If John McCain wants to help himself with Hillary Clinton supporters: fight Obama on the race card.
John McCain has plenty to be ashamed of in his history with the Clintons. John McCain himself has plenty to be ashamed of. Yes, after John McCain has slimed Bill and/or Hillary Clinton he has usually apologized. Barack Obama has had no such decency. Barack Obama still has not apologized to Bill and Hillary Clinton for all the calculated smears and mud Obama has flung. Barack Obama pretends he is an innocent, but Barack Obama is as dirty as they come. And in Chicago, that is plenty dirty.
It is not only Bill and Hillary Clinton that have been slimed and smeared with Obama’s Chicago mud. We Hillary Clinton supporters have been smeared and slimed too. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton can forgive Barack Obama for Obama’s slimes and smears directed at them. But we Hillary Clinton supporters do not forgive or forget Obama’s slimes and smears directed towards us.
Here on Big Pink, with a large group of African-American Hillary Clinton supporters, we will not support the smear merchant Barack Obama. Because we have not, nor will not support the unqualified, race-baiting, and gay-bashing, and woman hating, Barack Obama we are accused of being racists. Even African-American Hillary Clinton supporters are unfairly attacked as racists.
We at Big Pink do not believe in unilateral disarmament. We do not believe in whining. We do believe that sometimes you get a dog to eat a dog.
Hillary Clinton supporters who will support and vote for John McCain in NOvember if the Democratic Party decides to commit suicide by selecting the unqualified, race-baiting, and gay-bashing, and woman hating, Barack Obama should communicate to the John McCain campaign the need to defend Bill and Hillary Clinton from the race-baiting Obama.
It is not enough for John McCain to send the very capable Carly Fiorina to speak with Hillary Clinton supporters. Hillary Clinton supporters who will vote for John McCain must insist that John McCain defend Bill and Hillary Clinton. We are pleased to read this:
“Say whatever you want about Bill Clinton,” McCain campaign chieftain Steve Schmidt tells Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith, “but it’s deeply unfair to suggest his criticism of Obama was race-based. President Clinton was a force for unity in this country on this subject. Every American should be proud of his record as both a governor and president. But we knew it was coming in our direction because they did it against a President of the United State of their own party.”
There are a number of prominent African-American Democrats who would disagree that Bill Clinton’s criticism of Sen. Barack Obama during the primaries was beyond reproach, but it of course long before Sen. John McCain got into the act, Bill Clinton was the first one to accuse the Obama camp of playing the “race card.”
[Tip to the McCain campaign: study the Axelrod race-based campaign in New York City for Fernando Ferrer in the wake of the Sharpton and Mark Green primary fight during the earlier election cycle.]
Yesterday, we noted how Rick Davis, the John McCain campaign manager replied to the Obama smear on race. In the comments, many noted Big Media (especially Andrea Mitchell) and its full throated support for race-baiting Obama. We noted the nexus of Bernie Mac, Ludicris, and Barack “I’m just messing with you” Obama. We noted that Obama played the race card against Hillary. Now the Obama campaign is playing the race card against McCain.
Rick Davis and John McCain have said what is needed to be said:
Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck,” Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, charged in a statement with which Mr. McCain later said he agreed. “It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.”
For those that don’t gamble, Rick Davis, was referring to cheating when he accused Barack Obama of playing from the bottom of the deck. When a playing card dealer in a gambling casino deals the playing cards in an honest fashion, the card dealer takes the cards from the top of the card deck and distributes them fairly. If a card dealer secretly places an “Ace”, a valuable card, at the bottom of the deck then when needed deceptively takes that high card from the bottom of the deck and distributes it to a crony – that is called cheating. This dirty dealing is what happened during the primary season.
Obama dealt the race card from the bottom of the deck.
Obama dealt the race card, his most valuable card, during the Jeremiah Wright scandal. The questions during the Wright scandal were of Obama’s judgment and friends of 20 years, the use of the “N” word in church, the sexual “humping” of the podium by Wright in front of children in Obama’s church, and whether Obama approved of his long-time mentor and pastor saying “God Damn America” on the Sunday after September 11, 2001. Obama played the race card and did not answer any of these questions. Obama answered questions about his own lack of judgement with a speech about race relations. Obama played the race card.
Obama plays the race card in an attempt to smear anyone who takes note of the fact that he is unqualified to be president and in order to label any and all criticism as racist.
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton can forgive Barack Obama for sliming and smearing them, if they so choose. Bill and Hillary Clinton were unable in a Democratic primary and especially not in the African-American community they saw as friends, to fully take Obama on for his race-baiting (especially with the smears coming from “neutral” Obama cronies Brazile and Clyburn).
Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton may forgive. We believe the slimes and smears against us however have to be answered with a total rejection of Barack Obama and his dirty cronies and Dean/Brazile/Pelosi.
John McCain has Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and us, as examples of those Barack Obama has slimed and smeared when Obama played the race card. McCain better not be surprised when Obama plays the race card again from the bottom of the deck.
We are not surprised that Obama deals from the bottom of the deck because Obama is the bottom of the barrel.