FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Touted Support From ‘Hardworking’ ‘White’ Americans Versus Barack Obama in 2008


Does Hillary Clinton have a racism problem? Some people think so. At the very least, Ryan Cooper writes in The Week, it’s strange that Hillary is getting so much praise from groups like the #BlackLivesMatter movement for simply telling them what they want to hear right now, especially in light of the problematic racist undertones of her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama:

Many of the demands posed by activists focus on rhetorical gestures of support and solidarity (a notable feature of the Netroots confrontation last weekend). But this raises this issue of trust: A very charming, cynical person could simply promise support using the right words, win the election, then forget all about it.

Does the Hillary Clinton of 2008 sound like someone who’s genuinely committed to the cause of racial justice? If she has changed her views, now would be a good time to explain.

Hillary Clinton Takes Private Jet to Give Speech on Social Inequality


Hillary Clinton gave a speech Tuesday near Ferguson, Missouri, site of anti-police riots inspired by the controversial shooting death of Michael Brown. Clinton’s speech at Christ the King United Methodist Church of Christ in the nearby town of Florissant focused on issues of racial and social inequality. “Despite our best efforts and our highest hopes, America’s long struggle with race is far from finished,” she said. “We can’t hide from hard truths about race and justice. We have to name them, own them and change them.”

Naturally, she arrived in a private jet. After the speech, Clinton was whisked away to a $2,700-per-person fundraiser hosted by a Budweiser heiress.

Hillary Clinton and the Confederate Flag


Supporters of the Confederacy and its iconic battle flag are suffering one of their worst weeks in well over a century. That’s a good thing, especially in light of the awful racist shooting in Charleston.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other top Republicans are doing the right thing by calling for the flags removal from state grounds. Predictably, this isn’t good enough for some liberals: