Bill Clinton’s Racist Remark About Barack Obama In 2008 Makes Headlines


This type of racist garbage is just awful.

Only days before he will nominate Barack Obama for re-election, a new report  claims that in 2008, former President Bill Clinton said of him: “A few years  ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”

Clinton allegedly made the racially insensitive remark to Sen. Ted Kennedy as  he tried to convince the liberal lion to endorse his wife, Hillary, Obama’s  rival for the Democratic nomination, according to The New Yorker.

Kennedy correctly endorsed Obama.

Bill Clinton’s attacks hurt Hillary as much as they did Obama. The Times  denounced Clinton’s fairy-tale comment as a “bizarre and rambling attack” and as  exemplifying a campaign that was “perilously close to injecting racial tension” into the conversation. At a press conference in South Carolina the morning after  Obama won the state, Bill Clinton seemed to dismiss the victory as a fluke of  local demography. “Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in ’84 and ’88,” he said. “Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here.” Tim Russert  told me that, according to his sources, Bill Clinton, in an effort to secure an  endorsement for Hillary from Ted Kennedy, said to Kennedy, “A few years ago,  this guy would have been carrying our bags.” Clinton’s role in the campaign  rattled Obama. He told ABC News in an interview that Clinton “has taken his  advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling.” 

3 thoughts on “Bill Clinton’s Racist Remark About Barack Obama In 2008 Makes Headlines

  1. John Costello

    I think Clinton was showing his age. A lack of tact means less calculation and can mean less need to. That’s Clinton’s case, I believe. There are an awful lot of perfectly, ‘politically correct’ progressives with paper thin credentials. A remark like that 40 years ago wouldn’t have made an eyelash bat, yet it was a far more progressive era, in terms of race relations.

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