Democrats Continue Racist Attacks
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton dropped a Martin Luther King Day stunner yesterday - comparing GOP rule of the House of Representatives to a "plantation.
Standing alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, Clinton told a mostly black crowd that "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 am talking about."
The startling comment got muted response from those at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ on W. 116th St., but Republican leaders seized on her remarks as inflammatory and insensitive.
"It is always wrong to play the race card for political gain by using a loaded word like plantation," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "It is particularly wrong to do so on Martin Luther King Day."
"I am a little shocked that a United States senator would use such unfortunate stereotyping to characterize an entire political party," added Rep. Vito Fossella (R-S.I.). "In this case, I think she owes an apology."
Clinton made the plantation remark in response to a question about why national Democrats in general seem so "spineless" on major issues - a problem she blamed on the GOP's hold on the White House and both branches of Congress since 2000.
"So here's what I am suggesting," said Clinton in a not-so-veiled plug for her future. "If you don't like the way things are going now, the Democrats have to be given a chance to get into power."
Maybe she wants a return of the dixi-crats. Thoses poor democrats, every 4 years their denied power with no chance. Other than the democratic process that is.Flasback update:She's done this before. November 18, 2004
"they're running the House of Representatives like a fiefdom with Tom DeLay as, you know, in charge of the plantation."