Skip to comments.Senator Likens House to Slavery, Drawing Rebukes From Some
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."
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Hitlery strikes again.
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.
Actually, I have no idea what that scumbag is talking about.
Testify Sista Hillary!
Serves her right for pandering to Sharpton!
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.
This woman is so disgusting.
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.
"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.
Wow, that's a first... Larry Sabato actually sounded irate... at a Democrat !
Ahhh, I love the smell of desperation in the morning.
She's always pop-eyed, and looks like she got about two hours of sleep.
She probably was inspired by the underground railway under capitol hill.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the reminder of who you are, Sen. Clinton.
My mistake. Move along.
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.
I hope South Park does a show on Hillary if she wins the Dem. nomination for President.
Yes, notice Hitlery was talking to "You People", not 'us' or 'we'.
That is great!
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.
Since when does a SENATOR get to tell the HOUSE how to do business. Hitlary's going down! (probably on another woman)
The ever evil witch from chappaqua.
Keep talkin', Hill, keep talkin' - you're doing great!
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.
Who the hell ever knows what this bloviating broad is talking about?
She opens her mouth and crap comes out.
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.
How does an old white woman get to play the race card???
What do you expect from Hillary?
Garbage from a garbage mind.
"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."
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!!!!
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?
this is also a bad definition of slavery
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