Monday, January 16, 2006

"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about. It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

...Hillary Clinton speaking in a Harlem Church during a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Huh?

Has Hillary ever been on a plantation? Did she ever own a plantation? Was she a slave? A slave owner? Was she a non-slave worker on a plantation? Does she even know what a plantation is for that matter?

By her comment "you know what I'm talking about" was Hillary insinuating that the blacks in the church must know all about plantations because they're black and as we know all blacks alive in America at this moment were obviously slaves at one time?

Hillary is the last person who should speak on the subject of plantations. After all she was born and raised in Chicago, which is the last place you'll find a plantation. Perhaps her marriage to the "first black President" gives her some experience the rest of us aren't privy to.

What's sad is that not only is she using race to divide America, but she received a huge round of applause for her efforts. If Dr. King had been alive to hear that, he would have been disgraced, and rightly so.

3 comments:

  1. Yeah, I found that highly inappropriate, too.

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  2. I have a vague memory of somebody (Clarence Thomas, maybe) saying a few years ago that he "didn't live on Teddy Kennedy's plantation". Or did I dream that?

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  3. How very, very condescending. WHY did the congregation not see that she was patronizing them?

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