Skip to comments.Clinton Remarks About Obama are Troubling
Posted on 03/17/2008 10:50:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I have been troubled by Former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton's "presumptuous" offer to Senator Barack Obama to serve as vice-president during her presidency. Her assumption is that she would be more electable by the public at large and become the nation's first female president. While we would be ecstatic to have Barack as vice president, all of this is totally ignoring the fact that he is clearly the Democratic frontrunner in the race.
After listening to the Clintons, I had a chance to talk to my dear friend Rev. Art Forbes when he came by the office to pray with me. As we reminisced about our days at Kaiser Permanente, the Clintons behavior became crystal clear to me. Art reminded me of something that happened to him, as well as to other African-Americans we worked with at the time who were extremely prepared and experienced, but who were not given certain management positions because of racial politics. When Art returned from a Kaiser sponsored meeting in Washington DC, he found his reporting manager had been changed. He was now being told to train his new boss so that he can become president of Kaiser. The same was true for other Black employees like Sandra Cox, an attorney, who after years with the organization was denied the top legal position. Then there was Richard Webster, a manager, who was constantly sent new assistant administrators to mentor. He never did get the top spot.
In the race between Hillary and Barack, he has more elected years experience than her. He has more popular votes than her. He has more pledged delegates than her. He even has won more states than her. In other words, by every count one would measure who follows the election, he is in the lead. So Hillary and Bill stump in Mississippi and say to the Black voters I know you like Barack and me so you can get a chance to vote for both of us by electing me and I pick Barack as my vice president. Thanks to Barack for saying "no thank you", "I'm running for president win or lose."
Just a week ago Hillary commented that she and John McCain are the only ones left in the race who have the qualifications to be president. Then after she offered the vice presidency to Barack someone asked her how he could be her vice president since one must meet the qualifications to be president. Then her staff said he can qualify by the election in November. When I heard that I thought of the Holiday Inn commercials where people stay overnight and become surgeons, mechanics, airplane pilots, you name it. In their mind, I guess they will let Barack stay in a Holiday Inn Express one night to qualify him for president.
With Barack winning another primary this week in an overwhelming landslide, I hope both Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, change their campaign rhetoric, or at least acknowledge that Barack is actually the frontrunner in the race for president.
She figures she has the lesbian vote all locked up.
You are right about being troubled about most any remark coming out of ANY Clinton.
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill.,
shoots pool during a taping of a MTV roundtable, Monday,
march 17, 2008, at Whistles Pub in Scranton, Pa.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
So think of it like the weather, you can't do much about it, so you might as well enjoy it.
The Breck Girl must be laughign his head off.
Sorry but Barry Hussein isn’t qualified to lead the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Chi-town - in fact, he could not lead a puppy to a chewbpone unless Rev. Wright would guide him.
Perhaps after Hitlery steals the nomination.
I am beginning to think since most don't get it that in fact there might have been some truth to that book the Bell Curve.
I mean isn't insanity doing the same thing over and over that never works?
Maybe for the most part, that culture isn't all that bright here in America.
I know when their black brothers and sisters arrive from Africa (with out Jesse Jackson or the chains of victimology) that they kick ass like the Asians or anyone else who comes here and accesses our opportunities.
“When will Blacks wake-up and realize the Democrat Party has used the Black voters since the Republican Party freed the slaves.”
Actually, the Rev. Wright has it figured out. He said that Blacks had been Monica Lewinsky’d by Bill Clinton and that he was “Riden Dirty”. The Wright Reverand has the Clinton’s number indeed.
obama is toast...he might just go for the vp post
Clinton Offers Obama VP Spot on Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has offered Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) the opportunity to run with her as the Democrats nominee for vice-president. Look, Barack is a nice boy, Clinton observed. I wouldnt want to see anything bad happen to him. As my vice-presidential running mate hell be safe. And with a little seasoning under my administration, he might be a suitable presidential contender in another decade or so.
Thus far, Obama has rebuffed Clintons offer. “I don’t know how somebody who is in second place is offering the vice presidency to somebody who is in first place,” Obama told supporters. “Ive gotten the most votes. Ive gotten the most delegates. Women faint in ecstasy when I speak. Ive been called a messiah. The real question is whether the presidency is a high enough position for a man with my kind of talent.
Good sushi works too.
That is so true. We have a young professional couple on our block originally from Africa. They are friendly, self-respectful, wonderful neighbors, and so are their parents who visit as opposed to the A-A single mother and her misbehaving teenager at the end of the block. When he breaks a glass bottle near someone's tire or the like, and one of the neighbors yells, she comes out of the house and says nothing to the kid, but gives the offended neighbor the evil eye.
After the next few days the debate will turn to whether Obama would be a lethal drag on a Clinton candidacy.
The moonbats may still be fainting and swooning, however most Americans are appalled at Obama's hate church and the "reverend of racism".
On the bright side, these madrassa-like hate-schools are exposed on a scale that cannot be undone.
May they be shamed out of existence.
Old Claytie was ahead of his time. A pity we ended up with Ann instead.
Similarly, if the young, inexperienced upstart Barack Hussein Obama, who was cajoled into the race simply to be Hillary's foil and keep her name in the news, actually WINS the Democrat nomination by spouting a bunch of meaningless fluff and exploiting liberal white guilt and college kid stupidity, then Democrat women should boycott elections for the next twenty years.
Somebody needs to be taught a lesson here, make no mistake.
(And I don't care who.)
Seems to me for the most part the MSM is almost completely ignoring it, hoping it will go away. A lot of people that don't watch Fox or conservative media haven't heard a thing about it.
I don’t think Obama is toast. None of the rats care about that “GD America” talk.
Obama leads in delegates and popular votes. He’ll continue to lead that way throughout the rest of the primary campaign. The super delegates will not risk the righteous wrath of the moonbats (who could easily bring back Chicago’68) and they will coronate the Magic Negro as their nominee and Divine Leader.
It’s Hillary who is toast. She’ll be eating rum-soaked raisins with Tah-ray-za this time next year.
I think Hillary was sending a message when she offered the VP spot. “Take the VP spot or I release the hounds.”
The author of this article needs to go back to school and learn basic English. His grammatical errors are evident.
They might wake up a lot sooner if there were an effective and principled alternative party. Instead, we’re seeing the return of the country club Republicans to power, and the only principle those guys know is to play nice with the RATS.
The longer this goes on, the bigger the schisms grow within the demorat party. The fact that after 30 years they are finally turning on their own instead of on Republicans is refreshing. Pass the pork craklins and another brew.
I don’t have anything good to say about Wright. However, he did get Clinton pegged correctly.
LOL - Drivin’ miss crazy.
Imagine if Obama had accepted the offer to be her #2. He would now be OFF the ticket, out of the running, out of consideration permanently.
As it is, he is now lucky if she renews her offer. Then if he takes it, she has only to gin up a new scandal and she can toss him for Wes Clark.
Perhaps she saw this black church fiasco coming, since the Obama-as-veep talk was issuing from her campaign rather thickly just before the media ran the story about Wright.
We don’t want anyone to be toast........yet. Let them keep fighting it out. Such great entertainment.
Bill did us just like he did Monica Lewinsky - Reverend Wright
Hooray Reverend Wright!
Run Hillaryous Run!
Didn’t know Barak is left handed.
“I have been troubled by Former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton’s “presumptuous” offer to Senator Barack Obama to serve as vice-president during her presidency.”
KKKlinton to Obama, “Get to the back of the bus.”
This is true, but when the topic of a third party comes up, the resistance to a third party inevitably brings up Perot. Perot did more damage to the possibility of a third party candidate than anything I can think of. Unless we convince true conservatives of the immediate need for a conservative third party, we will continue to spiral down towards socialism. Today's Republican party is not conservative.