I’ve been going around my usual rounds in the blogs that I like, and I’m tired of people acting like Black people don’t have THE RIGHT to bring receipts. That somehow, we’re supposed to go around like blind sheep, without at least trying to force folks to answer our questions, make proper apologies, acknowledge the problems that we have with the candidates on the Democratic Party’s side.
We have some very informed posters here at 3Chics. A couple of them have done a yoeman’s job in informing us about the contents of the Hillary Email ‘ scandal’.
I put ‘scandal’ like this, because I don’t think it’s an actual SCANDAL. I believe the ‘ scandal’ in the emails is that it confirms who some of us believe Hillary Clinton to be. There were no surprises in the emails. In all that I’ve read from those who actually took the time to go and read – I will repeat -there were no surprises.
No surprises dealing with politics.
The emails have been informative, because they reveal Hillary Clinton’s character, and the problems that nagged folks in 2008.
They still exist.
The email ‘scandal’ for me is Exhibit A, B, and C while Hillary isn’t ready and has never been ready to actually be ‘ THE FIRST’.
It takes someone of special character and temperment to be ‘ THE FIRST’.
Hillary doesn’t have it. And, the willful ignorance on those that challenge me as to what I mean….it’s tiresome.
You know what I mean…but, since you want to pretend, let’s spell it out for you.
You want to know what it takes to be ‘THE FIRST’
Your example lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama understood what it meant to be ‘ THE FIRST’.
And, while it’s been frustrating at times, watching what our First Couple has had to live with during these past 7 years, my respect for both of them has only grown because of it.
They are truly special people, and they were exactly what this country needed. We didn’t deserve them, but we needed them.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have the humbleness of what it takes to be THE FIRST.
She might become The First Woman President, but there is nothing in her character that makes me believe she’ll have 1/10th of the successes that President Obama has had. Because, so many of the President’s successes were accomplished by him going against the grain, and standing out there, by himself, taking the slings and arrows.
I just wish that Hillary supporters would just admit that the only thing she has to offer is:
She’s not a Republican.
Because, nobody with any sense, is going to say with a straight face, that they believe Hillary will be better for this country than President Obama on domestic policy.
And Foreign Policy?
Don’t make me laugh.
When all she can do is think that she has to outdo the Republicans, instead of following President Obama’s lead. President Obama- who successfully took away the foreign policy club from the Republicans and has beat them with it repeatedly over the past 7 years.
The emails reveal a Hillary Clinton who continued to surround herself with the snakes that we knew from 2007-2008.
The same folks that disgust us, and that we know are no good.
We got 7 years of No Drama Obama.
You think that Hillary Clinton will deliver anything close to that?
President Obama’s critics have been yelling that we never want to hold HIM ‘ Accountable’.
That was their favorite word over the past 7 Years: ACCOUNTABILITY.
It was never true – his most fervent supporters could pick out POLICY POSITIONS, here and there, where we might have disagreed with the President, but we still understood the TOTALITY of his success.
Now that we, his supporters, are bringing up that word ‘ACCOUNTABLE’ to Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders…
folks pretend that Black folk don’t have the right to bring up receipts.
Like bringing up the receipt that Black people, who are more likely to be hurt by unregistered firearms sold by gun show sleazebags because there are no laws about gun sale registration – might have have a problem that Bernie Sanders voted AGAINST those registrations – REPEATEDLY, and then, when called on it, mumbled some bullshyt about RURAL people knowing how to deal with guns better, AS IF, we don’t understand that dogwhistle.
Like economic inequality is some NEW THING. Black people – IN AMERICA- have always been unemployed, underemployed, and because of when AFFIRMATIVE ACTION WAS WHITE – the wealth gap between the communities – was built by the Federal Government aiding and abetting White folk while actively denying Black folk.
What is this ‘ fair country’ Bernie Sanders is talking about?
Bernie Sanders economic schtick is old….it could be taken from Jesse Jackson speeches about the decimation of Urban America in the 1980’s.
But, now, because WHITE people are getting it the way that BLACK folk always have had it…suddenly, it’s this huge problem?
Michelle Alexander, who has done a brilliant job of gathering the best research possible about the Prison Industrial Complex and its ramifications for the Black Community -bring us THE NEW JIM CROW…and how lines from all those detrimental political positions -originate in the BILL CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.
And, how, she can bring back FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON’S OWN WORDS about ‘ Super Predators’, which was just a dogwhistle for Black Urban Youth.
How, if you want to talk about foreign policy, Ms. Albright, by all means, let’s discuss Rwanda and other Clinton Administration doozies.
It’s not sexist to bring receipts for the Clinton Administration. It’s not sexist to tie Hillary to her husband, the Former President, because, unlike any other woman who would be running for President…SHE is in the position that she’s in BECAUSE of her marriage to Bill Clinton. When all you have is because of who you married, then you don’t get to huff and puff about your vaunted ‘ experience’. Hillary’s ‘ experience’ is nothing but a bunch of lines on a resume.
Her first elected office was Senator for a state where she carpetbagged into, and got the local Dems to give her CORONATION (does that sound familiar).
Her term as SOS was undistinguished, except for the numerous time where it was ‘leaked’ that Hillary disagreed with the President on this policy or that policy. You want to see what a REAL WORKING SOS is – check out John Kerry’s tenure.
From the CBC clowns, who couldn’t be bothered to even get themselves on Black radio during the Obama Years, let alone the MSM shows to defend this President and his policies – but, putting out Press Releases,and can’t get to the tv fast enough to endorse Hillary. They can’t stand President Obama because he broke up their hustle. They got mad that the President didn’t give them their due. What due? They didn’t do shyt, and could only be seen on tv during the past 7 years, when they wanted to blame the President for what he didn’t do, instead of bringing forth what THEY are doing. President Obama has always been about the DOING. The GETTING IT DONE. And, if he didn’t think that you were about that life, then he doesn’t waste his time. But, see, they want to return to the good old days with Hillary. Where they can pretend, and she can invite them for a photo-op, and they still don’t have to do anything.
Black folks have seen what TRUE BLACK LEADERSHIP can accomplish…..why would they settle for less?
You can name on one hand, those in Congress who have had this President’s Back consistently over the past 7 years……and, the CBC as a collective……DID NOT. And, they didn’t think that Black folks didn’t notice this? Really? Seriously?
You don’t think that we didn’t notice all the big-time Democratic money people, who have sat out all the elections since 2008……but, now, suddenly, they’re back…..
You don’t think that we didn’t notice the so-called Dems who became involved with the ‘ No Labels’ bullshyt……..but, now, they’re suddenly Dem spokesmen once again…..
We have them.
And, pointing to us, to tell us to sit down, and shut up, and that doesn’t matter…
Nobody’s taking that bullshyt anymore.
We will keep on bringing the receipts.
Like I said before….
Black folk are the WRONG ONES to threaten with ‘ bad times will happen’.
With OUR history in this country?
Are you serious?
You think that approach will work?