Racial Politics. Again.
by psychodrew, Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 08:43:34 PM EDT
So we had to know that he would eventually resort to something like this. The Clinton campaign stooped to an all-time low at a rally at a Pennsylvania university this week. In order to broaden Hillary's appeal among black voters, Clinton campaign officials packed the seats behind Bill's podium with African-American students, going so far as to move non-black students who had already assembled in the seats.
As if months of playing racial politics weren't bad enough, trying to depict Barack Obama as the "black candidate" weren't bad enough, the Clinton campaign is now overstating the size of her shrinking African-American support in an attempt to siphon votes away from Senator Obama. Using the young voters as campaign props is degrading and the Clinton campaign should be ashamed of itself.
Where is the MSM on this? Where is the outrage from Keith Olbermann, who only spent half of his show attacking Hillary Clinton last night? Where is Andrea Mitchell, who finally had the courage to point out that Hillary's mismanagement of her campaign demonstrates that women lack the capacity to be president?
Ok, so here's the real story from TalkLeft. The advance team at a Michelle Obama rally at Carnegie Mellon University got caught stuffing the stands behind the Michelle Obama's podium with white students:
While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama's event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan's correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, "Get me more white people, we need more white people." To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, "We're moving you, sorry. It's going to look so pretty, though."
"I didn't know they would say, `We need a white person here,' " said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. "I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn't know it would be so outright."
Didn't it seem just a little bit worse when Bill was the one doing it?