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BET FOUNDER GOES AFTER OBAMA
NY Times ^ | 1-14-08 | 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 Obama’s past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


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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.
1 posted on 01/13/2008 2:53:38 PM PST by TexasKate
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To: TexasKate

Excellent post.


2 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.)
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To: TexasKate
"He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

Maybe something like a "Magic Negro."

3 posted on 01/13/2008 3:01:00 PM PST by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: TexasKate

Good post!


4 posted on 01/13/2008 3:03:00 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: TexasKate
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 won’t 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.

5 posted on 01/13/2008 3:17:14 PM PST by randita (Do not trust any polls!)
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To: TexasKate

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.


6 posted on 01/13/2008 3:17:44 PM PST by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney ("I'm a proven leader. That's what the Des Moines Register said.")
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To: TexasKate

Good post.


7 posted on 01/13/2008 3:20:21 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: TexasKate
especially the lame comment by Johnson on what he meant.

Utterly lame.

The Clintons must be stuffing cash by the handful into his pocket.

8 posted on 01/13/2008 3:21:33 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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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.
9 posted on 01/13/2008 3:26:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
LOL!

Thanks for the walk down Memory Lane.

Anything can be forgiven for the right price.

10 posted on 01/13/2008 3:29:07 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: TexasKate
Many black leaders believe they will lose their leadership status if a black man is put in the White House.
11 posted on 01/13/2008 3:36:30 PM PST by kempo (I)
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To: randita
What HAS Hillary done for black people?

She married one.

12 posted on 01/13/2008 3:56:30 PM PST by Always Right
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To: randita
"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.

13 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.)
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To: Always Right

She married one.

lol...my kids and I got such a laugh from your comment


14 posted on 01/13/2008 4:38:30 PM PST by TexasKate
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To: TexasKate

I love it when the Democrats are nasty to each other!


15 posted on 01/13/2008 4:43:50 PM PST by devere
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To: TexasKate

GREAT post...great find....BTTT.


16 posted on 01/13/2008 4:47:56 PM PST by Vinomori
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To: TexasKate

Good job on your first post. It looks good all around. ; )


17 posted on 01/13/2008 5:48:51 PM PST by TigersEye (Crusty is as Crusty does.)
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To: TexasKate
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 won’t 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 Obama’s 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?

18 posted on 01/13/2008 6:21:45 PM PST by saquin
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To: TexasKate

Wonder what the payoff will be? Head of HUD?


19 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)
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To: TexasKate

I wonder how much Hillary paid Johnson for his support? Or, what job he was promised?


20 posted on 01/14/2008 3:44:12 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: TexasKate

I don’t think blacks REALLY want a black president.

They’d rather continue claiming “the man” is keeping them down.


21 posted on 01/14/2008 3:50:06 AM PST by ryan71
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