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You Go, Girl! (A missing consonant and the race card, or Hillary's Sudden Melanin Syndrome)
NRO ^ | January 27, 2006 | Mark Goldblatt

Posted on 01/27/2006 10:52:07 AM PST by neverdem

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You Go, Girl!

A missing consonant and the race card.

By Mark Goldblatt

Something about that clip of Hillary Clinton insisting, in front of a predominantly black audience on Martin Luther King Day, that Republicans were running the House of Representatives like a "plantation," had been gnawing at me for almost a week, and even after replaying the video over and over again — ah, the curse of the Internet! — I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

I knew it wasn't the comparison of congressional arm-twisting to confederate slaveholding, absurd though it is. After all, Hillary's got a track record of wildly inappropriate racially charged metaphors. Remember, this is the woman who in her memoirs likened her decision to forgive her husband for his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky to Nelson Mandela's decision to make peace with his white jailers: "It was a challenge to forgive Bill," she wrote, "but if Mandela could forgive, I would try."

And who could forget Hillary summoning up images from the pre-Civil War south during her first campaign for the Senate? "If you hear the dogs, keep on going. If you hear gunfire, keep on going. If you hear shouts and footsteps, keep on going." With those words, Hillary explained, Harriet Tubman urged her charges to freedom along the Underground Railroad. Likewise, Hillary promised another predominantly black audience, "I will not turn back no matter who's behind me, or what they're saying, or what they're doing!"

It was during that campaign, by the way, that Hillary got herself in hot water while holding forth on the life of Sojourner Truth: "I really hope our children learn about Sojourner Truth . . . because she did stand for truth and she did sojourn in difficult places time and time again. . . . It was a terrible journey. She went through swamps, she was chased by dogs. She was shot at . . . and she found her way to freedom," at which point, according to Clinton, Sojourner Truth "turned around and went back. She would send out the word to the plantations that she was coming back. And if people could get there . . . in the trees or on the side of their swamp, she would be there."

The problem, of course, was that Hillary was recounting the life of Tubman, not Sojourner Truth. Wrong inspirational black woman, Hill.

But back to Hillary's plantation crack on King Day. As I said, something about that clip was bothering me, and I couldn't figure out what it was until perhaps the seventh viewing. Then, suddenly, I realized it wasn't the sentence about the plantation; it was the following line. Here's the entire passage: "When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about."

Except she doesn't say talking. She says talkin'.

She drops the "g."

There should be a name for this linguistic tic, perhaps Sudden Melanin Syndrome. It's the habit of white-guilt besotted liberals of adopting the mannerisms of Ebonics in a desperate attempt to indicate their solidarity with black listeners. Naturally it’s insultingly patronizing and what it actually indicates is someone who's not comfortable in her own skin, who unconsciously conforms her very being to whatever she imagines will ingratiate her with her audience. I doubt you'll ever hear Hillary dropping a "g" at a lily white Wellesley College reunion. Or at a lily white Chappaqua bake sale. Or at a lily white pro-choice rally.

You know what I'm sayin'?


Mark Goldblatt is author of Africa Speaks, a satire of black urban culture.


 

 
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: clinton; dialect; ebonics; hillaryclinton; hillaryrodhamclinton; hillaryssms; racecard

1 posted on 01/27/2006 10:52:08 AM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Bump


2 posted on 01/27/2006 10:53:59 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (Democrats would vote against Jesus Christ for the Supreme Court.)
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To: neverdem

Godda keep it real!


3 posted on 01/27/2006 10:56:10 AM PST by Roccus
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To: neverdem

I'm still waiting for Hillary to dress up in blackface and go on TV singing "Camptown Races"...


4 posted on 01/27/2006 10:56:44 AM PST by Kenton
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To: neverdem

I noticed the "g drop", but what can you say when she gets away with it?


5 posted on 01/27/2006 10:56:53 AM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: mhking; rdb3

Word.


6 posted on 01/27/2006 10:57:54 AM PST by BraveMan
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To: neverdem
"...likened her decision to forgive her husband for his dalliance with Monica Lewinsky to Nelson Mandela's decision to make peace with his white jailers: "It was a challenge to forgive Bill," she wrote, "but if Mandela could forgive, I would try."

I hate this panderin' beeotch, fo' shizzle!

7 posted on 01/27/2006 11:02:30 AM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: neverdem

You know what I'm sayin'?

"WHA'CHU TAKIN' 'BOUT, HILLARY!?!?!"

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

8 posted on 01/27/2006 11:02:44 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: neverdem

Very similar to kerry's "Can I git me a huntin' license here?".


9 posted on 01/27/2006 11:06:00 AM PST by Bob
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To: Mia T

overhere


10 posted on 01/27/2006 11:08:09 AM PST by stainlessbanner (^W^)
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To: BraveMan

was she dissin' her peeps?


11 posted on 01/27/2006 11:08:12 AM PST by Pietro
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To: neverdem
Hillary can relate because she picks cotton everyday single day of her life.

Unless the black pant suit is polyester.

12 posted on 01/27/2006 11:09:55 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: neverdem

True 'dat yo. Peace out!


13 posted on 01/27/2006 11:11:34 AM PST by RedRightReturn (Even a broken clock is right twice a day...)
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To: neverdem

She should have called it the hizzouse of representatives.


14 posted on 01/27/2006 11:11:34 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: Bob
Very similar to kerry's "Can I git me a huntin' license here?".

Very much so!

15 posted on 01/27/2006 11:15:11 AM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: neverdem
The Beast was speaking to a room of people and not one of them had ever been a slave, so how would they know what she was talking about?

The beast is trying to pander to blacks for votes, well someone should ask her straight out how she feels about reparations.

16 posted on 01/27/2006 11:18:59 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: neverdem

17 posted on 01/27/2006 11:22:05 AM PST by spycatcher
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To: neverdem

The Hill keepin' it real in the feel.


18 posted on 01/27/2006 11:23:40 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: neverdem

19 posted on 01/27/2006 11:31:59 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Inwoodian

Tat' ho' gotta go! She be baaad to da' bone...


20 posted on 01/27/2006 11:35:50 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: neverdem

I KNOW what Hillary is talkin' about.

She's talkin' about perpetuating racism.

Hillary is against a strong, united America, where people think for themselves. She wants our country divided.

That way, her political party, the Democrats, can manipulate by being divisive.


21 posted on 01/27/2006 11:48:48 AM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: libs_kma

She thought she was talking to a room of country people. People of color have regional speech patterns like everyone else. You can tell a Hispanic from Texas from one from California.


22 posted on 01/27/2006 12:09:38 PM PST by steve8714 (Burn Peugeot, burn.)
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To: neverdem

Vanilla IceBeast ping


23 posted on 01/27/2006 12:20:50 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Peace de Resistance! Viva la Paper towels!)
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To: neverdem
LOL!!!!

ff

24 posted on 01/27/2006 12:21:51 PM PST by foreverfree
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To: stainlessbanner
Thanx for the heads up.

I've been onto miss hillary's gerundial g-droppin' for years.

She does it when pandering to rednecks, too. (But, in that case she accessorizes the g-droppin' with gingham and flag pin.)


 

 

"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talkin' about. [Note the gratuitous gerundial g-dropping (droppin'?!)]

GONE WITH THE WIND
(miss hillary's 'plantation' blunder)
by Mia T, 01.18.06

 

THE CLINTONS: UPSTATE NEW YORKERS JUST A BUNCH OF REDNECKS
"This is about the only place where I think I can do Hillary any good, just because I serve as a token redneck and I know a little bit about agriculture."

bill clinton at the New York State Fair

 

If bill's 'joke' expresses the clintons local-yokel view of Upstaters, hillary's gingham shirt cum flag pin punctuates it.


BUBBA'S LADY FAIR

By KENNETH LOVETT
Sept. 3, 2005
New York Post

September 3, 2005 --SYRACUSE--Former president Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance yesterday with his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a high-profile visit to the State Fair -- a must-stop on the campaign circuit.

The political power couple's barnstorming together stood in contrast to last week's solo fair visit by potential Senate challenger Jeanine Pirro, who has sought to distance herself from her controversial hubby, Al.

One aide to Hillary yesterday noted the distinction between the popular former president and the unpopular Al Pirro, according to a recent poll.

"I think it helps to have a husband who is the most popular Democrat in New York helping out," the aide said.

"There's no place we can't send him. It's a nice ace to have in your back pocket."

Bill Clinton said he expects to campaign extensively on behalf of his wife's re-election effort -- in which she's expected to face Westchester DA Pirro -- over the next 14 months.

At the sight of the Clintons yesterday, enthusiastic fair-goers mobbed them, whooping and hollering, and taking pictures.

"This is about the only place where I think I can do Hillary any good, just because I serve as a token redneck and I know a little bit about agriculture," joked Arkansas native Bill.

Throughout the day, Bill frequently put his arm around his wife, sometimes softly caressing her shoulder.

The media had been informed ahead of time that Hillary would be stopping by the fair, but Bill had not been announced.



A Scoundrel's Pythagorean Imperative
Mia T, 12.14.03

z = distance between flag lapel pin and chin

d = distance between midpoint of chin and jowl

y = distance between the midpoint of chin and top button

x = distance between top button and flag lapel pin



GONE WITH THE WIND
(miss hillary's 'plantation' blunder)

by Mia T, 01.18.06

 

 
 
 

 

"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talkin' about. [Note the gratuitous gerundial g-dropping.]

... We have a culture of corruption. We have cronyism. We have incompetence. I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."

(Miss hillary also apologized to a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the audience "on behalf of a government that left you behind.)

hillary clinton
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16, 2006
Canaan Baptist Church of Christ
Harlem, New York City


 

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be, a chocolate New Orleans. And I don't care what people are saying uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day.... You can't have New Orleans no other way."

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
Monday, January 16, 2006









ixing metaphors.

If Katrina's inescapable allusion is the parting of the Red Sea, (and it is):

Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.... And it was told the king of Egypt that the people were fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us? ...And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.... And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, even all the host of Pharaoh that went in after them into the sea; there remained not so much as one of them. (Exodus 14)

 ... the Democratic Party's inescapable allusion is the plantation.

Miss hillary's 'plantation' metaphor, ostensibly about Bush and the Republicans, is really about the clintons and Katrina and New Orleans and the Democratic Party. (The Left generally, and the clintons, in particular, are notoriously projectional.)

READ MORE

GONE WITH THE WIND (miss hillary's 'plantation' blunder) also appeared in Chicago Tribune blog


25 posted on 01/27/2006 12:23:07 PM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: BraveMan
"you know what I'm talking about."

Yo, I'm feelin' ya.

27 posted on 01/27/2006 12:40:23 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: BraveMan; neverdem; Owl_Eagle
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28 posted on 01/27/2006 1:08:19 PM PST by Pirate21 ("Leadership is about action, not just position." - Lord Taylor of Warwick)
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To: neverdem; Owl_Eagle; dead

Hey, you know what they say... See a broad, to get that booty yak 'em.

29 posted on 01/27/2006 2:04:10 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: Pirate21

Baby got back, and big legs.


30 posted on 01/27/2006 7:02:57 PM PST by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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To: neverdem
I believe this comment from comedian Chris Rock says it best:

"B*tch be trippin'".

31 posted on 01/31/2006 12:53:49 PM PST by fortunecookie
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