The Clintons and Race

I’ve previously noted the use of race in this election by the Clintons.

Even former Clintonite Robert Reich agrees on their use of race:

While it may be that all is fair in love, war, and politics, it’s not fair – indeed, it’s demeaning – for a former President to say things that are patently untrue (such as Obama’s anti-war position is a “fairy tale”) or to insinuate that Obama is injecting race into the race when the former President is himself doing it.

Bob Herbert has reviewed some cases and concludes:

The Clinton camp knows what it’s doing, and its slimy maneuvers have been working. Bob Kerrey apologized and Andrew Young said at the time of his comment that he was just fooling around. But the damage to Senator Obama has been real, and so have the benefits to Senator Clinton of these and other lowlife tactics.

There’s also an entire wiki documenting examples of the use of race by the Clinton campaign.

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    capt says:

    “preciously noted”

    V for C?

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I was trying to come up with an argument that I meant precious, such as some analogy with Gollum (my precious)from Lord of the Rings. I’m sure there’s one in there, such as in comparing the lack of ethics of the Clintons with the effects of the ring on Gollum and others.

    Alas, I couldn’t come up with such an argument which really sounded believable. Unfortunately there are limits to spelling checkers, such as when a typo gives a real word, even if the wrong word.

  3. 3
    capt says:

    I always get the smallest words incorrectly passing a spellchecker. If, of, is, in, on, etc. the darn spellcheckers . . . .

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