April 22, 2008

 

Bill Clinton: Serial Liar


Bill Clinton, yesterday:
INTERVIEWER (RE: Clinton's comment comparing Barack Obama to Jesse Jackson after Obama won the South Carolina primary): “Do you think that was a mistake, and would you do that again?"

CLINTON: "No. I think that they played the race card on me. And we now know, from memos from the campaign and everything, that they planned to do it along.
Listen for yourself:



Bill Clinton, today:
NBC/NJ: “Sir, what did you mean yesterday when you said that the Obama campaign was playing the race card on you?”

CLINTON: “When did I say that, and to whom did I say that?”

NBC/NJ: “On WHYY radio yesterday”

CLINTON: “No, no, no. That’s not what I said. You always follow me around and play these little games, and I’m not going to play your games today. This is a day about election day. Go back and see what the question was, and what my answer was. You have mischaracterized it to get another cheap story to divert the American people from the real urgent issues before us, and I choose not to play your game today. Have a nice day.”

NBC/NJ: “Respectfully sir, though, you did say …”

CLINTON: “Have a nice day.”
See for yourself:



I don't know what's worse: The fact that he outright lied or that he used the "some of my best friend's are black" defense during the WHYY interview:
"...you have to really go some to play the race card on me. My office is in Harlem and Harlem voted for Hillary, by the way.* I have 1.4 Million people around the world, mostly people of color...on the world's least expensive AIDS drugs. I appointed more African American and Hispanic women and judges and U.S. attorneys than all previous presidents put together and had nine African American cabinet members."
And then, classy guy that he is, he finished the interview with a sarcastic laugh after the interviewer thanked him and then, probably thinking he was off the air, said, "I don't think I have to take any shit from anybody on that, do you?" (I'm not making that up. Listen to the entire interview).

*Um, and by the way Bill, the Harlem vote had quite a few irregularities:
Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem’s 70th Assembly District. Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.

That anomaly was not unique. In fact, a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district.

City election officials this week said that their formal review of the results, which will not be completed for weeks, had confirmed some major discrepancies between the vote totals reported publicly — and unofficially — on primary night and the actual tally on hundreds of voting machines across the city.

In the Harlem district, for instance, where the primary night returns suggested a 141 to 0 sweep by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the vote now stands at 261 to 136. In an even more heavily black district in Brooklyn — where the vote on primary night was recorded as 118 to 0 for Mrs. Clinton — she now barely leads, 118 to 116.
I tried to find out whether there have been any final tallies but that information does not seem to be available.

Comments:
okay I have been doing myy lil two bit research here and went to:
http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us
to try to get the numbers. I am still trying to figure out which district harlem is and as far as I can tell from this map, Harlem is cut the hell up into 3 districts. I have to go home now, (been doing this while I'm supposed be working mind you. sssssh.)but i imagine a quick phone call would solve this. I will pursue it tomorrow and hit you back. I too found that strange. Harlem was COVERED in Obama 08 signs.
 
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