Thursday, January 19, 2006

Question Mark

I probably should have posted this yesterday, but I just got the memo today. Apparently, Hillary Clinton said this on Wednesday: "When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm taking about…. It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard." If you read a little further into the article you'll find that she also referred to the Bush administration in her comment.

Maybe I'm just braindead, but I seem to remember Bush and the House of Representatives giving almost too much weight to other people's opinions. No Child Left Behind was Ted Kennedy's idea. The campaign finance reform bill was definitely wanted by Dems. Bush did not write the PATRIOT Act and everybody voted for it. There are myriads of bills that have made it through Bush without being vetoed from both sides of the aisle. In fact, one of the biggest problems I have with Bush is that he set out with a planthat he would not veto a single bill and so far he's kept to that philosophy. Honestly, I think he listens to other people's opinions too often. I guess this is what you get for giving an inch.

Also, what kind of an offensive, racist comment is that? "Run like a plantation"? Why isn't she being asked to resign? If somebody like, well, like Bush, said that the country would be in an uproar.

I guess Hillary still thinks people are too stupid to think for themselves.


Andy said...

I'm not sure the comment can accurately be called "racist," as apparently the remark found tremendous favor with the African American audience to which it was addressed. I agree that it was a poor choice of words, especially because it sounds like she is arguing that the White House is ignoring the opinions specifically of the black community. It's not that they're ignoring African Americans, they ignore common sense, no matter who's saying it. Still, if we're going to be stuck with Hillary in 2008, I'm glad she starts swinging away now. Kerry done got started too late and look what happened.

little-cicero said...

Esther, aren't you going to come and assist me as I am at a war of words with Sam Rocha over at my blog? I can really use some external support over here as I criticize his criticism of my ablility to criticize Communism.