The forceful 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy – and Kennedy's sudden break with the Clintons – was caused in part by a racist comment made by Bill Clinton to Kennedy over the telephone, according to a new campaign book.
The book, Game Change, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, asserts on page 218 that after Obama won the Iowa caucuses, Clinton called Kennedy to press for an endorsement from the influential Massachusetts liberal. But the call backfired, according to the authors, and left Kennedy deeply offended.The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
No surprise here. Shocking as it might be to a black liberal, history has long shown us that the biggest racists are in the Democrat party. As the self-proclaimed party for the poor and disenfranchised, the Democrat party, despite its century-long trail of racism, has long taken advantage of black folks, owning the black vote while giving back almost nothing in return. So no doubt too that once Slick Willie speaks on this alleged remark (and knowing the Slickster, he certainly will), this too shall pass, liberal blacks will forgive their "1st black President" and white liberals within the Democrat can get back to p-owning blacks for their votes like they have the for the past 40 years. If only Barry and co. were so kind to Trent Lott.