Skip to comments.Bill's (Racist) Postcard To Forget (Clinton haunted by "Watermelon" Postcard)
Posted on 10/14/2007 8:15:46 AM PDT by jimbo123
A RACIALLY insensitive moment from Bill Clinton's boyhood is coming back to haunt him. It's a postcard the future president sent his grandma Edith Cassidy in 1966 showing a black youth eagerly polishing a gigantic watermelon, titled "Hope, Arkansas - Home of the World's Largest Watermelon." Clinton, 19 at the time and a sophomore at Georgetown University, wrote: "Dear Mammaw, Thought I would send you one of your cards just to prove I'm using them! My tests are over and I'm just starting the second term. Hope you are well and happy . . . Love, Bill." Online auction house rrauction.com, which is selling the card Wednesday, calls it "a throwback to the outrageously broad portrayals of African-Americans of a century earlier." It notes Clinton wrote it "in the midst of the most active civil-rights movement in American history," and would go on to become "one of the greatest champions of racial minorities among modern American presidents." A Clinton spokesman didn't get back to us.
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This is the kind of crap, worthy of du and media matters, that gives us a bad name. Trying to make something out of nothing just for the deceit of it.
(note to Bill O'Reilly: this is a .jpg of the postcard in the story and does not represent the opinions of Free Republic nor its members)
Clinton was nice to his Grandma. Yeah, that’s shameful. /s
Sneaky, Bill, very sneaky. You knew this would be a big deal 40 years down the line, so you preemptively passed the blame to your Grandmother.
There must be lots of slow learners out there.
I wonder if Bill sent this before or after he allegedly watched whites burning black churches back in Arkansas?
It’s just a little bit desperate to reach back to a postcard from 1966 to try and paint Clinton as a racist. This will have all the impact among African Americans as the silly accusations against Rush claiming he doesn’t support the troops. The history of both men is there for all to see and cheap shots won’t change anyone’s opinion.
Footnote: Damn it hurts to defend Clinton in any way shape or form but this is ridiculous.
Yes, it demonstrates that we’re not politically savvy enough to distort what was actually said and get away with it. we don’t have the requisite talent for dishonesty that’s required to be a successful leftist.
This, after he protested Rosa Park’s treatment when he was 3 years old?
I Dont Feel No Ways Tired.
Grotesque is the word I would use for it. Grotesque but oddly humorous.
So why do it? Bill would never do it for you.
And yes, it is ridiculous but the Left had no trouble trotting out pictures of opponents in blackface from skits or parodies they did a long time ago.
Good for the gander, no?
Sad how the Clinton cultists are spinning his racism as a youthful indiscretion. Isn’t that how they spun KKK Byrd’s indiscretion as a recruiter for the KKK?
From the text, it sounds like the old bat gave him a bunch of these cards and he sent her one back to make her feel good.
I have far better reasons to loathe him and his partner in
It done illustrates the shame in that the poor black chilluns ain’t gots no SCHIP and has to do some work for a nickel with which to buy health insurance!
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