Huckabee & Hillary: Obama Assasins?
O.K. we can all admit our surprise. Obama has a commanding lead and there is only one thing that can stop him…right?
If you ask anyone in the black community if they think he will be killed or someone will try to kill him, depending on the generation, the overwhelming answer is( drumroll please) yes.
Most of us have toiled away and survived in this foreign home with a degree a cynicism reserved for the average blogger and seasoned revolutionary. Black folks are accustomed to last minute rule changes and skullduggery of every kind. We are accustomed to planned disasters that shatter hopes and kill dreams. We have watched our leadership devastated, killed, murdered and terrorized until there were no more leaders.
No more leaders that appealed to white and black people.
The two H’s Hillary and Huckabee just reminded the ‘old guard’ (civil rights veterans) about the age old tactics of our political elite. The mere mention of Bobby Kennedy ignited the slumbering collective conscience of a community that has been devastated by felled leadership.
A community that has been let down over and over again.
Optimism? Hard to come by.
The major point a lot of us are missing is: They killed white revolutionaries too. Anyone who dared rattle the cages of our monarchy was and basically is at risk even if they enjoyed the elite status that most of us are taught to dream about.
In the midst of all this negativity there is also a refreshing occurence, a transformation. I was recently chatting with a local editor of a newspaper. While lowballing me on freelance opportunities, he admitted the Huckabee crack sounded like : “A veiled invitation for a psycho to act out”.
Phew I am not crazy after all.
We expect that type of stuff from the stumbling Huckabee but Hillary? We need to remember that she is part of the squad, she used to be on the starting team. She does not want to be a benchwarmer, not after all the progress she has made on her own.
There is no excuse for her statements. You can’t spin that. Why even mention the word assasination? A calculated invitation for a psycho to handle their business perhaps?
Most of us know every word every picture is scrutinized before public consumption; there is no ‘shooting from the hip’ there is no ‘keeping it real’. Elections are a scientific balancing act measured and ran by marketing geniuses.
‘Assasination’ was calculated.
Hillary is determined to go down in flames. A lot of new Yorkers who supported her have switched allegiance behind that crack. She appears desperate and willing to do anything to win or discredit her opponent even at the expense of her party and it’s constituents. She has spent the last several months apologizing for this or that.
You cannot win on a platform of apology…can you?
I am convinced if the Republican Party offered her a place on the ticket she would take it.
She is beyond partisan politics we all know that.
The superdelegates are running out of reasons to justify voting for her. It is simply to late for a victory, she needs to salvage what is left of her integrity and bow out. I would say gracefully but it is too late for that, she simply needs to slink away and lick her deep wounds. Black folks will not forget nor forgive her… we are baffled. She will have to let Bill court the black vote for now on.