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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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Low information voters. Just vote democrat and you will continue to get your handout. Permanant underclass voters. That is the key to the democrat party. Keep 'em poor so we can control them.

She's not even Harry Truman. That doesn't mean anything, but it's funny.

The democrats come out year after year telling blacks how they are on their side and are going to look out for them and blacks just say "Sho nuff yessir be gwine to run rite down to dat voting place an cast my vote fo you suh" and the democrats just laugh to themselves and forget about them till the next election. And the parade goes on democrats stay in office blacks fall farther behind never knowing what has happened to them.

Blacks have been under democrat rule for decades. Democrats just shifted from plantation to welfare state. Why do black folk during elections talk to each other about voting for the "gimmedat" party? It is because they have been "conditioned" to accept handouts. It's not hard to see how the democrats keep them on their plantation.

The Repug has not done a dam thing either all you whiteys would love for blacks to go back to the plantation. Everybody I know gets up everyday go to work, take care of their families and pray that you to leave our black asses along. We fought in every war, paid a lot of taxes what else you want us to do. I know what the next generation of white children see how mean and evil you are and a lot are joining us because they can not get jobs either. They are sick of the arrogance of the grandparents and parents who shipped jobs overseas which made even worst for them. You can not blame black people for that it is your own white asses. Blame, Blame, Blame all you do, look in the mirror. You put down everyone to make yourself look good.

The problem with 95% of all black voters is that they are too stupid to vote for anything but more welfare dollars from Whitey...And Whitey is about to turn off the tap.

"Its Bush Fault"

Not only is it Bush's fault...it's Glo-bull Warming's fault...it's the Easter Bunny's fault..it's the Tooth Fairy's fault...it's everybody's fault - except Shrillary's. The Hildabeast will continue to count on the hapless back voters to toe the Democrat party line because the author of this article had it right - they are "conditioned" to do so. Never mind that without the Republican party, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would never have become law. The Democrats take minority voters for granted UNTIL election day - then they ALL want your vote. After the minorities give into the Democrat party - the minorities are once again put on the plantation UNTIL the next election comes around. FOLKS - TIME TO WAKE UP!! Do not take your candidate for granted. Vote for the PERSON that you think will come through and deliver as promised - not the PARTY!! THIS CYCLE: the Democrats are offering a Communist (Clinton); a Socialist (Sanders) and a Fascist (Bloomberg) - if he runs. The Republicans have a much stronger bench - but it is a battle between Conservatives and Moderates. Moderates have NO core values - kinda like your typical Democrat. SO, DO YOUR HOMEWORK and MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!! 'Nuff said'......

Yeah, that will never old for Obama, Hillary and the left.

Yeah, that will never old for Obama, Hillary and the left.

Oh please. This doesn't just apply to the clintons; it applies to the entire democrat party. For decades blacks have voted democrat. Has the unemployment rate of black youths decreased? No. Has the violence in the inner cities decreased? No, it's gotten worse. And these inner cities have been run by democrats in general---and black democrats in particular---for most of that time. Just the latest example is that idiot mayer and public prosecutor in Baltimore. To blacks I have only one thing to say: Wise up. Stop being taken for granted by the democrat party.

The plantation system is alive and well, run by the same party, the only difference is the crop. It's votes, not cotton.

Mongoose - such a pithy and outright AWESOME quote: "The plantation system is alive and well, run by the same party, the only difference is the crop. It's votes, not cotton." Nicely done, Mongoose.

I believe that the days of blacks voting in democrat lock step may be numbered. The black community turned out in mass for "Hope and Change" and they got exactly nothing in return. Do you think that democrats can energize the base with a poor showing?

leslie...fantastic writer will look for more of your insightful truthful and brave observations

Harriet Tubman was a Republican anyway.

Exactly right. Also remeber the democrats gave us the Fugitive Slave Law, the KKK, and the Jim Crow laws!

As was Martin Luther King Jr. And MLK senior. 95% of blacks belonged to the party of Lincoln until the Democrats starts buying votes with free handout programs, set asides and lower test score requirements. TO THIS DAY the Dems tell blacks they can't possibly compete with whitey without "special" treatment that only the Democrat party will give them. Susan B Anthony also voted the straight Republicans ticket though our media and school teachers won't tell you that. They want you to believe the Dems are the party of women's rights. The left wingers are MASTERS of revising history through propaganda.

Yes! As was Frederrick Douglass.

She had to be!! dimocrats wouldn't let blacks register to vote in their party!

Exactly right. Also remeber the democrats gave us the Fugitive Slave Law, the KKK, and the Jim Crow laws!

Remember that in the 60s the part of the Democratic part that included most of the racists and segregationists, the Dixicrats, quit the Democratic party and joined the Republican party over the civil rights legislation. This pretty much turned the Republican party into the racist party.

That's not ENTIRELY correct, Tammera. True the Dixicrats quit the Democrat Party over the Civil Rights Act and, yes, more than a few of them WERE racists. However, the Dixicrats became the MODERATE (ie: establishment) wing of the Republican Party. They are the "Go along/Get along" bunch - no CORE values and are willing to make deals. Not good deals for you and me, mind you - just deals that will make them more powerful & wealthy!! Dixicrats over the years have actually snuck back into the Democrat party - but are now labeled "Progressives". SO, do not be FOOLED by the labels - "Progressives" are another word for "Communist". The Democrat Party candidates right now are: CLINTON (Communist); SANDERS (Socialist) and Bloomberg (Fascist) - if he runs. SO, DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Vote for the candidate that will be the best President possible - NOT the best PARTY. 'Nuff Said'........

That Dixiecrats became Republicans and joined the party of Lincoln, the party that formed to fight AGAINST slavery and FOR equal rights, is a FAIRYTALE, a blatant LIE put out by the left wing to hide the racism of the Democrat Party throughout it's history This story defies common sense. It is a classic example of the left's attempt to REVISE history. Go to Wikipedia and read the truth about Dixiecrats, a small group that NEVER became Republicans

Then explain to Robert Byrd to me. Democrat leader of the senate. Also a KKK member.\In the early 1940s, Byrd recruited 150 of his friends and associates to create a new chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia. According to Byrd, a Klan official told him, "You have a talent for leadership, Bob ... The country needs young men like you in the leadership of the nation." Byrd later recalled, "Suddenly lights flashed in my mind! Someone important had recognized my abilities! I was only 23 or 24 years old, and the thought of a political career had never really hit me. But strike me that night, it did."[13] Byrd became a recruiter and leader of his chapter.[13] When it came time to elect the top officer (Exalted Cyclops) in the local Klan unit, Byrd won unanimously.[13] In December 1944, Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore G. Bilbo: I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944

Byrd never became a Republican. He stayed a democrat. The myth is that all the racists in the democrat party became Republicans after the Civil Rights Act was passed. BTW, more Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than democrats.

Yes. So was Abraham Lincoln. It was a very different Republican party then.

....and MLK, jr......

I disagree. The Democrats have always been the party of race-baiting. Little has changed.

I don't like the term but there is no doubt that they use race. The smart play would be to one time, every once in a while, support the other party. That way no one can be sure how the vote will go so both parties will court the vote. The way it's played now, Democrats don't think they need do anything but lip service and Republicans don't believe they'll get the vote no matter what they do. End result? The votes don't matter because there's no uncertainty. Whoever is encouraging the continuation of this doesn't have any interest in the voters well being.

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