Lady Macbeth Hillary must be tearing her hair out right about now. Just when she seems to have the Prophet Barack on the ropes, a 16-year old video surfaces to show what the people around her husband’s campaign thought of Indianans Hoosiers: They’re "worthless white niggers."
Mickey Kantor is also a current Clinton campaign advisor.
Now, I’ll grant that this isn’t as bad as Obama’s elitist comments before the white-wine and brie crowd in San Francisco: neither Clinton is in the scene and it is 16 years ago. But, aside from being stupid and offensive in its own right, this is yet another bright shining light illustrating limousine-liberal or "Progressive" arrogance and condescension toward average Americans. It’s an ethos that permeates the American Left.
This won’t hurt Clinton much on Tuesday (especially if, as I suspect, Kantor falls on his sword today), but this and Obama’s slurs against small-town Pennsylvanians may well hurt the Democrats overall in November.
STYLE NOTE: No, I do not approve of words like "nigger." However, we’re adults here and we’re discussing the news –and this is news– so I think we can all be honest about what word was used and not have a case of the vapors at the sight of it.
LINKS: There’s more at Hot Air and Campaign Standard. You can bet this will get a lot of coverage today.
UPDATE: Take a look at "Update III" at the Hot Air link above, where Ed reports credible claims that this clip is a fake. He asks the right question: Who would benefit from such a fake, if it is a forgery? Baldilocks looks into the weirdness, if you stop to think of it, of calling someone a "white nigger."
UPDATE II: The video is no longer available at YouTube. That pretty much settles it in my mind that this is a hoax in real bad taste.
UPDATE III: Ben Smith at Politico has spoke to the editor of the YouTube video, who claims he enhanced, but didn’t alter the sound. Uh…yeah. Sure.