Both parties pledged to keep their supporters in line during the Democratic rules committee meeting on Saturday. However, after the committee agreed to seat all of the Michigan and Florida delegates with half of their votes, some Clinton supporters erupted in anger. I was invited to attend the meeting but had to decline due to litigation demands, but it appears to have been quite a scene. This video of Clinton supporter Harriet Christian’s rant against the “inadequate black man” indicates that the ongoing campaign is clearly hurting chances for November for the party.
Christian goes ballistic against the “black man” and views the matter as merely an effort to bar the “white woman.” In this video, Christian proclaims:
“I’m proud to be an older American woman….
“The Democrats are throwing the election away. For what? An inadequate black male, who would not have been running had it not been a white woman that was running for president? And I’m not gonna shut my mouth anymore. I can be called white, but you can’t be called black. That’s not my America. It’s equality for all of us. It’s about time we all stood up for it. I’m no second class citizen, and God damn the Democrats….
“I came here for the vote of every American, and our Democratic Party threw us down the tubes. I was a second class citizen before, now I’m nothing. Why? Because they want to do what they want to do. And they think we won’t turn and vote for McCain. Well, I got news for all of you: McCain will be the next president of the United States.”
It is amazing to see such language in a party meeting but it clearly shows the deeper injury with Clinton’s demographic strength, particularly among older white women. One can only imagine how this video is getting the rounds with McCain supporters.
For the video, click here