WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016 — Black voter support is helping Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s sprint to the nomination finish line. She holds a commanding lead not just in delegates, but in actual votes, with about 2.5 million more than Bernie Sanders.
And she may have some explaining to do to those very same voters.
The Washington Times reports that California Ku Klux Klan leader Will Quigg has endorsed Clinton, claiming to have donated $20,000 to her campaign. The Clinton campaign rejected the Klan endorsement according to Josh Schwein, campaign spokesman.
He stressed that the grand dragon’s claim of donating the $20K was false and added, “We want no part of them or their money and vehemently reject their hateful agenda,” reported Vocativ.
Democrats in general and the former secretary of state had beaten a path to any available media pundit to soundly denounce Donald Trump for allegedly not repudiating David Duke, former Louisiana grand dragon of the state’s Knights of the Ku Klux Klan fast enough.
Trump did speak out against the KKK several times, but it was not enough for Clinton or the mainstream media.
Quigg, the California grand dragon for the Loyal White Knights, has made it abundantly clear that it is Clinton and not GOP frontrunner Trump who has his and his organization’s support. In a Vocativ news interview (video below), the Klan leader claims members of his California group raised the thousands of dollars for Clinton.
The Klan leader claimed “She is friends with the Klan.”
Although Clinton rejected that statement, media should be looking for Clinton’s rejection of the California Klan leader’s endorsement as well as the group member’s claimed donation. Why have the mainstream alphabet soup media networks avoided insisting Clinton reject the Golden State Klan presidential campaign endorsement?
While Clinton has denounced this latest statement, she previously embraced a prominent former West Virginia Klan leader calling him “friend and mentor”.
The late U.S. senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia had been an exulted cyclops in the Klan and had even organized the West Virginia chapter and served as its leader in the 1940’s. Byrd also vigorously fought against passage of the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Although Byrd denounced the Klan in 1952 and apologized for his involvement, he also failed to support civil rights.
It was Clinton’s “mentor” who stood in the well of the Senate for 14 hours and 13 minutes to filibuster against passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He did not want this bill to secure civil rights for blacks because passage of the bill offered blacks “protection of voting rights; banned discrimination in public facilities—including private businesses offering public services—such as lunch counters, hotels, and theaters; and established equal employment opportunity as the law of the land.”
It was not the former Klan leader who submitted to the will of the Senate and of America and saw the morality and need for legal protection this bill offered. Instead it was Republican Minority Leader Everett Dirksen who championed the day.
He secured Republican senate votes and fittingly noted that, that day marked the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s nomination to a second term.
Is it any wonder that Clinton managed to avoid personally denouncing Byrd’s racially offensive actions?
She also remained silent in 2008 when her own husband, former President Bill Clinton, said of then Sen. Barack Obama, “A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”
Clinton allegedly made the racially insensitive remarks in 2008 when speaking to Sen. Ted Kennedy. Clinton was attempting to persuade the Democratic leader to endorse his wife, Hillary, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination. Kennedy endorsed Obama.
Not to be forgotten was Clinton’s referral in 1996 to blacks as “super predators,” when speaking of people then President Clinton was targeting when he signed the bill to place more criminal offenders behind bars. She stressed, “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators’” and added that they have “No conscience, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel. “
Then of course there is the more recent racist skit that Clinton and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio took part in while attending a Saturday New York City black-tie event a few days before the state’s primary election.
The Democratic frontrunner, and the mayor referred to CP Time, known as “colored people’s time” which has been used to perpetuate racial stereotypes that blacks are unreliable and often late to appointments or occasions.
So it is easy to see how the California Klan leader may be under the impression that Clinton and not Trump might be the right fit for his organization’s endorsement and support, Quigg even alluded to that point by stating, “All the stuff she’s saying now, she’s saying so she can get into office, OK? Once she’s in office, then she’ll implement her policies. She’s a Democrat. The Klan has always been a Democratic organization,” reported Vocativ.Click here for reuse options!
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