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BET FOUNDER GOES AFTER OBAMA
NY Times ^
| Kathryn Seelye
Posted on 01/13/2008 2:53:38 PM PST by TexasKate
Updated COLUMBIA, S.C. Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just made a suggestion that raised the specter of Barack Obamas past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in Guess Whos Coming to Dinner.
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KEYWORDS: bet; bobjohnson; hillary; obama; race; racewar; sc2008
This is my first post, so sorry if I did something wrong. I think things are going to really heat up with the race issue. Read the whole article especially the lame comment by Johnson on what he meant.
posted on 01/13/2008 2:53:38 PM PST
posted on 01/13/2008 2:59:00 PM PST
by A. Morgan
(Each terrorist we kill lowers the carbon foot print of the war.)
"He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in Guess Whos Coming to Dinner.
Maybe something like a "Magic Negro."
posted on 01/13/2008 3:01:00 PM PST
(Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
posted on 01/13/2008 3:03:00 PM PST
He then added: And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood and I wont say what he was doing, but he said it in the book when they have been involved.
What HAS Hillary done for black people? I've never read or heard anything specific she has done. I guess it's just that she has good intentions.
posted on 01/13/2008 3:17:14 PM PST
(Do not trust any polls!)
Sounds similar to why most blacks don’t like Tina Turner, but prefer Aretha Franklin-Tina isn’t ‘black enough’ and appeals to whites. If Obama were a gangsta rapper before he got into politics, he’d be in his corner.
especially the lame comment by Johnson on what he meant.
The Clintons must be stuffing cash by the handful into his pocket.
To: Madame Dufarge
Clinton Racism Flashback:
African-Americans watch the evening news on television--just like normal Americans."--Bill Clinton, interview on BET (Black Entertainment Television), 1993.
posted on 01/13/2008 3:26:58 PM PST
Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane.
Anything can be forgiven for the right price.
Many black leaders believe they will lose their leadership status if a black man is put in the White House.
posted on 01/13/2008 3:36:30 PM PST
What HAS Hillary done for black people?
She married one.
"What HAS Hillary done for black people? I've never read or heard anything specific she has done."
She and her husband did put a bullet in Ron Brown's head.
posted on 01/13/2008 4:01:30 PM PST
by Abbeville Conservative
(Huckster and Clinton. You've see one Arkansas governor, you've seen them all.)
To: Always Right
She married one.
lol...my kids and I got such a laugh from your comment
I love it when the Democrats are nasty to each other!
posted on 01/13/2008 4:43:50 PM PST
GREAT post...great find....BTTT.
posted on 01/13/2008 4:47:56 PM PST
Good job on your first post. It looks good all around. ; )
posted on 01/13/2008 5:48:51 PM PST
(Crusty is as Crusty does.)
Johnson: "Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood and I wont say what he was doing [said with a nudge and a wink], but he said it in the book..."
Johnson (later, in damage control mode): "My comments today were referring to Barack Obamas time spent as a community organizer, and nothing else."
Suuuuure. Does he really think ANYONE believes that? Why would being a "community organizer" on the south side of Chicago be seen as a negative thing that he needed to cite as a contrast to Bill and Hillary's supposed good works for African Americans?
posted on 01/13/2008 6:21:45 PM PST
Wonder what the payoff will be? Head of HUD?
posted on 01/14/2008 3:36:31 AM PST
by Jimmy Valentine
(DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
I wonder how much Hillary paid Johnson for his support? Or, what job he was promised?
posted on 01/14/2008 3:44:12 AM PST
by Fresh Wind
(Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
I don’t think blacks REALLY want a black president.
They’d rather continue claiming “the man” is keeping them down.
posted on 01/14/2008 3:50:06 AM PST
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