Shorter Hillary Clinton: Black people and activists don’t represent voters

I just saw on PoliticalTicker, this steaming load of crap:

WHITE MARSH, Maryland (CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Monday explained away Barack Obama’s clean sweep of the weekend’s caucuses and primaries as a product of a caucus system that favors “activists” and, in the case of the Louisiana primary, an energized African-American community.

Oh surely, she’s not suggesting anything, right? Read further:

“These are caucus states by and large, or in the case of Louisiana, you know, a very strong and very proud African-American electorate, which I totally respect and understand.”

Clinton has publicly dismissed the caucus voting system since before Super Tuesday, seeking to lower expectations heading into a series of contests that played to Obama’s advantage. His campaign features what many consider to be a stronger and more dedicated grassroots organization than Clinton’s.

Noting that “my husband never did well in caucus states either,” Clinton argued that caucuses are “primarily dominated by activists” and that “they don’t represent the electorate, we know that.” (emphasis mine)

This is me mad

And what the hell does her husband have to do with anything? 3rd term.

Let’s not forget that she won in Nevada, after filing a lawsuit and both Clinton’s whining about how unfair it was. Well, um…so what if there was cheating and lying being done on behalf of the Clinton’s. The caucuses are clearly unfair because Sen. Obama carried something like 97% of the counties in the state.

Below is the not-mad response I posted to Political Ticker, that we can assume will not be approved:

Whoa, talk about deluded. Democrats can’t win in those states? Well, I’ll give her Alaska, but let’s take a look at vote totals:
North Dakota -
Obama 11,625 61%

Romney 3,490 36% 8
McCain 2,224 23% 5
Paul 2,082 21% 5
Huckabee 1,947 20% 5
The GOP total for that race is 9,743 votes. I’m sorry, who can’t win North Dakota?

Nebraska and Idaho haven’t had their GOP primaries yet, so I have no idea what they’re basing this statement on at all. Other than that, in almost all there races Sen. Obama won, the total number of votes for him alone, are more than what the top two GOP candidates received combined.

And thank you Sen. Clinton for once again, dismissing activists. If it wasn’t for activists, neither you nor Sen. Obama would be where you are today. I’m sure the activists working on your campaign appreciate that unnecessary and unwarranted slam.

6 thoughts on “Shorter Hillary Clinton: Black people and activists don’t represent voters

  1. All the activists and people of color should evidently sit back down? The Democratic party doesn’t need them anymore? As somebody who participated in the MN caucuses I am insulted that she would dismiss the process and yet expect me to support her if she somehow gets the nomination.

  2. You know, there were a lot of people who participated in caucuses for the first time in their lives this year. That she’s dismissing their choice to give up a weekend day to sit around for a few hours, in the cold, shows the tin ear this woman has when it comes to the people. These people who participated were energized. You have young people who have never voted being told by one of the Democratic candidates that they don’t represent the electorate. Old people who’d rather vote by mail, standing on line for hours in the snow to participate in a caucus are being dismissed by one of the Democratic candidates. Black people, who this candidate thought she had in the bag are being told that they don’t represent the electorate.

    And if the Clinton’s get the nomination, they’re going to expect these same groups to canvass for them, phone bank for them, vote for them. After being dismissed? Good luck on that one.

  3. The hundreds of people that showed up at my caucus site were not “activists”. Only a few of them had ever been to a caucus before. They were ordinary working people who care about the future of our country. What Clinton says is deeply offensive to me.

  4. I know you don’t go to the Big Orange anymore, however, Kos had a great post about the Hillary group bashing the states that Obama has won. It’s worth a read.

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2/11/121758/950/294/454307

    It’s all a bunch of crap coming from the Clinton camp right now. Spin spin spin to try and keep the donations rolling in.

    And yes, look at ALL the state by state comparisons! Dems are coming out in huge numbers compared to the Republicans and especially in the states Obama has won.

  5. I actually saw Markos’ post and thought it was pretty funny and accurate. I was actually thinking of doing a similar post yesterday, but wanted to wait to see what the spin was like today.

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