more black women than Barack."

Context
Racialiciousness
WacknessOff the charts!!
Links
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#16 Clinton Team Quietly Raise Obama's Cocaine Use
WhoHillary Clinton's campaign
DateDecember 11, 2007
StatementSomething to Chew On: Respected columnist David Yepsen notes that "it's important for Democrats to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. Clinton's negatives are well-known, Obama's less so. Any shortcomings, inconsistencies or misstatements in Obama's past will be exploited by Republicans in the fall campaign if he's the nominee. It's best for Democrats to vet them now."
ContextHuffington Post,Thomas B. Edsall: On Monday morning, Hillary Clinton's campaign included a cryptic, somewhat ominous, note in an email to journalists and supporters: The Clinton campaign email did not spell out Obama's "shortcomings, inconsistencies or misstatements," but other Democratic activists have quietly received messages from Clinton allies pointing in the likely direction. Those messages provided a link to an Iowa Independent story by Douglas Burns headlined "The Politics Of Obama's Past Cocaine Use."
RacialiciousnessLow. All politicians get their past drug use or allegations of drug use brought up. At least this guy didn't make him out to be a distributor.
Wackness
Links

Huffing Post:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/11/as-iowa-nears-clinton-al_n_76235.html

Iowa Independent : http://iowaindependent.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1594

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Howard Wolfson, Clinton's communications director, said the campaign has not tried to make use of Obama's past cocaine use and that it would not attempt to do so in the future. "Candidates personal lives should not be a part of this campaign," Wolfson said.

 

2 Days later: Billy Shaheen, the co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign in New Hampshire made a statement. See: May Have Been a Drug Dealer!

 

 

 

#17 Geraldine Ferraro Blames Obama for Race Talk
WhoGeraldine Ferraro
DateJanuary 14, 2008
Statement“As soon anybody from the Clinton campaign opens their mouth in a way that could make it seem as if they were talking about race, it will be distorted,” Mrs. Ferraro said. “The spin will be put on it that they are talking about race. The Obama campaign is appealing to their base and their base is the African-American community. What they are trying to do is move voters from Clinton by distorting things. What have they got to lose?”
ContextFunny how folks are ' distorting' what the Clinton campaign says. ......you know us silly Negroes...we really don't understand the English language. We're too stupid to understand English when spoken to us....we only understand when OBAMA distorts it for us?
RacialiciousnessOh, so Obama's base is African-Americans? Really? Not the multi-racial coalition that he's put together? Oh, he's JUST the Black candidate?
WacknessConsidering that there's been a debate as to whom really comprises Obama's 'base', Ferraro trying to just put it in Black terms, considering that Obama did NOT enjoy universal support among the Black community when this campaign began. So, if he had to campaign and ADD the Black community to his voting base, then how are they his BASE? Doesn't make sense that someone has to ADD their 'base'.
Linkshttp://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/14/us/politics/14campaign.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
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#18 Charlie Rangel Blames Obama for Race Talk
WhoRep. Charlie Rangel
DateJanuary 14, 2008
StatementStrikingly, though, one of Clinton's supporters, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, was sharply critical of Obama in an interview during the day. "How race got into this thing is because Obama said 'race,'" Rangel, the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, said on television station NY1.
ContextThis was done AFTER a supposed 'truce' with Hillary. Why does this sound familiar? Oh yeah, just like SHE supposedly apologized for the Sheehan 'misunderstanding', and her Karl Rove - Mark Penn - was on HARDBALL, shilling the same swill. ....so, on paper, she's declaring a 'truce', but has another proxy attacking Obama...hmmmmm...deja vu.
RacialiciousnessObama said race? NEGRO, Please.
WacknessWell, considering that this Incident Page has been tracing incidents since December with Sheehan, either Rangel doesn't read, or is going senile.
Linkshttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080115/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_rdp
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#19 Rangel: Obama put drug use in book to sell books
WhoRep. Charlie Rangel
DateJanuary 14, 2008
StatementRangel also implied that Obama’s admission of prior drug use in his autobiography may have had a financial motive: "I assume that the book was not written for political purposes. It was honest….It was a big mistake for him to have done it [used drugs.] For him to be honest enough to write about it, I guess he thought it might sell books."
ContextOn this day that Hillary SUPPOSEDLY has called a ' truce' with Obama, here comes Charlie Rangel.
RacialiciousnessOnce again, bringing up the DRUG USE. Chris Matthews had as his magic number today - THREE - the number of times that this has been brought up by Clinton associates. He hadn't read the Rangel comments by the time he went on the air. I just want to know WTF does Obama's drug use in his TEENS have to do with comments about MLK/LBJ NOW?
WacknessNEGRO, Please.
Linkshttp://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/14/major-clinton-supporter-calls-obama-absolutely-stupid/
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#20 The Spadework Comment on The Today Show
WhoHillary Clinton
DateJanuary 6, 2008
Statement

Oh yeah... can't forget the "spadework" comment by Hillary on the Today Show with Matt Lauer: "When they say to themselves, "Okay. I have a choice between a truly inspirational speaker who has not done the kind of spadework with the sort of, uh, experience that, uhhh, another candidate has --"......

Context
RacialiciousnessSPADEWORK? I have to ask....has anyone else used this in natural conversation? Yes, I was shocked, but seems like it's common to refer to preparatory groundwork as "spadework"
WacknessModerate. Further attempt to ignore Obama's actual experience in the Senate and Illinois legislature. The man is definitely more than an inspirational speaker
Linkshttp://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_010708/content/01125109.guest.html.guest.html
Latest StatusIt was 'misunderstood'.....RIGHT?

 

 

#21 The "Spadework" Comment in JULY 2007
WhoMadeleine Albright
DateJuly 24, 2007
Statement"I would think that without having done the diplomatic spadework, it would not really prove anything," former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in a conference call with reporters set up by the Clinton campaign.
ContextCriticizing Obama for when he said he'd actually MEET with the Governments of countries that we aren't too friendly with right now (Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea).
RacialiciousnessI'm going to ask again...anyone else actually USE 'Spadework' in normal conversation? (yes, see link in #20) Albright is also infamous for having said in a 60 Minutes interview in regards to sanctions against Iraq that claimed the lives of over 500,000 Iraqi children: "We Think the Price Is Worth It." As such, her own "spadework" is quite literal.
WacknessModerate. The attack here is really on Obama's alleged lack of "experience" or knowledge or prep.
Linkshttp://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/01/hillary_spadework_and_democrat.html
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#21 Playing on the Obama-will-be-assassinated fears
WhoFrancine Torge - Speaker Introducing Senator Clinton
DateJan 7, 2007
Statement“Some people compare one of the other candidates to John F. Kennedy. But he was assassinated. And Lyndon Baines Johnson was the one who actually” passed the civil rights legislation.
Context

This comment was made before Senator Clinton's comments on Fox regading MLK -

 

The comment, an apparent reference to Senator Barack Obama, is particularly striking given documented fears among blacks that Mr. Obama will be assassinated if elected. Phil Singer, a Clinton spokesman said: “We were not aware that this person was going to make those comments and disapprove of them completely. They were totally inappropriate.”

RacialiciousnessThis is the second seed to be planted by the Clinton campaign
WacknessModerate: This is the begining of the Clinton Campaign veilved push in this direction
Linkshttp://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/07/civilrights/
Latest StatusIt seems like this is being forgotten in the context to Hillary's comments to Fox News

 

 

#22 Hillary Shufflin' about Bob Johnson
WhoHillary Clinton
DateJanuary 15, 2008
StatementTim Russert asked if she would dismiss Bob Johnson from her campaign events (as she promised to do with anyone who made attacks against Obama) and her reply was:

"Well," Clinton said, "Bob has put out a statement saying what he was trying to say and what he thought he had said. We accept him on his word on that. But, clearly, we want to send a very clear message to everybody that this campaign is too important for us to either get diverted or, frankly, get the message of what we want to do for our country subverted by any kind of statements or claims that are just not part of who I am or who Barack or John are." The issue is she's defending an earlier attack while claiming a truce and that she does not approve of such attacks.

ContextThis was at the democratic debate on MSNBC last night. She claims that his comments were out of bounds and then at the same time says she takes him at his word that he was only talking about Obama organizing in the Neighborhood; which is a ridiculous claim that nobody could possibly believe.
RacialiciousnessClinton used a Black man to attack another Black man and promote her as having stronger Black credentials in order to give herself cover for racial diminishing remarks she had made.
Wackness
Linkshttp://www.blackperspective.net/index.php/obama-and-clinton-truce-the-ballot-or-the-bullet/#comment-1489 and http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/index.html?source=whitelist
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#23- Black and Brown Instigation
WhoSergio Bendixen - Clinton Poll Advisor
DateJanuary 9, 2008
StatementThe race baiting continues moving from white specific racial fears to planting seeds of racial fears amongst Hispanics. One of her operatives just told The New Yorker that “The Hispanic voter—and I want to say this very carefully—has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates.”
ContextAn attempt to convince voters of Obamas un-electibility by again using race; this as they head out West for the Neveda primary. The reporter asked him "about the source of Clinton’s strength in the Hispanic community", and this was his response.
RacialiciousnessPlanting suggestive seeds to get Hispanics not to vote for Black Obama
WacknessAnother play on racial fear, by using the politics of fear; very Bush-esq of the Clintons.
Linkshttp://www.blackperspective.net/index.php/tears-race-baiting-verbal-jabs-and-proxies-the-clinton-strategy/ and http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/21/080121fa_fact_lizza?printable=true
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#24- Lawd, the Black Man will DOOM..DOOM the entire ticket
WhoSouth Carolina State Senator Robert Ford
DateFebruary 13, 2007
StatementFord says he likes Obama, but thinks his candidacy would hurt Democrats. Ford says every Democrat on the ticket would lose with Obama as the presidential candidate because he is black.

 

"Then everybody else on the ballot is doomed. Every Democratic candidate running on that ticket would lose because he's black and he's at the top of the ticket. We'd lose the House, the Senate and the governors and everything. I'm a gambling man. I love Obama. But I'm not going to kill myself."

ContextHe was asked about Barack Obama's chances as a Presidential Candidate.
RacialiciousnessThis is self-hatred to the nth degree. Just give him a lantern and put him on the lawn. The Black Man will drag us all down. He's a real life Uncle Ruckus.
WacknessIt was this kind of Negro to whom Harriet Tubman was referring when she said, " I freed thousands, and would have freed thousands more - if they only knew they were slaves."
Linkshttp://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=46939
Latest StatusShinning and Grinning for Hillary.

 

 

 

#25-State Senator Robert Ford on Obama's Iowa Victory
WhoSouth Carolina State Senator Robert Ford
DateJanuary 7, 2008
StatementHe said Saturday that the Iowa results had done nothing to prove that the world had changed. The vast majority of black elected officials in the country, he said, must be elected from districts that are carefully mapped to include a majority of African Americans.

 

"Of course you're going to have white liberals in a Democratic primary vote for Obama. That's why I'm concerned," Ford said. "You've got people in this country who wouldn't even vote for a black for dogcatcher, and now you want to ask them to vote for one for president of the United States?"

ContextThe L.A. Times wanted to know if Obama's victory in Iowa had quelled doubts of Black voters.
RacialiciousnessHe just doesn't quit. Uncle Ruckus , Is that you?
Wackness
Linkshttp://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-obama7jan07,1,5201575.story?ctrack=1&cset=true&vote34602961=1
Latest StatusShinning and Grinning for Hillary.

 

 

 

#26- Obama's got 99 Problems
WhoTaylor Marsh, talk radio commentator and blogger
DateJanuary 14, 2008
StatementTaylor Marsh circulates a rumor from the New York Post's gossip section Page Six, that the on night of Obama's Iowa win, he attended a victory party that played Jay-Z's "99 Problems." In the song, Jay raps, "I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one." Listeners took it as a sly reference to Clinton. (Note: the New York Post is owned by conservative media magnate and Hillary supporter Rupert Murdoch.)

 

She states that since the Obama campaign did not demand a retraction of the Page Six column, then it must be true.

ContextThe column then goes on to compare and contrast Obama and Clinton's musical preferences. Hint: Obama likes rap.
RacialiciousnessModerate: the source is a known gossip rag, but a Clinton supporter is promoting it.
WacknessPretty wack. She can't find anyone to confirm it actually happened, and plenty of press and people were at the public party, so she reasons this incident must have happened at a private party. Was Obama there with his two turntables and a microphone too, Taylor?
Linkshttp://www.taylormarsh.com/archives_view.php?id=26824
Latest StatusAttacking the DNC's process that allows the Nevada union workers to vote local to their jobs instead of in their home districts, because "it gives Obama an unfair advantage."

 

 

 

#27- Vetting Obama
WhoHillary quoted in Robert Novak column
DateDec 14
Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With Barack Obama nipping at her heels in Iowa, Hillary Clinton went on the state's public television Dec. 14 to say: "I've been vetted. ... There are no surprises."

That was the first use in presidential campaign politics of an unusual word. After losing in Iowa Jan. 3, Sen. Clinton said of Sen. Obama, "Everybody needs to be vetted." Chief Clinton strategist Mark Penn, on the way to New Hampshire, said of his candidate, "She's fully vetted ... and I don't think that process has occurred with Barack Obama." Clinton then told a rally, "Of all the people running for president, I've been the most vetted, the most investigated and -- my goodness -- the most innocent."

 

This frequent use of "vetted" caught the attention of the Democratic community. "Vetted," with a meaning distinct from "experienced," connotes investigating nominees for vice president, the Cabinet and the federal judiciary to uncover anything disqualifying. Its introduction in the presidential campaign by Clinton is tied to reminders -- overtly and by insinuation -- of Obama's teen-age use of illegal drugs that he confessed in his first book.

 

The unintended byproduct, to the dismay of Democratic loyalists, disturbs the party's racial chemistry. An assault on the qualifications of Obama, the first African-American with a chance to be elected president, could menace Democratic reliance on overwhelming support for the party's white candidates from black voters. The sudden outbreak of racial conflict in Democratic affairs, which results solely from Clinton's strategy against Obama and has nothing to do with race as such, arouses deep apprehension inside the party.

Contextpublic television program
Racialiciousnessorbitally
Wacknesscrude and transparent
Linkshttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/01/vetting_obama.html
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#28 Earl Ofari Hutchinson Says Obama Should Apologize To Hillary
WhoEarl Ofari Hutchinson
Date1/18/2008
Statement

"But it's been the Clinton-Obama joust that's shoved the Hillary loathe even deeper into the absurd. A textbook example of that was Clinton's recent Martin Luther King, Jr. tiff with Obama. Clinton merely said that Lyndon Johnson gave final impetus to the push to get the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Bill through Congress. That straightforward and complimentary comment got twisted, mangled, and distorted to read that Clinton dissed Dr. King by minimizing his towering role in the civil rights movement. Clinton was talking solely about the Congressional fight for passage of the bill, not the civil rights movement. But it didn't matter. The Obama camp sniffed yet another chance at a Hillary bash ran with it. But they weren't finished. They picked up on a stray remark by BET founder Robert Johnson about Obama's days as an organizer on Chicago's South Side to imply that Obama did all kinds of nasty, insidious things in his younger days.

 

But here's the rub. Johnson was forced to apologize to Obama for his real, imagined, or likely manufactured slight. Yet as of this writing there's no sign of any like apology from the Obama camp for distorting and then blowing up Clinton's King compliment. His much touted agreement with Hillary to tone down the race attacks is not the same as an apology. Don't bet that that "truce" will last."

ContextAn Op-Ed piece on The Huffington Post, saying that people (including Obama) should apologize to Hillary Clinton for attacking her unfairly.
RacialiciousnessLow
WacknessHigh - Hutchinson fails to mention other racist attacks coming from Clinton's camp and chooses to focus on the MLK comment.
Linkshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/earl-ofari-hutchinson/chris-matthews-had-the-gu_b_82157.html

 

 

#29 Attempted Disenfranchisement of Nevada Caucus-Goers
Who

Supporters of Hillary Clinton in Nevada + Bill Clinton + Hillary (passively)

Date
StatementTwo days after the Culinary Workers union endorsed Obama, X suddenly decided that the workplace caucaus arrangements (allowing shift-workers easy access to caucusing) were unfair and sued to have them shut down.

 

 

On Meet the Press, Hillary Clinton refuse

 

UPDATE 1-24-08: Obama Camp Complains To Nevada Democratic Party About Irregularities During State Caucuses (Talking Points Memo link below). In the complaint, Obama aides say the campaign has received over 1,600 (!!) complaints of shenanigans in Nevada. Attached to the Obama complaint was an instruction sheet attributed to the Clinton campaign. The sheet offers guidance on how to persuade caucus goers to caucus for Clinton. One line states: "It's not illegal unless they tell you so."

Contexthoping someone else will update more on this one.
RacialiciousnessLow
WacknessOff the charts yall! 1. Since when does a Democrat do anything to reduce the amount of voter participation. 2. How on earth can Hillary say to Russert, "I'll leave that to the lawyers?" and 3) Bill Clinton actively defended the case. There is no case. No democrat can be a proponent of reducing participation. This is so wack. UPDATE 1-24-08 with TPM link below
LinksNY Times Talking Points Memo: Obama camp complains to Nevada Dems
Latest StatusCourt threw out case; Obama camp writes letter of complaint of caucus irregularities to Nevada State Democratic Party (January 23, 2008)

 

 

#30 Obama Unwilling to take a stand on choice
WhoClinton Campaign in NH
Date
StatementSent out mailings claiming Obama voted "present" on abortion rights bills in the Illinois State Senate.
ContextThese "present" votes are being taken so far out of context. They were part of a coordinated strategy to protect democrats in more "red" areas of the state.
RacialiciousnessNone
WacknessRidiculous. To imply that ANY democratic presidential candidate is not firmly pro-choice is so unnecessarily destructive and plays right into the criticism Obama levels at the "style of politics" Clinton is willing to employ to win. This is the type of tactic that will turn a voter like me from non-supporter to active opposer.
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From WaPo:

Katie Wheeler, a former state senator, said the Clinton campaign had not given her background information about Obama's record on abortion rights when it asked her to sign the letter calling him weak on the issue, and said that, as a result, she did not understand the context of the votes that the letter was attacking him over.

"It should never have gotten to the point where anyone thought Obama was not pro-choice," said Wheeler, a founder of the New Hampshire chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America. "I don't think the Clinton campaign should have done that. It was divisive and unnecessary...I think it was a mistake and I've spoken to the national Clinton campaign and told them it caused problems in New Hampshire, and am hoping they won't do it again."

 

Former head of Chicago NOW and former Hillary supporter Lorna Howard has switched sides to Obama because of this attack.

 

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#31 I'm in an interracial relationship
WhoHillary Clinton
Datenear August 12
Statement"I'm in an interracial relationship"
ContextMaybe at the National Association of Black Journalists convention held in Las Vegas, August 9, 2007. "(She would later pull a few laughs at a meeting with other journalists by saying she's in a interracial marriage - a reference to husband Bill Clinton being the closest thing to a Black president)." I saw the video, I know it's real, but I'm not finding any references to it in the news, where I originally saw it.

RacialiciousnessHigh, not intended to insult, said for a laugh.
WacknessShe was being silly, but I find it offensive to call Bill the "first black president" when a black is running.
Links

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.5568/title.hillary-clinton-speaks-to-black-america/p.2

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#32- Bill Clinton says people in South Carolina will vote for Obama only because he's black
WhoBill Clinton
DateJanuary 23, 2008
StatementFrom USA Today, Bill Clinton said: "As far as I can tell, neither Senator Obama nor Hillary have lost votes because of their race or gender," he said. "They are getting votes, to be sure, because of their race or gender — that's why people tell me Hillary doesn't have a chance of winning here."
ContextSpeaking to a small crowd in Charleston, South Carolina on January 23, Bill Clinton implied that if Hillary Clinton were to lose South Carolina, it would be because Barack Obama is black.
RacialiciousnessOff the chain
WacknessPretty wack... he basically just came right out and said that any Obama win in SC should be discounted due to blacks voting overwhelmingly for him on the basis of race alone.
Linkshttp://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-01-24-sc-bill-clinton_N.htm
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#33- "Obama is a Good House Negro."
WhoPastor James David Manning of ATLAH Ministries-Harlem
DateJanuary 19, 2007
Statement"Don't trust any Negro to be your leader if he hasn't been to jail...Negroes who can lead Black people get put in jail."
ContextDuring a tax-exempt worship service, the pastor decided to re-instruct his flock just in case any of them were thinking about voting outside the plantation, ahem I mean church.
RacialiciousnessNegroes who can lead have been to jail?! If you ain't been to jail then you are not authetically black?! The black-on-black handkerchief head/ house slaves character assasination team needs to sign Pastor Manning up for a full-time gig. The pastor has been drinking the Clinton Kool-Aid.
WacknessExtremely high. I'm feeling very un-authentically black right about now. Following Pastor Manning's logic, the black community has an abundance of leaders to tap to run for president and other offices.
Linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Op5or_vkcc
Latest StatusStill preaching as far as I can tell. Seems to spend a great deal of time on FOX News.

 

 

 

#34- Bill Clinton: Hillary-McCain would be "most civilized" election in American History
WhoBIll Clinton
DateJanuary 25, 2008
Statement"She and John McCain are very close," he said. "They always laugh that if they wound up being the nominees of their party, it would be the most civilized election in American history and they're afraid they'd put the voters to sleep because they like and respect each other."
Contextafter a voter asked how Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton could unite this country when it is so split, politically and racially, and when she is such a polarizing figure.
RacialiciousnessWhile Hillary unleashes the most sleazy and uncivilized campaigns in this election so far; her husband tries to play the "civilized" card, when black people are stereotypically characterized as savage. This ignores that Barack Obama has been the most civilized and civil candidate with frontrunner status, in decades.
WacknessThere is nothing "civilized" or civil about Hillary or Bill Clinton.
Links

NY Times' The Caucus | Katherine Seelye

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#35 Bill Clinton: S.C.? No problem, Obama = Jesse Jackson
WhoBill Clinton
DateJanuary 26, 2008 in S.C.
Statement YouTube plugin error
Context

In response to this question: "what does it say about Barack Obama that it takes two of you to beat him?" Clinton says that “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina twice, in ‘84 and ‘88, and he ran a good campaign. And Sen. Obama’s run a good campaign here; he’s run a good campaign everywhere. He’s a good candidate with a good organization.”

 

Clinton injects Jackson's name completely out of the blue in response to a question unrelated even to the issue of race in a primary in which he has been accused of race baiting.

RacialiciousnessSuper Bad: Race baiting at its worst. No mention that Obama, unlike Jackson, won Iowa and received 25% of the whie vote, compared with 7% for Jackson. The Audacity of Hope? Unlikely
WacknessHigh -- Recasting Obama as the black people's candidate in an effort to appeal to Latinos or whites in the Feb. 5th states. As Rick James would say, "Super Wack"
Links

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/01/bubba-obama-is.html

http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/14375.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=abBgzvTHNidM&refer=home

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-assess_tackett_sunjan27,1,6989877.story

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Still playing out . . . finally, proof that race as a wedge issue is not the sole weapon of Republican operatives such as Lee Atwater, Karl Rove, and their ilk. Obama responds:

 

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#36 Bill Clinton: "Not one single solitary citizen has asked me about this"
WhoBill Clinton
DateJanuary 23, 2008 in S.C.
Statement
Context

In response to a question from CNN reporter Jessica Yellin, Clinton scolded her: "This is almost like once you accuse someone of racism and bigotry, the facts become irrelevant. The first thing I'd like to say: You asked me about this. Not one single solitary citizen asked about any of this, and they never do."

RacialiciousnessSuper Bad.
WacknessHigh -- especially with the video
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#37 Star Jones Says That Bill Clinton Is Just Defending His Woman

WhoStar Jones-Reynolds aka Star Jones, attorney, former co-host of The View and current host of "The Star Jones Show" on truTV
Date Jan. 28, 2008
Statement"

Seems like everyone has an opinion on whether President Bill Clinton is helping or hurting his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton's, campaign for president....

So it's my turn...here's what I think.

 

Wonders of wonders...Bill Clinton is acting like a husband...and I say, thank God.

We're used to seeing women standing up next to and for their powerful husbands, and I for one think husbands should stand up for their powerful wives. We're in new territory here...and bravo.

It makes no difference whether he's the former leader of the free world...or Joe Schmo from down the block. When you love someone, the last thing you want is to sit by as someone else takes pot shots at them.

 

Defend your woman, Bill."

Context

It's an op-ed on The Huffington Post

Racialiciousness Low. although it's High on the "House Negro Scale"
Wackness High, considering Ms. Jones-Reynolds, a black woman, is defending the racist tactics Bill Clinton used to "defend his woman".
Links http://www.huffingtonpost.com/star-jones/playing-defense-for-the-o_b_83804.html
Latest Status She's still a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a tv host

#38 Obama echoes "message of blunt racial division"

Who Ben Smith
Date Jan 28, 2008
Statement

"Carrie Budoff Brown noticed a rather off-message echo in Obama's stump speech last week, and writes that Obama added to his stump speech in South Carolina several lines that echoed a speech attributed to Malcolm X.

“They’re trying to bamboozle you,” Obama said for the first time Wednesday in Sumter, S.C., to a predominantly African American crowd while refuting e-mails falsely identifying him as a Muslim. "Don’t let people turn you around because they’re just making stuff up. That’s what they do. They try to bamboozle you, hoodwink you.”

Obama repeated those lines frequently as he traveled around the state.

The lines echo the best-known version of the Malcolm X speech, which comes from Spike Lee's biopic. It's a stinging address full of blunt racial division, which warns blacks about being “hoodwinked” and “bamboozled” by “the white man.”

"You’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Led astray. Run amok," Malcolm says in the speech.

Robert Gibbs, Obama’s communications director, said he did not know whether Obama was aware that he was echoing Malcolm X.

Spike Lee drew on the Malcolm X speech again in 2000 with his film “Bamboozled,” a satire about the race and the media." snip

Context

Politico blog post that also made it onto the Huffington Post

Racialiciousness High: "OMG-- Barack Hussein Obama is dogwhistling that he is in fact a black militant like Malcolm X!!!" Um...no.
Wackness

High -- a look at the original video shows this to be a non-story:

Obama speech in S.C.

Links

Politico - Ben Smith

Huffington Post

Latest StatusSmith was harshly criticized in the comments for the lameness of this article. Such a reach that no one else picked up the story.

 

 

#39 "Hate Springs Eternal" -- and it's Obama's supporters' fault

Who Paul Krugman
Date Feb 11, 2008
Statement

Supporters of each candidate should have no trouble rallying behind the other if he or she gets the nod.

Why, then, is there so much venom out there?

 

I won’t try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I’m not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality. We’ve already had that from the Bush administration — remember Operation Flight Suit? We really don’t want to go there again....

 

During the current campaign, Mrs. Clinton’s entirely reasonable remark that it took L.B.J.’s political courage and skills to bring Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to fruition was cast as some kind of outrageous denigration of Dr. King.

 

Context

New York Times op-ed piece

Racialiciousness Medium? (bonus points because of the elitist white guy telling supporters, including blacks, that they "should" have no problems putting all the racist remarks aside)
Wacknesshis quote at the end of the article "Racism, misogyny and character assassination are all ways of distracting voters from the issues, and people who care about the issues have a shared interest in making the politics of hatred unacceptable" is pretty wacky in context ...
Links

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/11/opinion/11krugman.html

quoted in Salon at http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/02/11/krugman/index.html , where the commenters are really pounding him

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#40 -Clinton Camp Spreads ' Obama has a CULT' Memo

Who The Clinton Camp
Date February 17, 2008
Statement

Clinton’s camp has been circulating stories criticising the “cult” of Obama in the hope of portraying “Obamania” as a mass delusion. Media Matters, a watchdog organisation sympathetic to Clinton, compiled a report headlined, “Media figures call Obama supporters’ behaviour ‘creepy’, compare them to Hare Krishna and Charles Manson followers”.

It was forwarded by Sidney Blumenthal, a top Clinton adviser, to select reporters

Context

It's popped up all over the print and tv media - the Obama has a CULT - Memo.

Racialiciousness Of course, folks just couldn't believe in Obama. There has to be something wrong with it.
Wackness Just another way to denigrate Obama and his supporters
Links http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article3382295.ece
Latest Status Well, considering that I see it more and more in print, just rolling along.

#41 - Obama is BLACK and White folk won't vote for him

Who Governor Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania
Date February 12, 2008
Statement "You've got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,"
Context

In an Editorial Board meeting with a Pennsylvania Newspaper. What makes it suspect is that, yet another Clinton Hack, Susan Estrich, parroted the same memo here: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/02/race_and_the_democratic_party.html

Racialiciousness Isn't it sort of obvious - the racialiciousness of the comment
Wackness Obama has been sweeping nearly All-White states, so, this comment sort of goes against the grain.
Links http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08043/856727-153.stm
Latest Status Well, considering that OBAMA BEATS McCain in the Pennsylvania State Poll and Clinton LOSES to McCain...what does the good Governor say to that?

#42 - Barack Obama and his Magic Technicolor Dream-Wand

Who Senator Hillary Clinton
Date February 24, 2008
Statement "Maybe I've just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be. You are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear."
Context

"Solutions for America" Rally in Providence, RI, Sunday, February 24, 2008. In addition to the "illusion" and "magic wand" comments, she said "The sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing, and everyone will know we should do the right thing, and the world will be perfect!"

Racialiciousness
Wackness Off the chain. Expands on the "fairy tale, cult" meme but takes it to the next level. Senator Clinton's delivery of the lines was mocking, dramatic, and as condesending as imaginable to both Obama and his supporters. Seems especially wack as she's personally ratcheting up a negative rhetorical tactic, previously employed by Bill Clinton and surrogates, that has yet to work in her favor.
Linkshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/24/hillary-clinton-mocks-bar_n_88194.html
Latest StatusCNN has been replaying the clip frequently in the hours since it happened.

 

#43- Obama is a Scary Muslim Once Again

Who Clinton Campaign
Date February 25, 2008
Statement

A picture's worth a thousand words and here it is:

Context

Circulated to the Drudge Report. Please remember that Clinton had THREE people in Iowa that had to resign because they spread the 'Obama is a Muslim' Smear Email. This is but more of the same.

Racialiciousness The scary Black MUSLIM - run, America, run!
WacknessI don't know about wack. Lowdown, race-baiting, slimy and vicious, yes. Wackness, I dunno.
Linkshttp://drudgereport.com/flashoa.htm
Latest StatusIt took them an entire newsday to deny it, but I just don't believe them.

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#44 - Obama is Jesse Jackson Once Again

WhoHarold Ickes
Date February 25, 2008
Statement

Despite the backlash against President Clinton when he compared the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama to that of Rev. Jesse Jackson after the South Carolina primary, a top Clinton advisor evoked that comparison again today.

 

Long-time Democratic National Committee member Harold Ickes, who served as deputy chief of staff for President Clinton and is a top aide to Sen. Hillary Clinton, made the comparison at a breakfast with reporters today when asked if he thinks stretching the Democratic primary on for three more months will hurt the Democrats in a general election.

 

“We have two really strong and very good candidates. This party has been blessed … to have a woman who, I think will be the next president of the United States and to have a powerful spokesman in the form of Sen. Obama and he is, that’s one of the reasons I supported Jesse Jackson in 19894 and 1988, I thought we needed a strong, powerful candidate, a black candidate, running for president,” Ickes said.

 

Indeed, Ickes did work on Jackson’s presidential bids. But the comparison is a sensitive subject for voters, who felt President Clinton’s comment comparing Obama’s decisive South Carolina win to that of Jackson was inappropriate and racially charged.

Context

I could have sworn we already did this after South Carolina, but I guess I 'imagined' that.

Racialiciousness Trying to brand Obama was THE BLACK CANDIDATE...NAH....they couldn't be trying to do THAT again...could they? Hmmmm......But, it's all in our 'imagination'.
Wackness I'm not buying anything wack about something so deliberate.
Linkshttp://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/02/25/clinton-aide-compares-obama-to-jesse-jackson/
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#45-Geraldine Ferraro: Obama is LUCKY to be Black

WhoGeraldine Ferraro
Date March 10, 2008
Statement

When the subject turned to Obama, Clinton's rival for the Democratic Party nomination, Ferraro's comments took on a decidedly bitter edge.

 

"I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign - to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against," she said. "For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign.

 

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," she continued. "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

Context

I think the context is obvious.

Racialiciousness Obama is LUCKY to be Black? What she's really asking is who the hell does this Uppity Negro think he is?
Wackness Is race-baiting considered wack?
Linkshttp://www.dailybreeze.com/lifeandculture/ci_8489268
Latest Status No 'reject and denounce' from Hillary; but since she's been pedalling in race-baiting politics, why would she?

 

 

 

 

 

#46-Bill Clinton: what happened in SC is a "myth and a mugging"

WhoBill Clinton
Date March 17, 2008
Statement

Former President Bill Clinton defended his role in his wife's presidential campaign in South Carolina, disputing claims he made race a campaign issue.

 

What happened there is a total myth and a mugging," Clinton told CNN's Sean Callebs in New Orleans, Louisiana, over the weekend.

 

"It's been pretty well established. Charlie Rangel ... the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in unequivocal terms in South Carolina that no one in our campaign played any race card, that we had some played against us, but we didn't play any."

 

ContextThe Clinton campaign trying to argue that the "pattern" of racially based attacks doesn't apply.
RacialiciousnessThe "we had some played against us" certainly gets additional bonus racialiciousness points!
WacknessInfinite?
Linkshttp://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/17/clinton.bill/index.html
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#47 - 'Not that I know of'!

WhoHillary clinton
DateClinton on '60 Minutes in February 2008
StatementAsk about Obama being Muslim."
ContextShe has attended a Senate morning prayer service with Obama for two years.
Racialiciousnesshigh to mod-- innuendo implies maybe she does not know everything!
WacknessHigh. She knows full well he is Christian.
Links

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#48- Hillary Clinton's Staying In The Race JUST IN CASE Obama is ASSASSINATED

WhoHillary Clinton
DateMay 23, 2008
Statement

In an interview with the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton made the following comments about staying in the race:

 

“”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. I don’t understand it.”

ContextShe was asked why she was in the race considering it was impossible for her to win.
RacialiciousnessI dunno about racialicious....but, it's just dark and evil.
WacknessShe KNOWS that one of the two main fears of the Black community with regards to his being in this race IS ASSASSINATION. And, she brings it UP?
Links

http://blackpoliticsontheweb.com/2008/05/23/clinton-mentions-kennedy-assassination-while-defending-her-stay-in-the-race/

Latest StatusNot only does she say that it had nothing to do with Obama, she blames OBAMA'S CAMP for 'making a big deal' out of it. AND, no apology to Senator and Mrs. Obama.

 

#49 Bill Clinton: Obama PLAYED RACE CARD ON ME!

WhoBill Clinton
DateApril 22, 2008
Statement

 

Clinton was talking to station WHYY about the fallout over his comparison of Obama's South Carolina primary victory with the support of black Democrats to Jesse Jackson's primary wins. Those comments were portrayed by critics as an attempt to highlight Obama's race.

The former president fumed on Monday that it was Obama's campaign that injected the race issue.

"I think that they played the race card on me. And we now know, from memos from the campaign and everything that they planned to do it all along," Bill Clinton said in a telephone interview with WHYY's Susan Phillips. "I was stating a fact, and it's still a fact."

ContextPeople just asked about the fallout of his South Carolina behavior....and instead of accepting responsibility, we got this.
RacialiciousnessSure, blame the Black guy for defending himself against racism.....whatever.
WacknessWe're up to 49 incidents on this Wiki, and OBAMA played the race card? Check your med dosages, Bill.
Links

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/04/bill-clinton-ob.html

Latest StatusHe still maintains this, and all the info here at the Wiki is just in our ' imaginations'. You know that Obama did all of this TO HIMSELF.

 

#50 Hillary Clinton - I have the support of Hard working Americans. WHITE Americans

WhoHillary Clinton
DateMay 7, 2008
StatementFrontPage

 

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

 

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

ContextShe had just been stomped in North Carolina and beat Obama by a percentage point in Indiana.
RacialiciousnessUm, hard working Americans, WHITE Americans.
WacknessI guess that makes all the Negroes who voted for Obama lazy and shiftless, and I guess Obama's white voters are all trust-fund babies.
Links

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-05-07-clintoninterview_N.htm

Latest StatusNo apology. It was, you guessed it, ' misunderstood'. Darn that English language for being so 'fuzzy' and 'unclear'.

 

"The Commander-in-Chief Threshold" March 6, 2008 "I will bring a lifetime of experience and Obama will bring a speech he gave in 2002." With regards to passing the "Commander-and-chief-threshold." "I have done that, McCain has done that and you'll have to ask Obama with respect to his candidacy."

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Comments (5)

Anonymous said

at 2:31 am on Jan 15, 2008

Didn't want to mess up the wiki, since I think the experience criticism is a key, not necessarily racist, attack. However, on spadework -- I work with international policy wonks, NGO types, Washingtonians and related academics and I would say "spadework" rings true to their jargon, as used in Madeline Albright's quote (#21). Those folks torture a lot of construction-like metaphors.

It wasn't until I saw Rush Limbaugh's take that I thought of calling a spade a spade, as it were. I took it as him just reveling in making something out of nothing and getting to use a word that sounded like a bad word. Repeatedly.

dee-rob.com

Anonymous said

at 9:28 pm on Apr 28, 2008

i reverted to a slightly earlier version; #1 had been replaced with a new "fairytale and kid" that didn't seem to add anything to the existing #11. this came up in the context of a conversation on openleft http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=5421

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at 5:43 pm on Oct 25, 2008

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