Friday, May 2, 2008

Indianans Are Worthless White N*****rs?


The folks at FirstRead have been doing their homework, and it appears that this video may have been doctored. While I can't say I'm surprised, I still stand by my assertion that it is believable, as are the points I noted that inform my opinions on the Clintons and their positions on the side of whatever gets them votes. That said, I don't condone this type of dishonest attack on anyone. It's quite shameful.


Making its way around the tubes this morning is this video that just surfaced from the '92 Clinton campaign.

From HuffPo:

A former aide to President Bill Clinton, and current informal adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton, expressed outrage and shock on Friday after a videotape from 1992 surfaced apparently showing him describing Indianans as "white n---rs."

Mickey Kantor, who served as campaign chairman during Clinton's 1992 run for the White House and says he has offered help and advice to Sen. Clinton, insisted that the tape was a fraud and that he was exploring legal steps against the individual who posted it online.

"I've never used that word in my entire life, ever, under any circumstance, ever," an angry Kantor told The Huffington Post, citing his and his parent's work fighting for civil rights. "I have listened to [the video] and so have you. You can't tell what it is I'm saying in that second sentence, you can't decipher that."

The video, which spread through the Internet like wildfire on Friday morning, shows Kantor with fellow former Bill Clinton staffers James Carville and George Stephanopoulos discussing results from the general election. In the footage, which is excerpted from the 1993 film The War Room, Kantor approaches the two aides and appears to say, "Look at Indiana -- wait, wait, look at Indiana. 42-40. It doesn't matter if we win, those people are shit. ... How would you like to be a worthless white n****r?"

Hiring "the best" libel lawyers? Sounds like Mickey's being a bit defensive. Folks don't usually get defensive unless they're insecure, guilty, or both.

I wouldn't be surprised in the least. With the Clintons, they are only on your side if it is politically expedient. That explains why Bill has been mocking, dissing, and brushing off blacks in this election, and why Hillary is sidling up with the vast right-wing conspiracy, and pandering to the lower income/lesser educated rural folks. I tend to believe this video is accurate because it fits the Clintonian model. Just remember how much Hillary pandered to the folks in Iowa and Mississippi, and South Carolina, and other states, only to completely dismiss them as being unimportant after she lost those races. Should anyone be surprised that she ("Rich people --- God bless us..." as quoted to Bill O'Reilly) considers everyone inferior, and that in all her benevolence, she is here to save them from angry black men? Would it be surprising that key figures in her campaign are the same as her? Like minds attract like, they say. Consider Carville turning on Richardson, now that Richardson is no longer politically useful. Consider Bill Clinton disrespecting black voters, now that they are no longer supporting Hillary. It doesn't take much imagination to see that the Clintons are nothing more than opportunistic panderers.

Lets see if the MSM will be all over this like they were with Wright. I'm not going to hold my breath though, as I am addicted to oxygen.

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