Eugene Robinson just Dropped the "Uppity" Bomb on HRC
by General Sherman, Thu Dec 06, 2007 at 08:18:28 PM EST
Well, Eugene Robinson went there--suggesting that camp Clinton's clumsy handling of the Obama challenge stems from a deep-seated belief that "he's out of his place." Does Team Clinton see Obama as an "uppity" black man?
Mr. Robinson writes:
"There's a suggestion that he's somehow a usurper, which allows Obama supporters to charge that Clinton, without using the word, is accusing the Illinois senator of being uppity-- which opens up a discussion about history and entitlement that I can't imagine any Democratic front-runner would welcome."
Oh well, since Mr. Robinson is an MSNBC contributor they'll be talking about this tomorrow, which lays a nice foundation for the (thinly-sourced) David Corn piece:
"They can't stand him. They talk about him as if he's worse than Bush." What do they hate about him? After all, there aren't a lot of deep policy differences between the two, and he hasn't gone for the jugular during the campaign. "It's his presumptuousness," this operative says. "That he thinks he can deny her the nomination. Who is he to try to do that?" You mean, he's, uh, uppity? "Yes.""