Clinton: Obama No 'Fairy Tale'

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Former President Bill Clinton says his comment about Barack Obama telling a "fairy tale" about opposing the war in Iraq has been misconstrued as a criticism of the senator's run for the Democratic nomination.
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jack

Atlanta, GA

#1 Jan 11, 2008
Beginning to find the Clintons increasingly irritating. They would have never set foot in the Whitehouse in the 90's had it not been for the African American vote. African Americans stood by him when he had few friends in Washington -- even within his own party.

Now that Hillary is being given a little competition for the first time in her career, they are truly playing a racist card -- NOT A RACE CARD, BUT A RACIST CARD!

How do you explain Hillary statement on who deserved the credit for the civil rights laws? How do you explain Bill's statement that Obama is a 'fairy tale and a kid'? And, what blew me away, how can you explain Cuomo's statement regarding Obama's campaign on January 11??
Same ole sad song

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jan 11, 2008
Jane wrote:
I never had any intention of voting Democrap... However, in my opinion, I think Obama is a really cute guy and a great dancer, and maybe after he has some political experience under his belt, he may be a great President, but not now... no reflection on his religion.
That said, I should think that people would be concerned with his pledge of devotion to Africa and one race. Has he done the same for the USA. What about white people, asian, latino, etc. who are Americans... Has he pledged his devotion to all people of America, not just the Africans?
I'm simply asking because I don't know.
I pose a question to you. Has any white president pledged his devotion to blacks, asians, latinos etc and meant it? Come on - he's a good dancer, psst, are you for real. Time waits for no man.
Jacqueline

Rex, GA

#5 Jan 11, 2008
I found former President Clinton's remark about Obama to raise more than an "eyebrow". I wondered, "just what was he saying, really? Certainly a comment that could only be negatively perceived. In my opinion, it only served to fuzzy the lines of the Clinton's (well, Hillary's) quest for the White House.
mike

Circle Pines, MN

#7 Jan 12, 2008
I see your true colores!!!!!!! It's time for the blacks to wake up. The fairy tale Bill is taking about. Is the one he has been putting up our ass. I never voted for the joke and will not vote for his wife. The Clintons keep those two fools. Al and Jesse around for jokes. Pull them out the box to try to make us jump. I hope Obama win amd tell all four to kiss it where the sun dont shine.
newsman

Roswell, GA

#10 Jan 12, 2008
Clinton is the most divisive person running for office! Why no article on her comments (pandering) to illegals in Nevada several days ago when she said "there are no illegal women". Although I do not support Obama's stance on illegal immigration, he does inspire hope versus hillary's message of despair.
donkeyman

Coeur D Alene, ID

#13 Jan 12, 2008
the clintons have always held the blacks in the highest esteem. just as long as one of them does not get in their way. then they are treated as any white would be treated who gets in their way. thats equality to the clintons.
Jillian_17

United States

#14 Jan 12, 2008
I don't think the Clintons made any statements that were one bit racist.
Jesus

Newnan, GA

#17 Jan 12, 2008
Here we go folks, as I've said before. Anything, and I mean anything said against Obama in this race, wil be construde as racisim. It will be unfair, no amount of critisim can be said without Sharpton, Jackson, etc.... getting involved. America, wake up.
jack

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jan 12, 2008
IS HILLARY DRIVING HER STAFF TO DRINK????

http://www.blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/ar...
jack

Atlanta, GA

#20 Jan 12, 2008
mike wrote:
I see your true colores!!!!!!! It's time for the blacks to wake up. The fairy tale Bill is taking about. Is the one he has been putting up our ass. I never voted for the joke and will not vote for his wife. The Clintons keep those two fools. Al and Jesse around for jokes. Pull them out the box to try to make us jump. I hope Obama win amd tell all four to kiss it where the sun dont shine.
What did the Clinton operative have in mind when he (Cuomo) made the following statement? Everything the Clintons do is scripted. Why is it that Hillary, Slick Willie and now Cuomo making such 'slips of the tongue -- all after Hilliary being whipped in Iowa?? Note the following:

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/ny-us...
Brudder Funk

Plant City, FL

#22 Jan 12, 2008
hillarythemovie.com

goes an sees this - she a trip, man!
Nixon Benoit

Sharon, MA

#23 Jan 13, 2008
I could not believe that Hillary Clinton said the following: "Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act. It took a president to get it done."
This is totally unacceptable for Hillary Clinton to say. Black people across the nation should demand an official apology from her. She covers herself under the umbrella of the Democratic Party to gain African American support, and their votes. However, she does not represent the party ideology. I am afraid that she is just a hypocrite and an opportunist who fooled the black community in the past. I am afraid that was clearly a racist comment. She was right when she said that she found her voice in New Hampshire thereafter. She does not even have a modicum of restraint for our most respectable hero - A man who gave his life for the freedom of back people. I could not believe that she said the following: "Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act. It took a president to get it done."
Not only she is going to loose the votes of the black people in South Carolina, but also she is going to loose the black votes across the nation. The last time I remember checking the official US census, Black people account for about 12.8% of the population
nunyalicious

United States

#26 Jan 13, 2008
jack wrote:
Beginning to find the Clintons increasingly irritating. They would have never set foot in the Whitehouse in the 90's had it not been for the African American vote. African Americans stood by him when he had few friends in Washington -- even within his own party.
Now that Hillary is being given a little competition for the first time in her career, they are truly playing a racist card -- NOT A RACE CARD, BUT A RACIST CARD!
How do you explain Hillary statement on who deserved the credit for the civil rights laws? How do you explain Bill's statement that Obama is a 'fairy tale and a kid'? And, what blew me away, how can you explain Cuomo's statement regarding Obama's campaign on January 11??
The Hillary remark involving MLK I do not get, but Bill's remark about fairytale was regarding THE WAR VOTE! He was coming down on the media for showcasing Obama and never asking him about his voting record, which includes voting for the war he was against 3 times! I'll bet you didn't hear Bill's entire rant or you wouldn't be on here with that crap.
Richard Andre

Sharon, MA

#28 Feb 15, 2008
Unofficial Tallies in (New York) City Understated Obama Vote ...

That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district.

City election officials this week said that their formal review of the results, which will not be completed for weeks, had confirmed some major discrepancies between the vote totals reported publicly — and unofficially — on primary night and the actual tally on hundreds of voting machines across the city.

In the Harlem district, for instance, where the primary night returns suggested a 141 to 0 sweep by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the vote now stands at 261 to 136. In an even more heavily black district in Brooklyn — where the vote on primary night was recorded as 118 to 0 for Mrs. Clinton — she now barely leads, 118 to 116...
****I strongly believe tha Brooklyn went for Obama ****

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