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Tuesday, January 17

Like A Plantation


Hillary was on the cover of Newsday this morning. I have been less than enamored with Hills lately but she gave a pretty good speech yesterday in a NY Baptist church.

"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 talking 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."

Newsday reported: Clinton's comparison - likening Republicans to slaveholders - prompted a furious reaction from the congressional GOP, which has been beset by lobbying scandals recently and the indictment of Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-Texas) last year.


Yes but her comments were met by thunderous applause at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ during an event sponsored by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network which I imagine had a large audience of African Americans. The GOP seems to be whining a lot more than the Democrats. It totally freaks them out if someone suggests what is true.

"It's always wrong to play the race card for political gain by using a loaded word like plantation," said Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), who has enjoyed a cordial relationship with the Clintons. "It is particularly wrong to do so on Martin Luther King Day."
King is the only Republican Congressman on Long Island and is a controversial figure. The only good thing anyone can remember him for is that he voted against impeaching Bill Clinton. Other than that, he's a sorry mouthpiece for the GOP with nary an opinion of his own. Newsday, probably in an effort not to get hate mail from the island's wingers, goes on to show how Hillary has been controversial in the past but not for the reasons that Democrats that are uneasy with her here in NY.

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