[guest post by Dana]
Hillary Clinton, who once joined then-Senator Obama in an attempt to filibuster the nomination of Samuel Alito, exposed her hypocritical underpants for all the world to see when she spewed out a vile rant accusing Republicans of being racist for their opposition to President Obama choosing the replacement for Scalia. Clinton, who keeps losing the support of key demographic groups, shamefully pandered to a black audience in Harlem. And sadly, they fell for it. Being true to her party’s adage, she wasn’t about to let a crisis like the passing of Justice Scalia go to waste:
“Now the Republicans say they’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates no matter how qualified,” Mrs. Clinton said in remarks before a predominantly black audience in Harlem. “Some are even saying he doesn’t have the right to nominate anyone! As if somehow he’s not the real president.”
Doing so, Mrs. Clinton added, is in keeping with a longstanding pattern of mistreatment.
“They demonize President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe,” she said. “This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.”
It would have been great had her audience demanded the name of the Republican who said that President Obama didn’t have the right to nominate anyone.
Anyway, the report from the New York Times has a number of interviews with black Americans who agree with Clinton that opposition to Obama in this is nothing more than racism at work. Of course.
I find it amazing that the NYT publishes an article focusing on Supreme Court nominations and racism, yet somehow totally manages to not mention Justice Clarence Thomas. Funny that.