Two issues that do not belong in the campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States are gender and race. And inexplicably, Hillary Clinton (and Bill Clinton) keep injecting them back into the race. This clearly shows a lack of “judgment” and the wrong kind of “experience.”
The senator was quoted as saying King’s dream of racial equality was realized only when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, while Bill Clinton said Illinois Sen. Obama was telling a “fairy tale” about his opposition to the Iraq war.
Oh so it was President Johnson who led the march on Washington in 1963 and organized marches for Civil Rights. And it was Hillary Clinton that gave an anti-Iraq War speech in downtown Chicago that was “a prophetic statement” about an ill-advised war.
Clinton has diminished Martin Luther King, Jr.’s accomplishments. Unfortunately, that is exactly what she does when she makes these statements. Hillary Clinton can spin her vote for the war in anyway she chooses. The fact is she voted for the war enthusiastically. Senator Clinton ended the speech on the United States Senate floor by saying, “”This is a very difficult vote. This is probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make … but I cast it with conviction …”
And she has yet to disavow that vote. How can she disavow the vote when she says that she “cast this vote with conviction.” I can just hear her saying as President, “Well I was never against the war. Didn’t you hear my speech? Where did you get that idea?” Actually, she was for the war before she was against it. I’ve heard that somewhere before. John Presta.