Hillary gets booed again

February 22, 2008

Clinton also raised Obama’s use in his campaign speeches of words first uttered by his friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

“If your candidacy is going to be about words then they should be your own words,” she said. “…Lifting whole passages from someone else’s speeches is not change you can believe in, it’s change you can Xerox.”

The debate audience booed.

Meanwhile, Hillary might want to review some of her own plagiarisms before she starts throwing stones.

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hillary’s scarlett o’hara act

February 17, 2008

scarlett o’hara or hillary clinton?

Why some of us aren’t falling for it.

Feb. 8, 2008–There’s been a lot of talk about women and their choices since Super Tuesday, when African American women overwhelmingly voted for Sen. Barack Obama, while white women picked Sen. Hillary Clinton. Some pundits automatically concluded that “race trumped gender” among black women. I hate this analysis because it relegates black women to junior-partner status in political struggles. It is not that simple. A lot of people have tried to gently explain the divide, so I’m just going to put this out there: Sister voters have a beef with white women like Clinton that is both racial and gendered. It is not about choosing race; it is about rejecting Hillary’s Scarlett O’Hara act.

Black women voters are rejecting Hillary Clinton because her ascendance is not a liberating symbol. Her tears are not moving. Her voice does not resonate. Throughout history, privileged white women, attached at the hip to their husband’s power and influence, have been complicit in black women’s oppression. Many African American women are simply refusing to play Mammy to Hillary.


must be the middle digit

January 5, 2008

On ABC this weekend she said: “When I started here, I was in single digits. I mean, nobody expected me to be doing as well as I’m doing in Iowa.”

Nobody, meaning, almost everybody, unfortunately. (The campaign can’t point us to a poll where she was ever in single digits.


boooo who?

January 5, 2008

Lukewarm off her third place finish in Iowa, Hillary struck east toward New Hampshire to see if she could get some momentum behind her tepid campaign. Apparently she has her work cut out for her.

If the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 100 Club dinner is any bell weather [sic] – Barack Obama will handily win here. When Obama, the dinner’s last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” So many people pressed toward the stage that an announcer asked people to “please take their seats for safety concerns.”

By comparison Hillary was twice booed. The first time was when she said she has always and will continue to work for “change for you. The audience, particularly from Obama supporters (they were waving Obama signs) let out a noise that sounded like a thousand people collectively groaning. The second time came a few minutes later when Clinton said: “The there are two big questions for voters in New Hampshire. One is: who will be ready to lead from day one? The second,” and here Clinton was forced to pause as boos from the crowd mixed with cheers from her own supporters. “Is who can we nominate who will go the distance against the Republicans?”