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Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks
The New York Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | Amy Chozick and Jonathan Martin

Posted on 11/30/2013 12:56:44 PM PST by kristinn

Inside Bright Hope Baptist Church, the luminaries of Philadelphia’s black political world gathered for the funeral of former Representative William H. Gray III in July. Dozens of politicians — city, state and federal — packed the pews as former President Bill Clinton offered a stirring eulogy, quoting Scripture and proudly telling the crowd that he was once described as “the only white man in America who knew all the verses to ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’ ”

But it was the presence and behavior of Hillary Rodham Clinton that most intrigued former Gov. Edward G. Rendell: During a quiet moment, Mrs. Clinton leaned over to the governor and pressed him for details about the backgrounds, and the influence, of the assembled black leaders.

Since Mrs. Clinton left the secretary of state post in February, she and her husband have sought to soothe and strengthen their relationship with African-Americans, the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. Five years after remarks by Mr. Clinton about Barack Obama deeply strained the Clintons’ bond with African-Americans, the former first family is setting out to ensure that there is no replay of such trouble in 2016.

Mrs. Clinton used two of her most high-profile speeches, including one before a black sorority convention, to address minority voting rights — an explosive issue among African-Americans since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act in June. A month after Mr. Gray’s funeral, Mrs. Clinton and her husband both asked to speak at the service for Bill Lynch, a black political strategist who is credited with the election of David N. Dinkins as mayor of New York, and stayed for well over two hours in a crowd full of well-connected mourners. And there have been constant personal gestures,...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016election; billclinton; blackvote; clinton; election2016; foolmeonce; hillary2016; hillaryclinton; iaintalldattired; nofriendofblacks; obama; transparentpandering
Long article with many telling details.
1 posted on 11/30/2013 12:56:44 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I AINT ALL DAT TIRED!


2 posted on 11/30/2013 1:01:29 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: kristinn

“They gonna put y’all back in chains!”


3 posted on 11/30/2013 1:05:46 PM PST by Argus
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To: Argus

The Clintons were seen in black face talking jive in Harlem.


4 posted on 11/30/2013 1:08:53 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: ronnie raygun
I AINT ALL DAT TIRED!

LOL. That's the first thing I thought of after reading the article. I wouldn't be surprised to find out both the Clintons had their hair done into '60's style afros, too - As long as they're going to pander, they might as well go all the way.

5 posted on 11/30/2013 1:11:52 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: kristinn

Are they proposing to advocate including the knock-out game in the next Olympics?


6 posted on 11/30/2013 1:12:35 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: kristinn

Hillary be 68 or 69 by the time an inauguration would occur in 2017. Seems she
would be happy to just live the life of leisure and enjoy. But she has been
in politics in some form or the other for most of her adult life.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 1:15:24 PM PST by deport
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To: kristinn

8 posted on 11/30/2013 1:17:15 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: kristinn

Pandering is hard work!


9 posted on 11/30/2013 1:22:50 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: kristinn
An amazing number of people seem willing to support someone who should probably be in jail. Bumperstickers are showing up all over the Pacific Northwest:


10 posted on 11/30/2013 1:36:06 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: kristinn
The Voice of a Heretic
11 posted on 11/30/2013 1:36:55 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

Now where’s that story Hillary told about out running the Russian police in her limousine?


12 posted on 11/30/2013 1:38:54 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: kristinn
Five years after remarks by Mr. Clinton about Barack Obama deeply strained the Clintons’ bond with African-Americans...

Umh...lessee...those "remarks" by Mr. Clinton; would they happen to be the ones about "A few years ago this guy would have been fetching us coffee"?
Just a guess here. See, I wouldn't know since NBC has never clarified (or is that "signified")

13 posted on 11/30/2013 1:40:19 PM PST by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: spawn44

14 posted on 11/30/2013 1:53:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Boy is she up against a wall,, or should be so say some,, she’s gonna have to cut a new trail to re-brand herself, her and her wily sidekick, Wild Bill.


15 posted on 11/30/2013 1:55:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kristinn

Yo, Billy, how is Roger doing?


16 posted on 11/30/2013 2:31:35 PM PST by Mark (If CON is the opposite of PRO, what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks kristinn.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3096927/posts?page=13#13


17 posted on 11/30/2013 2:36:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: kristinn

Hillary doesn’t even need to brush up on her phony black accent for 2016. She’ll get 95% of the black vote by virtue of being the Democrat nominee. The 5% who don’t vote for her are all Uncle Toms who aren’t authentically black, of course.


18 posted on 11/30/2013 3:21:19 PM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: kristinn

"I'll have a mocha latte with whip cream on top in a blue cup.
And don't spill any, muh bruthah."

"Yo! Does anybody else want coffee?"

19 posted on 11/30/2013 3:36:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kristinn

“Rebuild” my butt. The blacks will always vote for a democrat no matter what he or she has done or said.


20 posted on 11/30/2013 5:10:47 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: kristinn

Why even bother? As told, they’ll predictably vote for Hillary with 90+%, and she’ll proceed to ignore them until she runs for reelection in 2020.


21 posted on 11/30/2013 5:27:28 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Baynative

Voters want her because she’s:

1. A democrat
2. A woman
3. Reminiscent of those purported boom times of the Clinton era.


22 posted on 11/30/2013 5:31:01 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: kristinn

Another presidential election, time for the liberals to scare women, minorities, the elderly, and LGBTWTFBBQs. Also time to get the Santa suit on to promise more goodies.

Make sure you put some milk and cookies out for President “Cankle Claus” Clinton.


23 posted on 11/30/2013 5:43:35 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: ScottinVA
A bit of Hillary history.
24 posted on 11/30/2013 6:39:44 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: kristinn
But it was the presence and behavior of Hillary Rodham Clinton that most intrigued former Gov. Edward G. Rendell: During a quiet moment, Mrs. Clinton leaned over to the governor and pressed him for details about the backgrounds, and the influence, of the assembled black leaders.

It is embarrassing to read oral, verbal sex in public. The writer must be on heroin to be able to perform such vile acts.

25 posted on 11/30/2013 8:35:52 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: kristinn

The Clinton duo will emerge victorious and save America from the ravages of the Obama debacle.

(If pigs could fly, apply lipstick and attend Sunday school.)


26 posted on 12/01/2013 9:09:11 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kristinn
"My ass used to be this wide. Now it's wider."
27 posted on 12/01/2013 9:10:56 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Mark

Wasn’t Roger found with a bullet hole in his head?

Oh. No. That was Vince Foster.


28 posted on 12/01/2013 9:11:47 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: deport
hillary will be 68 or 69...

hillary was born October 26, 1947. She's not aging all that well. Besides that, it will be 16 years after Bill Clinton left office. You'd think the dems would have someone in the background they're grooming for the nomination.

She'd never be able to keep up with Ted Cruz on the campaign trail, intellectually or physically.

29 posted on 12/01/2013 9:20:49 AM PST by grania
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