Hillary Clinton has come under fire for her remarks about not quitting the race by invoking the memory of RFK’s assassination. CNN.com reports the following:
Earlier Friday afternoon, she told the editorial board of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Argus Leader that “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said.”
When the the media GOT ON HER FOR THIS, she stated the following:
“Earlier today, I was discussing the Democratic primary history and in the course of that discussion mentioned the campaigns that both my husband and Sen. Kennedy waged in California in June in 1992 and 1968, and I was referencing those to make the point that we have had nominating primary contests that go into June. That’s an historic fact.”
“The Kennedys have been much on my mind in the last days because of Sen. [Edward] Kennedy, and I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation and particularly for the Kennedy family was in any way offensive. I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever,”
Obama’s camp called the comments, “Unfortunate.”
Her and her “facts.”
So Hil, what was the historical significance of your statement? And how did it relate to your current situation? This is what I got from it: “I don’t know why people want me to quit, there is a chance that one of my racist hillbilly followers from the Appalachian states might go and bust a cap in Obama’s ass. And if that happens then YOU ARE ALL STUCK WITH ME!” God, she is as desperate as the woman in The Brothers who tried to kill Shemar Moore for breaking off their engagement.
She knew exactly what she was doing. Anytime a leader in the country challenged the status quo, they get offed: Lincoln, JKF, Malcolm and MLK. And she knows that black folks deep down are secretly scared that every time Obama gives a speech that someone is going to kill him. And now she is giving people ideas.
Hillary, if you don’t want to drop out of the race, that is your business. If you like being 20 million dollars in debt and being dogged out on every news station all-day long and having your own supporters state on record that you should drop out, then ride this out to see how far it might take you–sad in June when Obama is named the Presidential nominee. But keep the word “assassination” out your mouth when referring to anything about this election if you are not talking about the possibility of your own assassination. This is not a game.
It kills me how so many other feminists still don’t see through this nonsense. If I get one more generic e-mail from feminists groups demanding that we fight against the media’s role in sexist attacks against Clinton, I am going to vomit. I would like to see a woman president in my lifetime too, but not one who has to win an election by using undermining racist remarks and feelings of entitlement, riding off her husband’s coattails and just plain breaking the rules to make that happen.
An editor friend of mine told me that her former female boss said, “I have tried to be nice people (A LIE), but it doesn’t get you anywhere, that’s why you have to be a bitch. It’s what all the top editors do. Being a bitch gets you what you want.” Too bad this nut along with Clinton don’t realize that people only tolerate a bitch because they have to, but they never respect one.