Hillary: GOP House Run Like 'Plantation'

Today Hillary didn’t exactly live up to the spirit of Martin Luther King, as she practiced violent resistance and demagoguery against Republicans at an MLK event sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton. 

Speaking at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem, she noted to the mostly black audience 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’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.” 

Sen. Clinton was apparently referring to the rules that govern the House of Representatives, which give the majority party much more power than those in the minority.  Interestingly, there is no evidence that Hillary ever made such plantation/”Massa” comparisons when her fellow Democrats ruled the House with an iron fist for 40 years. 

She continued to pander to crowd, apologizing to a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the audience “on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you.” 

Her remarks, which were met with thunderous applause, of course implied that blacks were disproportionately affected by the hurricane, thanks to the Bush administration.  However, a recent report has revealed that more white people per capita were killed by the flooding than blacks. 

But her most egregious comment may have been when she said that in the GOP, “We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence,” and, amazingly enough considering her name is Clinton, “I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country.” 

Meanwhile, in the state that celebrates Jackson/Lee Day, former Virginia Governor Mark Warner recently told ABC’s “This Week” that Hillary “will be an extraordinarily formidable candidate” in 2008 who “will have an awful lot to offer,” but that it’s not enough to keep him out of the race for the White House. 

Said Warner: “What I would hope to offer is not a critique of whoever else might be in the field but my own ideas about where I think the Democratic Party, and, more importantly, the country ought to go.”