Just Imagine, What If?
What if a Republican
Had Said These Things?
Bill Clinton referring to Barack Obama
1 - "A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags."
2 - "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee"
1 - “I mean you’ve got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and nice-looking guy.”
2 - “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent “
1 – “I was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed
the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as a Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American with ‘no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.'”
1-Attacked the ethnicity of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, whose parents are Indian immigrants.
2 - Previously compared Haley to Adolf Hitler’s mistress.
3 - “In about 18 months from now, hopefully [state Sen. Vincent Sheheen] will have sent Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from and this country can move forward”
1 - “You’re not a member of the Taliban, are you?”
1 - “I love this quote. It’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis”
2 - “They’re All a Bunch of Deplorables”
3 - Referred to African-American Youth as "Super Predators”
4 - And Only Recently “They All Look Alike”
And The Winner Is!
1 - Referring to working-class voters in old industrial towns decimated by job losses, the presidential hopeful said:
"They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations"
2 - “Roman Catholics Need to Get Off of Their High Horses”
3- “I will stand with the Muslims should the political
winds shift in an ugly direction.”
4- “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”
5- “I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”
6 - After Being Interviewed by Marty Kaufman for His Community Organizer Job
“There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.”
7 - It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.