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Hillary Clinton to Fundraise with Harry Belafonte
NewsMax ^ | 1/12/06

Posted on 01/12/2006 9:19:36 AM PST by areafiftyone

The New York Observer is reporting that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will appear Thursday at a luncheon with Calypso singer turned Bush-bashing liberal activist Harry Belafonte.

The luncheon is an awards ceremony given by the Children’s Defense Fund, a liberal interest group.

Belafonte gained recent attention by calling President Bush the "world’s greatest terrorist” while visiting Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez.

Belafonte was joined on the Venezuela trip by a group of outspoken liberal Americans, including actor Danny Glover and Princeton University Professor Cornel West. "No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world, George W. Bush says,” Belafonte told Chavez, "we’re here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people ... support your revolution.”

Belafonte finished his appearance on Chavez’s television and radio broadcast with the shout in Spanish, "Viva la revolucion!”

It will not be the first time that Hillary Clinton has appeared with Belafonte after the 78-year-old singer has made controversial remarks. In September, Belafonte told the Congressional Black Caucus that the Bush foreign policy "has made a wreck of this planet.”

"I’m always in Africa,” Belafonte ranted, "and when I go to these places I see American policy written on the walls of oppression everywhere.”

Sen. Clinton was the next speaker at the event. Following up, she noted, "What Harry said is so important.”

As reported by Cybercast News Service, during a civil rights march in Atlanta last August, Belafonte called prominent African-American officials in the Bush administration, such as Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, "black tyrants." He has also compared the Bush administration to Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and, in 2002, described then-Secretary of State Powell as a "house slave."

The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, a conservative black leader, accused Belafonte of treason.

"Harry Belafonte's hatred of President Bush is causing him to embrace America's enemies," the Rev. Peterson said in a press release. "I also believe that his actions are treasonous as described by Article Three, Section Three of the U.S. Constitution, which says that 'adhering to our enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort' constitutes treason."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: belafonte; fundraising; hillary; leftists

1 posted on 01/12/2006 9:19:37 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
"Harry Belafonte's hatred of President Bush is causing him to embrace America's enemies," the Rev. Peterson said in a press release.

That explains his meeting with Hillary!

2 posted on 01/12/2006 9:21:35 AM PST by Anti-MSM (Conservatives wish 9-11 never happened-liberals pretend it didn't!)
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To: Anti-MSM

Birds of a feather....


3 posted on 01/12/2006 9:23:32 AM PST by mom-7
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To: areafiftyone

A picture of the hug will be worth a fortune...


4 posted on 01/12/2006 9:24:39 AM PST by devane617 (An Alley-Cat mind is a terrible thing to waste)
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To: areafiftyone

Go for it Hill!! Love to see you embrace the anti-Ameerican, hate-filled lefties. Especially when you are trying to portray yourself as a moderate. I hope this gets lots of press attention but I won't hold my breath.


5 posted on 01/12/2006 9:29:09 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: areafiftyone

Good, let everyone see her true colors.


6 posted on 01/12/2006 9:30:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: areafiftyone

That, of course, would be American. Sometimes my proofreading fails me.


7 posted on 01/12/2006 9:30:46 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: All

I would love to see a picture of both of them smiling and embracing, but what do you bet that some staffers job that night will be to keep the two of them separated.

The NY Post once reported that they use staffers to prevent Mr. Clinton from taking pictures with pretty young girls. They are afraid those pictures will be used against them in campaign ads.


8 posted on 01/12/2006 9:31:47 AM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (I'm not stuck on stupid!)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

If she was stupid enough to do a pic with Harry...she could forget all of the southern states in the next election. Its going to be hard to get them anyway. I'm guessing that she will simply give up on the 12 "gray" states, and most of the midwest. If she carries all of the west coast, and NY...then she has a firm base to win...but its the rust belt that will be the final determiantion of her win. A shame that we can't fix King County up in Washington, and make them run a fair race...we might carry Washington state then.


9 posted on 01/12/2006 9:34:17 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: areafiftyone

Talk about guilty by association. I hope that's the last nail in Hillary's coffin.


10 posted on 01/12/2006 9:34:33 AM PST by TexasRepublic (BALLISTIC CATHARSIS: perforating uncooperative objects with chunks of lead)
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To: pepsionice

A fellow Washingtonian. Yeah, the SnoCo Council just passed all mail balloting.

It's a license to cheat.


11 posted on 01/12/2006 9:36:21 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (If stupidity were painful, liberals would be extinct)
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To: areafiftyone
" ... Calypso singer turned Bush-bashing liberal activist Harry Belafonte ..."

Should read: "Calypso singer turned America-bashing communist activist Harry Belafonte"

12 posted on 01/12/2006 9:36:51 AM PST by manwiththehands (Good news for America = bad news for DemocRats)
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To: areafiftyone

This is hard to believe. I don't have much to say in defense of Hillary Clinton, but I don't think she is this politically stupid. . . . On second thought, maybe her constituency is. Nevermind.


13 posted on 01/12/2006 9:41:48 AM PST by Muleteam1
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To: pepsionice
>>If she was stupid enough to do a pic with Harry...she could forget all of the southern states in the next election.<<

One would think so wouldn't they? However, just this morning I was listening to John Terry (Dem) on his AM radio show out of Amarillo and believe me, the brain-dead are not in short demand even in the most conservative part of Texas.

Muleteam1

14 posted on 01/12/2006 9:46:52 AM PST by Muleteam1
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To: RinaseaofDs

Then its time for some folks to vacation up in Washington this summer...and get state residency...and vote...while living down in Bessemer Alabama. Everyone is invited up for 10 days of paradise on Mt Rainer...just make sure you get residency and get registered.


15 posted on 01/12/2006 9:48:01 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Muleteam1
"This is hard to believe"

I agree. Which of her handlers suggested this?

There will be no hug or kiss photo.

16 posted on 01/12/2006 9:49:17 AM PST by AGreatPer (Steelers will win it all this year. Bring on the Colts)
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To: AGreatPer
I would not be surprised if Hillary calls in sick. Surely, this thing was scheduled before Harry Day-oooo did his idiot act this past weekend in Venezuela.
17 posted on 01/12/2006 9:56:00 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: areafiftyone

ROCK-----Hillary!------HARD-PLACE


18 posted on 01/12/2006 9:57:26 AM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: areafiftyone

Where is that pic of Mr. Burns?

"Exxxxcellent!


19 posted on 01/12/2006 10:00:21 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: areafiftyone
Can't wait to see them together in pictures....It'll make for good campaign materials.
20 posted on 01/12/2006 10:04:25 AM PST by b4its2late (I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: areafiftyone

like her husband, Hitlery is the best thing to happen to the GOP...
and as long as she hitches her wagon to despicable traitors like Belafonte; she is guaranteeing that she will not be elected POTUS in 2008...and if NY had one conservative with a set of stones to run against her in November; the GOP might win the Senate seat from NY too!


21 posted on 01/12/2006 10:08:44 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: areafiftyone

Hillary - stop hanging out with leftwing nuts and get to the gym and start working out. You are obese and a poor role model for all Americans.


22 posted on 01/12/2006 10:11:46 AM PST by GianniV
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To: kellynla

GODZILLARY will not run for President. If she was why would she be seen with a Marxist like Belafonte who pratically committed treason in Caracas. The RNC will be videotaping this event if she does show up.


23 posted on 01/12/2006 10:18:05 AM PST by Jack Ian
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To: Anti-MSM

I don't understand why these American haters don't just pack their bags and go to Africa and start their own government. Problem is they are blood suckers that use people for their own financial gain and idiots are willing to support them. Bad people never die, they just keep spreading their hatred .


24 posted on 01/12/2006 10:25:16 AM PST by newfrpr04
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To: Anti-MSM

Get pictures of this pair. Run them over and over...


25 posted on 01/12/2006 10:28:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Don't buy Bose. Their warranty is no good.)
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To: areafiftyone
Which one of these three is different from the others...

- Iva Ikuko Toguri
- Mildred Gillars
- Harry Belefonte


Answer: Ms. Toguri. She recieved a university degree from UCLA.
26 posted on 01/12/2006 10:30:55 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: areafiftyone

Wasn't Hillary! romantically linked with Belafonte several years ago?


27 posted on 01/12/2006 10:31:10 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: newfrpr04

Because Africans do not want them.


28 posted on 01/12/2006 11:08:15 AM PST by Jack Ian
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To: OrioleFan

No Hillary was involved with his daughter Sheri Belafonte. Hilarry the first GAY President??


29 posted on 01/12/2006 11:09:23 AM PST by Jack Ian
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To: areafiftyone

It's amazing (to me anyhow) how all these commies seems to love money.


30 posted on 01/12/2006 11:10:05 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: areafiftyone

Any photos of this event?


31 posted on 01/13/2006 3:16:23 AM PST by Lacey
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