Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Clinton



05
Jul
16

The President’s Day In North Carolina

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton take part in a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walk off Air Force One in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend a Clinton campaign event. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks off of Air Force One with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama greet supporters during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Today is President Obama's first appearance on the campaign trail with Clinton. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, pauses while speaking as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and U.S. president Barack Obama greet supporters during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Attendees hold campaign signs as U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, speaks during a campaign rally with Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, not pictured, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, left, smiles as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, wave while walking out to speak during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and U.S. President Barack Obama raise their hands after speaking during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama, left, listens during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hillary Clinton, presumptive 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, right, embraces U.S. President Barack Obama during a campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Obama, making his debut campaign appearance on Clinton's behalf, flew with her on Air Force One as a show of unity and power hours after the FBI director called Clinton's handling of sensitive e-mails as Secretary of State extremely careless. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leave a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton order food at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets a patron at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton order food at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama greets a patron at Midwood Smokehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016. US President Barack Obama threw his full weight behind Hillary Clinton's bid to succeed him, extolling the experience and fighting spirit of his former secretary of state at their first joint campaign appearance. "I'm here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton," Obama told the rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. "There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office." / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

17
Jan
16

The Clintons and African Americans

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Maybe the problem is that we’re looking at the Hillary Clinton situation through a political lens and not a psychological lens. When you’re beloved by black folk as much as the Clintons were you can’t come away from thinking that you’re not one of them, or that you don’t understand the plight of black folk. The problem the Clintons encountered was that an actual black man arrived and challenged their standing in the black community. When Bill Clinton was attacked, many in the black community defended him.

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When his impeachment was taking place every black minister with a church ran down to the White House to lay hands on Bill Clinton and to pray for him. Damn near every black celebrity that ever met Bill Clinton said that Bill had a special connection with them. For lack of a better word, Bill Clinton had a stranglehold on the Black community. In the eighties in the black community you had a lot of social and judicial unrest, blacks had to find a way to channel that unrest, and they found it through starting businesses, they found it through the arts, and they found it through politics. And by the time the nineties arrived the black community was on the verge of realizing its power.

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Then Bill Clinton arrived, he invited us into the White House to break bread with him, in so many ways “he felt our pain.” To this day Bill and Hillary Clinton can walk into any neighborhood of color and be welcomed with open arms. In the black community the past works of the Clintons guaranteed our never wavering loyalty.

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And then it happened, on a cold day in Illinois an unassuming skinny black man with an unusual name said that he was running to be President of the United States of America. And as quickly as he announced he was also quickly dismissed, even by some in the black community. The black political structure was not ready for Barack Obama, we were ok if you ran for Mayor or Senator or Governor. But for the Presidency, hold on a minute young buck.

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The psychological chains are the hardest chains the black community has ever had to break; even to this day we struggle to break them to some extent. And this is where the Clintons come in; we in the black community we put the Clintons on such a pedestal that they’ve convinced themselves that they can do no wrong when it came to the black voter. What the Clintons failed to understood was that a vote for Barack was not necessarily a vote against them.

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Many people believed that black people voted for Barack because he was black, some of that is true. But those voters didn’t outnumber those voters that voted against Barack because he was black; those two groups cancelled each other out. So, now you have the Clintons being loved in the black community versus the black community voting for Barack Obama. And that is the problem that the Clintons couldn’t understand, to this day they still don’t understand it. And because they didn’t understand it they lashed out in ways that didn’t make sense in the black community. Bill Clinton telling Ted Kennedy that back in the day someone like Barack would be serving them coffee, questioning Barack’s citizenship. And undermining the President Obama at every opportunity are just some of the ways that they have lashed out.

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The Clintons would do well this time around to embrace President Obama and understand what he represents for the country, but more importantly what he represents for the black community.

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25
Oct
15

What We’re Facing

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From ThinkProgress:

Journalists for Univision, the largest Spanish-language television station in the United States, were removed from a Donald Trump campaign event in Florida on Friday. The news was first reported by Jorge Ramos, Univision’s flagship news anchor, on Twitter, and was later confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter. A spokesperson for the campaign claims that the Univision TV crew was barred from covering the event because “Mr. Trump is suing Univision for $500 million and until that is resolved it is a conflict of interest.”

Trump sued the popular Spanish-language network, claiming that Univision breached an agreement to broadcast Miss Universe pageants through 2019 — although it’s unclear why Trump still has a stake in this lawsuit since he sold the Miss Universe Organization in September.

So. Donald Trump, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has barred Univision, the most popular Spanish language broadcaster in the US, from covering his campaign.

Oh, yes, it’s all about “I’m suing them, so it’s a conflict of interest.” But, as the article makes clear, Donald has sold off his interest in the Miss Universe pageant, so the suit is strange to say the least.

No, the suit continues to continue Donald’s campaign of denigrating Latinos. And barring Univision from covering his campaign events is merely logical in this campaign.

What my community is facing in this election is a campaign of defamation. From the Freedom Caucus securing Paul Ryan’s promise to not pursue immigration reform to Donald Trump’s scurrilous attacks on Latinos, we’re one of the convenient targets of the GOP. (African Americans and Muslims also round out the cast of characters.)

So, forgive me if I’m not very interested in relitigating the fights of 2007 and 2008 between Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton. I have a slightly different view of things.

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04
Aug
15

Dear Democrats, Winning is HARD Work! Ask POTUS Obama

by @zizii2

Okay, let’s cut to the chase here. It seems as if Democratic Party poobahs think President Obama’s back-to-back electoral feats were a cake walk that anybody with a “D” beside their name can replicate. And so all we need is to dispense with an actual primary contest, crown our fore-ordained nominee, sprinkle some liberal pixie dust on a fawning electorate, then presto! we crush Republicans in 2016. At least that’s what I’m hearing from Liberal doyen, Barney Frank.

If that is what he and the Democratic Party establishment believe then they really have another think coming! I gotta break it to him and his ilk: We will suffer an apocalyptic bloodbath in Nov 2016, that will make 2014 look like a summer picnic by comparison. Here’s why: That mindset of entitlement is not how Barack Obama won TWICE. Let me repeat: Barack Obama re-wrote the blueprint for WINNING hearts and minds across a wide demographic swathe in this jungle of American politics.

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17
Jun
15

On chasing the “Archie Bunker voter”

In case it hasn’t been made painfully clear, the Democrats seeking to succeed Barack Obama as president have no time for his coalition.

First, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, urges the President to “take advice” from Nancy Pelosi on the TPP trade deal. You know, just like her husband did when he was in charge. Oh, except, Mr. Clinton didn’t. Call me confused, but I thought that, aside from sheer incompetence or malfeasance, the members of a president’s party were supposed to take leadership from him, not nip at his heels over every initiative.

Then, of course, we had Senator Bernie Sanders opining yesterday that black Americans needed to stop voting based on race. The sheer audacity of this statement is mind-boggling. There would have been no Democratic wave of 2006, or two Obama landslides, without the African American vote. And these same African Americans, before the arrival of Barack Obama, voted in almost lock-step for every tired-ass white Democratic candidate which made it through the primary meat grinder. Were blacks voting based on race when they voted for Al Gore or John Kerry?

That was insulting enough. But that was just the shot. Here’s the chaser. Sen. Sanders then went on to say that Democrats had to regain the “working class vote”.

Let that sink in. A sitting United States senator, caucusing with Democrats, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, an avowed socialist, made a distinction between black votes and working class votes. In his mind, the two are mutually exclusive, not overlapping in a Venn diagram. Blacks over there, working class over here.

President Obama showed Democrats how to win. And it wasn’t by slavishly pining after the “working class vote”.

Let’s call that vote for what it is: white voters who left the Democratic coalition in droves after the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, and have stayed away ever since then, generation after generation giving its allegiance to the GOP.

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