Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton to Fundraise with Harry Belafonte
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 Childrens Defense Fund, a liberal interest group.
Belafonte gained recent attention by calling President Bush the "worlds 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, "were here to tell you: Not hundreds, not thousands, but millions of the American people ... support your revolution.
Belafonte finished his appearance on Chavezs 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.
"Im 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."
That explains his meeting with Hillary!
Birds of a feather....
A picture of the hug will be worth a fortune...
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.
Good, let everyone see her true colors.
That, of course, would be American. Sometimes my proofreading fails me.
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.
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.
Talk about guilty by association. I hope that's the last nail in Hillary's coffin.
A fellow Washingtonian. Yeah, the SnoCo Council just passed all mail balloting.
It's a license to cheat.
Should read: "Calypso singer turned America-bashing communist activist Harry Belafonte"
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.
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.
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.
I agree. Which of her handlers suggested this?
There will be no hug or kiss photo.
Where is that pic of Mr. Burns?
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