Thursday, June 19, 2008

Exercise in Logic

Certain Blogger Boyz like Kevin Drum and Greg Sargent are absolutely, 100%, no doubt about it, yesirree Bob convinced that Hillary Clinton ran a racist campaign because.... well, because! Isn't that enough for you? Everybody says so! No one would keep saying this if it wasn't true, would they? Anyway, we all know poor white people are racist and they voted for her, therefore she obviously was making racist appeals to get their votes. If they say something different, they are lying. How could there not be racism if all the talking heads and Jesse Jackson Jr. said there was racism?

If that is so, then why is the Congressional Black Caucus trying to make Obama put her on the ticket as VP? Why are African American voters more likely to say they want her on the ticket than any other Democratic group? Could it be they know that the accusations of racism were untrue from the start, seeing as millions of Hillary voters saw, that this was a campaign tactic, and are actually perfectly happy to support Hillary?

Gee, do you think this could all have been a bunch of lies that the Clinton hating media was more than happy to babble over and over?

Anglachel

5 comments:

Shainzona said...

You forgot to add one word....

"Gee, do you think this could all have been a bunch of lies that the Clinton hating media is more than happy to babble over and over STILL?

john4hillary said...

Drum has always had two blind spots, and they came together in this campaign.

First, Somerby has always been on his ass about anti-Dem media bias. Kevin just doesn't see it.

Second, he is oblivious to issues of class and economic distress. The key illustration for me was when he said social churning was essentially over, that people in the upper middle class were there for good, and we needn't spent time worrying about more opportunities for kids in struggling families.

Through this lens, he's the perfect Obama supporter.

gendergappers said...

Most of the AA's I know feel this way - they still love the Clintons and were torn in their loyalty.

campskunk said...

i think the "hillary ran a racist campaign" meme can only prosper among the liberal white set who support obama.

in the black community, anyone advancing this line of argument is met with gales of derisive laughter by anyone over 30 who remembers the clinton years, and the meme-floater is quickly shamed into retracting that lame stuff. white folks, however, don't know any better, bless their hearts.

janiscortese said...

i think the "hillary ran a racist campaign" meme can only prosper among the liberal white set who support obama.

And who have never in their lives seen a real, live black person.