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Senator Likens House to Slavery, Drawing Rebukes From Some
New York Sun ^ | 17 January 2006 | JULIA LEVY

Posted on 01/17/2006 1:41:59 AM PST by rdb3

Martin Luther King Jr. fought four decades ago to free black Americans from the legacy of slavery. Yesterday, Senator Clinton compared the Republican leadership of the current House of Representatives to the very idea the civil rights leader dedicated his life to fighting. "When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run - it has been run like a plantation," she said. "You know what I'm talking about."

Mrs. Clinton, who was addressing a packed house at the Reverend Al Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Day event at Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, continued: "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard. The Senate's not that bad, but it's been difficult. It's been difficult."

Later in the afternoon, Mrs. Clinton's press secretary, Philippe Reines, declined to comment on the senator's allusion to slavery, but he said she was simply discussing "a top-down system that is fundamentally at odds with how the people's House should operate." Mrs. Clinton's reference to one of the darkest periods of American history drew applause, but some national political observers said yesterday that they doubt the comparison of mainstream politicians to slave owners will help the senator win broad-based support as she tests the political waters for a possible presidential campaign.

"The use of the term plantation is foolish, and my guess is that she will live to regret this," a University of Virginia political analyst, Larry Sabato, said. "She's playing the race card."

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; clinton; gopplantation; hillary; mlk; racecard; slavery

1 posted on 01/17/2006 1:42:01 AM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3

Hitlery strikes again.


2 posted on 01/17/2006 1:42:44 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: rdb3
Mrs. Clinton, who was addressing a packed house at the Reverend Al Sharpton's annual Martin Luther King Day event at Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, continued: "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard. The Senate's not that bad, but it's been difficult. It's been difficult."

The Dems seem to have all the good drugs (not that I use any). It seems as if the only thing one DOES hear is the constant bleating of the dims.

And talk about hypocrisy...it's the dems that try to keep minorities beholden to the democrat party through entitlement programs instead of helping minorities excel.

3 posted on 01/17/2006 1:46:05 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: rdb3
"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run - it has been run like a plantation," she (Mrs. Clinton) said. "You know what I'm talking about."

Actually, I have no idea what that scumbag is talking about.

4 posted on 01/17/2006 1:46:45 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rdb3

ROFL!

Testify Sista Hillary!

Serves her right for pandering to Sharpton!


5 posted on 01/17/2006 1:47:08 AM PST by CalGOPTom
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Just in case anyone was worried about this monster.

She carries her own suicide kit in her head at all times and is ready to commit at a moments notice.


6 posted on 01/17/2006 1:47:35 AM PST by CBart95
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To: rdb3

This woman is so disgusting.


7 posted on 01/17/2006 1:49:25 AM PST by FOG724 (Governor Spendanator)
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To: rdb3
Gosh, Hilary, you think that some don't remember what it used to be like with the Rats in charge? It is a garden with how much our side worries about making sure that the liberal point of view is voiced and respected.

Tell me, Hilary, how come, if this is such a draconian place, that they were able to hold a Downing Street 'investigation' in the capital building?

Geeze, can't these liberals finally get it? You keep losing elections because you don't offer an alternative, you just whine incessantly, and those whines are usually over the most pitiful and stupid things.

The House is not a plantation; were it so, Nancy Pelosi would be picking cotton instead of giving her latest diarrhea of the mouth to the press corps.

Stop being stuck on stupid, Hilary - only the most die-hard in your party are there, and only they would do more than roll their eyes at such junk.
8 posted on 01/17/2006 1:49:48 AM PST by kingu
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To: rdb3

A little later today, the RATS will borrow the clown car from Ringling Brothers and load up the usual Congressional suspects like Moms Waters and Plant the Flag on Mars Jackson-Lee for a ride around Washington on the Hellary Sychophants 'r Us tour.


9 posted on 01/17/2006 1:59:05 AM PST by Dahoser (Time to condense the nonsense: Terry Tate for Congressional Linebacker.)
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To: rdb3
The woman is mad, mad, I tell you!


10 posted on 01/17/2006 2:04:31 AM PST by mfulstone
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To: rdb3

"It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary point of view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

This is not a very good definition of slavery.


11 posted on 01/17/2006 2:04:56 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: rdb3

Wow, that's a first... Larry Sabato actually sounded irate... at a Democrat !


12 posted on 01/17/2006 2:05:59 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: rdb3


Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem church on Monday.
13 posted on 01/17/2006 2:09:28 AM PST by maggief (Hillary!/Belafonte '08)
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To: rdb3

Ahhh, I love the smell of desperation in the morning.


14 posted on 01/17/2006 2:11:04 AM PST by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: maggief

She's always pop-eyed, and looks like she got about two hours of sleep.


15 posted on 01/17/2006 2:30:37 AM PST by Calico Cat
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To: rdb3

She probably was inspired by the underground railway under capitol hill.


16 posted on 01/17/2006 2:55:33 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: rdb3
Actually Hill, Plantation style Liberalism is what the modern Democrat Party practices on the minority communities. You require the minorities to show up and vote for you at every election while keeping them subservient to you with a substance level of Govt handouts. You want to see Plantation Style Politics, look to the modern welfare state and it's chief proponent Hillary Clinton.
17 posted on 01/17/2006 2:56:29 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: rdb3

Hillary! was projecting, as usual. The House isn't remotely a plantation, but certainly the Democrats run their large percentage of the black vote as a plantation, using them as vote slaves and viciously attacking anybody who "makes it out" - such as Clarence Thomas or Condoleeza Rice.


18 posted on 01/17/2006 3:05:00 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: rdb3

The Hysterical Channel should do a special about this loon. She's crazy, a racist, and a queer. They can probably find a few dykes, Gore Vidal and two others, to make the case for her antiheterosexuality.


19 posted on 01/17/2006 3:11:48 AM PST by RushLake (The Democratic party--Mary Jo Kopechne is unavailable for comment.)
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To: rdb3

When are the republicans going to start fighting back?

The democrats should know about "plantation times", because the democrats, both north and south, were fighting the republican efforts to end slavery?

It's time to start hitting the democrat party with the truth about it's racist, slave past, or the republicans will lose all minorities.


20 posted on 01/17/2006 3:12:15 AM PST by tkathy (Ban the headscarf (http://bloodlesslinchpinsofislamicterrorism.blogspot.com))
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To: rdb3; The Drowning Witch
When some think she's leaning more to the right, the Hildabeast shows her true colors, and hocks up a loogey like this.

Thanks for the reminder of who you are, Sen. Clinton.

21 posted on 01/17/2006 3:12:30 AM PST by Jackknife ( "I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father'." —Will Rogers)
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To: rdb3
The Racist History of the Democratic Party
22 posted on 01/17/2006 3:17:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: rdb3
Wow, I would have expected this from Howard Dean....so Hillary can look more centrist.

My mistake. Move along.

23 posted on 01/17/2006 3:19:35 AM PST by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: rdb3

Insulting members of Congress is no way to run a campaign.

But the MSM and the Dem spin machine will clean up after her.

By next week this will all be forgotten.


24 posted on 01/17/2006 3:22:07 AM PST by airborne (If being a Christian was a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?)
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To: CalGOPTom

'Lil Hil


25 posted on 01/17/2006 3:32:50 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: rdb3

I hope South Park does a show on Hillary if she wins the Dem. nomination for President.


26 posted on 01/17/2006 3:36:54 AM PST by Rebelbase (Whew! Another year until the cursed green bean casserole strikes again!)
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To: rdb3
"You know what I'm talking about."

Yes, notice Hitlery was talking to "You People", not 'us' or 'we'.

27 posted on 01/17/2006 3:40:42 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Kirkwood

ROFLMAO!

That is great!


28 posted on 01/17/2006 3:52:12 AM PST by Bob from De
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To: jocon307
This is not a very good definition of slavery.

Not only that, it's a lie. The American people have heard the rat's message loud and clear and don't want it.

Now what usually historically has happened in the last one hundred years is that the left would enforce their views by tyranny and oppression if they could. The will of the people means nothing to them.

History only repeats itself if we let it.

29 posted on 01/17/2006 4:18:31 AM PST by lizma
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To: rdb3

Since when does a SENATOR get to tell the HOUSE how to do business. Hitlary's going down! (probably on another woman)


30 posted on 01/17/2006 4:24:27 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: rdb3

The ever evil witch from chappaqua.


31 posted on 01/17/2006 4:40:49 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: rdb3

Keep talkin', Hill, keep talkin' - you're doing great!


32 posted on 01/17/2006 4:43:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: jocon307

Makes you wonder if Hillary's staff writers came up with that comparison, or she got away from the script and improvised. Granted, Hillary is politically tone deaf, but her staff can't be that dumb.


33 posted on 01/17/2006 4:47:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: rdb3
...she (Hitlery "Cankles" Clinton) said. "You know what I'm talking about."

Who the hell ever knows what this bloviating broad is talking about?

She opens her mouth and crap comes out.

Disgusting pig.

34 posted on 01/17/2006 4:48:44 AM PST by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: COBOL2Java

I'm almost sure the word "plantation" came right out of her her own head (as I used to say to my dad when requesting a bed time story). I'm sure she felt "inspired" by all those fine African-American Democrats. The woman makes Al Gore look like an American Cary Grant.


35 posted on 01/17/2006 4:50:23 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: maggief

Hillary (thinking): "Someday, you'll all be mine!


36 posted on 01/17/2006 4:50:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: rdb3

How does an old white woman get to play the race card???


37 posted on 01/17/2006 4:56:34 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: FOG724

What do you expect from Hillary?

Garbage from a garbage mind.


38 posted on 01/17/2006 4:58:29 AM PST by DarthVader (Hillary's mother was a jackal!)
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To: COBOL2Java

"Yo Brother Al. Wanna get jiggy wit it? Get up on the good thang?"
"Dam woman, get your hand out my pocket. There are people watching."

39 posted on 01/17/2006 4:59:35 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rdb3

With her remarks Hillary has managed to put one foot in her racial mouth. She ought to be given a chance to explain her remarks so that she can also get the other foot in!!!!


40 posted on 01/17/2006 5:06:44 AM PST by eeriegeno
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To: mfulstone
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41 posted on 01/17/2006 5:07:32 AM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: rdb3

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), with her usual intuitive sense of misdirection, likened the Congress to a plantation, presumably during slavery years when Democrats ruled the south. It's a bit politically incorrect but to some extent she is right.

Congress often acts as if it were the master and the rest of us are slaves. They set overseers over us and rule every aspect of our economic and social lives. Certainly we are not free. Like slaves, what is not required is prohibited.

Senator Clinton forgets that she is one of the people living in the plantation house. So what's her point?


42 posted on 01/17/2006 7:16:07 AM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: MNJohnnie

this is also a bad definition of slavery


43 posted on 01/23/2006 12:00:12 AM PST by zimdog
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