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  Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the Democratic Party nomination and she and hubby Bill

are revealing their true colors. . . . After Obama won the South Carolina Democratic primary

and the so called “Potomac Primaries”. . .the Clintons began sharpening their knives



We’re Seeing The Real Clintons

 By Junious Ricardo Stanton


After denouncing Mr. Obama over the weekend for an anti-Clinton flier about the NAFTA trade treaty, and then sarcastically portraying his message of hope Sunday as naïve, Mrs. Clinton delivered a blistering speech on Monday that compared Mr. Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience to that of the candidate George W. Bush. ‘We’ve seen the tragic result of having a president who had neither the experience nor the wisdom to manage our foreign policy and safeguard our national security,’ Mrs. Clinton said in a speech on foreign policy at George Washington University. ‘We can’t let that happen again.’” /Clinton Campaign Starts 5-Point Attack on Obama  NYTimes

Now that the critical Texas and Ohio primaries are over and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has been re-energized; we can see through her false smile into the ruthless heart of the Clinton camp’s win at all cost philosophy. Someone once observed war is politics using other means. The Clinton faction is so desperate they have opened all the stops, they are waging an all out war to win the Democratic nomination.

The mainstream media is hyping the process but ignores the fact McCain, Obama, and Clinton are all really pawns in a much larger game being controlled by unseen players whose agenda is to manipulate and control the world’s people and resources. The race for the Democratic Party nomination is getting nastier by the minute. It will be interesting to see how all the black folks who are rooting for Barack Obama respond to Hillary Clinton now.

Black people for some bizarre reason think the Clintons are cool. Our people actually believe Bill and Hillary are sympathetic to our problems and our issues, that they are good liberal white folks who only want to do what is right by the country. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is an image that has been carefully and cunningly crafted for them. We were first snookered when Bill Clinton wore sunglasses and played the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall show when he was running for President in1992.

That was a choreographed media moment that won Clinton the black and youth vote over an older, totally out of touch George H.W. Bu$h. We got hooked deeper when Clinton put several black folks in his cabinet after he won the election and when he appointed an historic commission on Race Relations which he failed to support when the going got tough. That proved to be Clinton’s MO throughout his presidency when it came to black folks and controversy.

In the clutch Bill would leave a brother and sistah hanging in a minute. Ask Lani Guinier, Jocelyn Elder or Mike Espy. Bill Clinton eventually betrayed all the groups that helped him win the ‘92 and ‘96 elections: organized labor, black folks, homosexuals, feminists, blue color workers and liberal whites. Toni Morrison is single handedly responsible for Clinton being perceived as an honorary black person, the “First Black President” as she sung his praises due to his background, his saxophone playing, his womanizing, the vicious attacks against him by the media and right wing.

Black people were goofy enough to go along with her. Assimilationist gate keepers like Tom Joyner, Tavis Smiley and the NAACP kept the notion going as more and more gullible black folks fell for the okey-doke. Now in 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for the Democratic Party nomination and she and hubby Bill are revealing their true colors. They are pulling out all the stops. After Obama won the South Carolina Democratic primary and the so called “Potomac Primaries” Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia, the Clintons began sharpening their knives, sending out their attack dogs ordering them to get down and dirty to sully Obama’s image and steal the nomination from him.

They are resorting to dirty tricks and mudslinging to undermine his momentum. The mainstream media delights in the contentiousness given their goal is to promote discord and fear. An example of Clinton’s tactics are revealed and discussed at  FactCheck  “A direct-mail piece sent to voters by the Clinton campaign twists Obama’s words and gives a false picture of his proposals: It says he ‘wants to raise Social Security taxes by a trillion dollars,’ a big distortion.

Obama has said a “good option” would be to apply Social Security payroll taxes to incomes over $97,500 a year, but that would only affect taxes paid by 6.5 percent of individuals and couples. And he hasn’t formally proposed such a move anyway. The Clinton mailer says Obama has ‘no plan’ for a moratorium on foreclosures such as the one Clinton has proposed. That’s true, but Obama has his own plan for homeowner relief. The mailer leaves the impression that Obama has "no plan" at all, which is false. It says Obama ‘voted for Dick Cheney's energy bill that gives huge tax breaks to oil companies,’ another distortion. By the time Congress passed the 2005 energy bill, it raised taxes on the oil industry more than it decreased them and also contained billions for alternative fuels research and subsidies for energy-efficient buildings and vehicles.” FactCheck

The Clintons are unscrupulous opportunists who will do anything to win.They will send lies in the mail, they’ll attack Obama’s character, his religion and make Minister Farrakhan an issue to use fear and ignorance  to undermine Obama’s credibility. They don’t care that Barack Obama is a puppet being funded by some of the same players that fund them, they want to win! The fact Bill Clinton was in cahoots with the Bu$h’s drug running scheme out of Mena Airstrip in Arkansas when he was governor gets no play in the mass media.

The corporate media will not tell you Bill Clinton is a war criminal responsible for the killing of millions of innocent civilians in his bogus humanitarian war in Kosovo or that his Somalian incursion was really about oil and geo-strategic positioning in the Horn of Africa, not helping starving Africans. Nor will they tell you Clinton is the one who signed the NAFTA into law knowing full well the devastation it would cause to working folks. The truth is once in the White House Bill Clinton became the surrogate  for the Bu$h crime syndicate and corporate interests.

He moved the Democratic Party to the right when their DLC clique modified the Southern Strategy used by Richard Nixon to win his presidential run in 1968 during Clinton’s 1992 campaign. The Clinton record was really one  of a steady move to the right with his signing corporatist legislation such as NAFTA, which has gutted the US work force and similar moves which benefitted the rise of the prison industrial complex. Clinton’s bogus War on Drugs helped imprison millions of black people for minor drug use crimes and disenfranchise millions more blacks ala Post Reconstruction era laws. But Obama will never address these issues and neither will the corporate mind control apparatus.

The only reason the rabid NeoCons went after Clinton was because he failed to support their agenda of attacking Saddam Hussein and invading Iraq! The Clintons will get a pass on all of this just like Obama and McCain get passes on their policies and programs. The media has conditioned us to have short memories and short attention spans. Just because the corporate media isn’t holding the candidates feet to the fire doesn’t mean we have to uncritically go for their okey-doke. The Clintons are not our friends. They have shown they will do any and everything to win, which means they will sell black folks out in a New York minute. Maya Angelou said it best, “When they show you who they are the first time, believe them.”

posted 11 March 2008

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