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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hillary Clinton Supporter Says Obama is " Guess who is Coming to Dinner"

Hillary Clinton and her negro surrogates are at it again. This time it's Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET, who greeted Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at a rally in Columbia, S.C. Hillary and her surrogates are not making many black friends with this racial talk about M.L. King and Obama being the "Guess who is coming to dinner." candidate.

Hillary should know M.L. King is like Mother Theresa in Black America. An attack on M.L. King is an attack on the core of Black America. Obama would be wise to stay out of Hillary and Bill's attempt to bait and marginalize him as the "black candidate."

Check out blogger Gina at What About Our Daughters who says, " Of all the people to attack Barack Obama and defend Billary's racial street cred, tell me WHY? WHY? WHY? did they have to drag out Bob Johnson, multimedia crack cocaine dealer, hater of working class Black people, and exploiter of African American women and children? They are either desperate, stupid, or out of touch to believe that such a reviled figure such as smut peddling Bob Johnson would provide them cover in the Black community. She might as well have grabbed Don Imus to come stump with her in South Carolina."Read more about her thoughts on this mess HERE. Yes, I must say, The Field Negro is right it's getting ugly.


(Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

Robert L. Johnson, right, the founder of BET, greeted Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at a rally in Columbia, S.C.

The NY Times reports, Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just made a suggestion that raised the specter of Barack Obama’s past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”

At a rally here for Mrs. Clinton at Columbia College, Mr. Johnson was defending recent comments that Mrs. Clinton made regarding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She did not mean to take any credit away from him, Mr. Johnson said, when she said that it took President Johnson to sign the civil rights legislation he fought for

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Dr. King had led a “moral crusade,” Mr. Johnson said, but such crusades have to be “written into law.”

“That is the way the legislative process works in this nation and that takes political leadership,” he said. “That’s all Hillary was saying.”

He then added: “And to me, as an African-American, I am frankly insulted that the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues since Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood –­ and I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in the book –­ when they have been involved.”

Moments later, he added: “That kind of campaign behavior does not resonate with me, for a guy who says, ‘I want to be a reasonable, likable, Sidney Poitier ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ And I’m thinking, I’m thinking to myself, this ain’t a movie, Sidney. This is real life.”

A former Clinton campaign official in New Hampshire had to resign last month after he publicly suggested that Republicans would probably use Mr. Obama’s drug use in his youth, which he first wrote about in his memoirs, against him.

Update: 5 p.m. Mr. Johnson just released this statement, through the Clinton campaign:

My comments today were referring to Barack Obama’s time spent as a community organizer, and nothing else. Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect.

“When Hillary Clinton was in her twenties she worked to provide protections for abused and battered children and helped ensure that children with disabilities could attend public school.

That results oriented leadership — even as a young person — is the reason I am supporting Hillary Clinton.”

Update: 6:30 p.m. Bill Burton, an Obama campaign spokesman said: “His tortured explanation doesn’t hold up against his original statement. And it’s troubling that neither the campaign nor Senator Clinton — who was there as the remark was made – is willing to condemn it as they did when another prominent supporter recently said a similar thing.” More HERE


More:

Bob Johnson Criticizes Obama

BET Chief Slams Obama in SC

Obama to Clinton: I didn't make that `ill-advised' remark on King

Clinton and Obama Getting Nasty

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