Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's Getting Ugly in Here

Truth be told, the final nail on the coffin for Howling Latina was when Obama's supporters started yapping about the Bradley effect. After Hillary won New Hampshire, she couldn't get the picture of Eugene Robinson out of her mind. Bradley this. Bradley that.

It also didn't help that only days earlier bogus charges of racism had cropped up when Hillary made some lame comment about Martin Luther King and President Johnson in the context of King talking about civil rights and Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act into law.

With each passing day, HL became increasingly convinced that the only person playing the race card was Obama's campaign; she had no absolute proof, just a strong inkling, growing stronger and stronger...UNTIL TODAY.

Jeralyn of Talk Left has these tantalizing passages and link that pretty much settle the issue. Jim Crow, meet your little sisters.

While the crowd was indeed diverse, some students at the event questioned the practices of Mrs. Obama’s event coordinators, who handpicked the crowd sitting behind Mrs. Obama. The Tartan’s correspondents observed one event coordinator say to another, “Get me more white people, we need more white people.” To an Asian girl sitting in the back row, one coordinator said, “We’re moving you, sorry. It’s going to look so pretty, though.”

“I didn’t know they would say, ‘We need a white person here,’ ” said attendee and senior psychology major Shayna Watson, who sat in the crowd behind Mrs. Obama. “I understood they would want a show of diversity, but to pick up people and to reseat them, I didn’t know it would be so outright.”

That's right, hide the ethnicity of your supporters; at any cost; and if you still lose, blame those red neck Democrats and racist Clintons to gin up votes in the South.

Still not convinced...? Then read read this.

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