Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quote of the Day - January 15, 2008

“I don’t want to rehash that. I think that Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton have historically and consistently been on the right side of civil rights issues. I think they care about the African-American community and that they care about all Americans and they want to see equal rights and justice in this country.”
- Senator Barack Obama responding to allegations about the Clinton campaign's racial insensitivity in recent days

The New York Times reports that Obama is seemingly taking the high road and trying to rise above the "silliness" that has been bubbling forth from the Clinton campaign since the New Hampshire primary. He called a number of press conferences to get the Democratic front-runners back on track to talking about issues that affect all Americans (ex. the economy and how to fix it as we descend into recession) and abstain from the racially-charged rhetoric that has become de rigor over the past week.

Read the entire New York Times article & comments here.

Read the Booman Tribune blog & comments about Obama's tact here.

plez sez: i applaud Obama's maturity and statesmanlike approach to the frontal, guns-a-blazing attack by the clintonistas! being a Black candidate in a traditionally white male contest, he cannot strike back (for fear of driving away white voters), he must acquiesce and live to fight another day. he must go forward, head held high, as though the nasty tone from The Clintons can wash off like sand from the beach. he has to check his seething rage and compliment his attackers, so as not to be seen as another angry Black man. hillary gets to cry, shed a few crocodile tears, but Obama must man up and turn the other cheek, even when the efforts of our most cherished Martin Luther King, Jr. are denigrated and sullied by the power-hungry Clinton Machine!

you see, Barack Obama has to take the high road... plezWorld doesn't!

the clinton hold on the Black community is slowly slipping through hill & bill's fingers, like that sand from beach. i heard bill clinton called the Tom Joyner Morning Show trying to salvage his dwindling popularity and trying to make Black people love him again, but Black folk are going back and looking at the record: what in the HELL did bill really do for you people?!? and what can you expect from hillary? were the clintons this patronizing all along? were they taking all the love (and all those votes) from Black people for granted back in 1992 and 1996? do they think it's cool to turn a ghetto-pimp like bob johnson against his own people for their political gain? what other "tricks" will they play in an effort to get back into the white house? has bill referred to barack obama with the "n-word" in private? hey! i'm just asking the questions!

two or three weeks ago, hillary clinton could've counted on the plezWife vote in the event she got the nomination... guess what? that bet's off! this is one n-word (and his family) who won't be wasting any more votes on hillary, bill, or heaven forbid, chelsea clinton. i cannot and will not forget their actions of the past few weeks... and i'll welcome a (gasp!) republican in the white house before watching hillary clinton's scrawny ass sashaying into the oval office next january!


The Stepfather of Soul said...

I join you as another "N-word" who will not support HRC should she win the nomincation.

Lola Gets said...

Hear, hear!


rikyrah said...

I join you and family plez....