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Old 12-01-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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Eye on 2016, Clintons Rebuild Bond With Blacks

Inside Bright Hope Baptist Church, the luminaries of Philadelphia’s black political world gathered for the funeral of former Representative William H. Gray III in July. Dozens of politicians — city, state and federal — packed the pews as former President Bill Clinton offered a stirring eulogy, quoting Scripture and proudly telling the crowd that he was once described as “the only white man in America who knew all the verses to ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’


But it was the presence and behavior of Hillary Rodham Clinton that most intrigued former Gov. Edward G. Rendell: During a quiet moment, Mrs. Clinton leaned over to the governor and pressed him for details about the backgrounds, and the influence, of the assembled black leaders.

Since Mrs. Clinton left the secretary of state post in February, she and her husband have sought to soothe and strengthen their relationship with African-Americans, the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. Five years after remarks by Mr. Clinton about Barack Obama deeply strained the Clintons’ bond with African-Americans, the former first family is setting out to ensure that there is no replay of such trouble in 2016.

Mrs. Clinton used two of her most high-profile speeches, including one before a black sorority convention, to address minority voting rights — an explosive issue among African-Americans since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act in June. A month after Mr. Gray’s funeral, Mrs. Clinton and her husband both asked to speak at the service for Bill Lynch, a black political strategist who is credited with the election of David N. Dinkins as mayor of New York, and stayed for well over two hours in a crowd full of well-connected mourners. And there have been constant personal gestures, especially by the former president.

“I think that this is an effort to repair whatever damage they felt may have been done in ’08,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton “know that there are some who have lingering questions, if not antipathy, towards them,” Mr. Sharpton said.

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Obama shunned the Blacks in favor of the illegals (mostly Hispanic).

Hillary is going to work to get them back in the flock before 2016.
The bigger agenda is to keep them as registered Dems..keep them in the party.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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Are politicians just born shameless?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Oh joy. Blacks are like a herd, very little independent thought. Clinton faces peril though and it depends on how Obamacare goes. If it goes bad, she has to be careful not to impugn Obama otherwise Blacks will turn on her.

Also DeBlasio's NYC victory shows how quickly Black opinion can shift. If a Dem challenger with the requisite charisma and far left credentials emerge, look out Hillary. I wouldn't be shocked if Booker and gets in '16. If he gets married before '16 he's running.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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Obama shunned the Blacks in favor of the illegals (mostly Hispanic).

Hillary is going to work to get them back in the flock before 2016.
The bigger agenda is to keep them as registered Dems..keep them in the party.
If my discussions with family over Thanksgiving are any indicator, while Obama is a disappointment they won't be voting GOP any time soon.

Blacks will be firmly Dem, don't believe otherwise.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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If my discussions with family over Thanksgiving are any indicator, while Obama is a disappointment they won't be voting GOP any time soon.

Blacks will be firmly Dem, don't believe otherwise.
Hillary isn't going for the man on the street.
She's focusing on those "with influence".

You don't need to address the flock if you can covert all the ministers..right ?
Put your effort into those at the top who will then do your preaching.

The Clintons know what they are doing.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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If my discussions with family over Thanksgiving are any indicator, while Obama is a disappointment they won't be voting GOP any time soon.

Blacks will be firmly Dem, don't believe otherwise.
I don't think the idea is to keep them from going GOP, I think the idea is to keep them going for Hillary Clinton instead of another Democrat candidate in the primaries.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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The overwhelming majority of black voters have and always will blindly vote for whoever has the D next to their name, no amount of education or enlightenment will fix that. When you create an entire community of caged voters you end up with people who can't even comprehend voting for anyone else. The Clintons don't have to worry about the black vote, they should worry more about people who actually put thought into their voting habits.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:56 AM
 
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NYT: Clinton's to rebuild bond with Blacks in 2016-image.jpg
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Obama shunned the Blacks in favor of the illegals (mostly Hispanic).

Hillary is going to work to get them back in the flock before 2016.
The bigger agenda is to keep them as registered Dems..keep them in the party.
Its a shame they will not get amnesty (sarcastically)
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