Friday, January 11, 2008

Liberals reap what they sow

Racial tensions roil Democratic race

A series of comments from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, her husband, and her supporters are spurring a racial backlash and adding a divisive edge to the presidential primary as the candidates head south to heavily African-American South Carolina.

The comments, which ranged from the New York senator appearing to diminish the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movement — an aide later said she misspoke — to Bill Clinton dismissing Sen. Barack Obama’s image in the media as a “fairy tale” — generated outrage on black radio, black blogs and cable television. And now they've drawn the attention of prominent African-American politicians.

After years of race-baiting, even the Clintons are falling prey to the over the top you-can't-say-anything-negative-about-a-black-person-or-its-racist game that Republicans are always forced to defend. Well, Ha f'ing ha! First Black President, my ass.