Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dirty Trick of the Day (Nightcap)

The Race Card.

The Clintons wasted no time in pulling the trigger on this one.

MORE: From the Hotline:
On the other hand, MSNBC's Buchanan points out, Bill Clinton "is smiling tonight" because the racial-polarization strategy "is working."

EVEN MORE: Here's an absolutely astonishing quote from Bill Clinton:
"Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here."
Apparently there was no context to this being said, no reporter asking Clinton if he could compare Obama's victory to Jacksons' in the 80s. Bill apparently just came out and said this completely on his own (or at least that was what Eugene Robinson was saying on TV last night).

MORE STILL: Craig Crawford insists that this isn't playing the race card so much as it is noting historical facts.

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