Desperate words from a drowning woman.
Just four years ago, the Democrats were calling the GOP the party of old white people. Today, Democrats are running two old white people while the Republican candidates have been extremely diverse.
Despite this new reality, Hillary Clinton is clinging to accusations of racism against Republicans, in this case because there is opposition to letting Obama choose Justice Scalia’s successor.
The Washington Post reports:
Clinton: ‘Racial language,’ ‘bigotry’ part of Republican Supreme Court delay
Days after Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in Texas, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has fused two of the most controversial issues of the 2016 campaign — the debate over who should choose Scalia’s successor, and race.
Clinton’s remarks came at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, where she delivered what was billed by her campaign as a major speech on “systemic racism.”
“The Republicans say they’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates no matter how qualified,” Clinton said. “Some are even saying he doesn’t have the right to nominate anyone, as if somehow he’s not the real president.”
Indeed, Republican candidates have frowned on the prospect that Obama would nominate Scalia’s replacement to a divided court less than a year before the end of his administration — though, as the president pointed out Tuesday, the Constitution does not specify such a time limit. This wasn’t just election year elbow-throwing, Clinton said. This was about race.
“You know that’s in keeping what we heard all along, isn’t it?” she continued. “Many Republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. They demonize President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe. This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.”
Here’s the video:
This is a pathetic accusation. The real reason Hillary said this is because she’s worried about whether or not she can hang onto the black vote now that Bernie Sanders is nipping at her heels.
She’s desperately trying to attach herself to Obama for purely political purposes. If you want four to eight more years of this, you know who your candidate is.
In terms of Obama, who joined the filibuster to block Alito in 2006, he’s sorry now.
USA Today reports:
With the tables turned, Obama now ‘regrets’ his 2006 Alito filibuster
President Obama has come to regret his decade-old filibuster of Justice Samuel Alito, the White House said Wednesday as Senate Republicans threatened to block his nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
The Alito nomination has become one of many historical footnotes that have taken on new relevance as Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate jockey for high ground in their battle over the election-year Supreme Court nomination. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called Obama’s decision to join in the filibuster of Alito in 2006 a “symbolic vote” based on specific objections to Alito’s rulings as a lower court judge.
“What the president regrets is that Senate Democrats didn’t focus more on making an effective public case about those substantive objections,” Earnest said. “Instead, some Democrats engaged in a process of throwing sand in the gears of the confirmation process. And that’s an approach that the president regrets.”
Yeah, I bet he does.
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