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Dos Equis Presidentes (Part 2)

William Jefferson Clinton’s the “Man from Hope” biography reads like a modern political Horatio Alger story. He came from a difficult and confused lineage and used his exceptional gifts of charm and intelligence to advance to the highest public office in America. Early in his first run for President, I developed an admiration for Clinton based on his sticktoitness, fortitude and his ability to keep on coming after getting knocked down by the seeming knockout punch.

He is a living testament to Ma Joad’s closing words from the movie “The Grapes of Wrath.” Say’s Ma Joad, “Rich fellas come up an’ they die, an’ their kids ain’t no good an’ they die out. But we keep a’comin’. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out; they can’t lick us. We’ll go on forever, Pa, ’cause we’re the people.”

In Clinton’s mind he has been crowned by the tide of history to speak for the common people. Any tactics or political counter punches he can deliver on adversaries are justified to ensure that the democratic march of history arrives at a destination that extols a yeoman’s vision of a Jeffersonian utopia. Clearly a sense of entitlement to lead and the justification of his actions will be condoned by fate and history will absolve him.

So he takes risks. He takes the high, medium and low road to achieve the goal of securing the Democratic nomination for his wife Hillary. He will say or do anything to achieve this goal. He is not above stoking racial suspicions and broadening the racial divide to get Hillary the nomination.

Every tactic, any strategy to deliver the dynamic duo to the domicile of their dynastic destiny will be fully employed; the alienation of African American voters notwithstanding. If the Clinton’s use of deft political machinations to get the nomination succeeds they risk the disenfranchisement of African Americans from the Democratic Party. If this strategy succeeds Clinton 2 will raise the Stars and Bars over the White House signaling the return of the Dixiecrats and the triumph of racial politics.

You Tube Video: Look Away Dixieland.

Risk: Political, Cultural, Racial

April 24, 2008 Posted by | Clinton, democracy, democrats, politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment