I just wrote a piece at Daily Kos (easily one of the top progressive sites in the country) about the long-running anti-Hillary smears that regularly appear there, which kicked into high gear again today with the release of a video showing a Black Lives Matter protest at a Clinton fundraiser.
As I write this, the piece is on the recommended list. Here it is in its entirety:
Sadly, it's standard procedure around here to suggest that Hillary is racist when she's winning.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look at this front-page post by the founder of this site published on March 5, 2008. What’s the significance of that date? Well, it happens to be the day after Hillary’s big comeback wins in the Ohio and Texas primaries which breathed new life into her first presidential campaign.
This marked the exact moment that Hillary supporters at Daily Kos became supporters of a racist candidacy, according to Mr. Kos himself. And it wasn’t his only front-page post about it that day. So after regularly reading the site for years, I left in absolute dismay...and stayed away for a long time. I know I am not the only one.
So we’ve seen this show before, we’re seeing it today, and we’ll surely keep seeing it as long as Hillary keeps winning.
In today’s #BLM fundraiser protest video, what happens exactly? The interruption happens to occur as Clinton is discussing important #BLM issues such as police body cameras and criminal justice reform. When Hillary notices the protester, she shows gentle curiosity about why she is there, reads her sign, and says she is “happy” to answer her. She even called her “dear” in a friendly way while the secret service were just doing their jobs. At the end of the video I saw, Hillary is cut off when saying “back to the issues...”, but since she was interrupted while talking about important #BLM issues, I have to assume that’s what she was about to continue doing. And by the way, the fact that she’s discussing these issues in front of a white audience isn’t a bad thing at all.
Now, if she said “OK, now let’s get back to the REAL issues”...that certainly would have been bad. But that’s not what happened.
So, rest assured that Clinton supporters know that this is about tearing down our candidate using any accusations and innuendos available. And we are fully expecting it to get worse, if history is any indication.
However, we’re going to call out further attempts to smear the Democrat who may well be the next President of the United States.One of the reasons I started Hillary HQ was to have a safe place to write in support of Hillary (and for users, a safe place to comment) without dealing with the regular incoming fireballs thrown at her, many of which can be quite offensive. Though as you may have noticed, we're not always safe from the rotten comments either.
But you know what? Hillary is about to be the Democratic nominee and then President of the United States, so we shouldn't have to put up with any of that stuff on any site that calls itself progressive, liberal or Democratic.
So today I am officially putting these sites on notice: I will always stand up without fear and call out these smears against our next president whenever I see them...here, there and everywhere.
I hope you will join me.