The first black president has now handed the reins to Barack Obama. Bill Clinton is officially white again.
There was a time when Bill Clinton was called the Teflon president. He received his moniker because after lying repeatedly in the Lewinsky affair, Bill Clinton skated. He not only survived, he thrived.
White Liberals yelled, “It’s his private life!!” Black comedians joked that Clinton’s apparent penchant for chubby white women gave him bona fides in the black community.
Black people overlooked almost all of Clinton’s obvious peccadilloes, including the 1994 Crime Bill; a bill that his wife and now Democratic presidential candidate defended.
But Hillary Clinton has finally dumped her black husband, and simultaneously kicked her white husband to the curb. As Vanity Fair reports:
During the early George W. Bush years, when a boy king seemed to be inhabiting the White House,Bill Clinton appeared as sage as King Solomon, minus the latter’s 700 wives and 300 concubines (although it might depend on how you count), and people sought him out as a shepherd. In 2008, however, Barack Obama made Clinton lose his cool, in more than one way, and, today, people are suggesting that Clinton has lost the magic entirely. This Wednesday, he defended his support for tough crime measures in 1994 and welfare reform in 1996, putting on a spirited and sincere show, but one that earned him accusations of beingcondescending and tone-deaf and “very dehumanizing.” Just a couple of weeks ago, he spoke of the “awful legacy of the last eight years,” a complaint probably uttered with Republican opposition in mind, but one that could not have pleased the current White House. Some have now urged Hillary Clinton to bench her husband. “She can’t divorce him,” Michelle Goldberg wrote recently in Slate, “but she can fire him.”
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The fact remains that nothing Hillary Clinton is doing is working. If it weren’t for the institutionalized Democrats (double-meaning intended), Hillary Clinton would be a relic from the 2008 presidential race, complete with Obama car tracks.
Don’t feel too sorry for them, as in leaving their “blackness,” the Clintons abandoned “dead broke” status, and have amassed $120 million of wealth at last count. I think they would have abandoned blackness for a lot less.