By Erick Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Bill Clinton | Hillary Clinton — Comments (21) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I'm on the radio this morning. For the last thirty minutes, I've been talking about the Clinton v. Obama race war. This isn't a new topic, but something very interesting happened.
Mayor C. Jack Ellis, the recently term limited out of office Mayor of Macon, GA, called in the show. Mayor Ellis was the first black mayor of this racially charged city. And he is hopping mad at the Clintons. So mad, in fact, he's off to South Carolina to help organize the vote for Barack Obama.
He said this morning that the African-American community stood by the Clintons through eight years of everyone else abandoning them. After all (and this is me, not him), they took the Sister Souljah moment, they took welfare reform. Hell, they took Ginsberg and Breyer. How did the Clintons' pay them back?
Mayor Ellis also turned on Bob Johnson, the former head and founder of Black Entertainment Television ("BET"). As the mayor pointed out, Bob Johnson ran "some of the most disgusting music videos" and things on television, polluting the African-American community. Then, according to the mayor, he sold it off to CBS after corrupting the community.
There is a real undercurrent of angry sentiment against the Clintons. Mayor Ellis reflects it. I'll say against what I've said before -- the Clintons are not good politicians. Under Bill, the Democrats lost the House, lost the Senate, lost the majority of state legislatures, and lost the majority of Governors' Mansions.
The Clintons are just good self promoters and the chickens are starting to come home to roost.