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Clinton Faces Questions Over Supporter's Comments

By Anne E. Kornblut
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton demanded that Sen. Barack Obama reject support from the Rev. Louis Farrakahn during a debate on Tuesday night. But what, a Dallas television interviewer asked Clinton on Wednesday, about Adelfa Callejo, an 84-year-old Latina backer of Clinton's in Texas?

Callejo was reported as saying that black politicians hadn't done anything to help Latinos. Did Clinton, the interviewer asked, reject and denounce Callejo for saying such a thing?

Clinton was equivocal. "People have every reason to express their opinions," she said.

"You know, this is a free country," Clinton said, laughing, when asked whether she still wanted Callejo's support. She went on to say that she did not know the facts of the situation.

"People get to express their opinions. A lot of folks have said really unpleasant things about me over the course of this campaign. You can't take any of that as anything other than an individual opinion," Clinton told an interviewer from KTVT, who pressed her to explain the difference between Callejo and Farrakahn.

"I would urge all of my supporters and Senator Obama's supporters to stay focused on the two of us. Don't vote on race, don't vote on gender -- vote on the qualifications each of us present for the presidency."

Asked again about the two cases, Clinton said: "I don't see any comparison at all with what you're referring to and I don't know the facts of what you're telling me over the TV. So I'm just going to repeat that I want people to judge us on the merits."

The Clinton campaign initially reacted with bewilderment to a question about Callejo. Clinton adviser Doug Hattaway said that the campaign had not located the exact remarks in question, but that Clinton firmly rejects any racist sentiments. After the KTVT interview, Hattaway said: "She had never heard of any of this. And if it was actually said, of course, she would denounce and reject it. She opposes this kind of politics in any way, shape or form."

Late Wednesday night, the campaign released a statement, according to Dallas's CBS 11 TV, saying: "Senator Clinton was unaware of these remarks until this afternoon when she was asked about them on a local newscast. After confirming that they were accurately portrayed, Senator Clinton of course denounces and rejects them."

Callejo, a Dallas Democrat, was quoted in a 1997 New York Times interview about conflict in the city's school system as saying that "the black American is the racist against the Hispanics and whites," and that blacks wanted power only for themselves. In 2006, a Dallas Morning News opinion piece quoted Callejo complaining about a "black agenda" in the city.

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The Black _Hispanic,Mexican,Tejano whatever word is used to describe Native Spanish speakers-shoul drealize and recognize that many of the gains made poplicically have been borne on the movement of the 60sa and the sufferings and travials of African-Americans.In the Farm Workers struggles,Black Americans were there.Coalitions were formed of the disenfranchised-respect is a two way and maybe a more way street.Many demonstrating for American rights in the U.S. Wave the Mexican flag very proudly.This is America not Mexico.I've yet to see the flaf of any other Spanish speaking nation paraded in this manner.We,America,unfortunately do not have a national language but in many instances Spanish speakers work,have commerce with and pray while insisting that they be addressed only in SPANISH.What type of assimilation is this?I don't think one must give up cultural aspects to become American in dealing with the outside world.However we have many other non-English speakers who accomodate to America when in contact with Americans and nourish Native Culture in the home.In the West in my experience,Spanish speakers wish to dominate the new culture while protecting the old.Are these people Americans or not? A wise old bird (68 yrs)

Posted by: constantanalist: | April 12, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama seem ashamed of his own heritage , the name he was given at birth , the religeon of his grandfathers , a picture of him in ethnic garb (his family place of oragin?)... He had no political platform before this campaign , he follows lock step in Senate votes yet says he will bring the parties into all inclusive agreement for compromizes on the issues which divide them, He will be the great uniter. Just like GWB said when he ran.

Posted by: Americanworker | March 3, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Clinton is about as far out of touch with Texas and Tejanos as she is the rest of the country

(A) repulsive or not she did not heed the racist positions of the larger Hispanic community.

(B) She came here with some kind of contrived accent. To those few of us with roots here it is demeaning and patronizing.

(C) Most decent Texans are offended by corrupt philandering politicians so her parading of Cisneros and The guy from LA was offensive.

(D) Hispanics appear to view corruption and philandering as virtues. They are newcomers to the State and this is one of the issues when we try to get them to assimilate.

(E) Apparently Hillery digs philanderers and we are left to decide if she is the Bible toting wife or the Streisand spouting narcissist.

(F) We really never did have the John Wayne persona, so her choice of advisers is blind.

(H) Texas is the heart of women's success (Supreme Court, Governor, Senator, etc. etc..

None of our successful women seem to want anything to do with a candidate who comes to the state ill prepared and anxious to exploit and deepen painful and costly divides racial.

Now that we have asked for her to show substance and she shows weak division, perhaps she will go away for awhile. After all, she had never been here to appreciate us before.

Posted by: mvtex | March 1, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

What do other women have as motivation to be jealous of Hillary about? A bed shared by Paula Jones, Jennifer Flowers, Monica Lewinsky and countless secret service attested daliances?
Lying through the teeth racist attititudes designed to divide a kill the democratic party?
A loveless marriage...or one where the other woman is getting all the "loving."
You mention you are also white and female but not racist. Well, Hillary is.

Posted by: larryebbya7 | March 1, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama's camp introduced racism into the campaign early in their campaign trying to accuse the Clintons of it. They have used racism in a reverse sort of way to try to discredit Hillary. The Clintons are the least racist people in the country and have always fought for those who were being mistreated and suffered from prejudice. If they use Hillary as an example, that would mean they are accusing all those who were white and who fought and marched and sat at lunch counters (me), sat in the back of the bus as a child (me), as being like the Clintons. I'm proud that in a small way I might be a little like Hillary who is a really good person. Come on, you guys, wake up. You don't own the world. You denigrate Hillary mostly because she is a woman (some because she is white). So am I and I am not prejudiced. Again, Hillary Clinton is not prejudiced. You keep putting her down because you don't like strong women. Some women put her down because they're jealous (some because she's a white woman). Shame on you.

Posted by: katherine11 | March 1, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

finishing...........
If we are attacked on the basis of one of these prejudices we must continue to respond and try to eliminate it in our country.

Posted by: katherine11 | March 1, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

That comment by Callejo was 11 years ago and according to surveys and polls at that time it was probably true. The question is, is it still true today? I haven't seen any surveys or polls taken on that recently. I feel prejudice is wrong, whether it is Muslims against Jews, Afro-Americans against Euro-Americans, newer Americans against Native Americans, or whatever. All prejudice, based on religion, ethnic background, color, gender, or race, etc. is wrong, wrong, wrong. But if we are attacked personally on the basis of one of these........

Posted by: katherine11 | March 1, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Shows further proof of the Clinton racism that heretofore had been hidden. Given the choice of splitting the Black vote and Hispanic vote with OBAMA, the Clintons opted to play the two races against one another politically, with Clinton positioning herself as the champion of Hispanics while discounting OBAMA as simply the "Black candidate" for president. Knowing the overwhelming numbers of Hispanic voters in the "Big State" strategy adopted by Mark Penn for Clinton, she was willing to write off Black support to insure Hispanic loyalties. Sort of a divide-and-conquer strategy. Afterall, Bill told Hillary, where will Blacks hav to go in November but with "us." Unfortunately for Hillary, Penn's strategy conceded the Caucus states because he thought all would be wrapped up by super tuesday. Because all was not wrapped up, Clinton found herself having to face a Potomoc primary full of voters she took for granted but had disrespected and marginalized. With Wisconsin, Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, Kansas, Washington State and others overwhelmingly rejected Clinton's racicist ploys, OBAMA emerged unexpectedly strong.
Now, you expect Clinton to show decency in race relations or accountability (as displayed by John McCain?).
No, that is not in her divisive DNA. She would never criticize an Hispanic for being racist with Senator OBAMA., an African American. These are the REAL CLINTONs we are meeting now America. Hillary would be beaten badly by McCain in the general. Her party will not vote in large enough numbers for her in November. OBAMA is the democrats only hope.
PS Watch the Dems win several red states with Kathleen Sabellius as VP. Could Clinton ever pick Governor Sabellius? No Way!

This woman is totally inconsistent. Except on race in this election. She is not about to criticize a racist statement by a Hispanic supporter against her African American opponent. The strategy for the Clintons is to win the Hispanic votes at the expense of some African American support. The Clinton shock was that so many African Americans saw through their compromise on racial harmony and have overwhelmingly rejected Clinton in this primary. Because of the insulation of Black leaders such as Lewis, Waters, Lee and Jones, the Clintons have been shocked by this development but are banking that Blacks have no where to go but with Hillary in the general election if she wins. What a racist divide and conquer strategy! Thank God we will not have to be saddled with this Clinton style "throw a rock hide your hand" bigotry over the next 8 years of President OBAMA's administration.

Posted by: larryebbya7 | February 29, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

At this point in time, Hillary is the most honest in the race. We will be lucky to have her as President.

Posted by: katherine11 | February 29, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

You are no doubt an IDIOT if your name is Jack Smith!!!!!

Posted by: hippy49 | February 29, 2008 1:50 AM | Report abuse

No offense to you Hillary fans...but you mean to tell me you really cant see any difference in her being petty about denouncing and rejecting the other nite. Then she hesitates to do it herself for fear of losing her latino vote. She is such a hypocrite...and to be honest..I feel sorry for the latinos...Hillary was sure fast to throw yous under the bus with her statement....and rejection. Sorry but Hillary isnt fooling anyone,..I am sure she knew this woman's feelings since she has worked for Hillary in a big way...and Hillary is very familiar with her and am sure knows her views on things. But heck...Hillary used that to her benefit. Kinda is the same thing her dear husband did to Harold Icke...let him take the blame for his dirty dealings and then throws him under the bus. Wait up people. In a few weeks you will know how good Old Bill got in last time with illegal contributions...sure does make one wonder how hILLARY GOT her 35 million. Do you really think if Hillary gets in the white house that Bill and her wont keep up their dirty politics????? Guess again. This has been going on for years with the Clintons. Well all I know if I was that woman who made that statement I would not think too much of Hillary to throw me under the bus for her own political gain when obviously that woman has worked very hard for hILLARY.

Posted by: Webster51 | February 28, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Adelfa Callejo when have you not seen a black man or woman on the line with the hispanic when the government tries to send the hispanic back to Mexico so how can you say that blacks only want power for themself. Remember we were hang and killed by the white man even in the 60s and 70s so we should have a right to care for ourselves. You think Hispanic are in the same positions as blacks but you are not. We were bought over here and beaten and hang so that is totally different than just crossing the border. So remeber what the blacks had to face and still have to face.

Posted by: ikerockthehouse | February 28, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

What a dumb story.

So in the last 10 years Callejo, a figure who is unknown nationally, and apparently is even obscure locally made two insulting remarks about black people. And this is compared to the Reverend Louis Farrakhan, a man with a multitude of supporters and a national reputation who has led The Nation of Islam for 30 years during which time he has consistently attacked Jews and praised Hitler.

When will Obama and his supporters take responsibility for anything?

The worst thing about that awkward picture of Obama in Kenyan garb was that he didn't explain it or treat it lightly. Instead he attacked Hillary for showing it.

He cannot stand to be shown as anything less than perfect. This man has more problems than Ms Callejo and dressing up in silly outfits.


Posted by: Beatrix1 | February 28, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I regret the nasty racial tone too often injected into this race by the media and some supporters. The Clintons are no more racists than are the Obamas. This should be the end.

I will not vote for a candidate because of color, nor will I reject one in kind. I will not be pressured or duped either way.

Black against White, Black against Latino, Hispanic, Mexican, etc., men against women, American born against foreign born, legal alien against illegal alien, union against non union, blue collar worker against white collar worker, skilled laborer against unskilled labor, everybody against the Muslim. I could go on for days. However, what unites us is much greater than the pettiness that divides us.

I wonder how candidates like George Bush and Sen. Obama who run on "uniting" do so much dividing in their names. Neither of them stood up to call a halt to the division because politically it helped their candidacies.

Let's look beyond the hype.

Posted by: LadyDayOne | February 28, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

akbriskwood:

Thank you for pointing that out -- in another thread, I noted that "Hussein" means "handsome" -- so, I think Obama should EMBRACE his full name.

Posted by: JakeD | February 28, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

clearbeard:

I was half-joking in that post, but if you are serious in believing that "Bush is the terrorist" I will be happy to take away the "half" from my opinion too.

Posted by: JakeD | February 28, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

I simply want to point out it was Barack Obama that discussed the growing problem of hate crimes targeting Hispanics, as they have been used as a scapegoat for the employment crisis faced by many Americans, especially African Americans. He rejected this simplistic, racist view, and sought to encourage all Americans to see this for what is was, unfairness, and targeting innocent members of just one part of the American people. Hillary Clinton has never spoken against this race baiting, has never talked about the Dream Act, and constantly uses divisive tactics to try to win the nomination. In California, and now Texas, "brown" will not vote for "black", and she was awfully slow in rebuking racist hate-mongering from a Hispanic supporter, not to mention saying nothing earlier on about a prominent member of her campaign saying that historically, "Hispanics to not vote for African Americans", which has already proven itself to be a outright lie. Barack was also one of a select few politicians of any level that actually marched in the streets against legislation that would have allowed Hispanics, regardless of citizenship status, to be arrested for "harboring" relatives or friends who were not "legal". Where was Hillary? Oh, making sure illegal immigrants couldn't drive.

I do not trust anyone running for president that claims to get things done in Washington and has all the solutions, but only uses petty race-baiting and divisiveness to get there.

Posted by: nadiaorton | February 28, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

I simply want to point out it was Barack Obama that discussed the growing problem of hate crimes targeting Hispanics, as they have been used as a scapegoat for the employment crisis faced by many Americans, especially African Americans. He rejected this simplistic, racist view, and sought to encourage all Americans to see this for what is was, unfairness, and targeting innocent members of just one part of the American people. Hillary Clinton has never spoken against this race baiting, has never talked about the Dream Act, and constantly uses divisive tactics to try to win the nomination. In California, and now Texas, "brown" will not vote for "black", and she was awfully slow in rebuking racist hate-mongering from a Hispanic supporter, not to mention saying nothing earlier on about a prominent member of her campaign saying that historically, "Hispanics to not vote for African Americans", which has already proven itself to be a outright lie. Barack was also one of a select few politicians of any level that actually marched in the streets against legislation that would have allowed Hispanics, regardless of citizenship status, to be arrested for "harboring" relatives or friends who were not "legal". Where was Hillary? Oh, making sure illegal immigrants couldn't drive.

I do not trust anyone running for president that claims to get things done in Washington and has all the solutions, but only uses petty race-baiting and divisiveness to get there.

Posted by: nadiaorton | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

I simply want to point out it was Barack Obama that discussed the growing problem of hate crimes targeting Hispanics, as they have been used as a scapegoat for the employment crisis faced by many Americans, especially African Americans. He rejected this simplistic, racist view, and sought to encourage all Americans to see this for what is was, unfairness, and targeting innocent members of just one part of the American people. Hillary Clinton has never spoken against this race baiting, has never talked about the Dream Act, and constantly uses divisive tactics to try to win the nomination. In California, and now Texas, "brown" will not vote for "black", and she was awfully slow in rebuking racist hate-mongering from a Hispanic supporter, not to mention saying nothing earlier on about a prominent member of her campaign saying that historically, "Hispanics to not vote for African Americans", which has already proven itself to be a outright lie. Barack was also one of a select few politicians of any level that actually marched in the streets against legislation that would have allowed Hispanics, regardless of citizenship status, to be arrested for "harboring" relatives or friends who were not "legal". Where was Hillary? Oh, making sure illegal immigrants couldn't drive.

I do not trust anyone running for president that claims to get things done in Washington and has all the solutions, but only uses petty race-baiting and divisiveness to get there.

Posted by: nadiaorton | February 28, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Change was the platform George W. Bush ran on. He's a uniter, not a divider. How is Sen. Obama different?
Because he's charismatic and he has ideas that transcend race, gender, and religion. Even if his policies mirror Senator Clinton's, he's a much more likeable guy and any educated person knows that you shouldn't make promises you can't keep. That why he doesn't mention how he's going to carry out the promise of change. Why can't people understand that? Isn't the idea of change more important than how to carry it out!

Posted by: whiterosesforme | February 28, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Tracy Rowlett* is brave.

This Sunday for his weekly commentary, he decided to talk about the racial divide between African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.

I thought he handled the issue well, speaking with an older, prominent Hispanic activist and a younger Hispanic politician. He basically illustrated that the divide exists in the minds of the older generations.

However, he did throw me off when he reduced the two groups as "Blacks and Browns," but hey, some people might say I'm just too sensitive.

During his interview with Adelfa Callejo, he asked the 84-year-old activist if it was smart for Obama to reach out to Latino voters. She responded: "Obama simply has the problem that he happens to be Black."

Now this might sound harsh to some, but you have to put this quote in context.

Growing up in Dallas, I remember wondering being aware of the African American/ Hispanic divide.

As Callego puts it, "When Blacks had the numbers, they didn't do anything to support us," said Callejo. "They always used our numbers to fulfill their goals and objectives, but they never really supported us, and there's a lot of hard feelings about that. I don't think we're going to get over it anytime soon."

Even though the story ran Sunday, somebody tipped off reporter Jack Fink** to the first sensational soundbite Wednesday.

I predict this story is going to be another nail in the Clinton campaign coffin. It will be interesting to see how far, if at all, this quote spins out of control.

Senator Clinton had a special satellite interview with Fink in which she was obviously blind sighted by what Callejo said. Callejo, btw, is a HUGE Clinton supporter, and Clinton uses Callejo's endorsement as a way to try to reach the Hispanic populous.

Clinton and Obama are currently in a dead heat, and even Clinton's husband has come out saying she has to win Texas (and Ohio) or her campaign is over. Political experts are saying the Hispanic vote is going to be crucial in deciding which Democratic candidate will win Texas delegates.

While Clinton historically has had the Hispanic vote, she can't count on it this time. Obama is gaining momentum among ALL voters.

Ex: check out this link, which includes a very catchy song: http://www.amigosdeobama.com/
Como se dice? Como se llama? Obama! Obama!
He even has a reageaton beat with the same lyrics.

But I digress.

This story hurts me. If this story gets blown out of proportion, if it really hurts the Clinton campaign, I can only imagine what Callejo will be going through.

Also, I have been following CBS and NPR coverage of the races closely, and ethnicity has yet to play a NEGATIVE rule in this election. The cable news channels might be sensationalizing some other stories, but I haven't heard it.

People have been talking about voting for Hillary because she is a woman, or voting for Obama because he is Black. But I haven't heard anyone bring up the fact that they would NOT vote for him BECAUSE he is Black. I guess all those closet racists haven't had a voice in the media I'm exposing myself to.

And well, I guess someone had to say it, but it saddens me that it came from a Hispanic activist. And I fear what the repercussions for her, and our people, might be.

*For those of you who may not know, Tracy Rowlett is the managing editor of CBS 11 News. He was lead anchor at the station for many years, and before that, he was lead anchor at the ABC station. He is a well respected journalist and has been in the Dallas markets for a LOOOONG time. In other words, people tend to respect his opinion.

**Jack Fink is one of my favorite reporters. I admire his work.

Posted by: amgonzalez | February 28, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Respond to: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 11:46 AM

First, I am not pointing a finger, I am stating my observation and opinion as you have. We can agree to disagree. I have a question from you previous comment...

"Living in Houston, TX for almost 13 years, I saw and heard those discriminatory, and at times, very racist views, perceptions and reactions many African-Americans in that city had towards Latinos, especially towards those born "south of the border".

Does it matter to you that most politicans make the share the same discriminatory views, preceptions and comments about Latinos & Hispanics everyday in the media. You don't have wait to hear it on the streets of Houston, just turn on the 6 o'clock news. Everday there are discussions of deporting illegal Latinos and Hispanics in print and on the news. It is a very hot discussion in Congress today as we trade comments. The problem that I have with your comment is that you somehow feel that it is more offensive to hear these comments from African Americans. I do feel that your comments are racist and very misleading, but you are entitled to them as I am to mine. If Clinton or McCain win the presidency I hope this pie in the sky dream that you foresee will happen come true for you an you community.

Posted by: ProudDemocrat1 | February 28, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I have been following up closely all the debates of the presidential nominees. Black Americans and Hispanics put all your diferences by the side and for once think progressive so as a United America, you all can move forward. Obama is the man for the change America needs.

Posted by: gnyambi | February 28, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I AM SO SICK OF THIS!! This is a campaign about race, race, RACE. I feel like I'm watching the OJ Simpson verdict all over again. The obvious facts are staring us in the face. BUT black Americans can only see black. Who are the racists?!!

When I listen to Obama, I feel like I'm in a church being preached at. I HATE THAT. There's no way I want to listen to that arrogant, it's-all-about-me voice for 4 years. I want intellect, I want experience, I want a world leader. Not a leader who "motivates" the youth and the blacks.

HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT!! A woman who represents ALL Americans. A woman who has the respect of all races. If she were black, this race would be over!

Posted by: amlochner | February 28, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

YOU MIGHT BE AN IDIOT:-)

If you think Barack Obama with little or no experience would be better than Hillary Clinton with 35 years experience.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can fix an economy on the verge of collapse better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) led the greatest economic expansion, and prosperity in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience fighting for universal health care can get it for you better than Hillary Clinton. Who anticipated this current health care crisis back in 1993, and fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds to get universal health care for all the American people.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience can manage, and get us out of two wars better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) went to war only when he was convinced that he absolutely had to. Then completed the mission in record time against a nuclear power. AND DID NOT LOSE THE LIFE OF A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER. NOT ONE!

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience saving the environment is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) left office with the greatest amount of environmental cleanup, and protections in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with little or no education experience is better than Hillary Clinton. Whose ;-) husband (Bill Clinton) made higher education affordable for every American. And created higher job demand and starting salary's than they had ever been before or since.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that Obama with no experience will be better than Hillary Clinton who spent 8 years at the right hand of President Bill Clinton. Who is already on record as one of the greatest Presidents in American history.

You Might Be An Idiot!

If you think that you can change the way Washington works with pretty speeches from Obama, rather than with the experience, and political expertise of two master politicians ON YOUR SIDE like Hillary and Bill Clinton..

Best regards

jacksmith...

Posted by: JackSmith1 | February 28, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Old S.A. just visited his fellow mouth-offers. You poor kids ... whoever wins this thing, BO, Waddlin' Wanda or McCain, deserves our sympathy, compassion and prayers. There's NO way any of these bankrupters can get us out of the problem of the winding-down of the funny-money game, which the US has got away with since 1913 and upon which the rest of the world, including our enemies such as the dimwit Chavez, has come to depend. Save a couple of World Wars, "police actions," a couple of Holocausts, communism, local conflicts & one Great Depression, it's been a marvellous journey. Remember it and resolve somehow to recover & do it right.

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

To tedescoj and others:
Sen Obama did "denounce and reject" the racist remarks of Louis Farrakhan. As many have noted here and in other blogs the term "reject" does not make sense in this context. Hillary asked him to reject Farrakhan's support. Obama cleverly deflected that challenge into a joke saying he both denounced and rejected the "racist anti-semitic sayings" of Farrakhan but he DID NOT REJECT FARRAKHAN'S SUPPORT because that might cost him votes in the black community. Obama is just like Bush who said he disagreed with the Swift Boaters' lies would not reject their support. Same old same old. A typical politician's sleight of hand and most bloggers and the media are not appreciating the distinction and its significance.

Posted by: veritabile | February 28, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Bien, si la Adelfa opina asi` sobre los nicheamericanos, ?que` le parecera` aquello de que el mariduelo, Don Jijote de la Mancha, fue nuestro primer presidente nicheamericano? Eso sabra` contestarlo Ana la Destobillada, la "Saco'e Lagrimas", ?no?

Posted by: sawargos | February 28, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

GOD HELP AMERICA!
More and more folks seem to be swept along on a tide of popular support for Mr Obama.
For sure,Mr Obama is an accomplished orator and debater,with,no doubt, a superb speech- writer.
But what do we really know about the gentleman?
Words just don't cut it in the real world of International politics,and we all should be clear on the point that our enemies use talks and negotiation to stall for time and to further their cause- ala Iran,North Korea,etc etc,and before we know it,our enemies are Nuclear Armed.
So let Mr Obama enter into "no pre-conditions"talks with every Criminal Dictator around,while they plan the destruction of freedom.
The Dems are being split in two,and it seems assorted "leaders" of this group or that group are lineing up to defect from tne Clinton Camp to the Obama Camp,dare I say it,because they want to be on the "winning side".
All this will work against the Dems in November,and I fear many people will vote along racial lines.
Have no doubt : That down-trodden group - The White Male, will make their Vote count in November.
All the Dems are doing at the moment is helping to put a Republican in the White House.
Oh,and by the way,I'm not a White Male.

Posted by: useyourbrain1 | February 28, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Hillary Clinton is a user. Bill Clinton is definitely a user. They both used the Black community for Bill to win 2 consecutive Presidential campaigns; and let's not just blame them for using the Black community - the majority of us voted and encouraged this simply because they are democrats. The same way that they used the Black community to win votes they are now trying to use the Hispanic community. I think it is a shame that the 2 minorities that have so much voting power in the country have not joined forces and continue to allow ourselves to be divided by politicians like Hillary and Bill Clinton who don't really care about any of us.
Hillary accepts Adelfa Callejo, an 84-year-old Latina backer of Clinton's who lives in Texas and happens to be a racist on the same level as Farrakahn. She demands that Barack Obama verbally rejects Farrakhan but refuses to reject Callejo. More of the same hypocrisy nonsense from the Clinton campaign. She whines about inaccurate mailers...HELLO..what about the junk her campaign has sent out about Obama? She complains that the media is favoring Obama...but when she was getting the accolades she was happy. Barack Obama has not complained once about negative media - he addresses and answers all questions regardless of how tough they are.
As far as experience goes Hillary is older than Barack and has 8 years in the white house as a wife to the President. Unless she was making the decisions, and taking care of Bills Congressional meetings she should NOT be using that as part of her resume. It's like a CEOs wife saying she should get a CEO job because she was married to a CEO and held a couple of parties. COME ON!
Hillary has stated many times she wants to be the first woman President. Barack Obama does not even mention that he would be the first Black President EVERYONE ELSE DOES. Barack wants to win the Presidency based on his belief that he can make the changes he has spoken of. Hillary wants to win to be the first woman President, period.
The Latino community is smart, proud and intelligent. I'm not sure why they are clinging to the Clintons who never really mentioned them or supported them before this election.

Posted by: ymaxoneil | February 28, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

HUSSIEN Obama for SULTAN

Vote for Obama's Mother side!!!


HRC 08

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

OJ endorsing "HUSSIEN"

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

(To no troll or "side" in particular) Definitions of "ad hominem" on the Web:

(Latin) literally "to the man"; if two political candidates come together to debate an issue, but one of the two attacks his opponent instead ...
ablemedia.com/ctcweb/glossary/glossarya.html

attacking your opponent personally rather than her/his argument. Ad hominem is fallacious argumentation.
www.tmsdebate.org/main/forensics/glossary.htm

appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
ww2.aps.edu/users/apsedumain/CurriculumInstruction/glossary.htm

appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason); "ad hominem arguments"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the person", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument by attacking or appealing to the person making the argument, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad hominem

Posted by: rajjjj | February 28, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

The head of the racist Nation of Islam religion versus one racist individual? Talk about apples and oranges - it's more like an elephant and a mouse. One more instance of the media's bias against Hillary.

Posted by: walker.judith | February 28, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I am a proud Democrat, but I WILL NEVER vote Fot the MUSLIM.

HRC 08
or
NADAR 08

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 01:28 PM

Senator Obama has clearly stated he is a Christian. Why people continue to spin this issue is beyond me.
In the Ohio debate on MSNBC, he denounced the ignorant and racist remarks, that are the hallmark of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, on all those of the Jewish faith.
Let's talk about the important differences between Senators' Clinton and Obama.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Brown is the new Black
B***h is a new Black
Hussien is a new "N"?

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Brown is the new Black
B***h is a new Black
Hussien is a new "N"?

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

bernicebenbow,

you are just ANOTHER RACIST ANGRY BLACK WOMAN.
You should be angry the "brotha", because he never send the child support.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

zukermand,
you are just a Black Racist.

Posted by: ermias.kifle
============

I take it you don't read well.

Posted by: zukermand | February 28, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I am a proud Democrat, but I WILL NEVER vote Fot the MUSLIM.

HRC 08
or
NADAR 08

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

bernicebenbow,

you are just another angry Racist Black Woman.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"White House Blames Clintons for Document Delay"

I'm sorry, but anyone who believes ANYTHING the Bush White House says IS truly living a fairy tale.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

zukermand,
you are just a Black Racist.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Hillary's only and real mistake is: she is a Democrat. If she runs a Republican nomination, she can speak much more straightforward on the racial issues that factually are providing tremendous benefits for Obama's campaign.

Posted by: peterwoo | February 28, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Black Americans are Racist and they always will be.

Black Americans would say whatever they want about any group, but any other group say about them, they RACIST.

You don't vote for Obama, you are RACIST.


Read about Obama's wife, She is one the David Duke of Black America.

Vote Clinton
OR Nadar


Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

To ProudDemocrat1:
You are correct in that as an American, I am entitled to my own thoughts and opinions. However, as my post CLEARLY states, my opinion is based on derogatory and racist comments I heard many African Americans made towards Latinos in my 13+ years living in Houston. My bases are not made up, fictionalized or dreamed of, they happened.
Additionally, I NEVER said I would NOT vote for an African-American, I said because of my experience my support would go to Senator Hillary Clinton. In fact, if you read my blog carefully, I stated that I WOULD vote for Senator Barak Obama if he were the Democratic nominee.
Your finger-pointing makes your point irrelevant.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

It comes down to experience, knowledge and a support base. Obama has none of these going for him. I find him a bit delusional as he said he would lead the country "in a unique way"...Yes? How? and with what? I am a caucasian woman over 60 and changed over to the Dem side...but not to vote for an inexperienced philosopher. I think however, as young as he is, he should run later on. He would have more experience to fall back on, if nothing else.

In as John Edwards is not running, Hilary will get my vote. John McCain has scared me with his 100 years war talk.

You can't run this country without the education, broad knowledge base and yes, experience, in the White House. Many people are infatuated with Barack Obama, but he doesn't have the know-how, for now.

Posted by: azelko2001 | February 28, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Black Americans are Racist and they always will be.

Read about Obama's wife, She is one the Divd Duke Black America.

Posted by: ermias.kifle | February 28, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

White House Blames Clintons for Document Delay
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ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: The White House on Wednesday blamed the Clintons for a month-long delay in the release of some 11,000 pages of records relating to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's years as first lady, despite Sen. Clinton's contention at Tuesday night's debate that she has "urged that the process [of releasing documents] be as quick as possible."
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said that Clinton representatives have known since Jan. 31 that the documents -- Hillary Clinton's daily public schedule during her husband's presidency -- have been deemed ready for public release by the National Archives.
But under a November 2001 exectuive order, the White House can't make them available to the public until approval is given by a designated representative of former President Bill Clinton.
"Presently, we have not received notice that the Clinton representative has reached a decision on the release or withholding of any of Mrs. Clinton's schedules," Perino said, adding that the White House has not objected to approval of any of the more than 550,000 pages of documents released so far from the Clinton years.
"It is our intent and has been the practice to act on any requests as quickly as possible," Perino said.
On Tuesday, Clinton was asked about the backlog by debate moderator Tim Russert. She said she had urged both her husband's representatives and the Bush administration to move as quickly as possible in releasing the records.
"I've urged that the process be as quick as possible," said Clinton, D-N.Y. "And I have urged that our end of it move as expeditiously as we can. Now, also, President Bush claims the right to look at anything that is released, and I would urge the Bush White House to move as quickly as possible."
Pressed by Russert whether, after a month, the documents could be sent to the White House for final review "immediately," Clinton responded: "As soon as we can, Tim. I've urged that, and I hope it will happen."
Perino said Wednesday that the backlog exists entirely on the Clintons' end.
"There are none that are ripe for White House action that we know of," she said. "And, no, to my knowledge we have not been contacted by Mrs. Clinton or anyone else about moving more quickly with the review and release of Clinton material, specifically, her schedules.

Posted by: MsRita | February 28, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I've been around a long time and never have seen such anger,hatred and viciousness within the same party as there is between Clinton and Obama supporters.I'm afraid it's to a point that it won't heal.

Posted by: roncraw | February 28, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Senator Clinton is quoted as saying, "Don't vote on race, don't vote on gender--vote on the qualifications each of us present for the presidency."

However, she made an appeal during Tuesday's debate for voters to consider the sea-change that would occur with a woman as president.

I don't know what to make of these conflicting statements. They continue Clinton's pattern of using gender in the race at times but at other times saying gender should not matter. Does it mean she doesn't know herself how much, if any, gender should matter, or does it mean she uses the gender argument selectively on purpose.
Whatever her views are, they should be consistent, so voters can decide for themselves whether they agree with them.

Posted by: wesfromGA | February 28, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Respond to: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 11:46 AM

First of all I want to say the greatest part of the American voting process is that everyone is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions.

I am an Affrican American and I am truly puzzled by the comments that the Latino & Hispanic community is making. I am not sure why there is so much hostility with the the races. We all are minorities and hopefully you don't need to watch your television to realize that... But somehow Latinos and Hispanics feel that voting for someone or anyone other than an African American will somehow give them a better position in life as an American. I have 1 question.. Then why are you not living better now and where is your better position in life? African American do not dominate the political parties and are not responsible for all the laws that are passed in the US. Why have you all not faired better in the US if only the African Americans do not look out for the Latinos and Hispanics? I think this is a stupid argument and no one will move forward until the Latinos and Hispanics are honest with themselves. We all need to strive forward to better ourselves and stop blaming others because we have not achieved the preceived "American Dream."

Posted by: ProudDemocrat1 | February 28, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

As Obama gets closer to winning the nomination it's becoming quite clear how America hasn't shed itself of its racist past. Why does Obama have to answer questions about Farakkan? Why hasn't McCain or Clinton been asked about him? It is because of race. Why does Obama have to prove himself to Jewish and Hispanic voters? It is because he is black (curious in itself, because he is just as much white by blood as he is black) and voters question whether he has a black agenda? What is a black agenda? Blacks don't all think alike, despite the letter from the person who says blacks are all anti-Hispanic. Why isn't Clinton asked about a female agenda? Or McCain about a white male agenda or his support from a well know white politician who made racist remarks?

Racism in America is live and well, and it will become more dominant as this election continues. Standard racial politics, divide the minorities to ensure the status quo.

Posted by: reggielem | February 28, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I am shocked and dismayed that in this country such venom and vile words are directed against candidates running for the highest public office in the world.

Are you not tired of the so-called 'fiscal conservatives' who got in there and spent all our surplus and now we are faced with the highest deficit ever, who helped their cronies get rich, who got us into a war by lying to America (United States) and who shamelessly continue to ignore the plight of the victims of Katrina and otheres in dire need, whose victory cry of "Contract with America" ended up being "Contract ON America"?

Give me a Democrat in the White House! They both seem to have the ideas, hope and inspiration that will get us off this quagmire. As every intelligent citizen knows, the President is merely a figure head. Others are the ones that make the decisions that everyone thinks the President of the United States should have.

Whoever gets the Democratic nomination is good enough for me. Whether it be Obama or Clinton, both would inspire and give hope to a land plundered by a few privileged 'royals', crowned by ignorance and greed.

Olga
Austin, Texas

Posted by: olgaolivia | February 28, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

To those of you who are interested, I would like to post the definitions of the two most misrepresented words in the Hispanic/Latino culture, in hopes it might alleviate some of that confusion...the words Hispanic and Latino.
Merriam-Webster defines them as such:
Hispanic:
1 : a native or inhabitant of Latin America
2 : a person of Latin-American origin living in the United States
Latino:
1: of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal
2: of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially : one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin.

Born and raised in South Texas, I am a 3rd generation American, of Mexican descent and a very proud, well-educated Hispanic/Latino.
Personally and by definition, I believe all of us born of Mexican, Central American or South American origin, fit into both categories.
Everyone, of course, is entitled to their own personal beliefs. That is what makes our country great. God Bless America!

Posted by: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

This should be a non-story - but has become one simply because of Senator Clinton's insistence upon drawing a semantic distinction between reject and denounce. Technically, the argument could be made that denouncing is in fact stronger than rejecting. So now she is backed into a corner having to reject AND denounce any oddball comment that comes her campaign's way.
To the poster above who implied that Senator Obama "refused to reject" Farrakhan, this is simply not true. He strongly denounced Farrakhan past comments, his ideology, and indicated that this support was not sought nor would any assistance be sought going forward. When asked if he would reject the comments, Senator Obama correctly (from a grammatical point of view), indicated that there was nothing to reject and it is not possible (or right) to censure someone from saying whatever they feel.
Senator Clinton's choice to push further on this by splitting hairs over reject and denounce is ironic in the least and absurdly arrogant coming from the wife of a President who made headlines with the line, "...It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is...."

Posted by: tedescoj | February 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that various supporters of either nominee feel the need to show support, not by praising their candidate, or lauding their achievements, but by denigrating the opposing candidate using such childish, barely post-toddler, methods.
It is exciting to see the passion and attention that we pay to our entertainment icons being paid to those who might lead our country. It is wonderful that people of all ages, races and socio-economic tiers are finally getting involved in the political process!
But we must remember the gravitas of the situation. We are NOT buying tickets to see the next entertainment or sports idol, we are choosing the person who is going to lead the world for the next 4 years. This is an adult obligation, for heavens sake.
Stop the name calling,learn what your candidate plans to do, then go out and help them do it.

Posted by: karenpyles | February 28, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe how vengeful the American people are....not to mention BLIND.

America is about to elect a JUNIOR Senator into the White House which has not a clue where to begin to fix our problems.

Just great.

Posted by: Georgiapeac21556 | February 28, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

All the talk about race and gender is making me sick, why not vote on the issues, I use to support Clinton for president until all the negative campainging began, I now see her in new light being just another candidate with her own agenda. Barrack has presented his facts and has not changed them at all through out his campaign. Hillary has been changing her views depending on what group she talking too. The American people need to stop voting because someone is white, black, male or female and vote for once on the issues that will make this country better for all Americans.

Posted by: kennette.robertson | February 28, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

If Anne Kornblut possessed an ounce of character or integrity, she'd spit in Sen Clinton's face and resign her position. Unfortunately, she does not and we continue to be subjected to her ridiculous "reporting". Life is often unfair, I guess.

Posted by: zukermand | February 28, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I would first like to say that I am expressing my views and am NOT trying to sway or encourage anyone to vote for either Democratic candidate in these primaries. I like and respect Barak Obama, but I am supporting Hillary Clinton, not because she's a female or the wife of President Bill Clinton, but because I believe wholeheartedly that she has a better understanding and would work harder for the needs of Latino-Americans all across this country. Senator Obama, I too believe, would take the interests of Latinos seriously, but my fear is if he surrounds himself with African-Americans that have baseless discriminatory views, about Latinos (and there are many in this country who will NOT admit to it publicly), in the end he might bow to those views himself and Latinos would lose out.
Living in Houston, TX for almost 13 years, I saw and heard those discriminatory, and at times, very racist views, perceptions and reactions many African-Americans in that city had towards Latinos, especially towards those born "south of the border". Especially irritating was the constant referral to ALL Latinos as "Mexican". This has made me very skeptical of the honest views of African-American politicians, as well, towards Latinos.
Ironically, I admired how African-Americans were so united when it came to issues relating to their community, but it eventually turned to fear. Fear that when it came to issues affecting other minority communities, Latinos in particular, those issues were not relevant in comparison to issues affecting their own. To many, my own views might be construed as racist, but I don't believe they are. They are a transformation of a person seeing, hearing and experiencing what I have. I have fought with these feelings but in the end, it has swayed my vote this election year.
To those of you that might ask, how would I vote in the November general election should Barak Obama win the nomination? I can state with no doubt, I would vote for Senator Obama, but admittedly, with much trepidation.

Posted by: txslatino2003 | February 28, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Would like to point out that many Spanish-speaking people in Texas refer to themselves as Hispanics, or Tejanos, or Mexican-Americans and not Latinos.

It is incorrect to assume that simply because someone is Hispanic that they will automatically support Senator Clinton, or Senator Barak Obama either. Large numbers of Hispanics in Texas voted for President Bush, though they may shift in the upcoming primary.

There is no monolithic vote, and there is a growing number of people in Texas who are from other national Spanish language groups.

Ms Callejo's views are well known locally, and may well reflect the views of some members of the community. But there are other Hispanics who have worked successfully with the African-American community for many years. And let us also not forget that there are "Hispanics" that also have African-Ancestry.

One of the most famous singers from Vera Cruz was Toña La Negra (Maria Antonia del Carmen Peregrino Alvarez) who died in 1982. Her recordings are classics and sell well in TX. Afro-Mexicanos also founded the city of Los Angeles, in CA.

Though the list of endorsements from Texas Hispanic officials is currently weighted in Senator Clinton's favor, Senator Obama has received some very strong endorsements as well, notably State Rep. Pete Gallego, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (San Antonio), state Rep. Juan García (Corpus Christi), Rafael Anchía (Dallas), State Rep. Norma Chavez (El Paso) and others.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA021608.01B.guerra.3688ea4.html

Though it took a while for Senator Clinton to "denounce and reject" Callejo's remarks, Clinton had to have been aware of Callejo's views, they have never been hidden, and if Clinton is as close to the Texas Hispanic community as she claims, she her staff should have seen this coming.

Ethnic groups have traditionally been played off against each other in this country. We are all aware of the old "divide and conquer" routine but how long are we going to allow politicians to continue this, or tacitly endorse it, while publicly denouncing it?

This nation needs to heal old wounds, and we need to bring together Americans; regardless of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, or political party of choice to get back to the enormous task of fixing our economy.

Posted by: DOlivervelez | February 28, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I personally find it ironic that with the best choice, John Edwards, out of the race Ms Clinton URGES the voter not be swayed by gender or race.
Those two "qualifications" are what has driven the entire process since the media deemed it so! I have NO DOUBT that if the nominating contest were ALL about who best solved the problems of the diminishing middle class, loss of jobs, beating up on union representation, and so many equally pressing issues,that the NEXT President would certainly be John Edwards.

Sadly we were deprived of his candidatacy, by the rush, in the press and their
(HRC & BHO) campaigns..Together made the contest about "making history" instead of which candidate was going to BEST represent the entire country.

Posted by: apissedtaxpayer | February 28, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Just a thought! King Hussein, of Jordan, was known as a peacemaker!

Posted by: akbriskwood | February 28, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

The experience issue cracks me up. What politician has experience as a President except for the incumbent? HRC has parlayed Bill's infidelities into a political career for herself -- which was pretty much excepted except that for all her "experience" she's pretty inept and it hasn't actually amounted to anything politically and legislatively substantive. I believe an "experienced" politician makes due with the tools they have AND the ability to exercise good judgment is important. HRC's "experience" is riddled with scandal, back room deals and deviousness. For all her "experience" shouldn't she be running a tighter ship with her campaign? And no, it is not arrogance, people are elated they may actually get to elect a President for the first time in 12 years who actually makes an effort to represent all people of the United States based on the issues that are most important to all. To focus on the division of races shows that one is unintelligent and uninformed. The shift in Americans' consciousness is that people of similar socio-economic status vote similarly.

Posted by: emquinn | February 28, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

I'm not a Clinton supporter, but this whole thing seems overblown to me. Callejo is not a part of Clinton's campaign; Clinton indicated she did not approve of Callejo's remarks.

Admittedly, Clinton did nothing to dispel earlier remarks made by her Latino pollster, Sergio Bendixen, when he said that Hispanics would not vote for a black candidate, calling them "an historical fact." There's nothing factual about this statement, with plenty of examples at the local and state level, and from Jesse Jackson's runs for the presidency in 1984 and particularly 1988, to suggest otherwise.

But really-- do we really need to make every molehill into a mountain? And fellow Obama supporters, for goodness sakes tone down the anti-Clinton rhetoric-- remember what really matters is who wins in November.

M

Posted by: mj64 | February 28, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

$$$$$ The Clintons will need to write a $10 Million Dollar check to the campaign to stop Obama's Momentum before March 4 $$$$$

Posted by: FutureJumps | February 28, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

JakeD, the more I hear from you, the more I suspect it is you who are the terrorist. There is little policy difference between our two excellent Democrat contenders, so you resort to name calling? Get it straight, Bush is the terrorist, and has done wonders for the terrorists' cause. McCain is rapidly evolving into his disciple (which skeeves me out, as I used to like McCain).

Posted by: clearbeard | February 28, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

HISPANICS AND LATINOS BEFORE OBAMA WAS EVEN RUNNING FOR OFFICE HE EXPRESSED A NEED TO HELP YOU!

WHAT IS THIS OVERWHELMING NEED OF YOURS TO BE ACCEPTED BY PEOPLE THAT THINKS SO LITTLE OF YOU?
MOST WHITES WHEN THEY LOOK AT YOU AND AFRICAN AMERICANS THEY SEE LITTLE DIFFERECE, TRUST ME I KNOW I HEAR THEM WHEN YOU ARE NOT AROUND OR ABLE TO UNDERSTAND.
OBAMA TRIED TO GIVE YOU THIS SAME HINT, THAT "UNACCEPTABLE TERMS ARE BEING APPLIED TO YOU ALL BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND HE SAID THIS NEEDS TO STOP" (NOT EXACT WORDS)I WONDER WHY HILLARY DID NOT BOTHER TO COMMENT, BUT SAT THERE WITH A STUPID LOOK ON HER FACE(TEXAS DEBATE).

Posted by: bernicebenbow | February 28, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

During the debate Obama refused to reject the support of Minister Farrakhan whose long history of racist and anti-semitic statements and ideology are well established. For the Obama folks to try to equate racist Farrakhan support with some off the wall comments from some nobody who happens to support Hillary is pathetic and again throws into question Obama's judgement and sensitivity to an issue important to most fair thinking American voters. Shame, shame.

Posted by: veritabile | February 28, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

bernicebenbow:

Hillary DIANE Clinton is "bringing America together" (to see that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a terrorist ; )

Posted by: JakeD | February 28, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

After you are done trashing Hilary, how do you think "Mr. Unity" will win a general election with only half of the Democratic Party? Obamanation is the epitome of arrogance and inexperience. He wasn't there to vote on NAFTA or Iraq because he does not have the experience. It is easy to take a position on something after the fact. I have no problems voting for a black man for President, but not this man. Black America is putting its hypocrisies on display for the whole world to see.
Two words, President McCain.

Posted by: rjclay | February 28, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

What a hypocrite she is!

Posted by: alzach | February 28, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

She's going to lose for all the right reasons.

Posted by: afking | February 28, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Their Facebook site's say it all. Hillary's is relatively generic. while Obama's is like any young professional or student would have- info about himself, his family, hobbies, etc.

Barack vs. Hillary- The Google Effect:
http://newsusa.myfeedportal.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=47

Final fact from Facebook; Obama has 646,000 + "Supporters" linked to him there, while Clinton has only 125,000+ "Supporters."

Posted by: davidmwe | February 28, 2008 10:25 AM | Report abuse

SPEAKING OF SUPPORTERS SENDING CLINTON MONEY READ NEW YORK TIMES HAROLD M. ICKES/ CLINTON'S GARBAGEMAN. THINK!

HILLARY IS A TWO FACED PERSON AND INSTEAD OF TRYING TO UNITE ALL RACES AS DOES OBAMA SHE HAS OF LATE BEEN SAYING A LOT TO DIVIDE, SHE TOLERATES ANYTHING TO WIN. AND LIKE ALWAYS WHAT APPLYS FOR OTHERS DOES NOT APPLY FOR THE CLINTONS. THAT'S ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT TURNS SO MANY OFF FROM HER SHE TRULY BELIEVES SHE IS ABOVE EVERBODY ELSE. YOU WILL FIND OUT CAMPAIGN MONEY SENT TO REELECT BILL WAS QUESTIONED WITH GOOD REASON.
AND ALL HISPANICS AND LATINOS NEED TO THINK TWICE ABOUT VOTING FOR HILLARY ASK YOURSELF WHAT HAS SHE DONE FOR YOU! BETTER YET WHAT WILL SHE DO FOR YOU, BUT LEAVE WITH YOUR VOTES AND NOT LOOK BACK UNTIL SHE NEEDS THEM AGAIN.

TAKE HEED!!!!!!

I HATE THIS I REALLY HOPED DIFFERENT, BUT AS OF LATE HILLARY PROVES TO BE JUST LIKE BILL OR WORST IN A LOT OF WAYS.

Posted by: bernicebenbow | February 28, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

This woman is a discrace to the American people.

Posted by: cakemanjb | February 28, 2008 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Yay hypocrisy! No surprise here from Hillary.

Posted by: NSM1983 | February 28, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

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