Hillary’s Trying To Fit In…Again

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I think I’ve pretty much made it clear that I’m no longer on Hillary Clinton’s cheerleading squad. Still, I know she’s going to be the Democratic Presidential nominee in 2008 and no way in hell am I voting Republican…not that my vote for a Presidential candidate matters in the state of Texas anyway (Thanks Electoral College). Anyhow, always on the campaign trail (and not for her Senate seat in 06 that’s already in the bag), Senator Clinton spoke at an event honoring Dr. King at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem.

Clinton blasted the Bush administration as one of the worst in U.S. history.

“We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence,” she said. “I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country.”

Eh, duh. Stating the obvious won’t score you that treasured sound bite, though. Nor would mentioning that she and many of her fellow Democrats serving in the Senate gave the moron-in-chief the authority to make half of these brainless decisions, but I digress. Hillary, like her husband, aims for the gusto. Now, what’s an easy way to rile up a room full of blacks? Dropping references to slavery, of course.

Depending on the day, it’s best to stay clear of me if I see a promo for Roots. And while some us may not want to admit it, hearing about the atrocities done against people of color in this country will usually ruffle your feathers…even if only a wee bit.

Clinton likened the Republican-controlled Congress to a plantation.

The House “has been run like a plantation, and you know what I’m talking about,” said Clinton, D-N.Y. “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.”

On second thought, maybe it takes a little bit more than a quick slavery reference to really piss me off. I think Hillary would have done a lot better mentioning Henry VIII to a room full of Britain’s angriest to make her argument stronger. If it were a plantation, Hillary would be in shackles or in the big house serving as the youngins’ Mammy. I’m not seeing the correlation.

I’m trying not to hop too deep into my soapbox, but I’ve long grown tired of the Democrats mentioning the Civil Rights Movement, slavery, and legalized segregation in churches across the country to move blacks to the polls, only to turn a blind eye once they’re sworn into office. If you can’t deliver, shutup.

Congrats on making the news, Hill, but you’re still boring me.

RNC spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt said: “On a day when Americans are focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton is focused on the legacy of Hillary Clinton.”

Dumbya once took King’s holiday to speak against affirmative action. Have a glass of “shut the f*ck up.” Then let some of the Democrats have a sip.

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