Is She Saying That Black People DON'T Work?

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    Is She Saying That Black People DON'T Work?

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-05-07-clintoninterview_N.htm


    "I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."
     
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    I don't think that is what she was trying to convey, however badly she spoke. I do find it annoying her elevation of this stupid notion that poorly educated white Americans are particularly hard-working or representative of America. Where does that leave heterogenous urban centers? Do people in cities not work hard? Are they not equally American?
     
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    If Obama made the claim that he had the black vote in his pocket, no one would care. Make your judgments fair, or don't make them at all.
     
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    He does have the black vote in his pocket.
     
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    That isn't what she is questioning. What she is questioning is the possible implications of the statement that white Americans are "hard-working" Americans. Personally, I don't think Clinton's intent was to make any implications about non-white Americans. Please at least try to understand the post before you respond to it.
     
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    Does he? I see any number of black faces at her rallies!
     
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    Right, but if he were to say it, no one would care. Clinton claims to have the white people, and she's a pariah.
     
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    Percentage wise, yes, he does.
     
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    I fully understood the post. The original poster was making racist claims against Clinton, I responded. Simple as that. You had already explained that, while poorly worded, Clinton was not implying anything of the nature the OP was suggesting. There was no reason for me to repost the same thing.
     
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    Claims of racism, not racist claims. Your response did not bear any relation to her post. Perhaps you did understand properly and were just making irrelevant points. Forgive me.
     

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