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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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This criminal will hopefully, and at least, highlight the disparity in the justice system between the political elite in this country and the rest of us. This woman...lliary clinton....should not even be employable in America, whether it be for a Walmart greeter position or anything else. Her only claim to fame is being the wife of a perverted rapist who was the biggest disgrace ever to soil our White House. I defy anyone to name even one accomplishment of hers besides going from a self-described "zero" net worth to $140 million in 5 years. We're waiting? And please, we don't want to hear about normalizing relations with Myanmar.

Let's face it. The DEMOCRAT Party needs as many idiotic and completely gullible people it can get to vote for them because no-one with a brain believes a word they say. What I find amazing is, Black Americans have been complaining about the same things my whole life, yet they continue to vote DEMOCRAT. Ten years from now, they will be complaining about the same things they have complained about for the last 50 years and yet they will still vote DEMOCRAT. Is Stuck on stupid a fair thing to say because to me it sure as hell is.

Announcing National Black Republican Association Endorses Donald J. Trump. Please see the blog site at NBRA.com

This is great because we have no doubt that Trump is 100% for America! He will do what needs to be done to improve the economic opportunities for his supporters and for his non-supporters alike! Hate him ... love him, he will do what needs to be done to make our economy work much better for everyone!

It is really sad, that the candidates for President are so pathetic, that a First Lady with no skills and no accomplishments and no appealing qualities, who would be prosecuted by the Attorney General if she was a Republican, still has the best chance of becoming President.

"No skills, no accomplishments and no appealing qualities." So was Obama and he got two terms from uninformed black voters. Hillary is no different. You can't fix stupid.

You're so right Cam. This criminal will hopefully, and at least, highlight the desparity in the justice system between the political elite in this country and the rest of us. This woman...lliary clinton....should not even be employable in America, whether it be for a Walmart greeter position or anything else. Her only claim to fame is being the wife of a perverted rapist who was the biggest disgrace ever to soil our White House. I defy anyone to name even one accomplishment of hers besides going from a self-described "zero" net worth to $140 million in 5 years. We're waiting? And please, we don't want to hear about normalizing relations with Myanmar.

I don't appaud you because u are down right false and vicous and on sanders team. Too. Bad. Hillary will win.

Hillary for Prison 2016!

Nothing he said is false, and nobody is more vicious than a Clinton in election trouble. Clinton sycophants are just too stupid to see it.

Nothing he said is false, and nobody is more vicious than a Clinton in election trouble. Clinton sycophants are just too stupid to see it.

Why in the world is Harriet Tubman even famous? There were maybe 100 other abolitionists on the Underground Railroad that saved thousands more compared to Harriet Tubman's low number of 300 something.

Oh wait, if a white person saves thousands of blacks it isn't as deserving as a black woman who saved a couple hundred. So it is with every black - always lower standards but higher recognition.

Bernie is not the answer. Socialism, no matter how may times tried has never worked. Hillary is not the answer. Communism, is what socialism turns into after implemented, and has never worked. Bloomberg is not the answer. Facism is an offshoot of both socialism and communism, and has never worked. Consider republicanism, which The United States of America was founded on. That is a clue. Otherwise, vote democrat and get the same old crap every day.

Bernie is by far the best answer we have had for a very long time. Democratic Socialism which is the type of socialism he is promoting has worked very well for Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, etc. - all places with a high standard of living and a high happiness index. We already have socialism in the form of social security, Medicare, national parks, libraries, highways, public education including community colleges, etc, etc. All of these things are a big part of the positives of our standard of living. The only thing I will agree the Democratic party is way too influenced by the oligarchs (as are Republicans, even more so), and no we don't need any more of that crap. But that is exactly what we will get if we continue to vote for establishment candidates like Clinton.

Socialism kills entrepreneurial startup companies and entrepreneurial spirit with its high tax rates which make it all but impossible to start a new business. And entrepreneurial startups are the engine of innovation, job growth, and especially high paying jobs. I'm talking about companies like Apple, Microsoft, Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Tesla, etc. etc. Which is why there has not been even one world-changing, paradigm-shifting new company or great idea coming out of Norway, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, etc. The only thing they make is shitty cars. I have worked in those countries and I can tell you those countries have ZERO upward mobility. If you are born poor or middle class, you're gonna stay that way no matter how hard you work and how smart you are, because these countries are not free societies, and your future is not in your own hands but in the hands of a huge bureaucratic machine. So very much unlike the U.S. where if you are smart and work hard you can get ahead. Sorry, European style socialism is a pretty sad way to live and definitely not for me. If you like Denmark so much why don't you do something about it and move there?

A party does not make you a Constitution supporter. Democrat or Republican. They are Republicrats. How about an American like Trump?

Ms. Wilmes, I applaud your bravery for writing such a piece. Undoubtedly an unpopular stance within your circle of friends and colleagues. It takes real guts to stick with your principles in the face of opposition from your peers.

Ms. Wilmes: I too applaud your insightful and pragmatic article that I am sure is not sitting well with some of your friends. Have faith, however. You should take pride in the fact that your singular article has fostered an online debate that was both long overdue and well worth participating in. I have studied our nations history, from it's beginnings, and there have been some "bleak" moments in an otherwise excellent national existance. I am NOT black and neither am I shy about my politics. I only point this out because in my life time only three things really matter: (1) How a person's character is perceived, (2) has that person had a positive impact on others and (3) is that same person honorable? This test applies to politician and non-politician alike. Your article reminded me of this test. Bravo, Ms. Wilmes.

One of the late night comedians just did a "street poll" and asked people what they thought about the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. Had just endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. It was amazing how many people on the street, including blacks, fell for this and were not even aware that MLK has been dead for decades. Let's face it, US Presidents are elected by uneducated masses most of whom cannot name the current VP or point to Paris on a map. Until the Dept. Of Education and welfare are "abolished" just like plantation slavery was abolished, we are stuck with modern slavery of the poor, uneducated to the "Massah" slave owners, the Democrats. Hillary could pay some reparations out of her millions. So could the Kennedys, who created modern welfare slavery.

I conclude, after reading this column then reading the comments that the democrat party will continue to enslave the minorities any way they can. And the minorities will let them.

the blacks have let the "jesus is coming back" rap enslave them.

How does one reduce crime and make our inner cities safe for law abiding African Americans without resulting in the increased incarceration of blacks? Wake up and smell the roses. You can't have both

Welfare reform actually helped

Okay. I see some people here believe the democrat party is great for blacks. It's like clapping with one hand, impossible. SOOOO... forgeting the racist history of the democrat party, I will agree with the low information voters here. Yes, tge democrats are best for minorities because they need a handout and a handup. They are ignorant and have no capacity to think for themselves, so we best enslave them with free phones, welfare and the like. They are not free-thinking people so why not enslave them? They know no better. Free stuff and they vote for democrats! They can't get by on their own merits so we will create an affirmative action program. We democrats will have them voting for us for the next 200 years. (and take a wild guess who said that)

I love me some Hillary bashing but when you're desperately shoehorning racism in that 3am ad, you're obviously inserting racism everywhere possible. Being offended isn't supposed to be a career choice.

EXTERMINATE the NIGER RACE and LIBERAL RACE MIXERS--- PROBLEM SOLVED

Get off this board! RACIST ASSHOLE!

Blacks are stuck on the Democrat Plantation.

One of the late night comedians just did a "street poll" and asked people what they thought about the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. Had just endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. It was amazing how many people on the street, including blacks, fell for this and we're not even aware that MLK has been dead for decades. Let's face it, US Presidents are elected by uneducated masses most of whom cannot name the current VP or point to Paris on a map. Until the Dept. Of Education and welfare are "abolished" just like plantation slavery were, we are stuck with modern slavery of the poor, uneducated to the "Massah" slave owners, the Democrats.

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