“Fairy Tale”

I signed onto AOL today to print an email attachment off for my parents today, and was treated to a story about the latest election scandal.  It seems that the Clinton’s have drawn the ire of ‘black leaders’ for making racially insensitive comments.  I have found the video of Bill on youtube, and this is how it goes

[blah blah blah talking about obamas voting record as compared on the Iraq war as compared to how he talks about it in debates, mentioning some speech which was deleted from his site, etc.  Namely that he supported it in his voting, and now says he never did]. “Give me a break. This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen.”

 It seems some people have heard “this whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I’ve ever seen” as being essentialy the same as “Because Obama is black, the idea that he could ever be elected to president is a fairy tale.” 

 Now, I will concede that Bill doeshave a way with words, and that it not unknown that he should use subtle ways to communicate things. I will also concede that the word ‘this’ is a pronoun, and as such there is sometimes conusion regarding what it points too.  This is not one of those times.  Racial remarks and prejudice are something that Obama and his supporters should be concerned about, but attempting to cast the Clintons as closet racists over this is doomed to failure because it’s quite obviously just not the case.  I would advise Sharpton and Co to hold their punches until the actual racist remarks start coming from the other side of the isle. 

It is true that Obama has not come out against what Clinton said…but he also hasn’t come out dismissing the complaints.  It would speak volumes to his character if he stood up and said “hey guys, stop worrying about it, because I’m not. ”  This being said, Obama still likely has my vote in the primary. 

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One Response to ““Fairy Tale””

  1. Cody Says:

    Hearing that, my first thought is that Clinton is brushing Obama’s campaign off because Obama is a relatively inexperienced politician, compared to many of the others. I wouldn’t read anything racist into that at all.

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