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Hillary Clinton Is Not The Second Coming Of Harriet Tubman

January 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, right?

How many times are black people going to place their eggs in a Clinton basket and expect something different?

Other than play the saxophone and have an office in Harlem, why do we love Bill, and other than being married to Bill, why do we love Hillary?

As much as we all loved to call Bill Clinton the “First Black President,” my good friend, prominent Tallahassee attorney Chuck Hobbs broke it down rather well when he wrote this:

“Don’t get me wrong, I respected some aspects of Clinton’s presidency, but his legacy with respect to race included not only advocating causes that gutted high-paying blue collar jobs in the Midwest (NAFTA) and others that imprisoned more black men than ever. He and his wife also joined in lock step with Newt Gingrich in promulgating “welfare reform” that made black mothers who were already catching hell to raise their kids catch even more hell.”

You can read Chuck Hobbs’ article in its entirety here

During Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary race against Barack Obama, her true colors, as well as Bill’s, started to show. They are all for black people as long as we are asking how high when they say jump.

When the issue came up of Florida and Michigan breaking the rules and being punished for it, Hillary Clinton kept quiet. She allowed her surrogates to advocate for cheating. Even Donna Brazile famously said that when you want to change the rules in the middle of the game, it’s called cheating. Hillary Clinton wanted to win at all costs, and she didn’t care who she had to roll over to do it. Even her supporters got downright rabid. Remember Harriet Christian and her “inadequate black man” rant

There are still those who say Hillary and her camp were the source of the Jeremiah Wright scandal. She wanted to damage Obama however she could.

They say Hillary and her camp helped fuel the birth certificate issue, even though she knew it was a non-issue, she wanted to damage Obama anyway she could.

The infamous 3 a.m. ad she ran was a thinly veiled racist swipe at Obama, because while your little white children are sleeping, this black man couldn’t possibly protect them.

Bill Clinton, who hilariously enough was jealous that Obama was going to be the REAL first black president, tried to demean him as only a black candidate in South Carolina and tried to brush him off as nothing.

When Bill Clinton thought Rep. James Clyburn was “pulling strings” behind the scenes in South Carolina, where Hillary Clinton lost to Obama, he said to Clyburn, “If you bastards want a fight, you damn well will get one”.

Don’t believe me, hear it from Clyburn’s own lips here.

Black people need to realize when they are appreciated, and when they are being used.

If Hillary Clinton wasn’t whipping/nae-naeing, dabbing, and whatnot before, why do it now?

Hillary knows that what is saving her butt now is the African-American community.

The only reason THAT is the case is because her NAME is familiar. I want her GAME to be familiar as well. It isn’t as fun as y’all think it is.

We talk about how our African-American men are disproportionately behind bars, and here Hillary Clinton is, taking large sums of money from the private prison industry.

She talks a lot about her advocacy for children -- black children, Latino children, etc., but at the same time, she supports policies that send the parents of those children to jail.

Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist, 1822-1913
Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist, 1822-1913

I guess that makes the private prison industry folks who line her pockets happy, right?

What irks me most of all are the endorsements of the families of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Eric Garner. These families have become OUR families in a way. Clinton knows that. I feel she is using that to get our votes via our empathy and sympathy for those families and the tragedies they suffered.

What is Hillary going to do next? Find the family of Emmett Till and send out an endorsement letter from them? I think if it were not for the fact that Sandra Bland’s family KNOWS the sincerity of Bernie Sanders -- he did what he did with them outside the public eye -- Hillary Clinton would have tried to get HER family to send out an endorsement letter.

I would imagine if Bernie Sanders asked that family to endorse him, they would. But it appears as though he is above using tragedy for personal gain.

Not Hillary Clinton.

The Latino community had it right when they told her that she was not their abuela.

Black folks, she ain’t your Madea, Harriet Tubman, Sista Souljah, Ride-or-die, or none of that.

I’m beginning to think she isn’t even your friend.

Leslie Wimes is president and founder of Women on the Move and the Democratic African American Women Caucus, www.daawc.com. She lives in Palm Beach County. This commentary is reprinted from Wimes' Women on the Move website with the author's permission.

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Waaa waaa. We want our welfare. And don't want to go to prision when we break the law.

Bill always chose someone other than Hillary. Shouldn't you?

Best comment!!! Perfect

Families and communities, not national governments, are the building blocks to prosperity. Each community has unique needs, One size fits all for 311 million people is doomed to fail. It is right out of the Soviet Union Central Planning Handbook. No sane organization would adopt such a model.

Blawxk Americans are the most misinformed voters in the US. Every time they vote they vote for liberals and then are dumbfounded that thetir lot did not improve. Liberals starve them of education and destroy any prospects they might otherwise have. Obama has devastated the black community and blacks just beg for more. How shitty will the average black persons life need to be before they realize liberalism is interested in nothing other than their votes. Check out Detroit or Chicago and see you future.

While I agree with what you're saying about liberalism, the most misinformed voters in the country are Trump supporters. Their blind, fanatical following of that opportunistic narcissist defies logic.

Hillary is not the second coming of Harriet. It is the second coming of Hillary. The only second coming I'm anxious for is the second coming of our Lord and Savior. That one is guaranteed

Hillary is the whore of the billionaire donor class. She will advance their interests for money. That is what whores do.

I agree with most of the article but I don't understand the prison comments. Yes, black men make up a disproportionate amount of the prison population. That's because they commit a disproportionate amount of the crime in this country. The cause/effect here is not that black men are unfairly victimized by the system, it's that the public is victimized by black men. Stop committing crimes and you will stop going to prison.

A disproportionate number is true. But the reasons are very basic. The attitude of the GOVERNMENT towards blacks is that it keeps them on Uncle Sam's Plantation by providing welfare without responsibility or accountability. Slavery goes on in the form of today's welfare. Going past the need for the "safety net", the dole has imprisoned an entire "government class" of people. Thank you Progressives of the Great Society.

Jonk Do not abuse fools with facts or truth.

An incredibly ignorant comment when one considers the vast numbers of black men incarcerated for non violent drug offenses..also black communities devasted and gutted by a legacy of racism, drug trade, and failed liberal economic policies all of which helped to create and perpetuate generational despair..we are all Americans and we are all in this together..at least thats what I hoped. Yes violent criminals should be incarcerated and dealt with harshly but until we accept and understand the fact that the seemingly unending violent crimes in places like Chicago and Detroit are the manifestations of things far more complicated, historic, and systemic than a "thug" culture, then we will never be able to address those problems and the misery will continue for the majority of good people who live in those areas.

Thank you. Now prepare to be called "racist." But just for fun, here are some stats, race-baiters: FBI stats: Black males between 16 and 36, though only 2 to 3 percent of the population, are responsible for a third of all our crimes. (Hey, that's ONE-THIRD of all crimes. Got that? One-third of ALL crimes. ALL crimes. Yes, ALL CRIMES.) The black crime rate is seven times as high as the white rate. It is a country where white criminals choose black victims in 3 percent of their crimes, but black criminals choose white victims in 45 percent of their crimes -- but, hey! "Knockout" ain't racist, yo. (Oops, sorry -- no stats for "white Hispanics.") An example: From January to June 2008 in New York City (and that's PRE-deBlasio -- just imagine!), 83 percent of all identified gun assailants were black and 15 percent were Hispanics. (Let's see: 83% + 15% from 100%...) Half a century and $17 trillion -- and this is what Racist Whitey has gotten for his "investment." Feral packs roaming dying cities and the taxpayer subsidizing them to criminal adulthood. And the liberal response? More money! (Oh, and more privileges for their pet "victim" class.) Talk about a "Knockout Game." Wanna show your "solidarity," Comrade? Take an evening stroll in your local "urban area." After all, you're kindred spirits, right? All hail the Great Society! Reap the fruits of your ideology! Celebrate diversity! Live the dream! Cumbaya! What could possibly go wrong?

Excellent overview. I was born in Detroit and have seen the sad effects of "diversity". The media protects black thugs for some reason. Illegitimacy is subsidized by those who work. A liberal taking an evening stroll in an urban area? No way. My democrat voting civil rights supporting friends refuse to go to a Southfield movie metroplex because it is 95% black. Hypocrites.

31 million Americans of all colors and creeds are reading this column because Mathew Drudge thought the rest of us should get a peek into the heart and soul of our black neighbors. good for him and good for Leslie Wimes for writing such a penetrating story

Great post!

"The infamous 3 a.m. ad she ran was a thinly veiled racist swipe at Obama, because while your little white children are sleeping, this black man couldn’t possibly protect them." You sure are reading a lot into that sentence. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Hillary Clinton fan by a long shot. It's getting to a point where white's can't talk to , or about, blacks at all without the Race Card being played. Get over it.

"The infamous 3 a.m. ad she ran was a thinly veiled racist swipe at Obama, because while your little white children are sleeping, this black man couldn’t possibly protect them." You sure are reading a lot into that sentence. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Hillary Clinton fan by a long shot. It's getting to a point where white's can't talk to , or about, blacks at all without the Race Card being played. Get over it.

African Americans will vote for Hillary throughout the primaries. She is a master manipulator and will exploit it to turn out the American vote.

African Americans will vote for Hillary throughout the primaries. She is a master manipulator and will exploit it to turn out the American vote.

You forgot to mention a few other great Clinton classics: Remember how Clinton campaign spread rumors of 'black churches burning' if he wasn't re-elected? Or how about how Bill Clinton told another Dem politician that 'it's amazing, just a few years ago he (Obama) would have been carrying out golf clubs'...

Hillary hires darkies, though....Cheryl Mills will likely be one of those taking the fall for her over REMOVING Top-Secret classification markings in order to transmit Top-Secret intel from a SCIF to @clintonemail

tired of the your people thing

It seems logical to me that most black Americans would support Bernie who was personally active in the civil rights movement. Check his record.

Blacks don't vote for Jews en masse.

Bravo! Great commentary. Thank you for your honesty. Remember, you can always tell when the Clinton's are lying, their lips are moving.

Clintons are the master minds of manipulation. They will use anyone and everyone for what they want. They are the most corrupt couple in America. They will betray anyone for their benefit. Black people must end their political slavery voting blindly for leaders who use them.

Why should blacks get anything above what everybody gets?

Why should blacks get anything above what everybody gets?

They shouldn't alot of them think they should though

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