Hat tip: Politico.com

Dept. of word choice

A prominent New York Clinton supporter, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, on how Hillary beat Obama in New Hampshire by beating him at retail politics:

”It’s not a TV-crazed race. Frankly you can’t buy your way into it,” Cuomo said. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference,” he added. “All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”

Are you going to tell me THAT isn’t racial?

SHUCK AND JIVE?

How come it seems as if, we repeatedly get these statements coming from the Clintons, and/or their surrogates, and then we’re either given a phony apology, or we’re told we ‘misinterpreted’ it.

English is the PRIMARY language of the Black community. We understand it when we hear it, and don’t need anyone else to interpret it for us.

But, oh yeah, we’re ‘ imagining’ it.

UPDATE:

Here’s the ‘ Update’ from Politico.com

UPDATE: Though the report I link refers specifically to New Hampshire, Cuomo called to play the tape of the interview, in which he says nice things about Obama, and in which the quote above is describing both Iowa and New Hampshire — meaning it’s not a direct reference to Clinton’s primary victory, or attempt to explain it.

“Barack Obama is a beautiful symbol. He’s a powerful speaker. He’s a charismatic figure. And what he has to say is important for the Democrats,” Cuomo says in the interview, with the New York Post’s Fred Dicker.

“It was never about Obama in the first place,” Cuomo told me of the use of the phrase, which he said he was using “as a synonym for ‘bob and weave.’”

Once again, the ‘ explanation’…..yes, I can see how ‘ bob and weave’ can evolve into SHUCK AND JIVE.

As for the ‘nice things’….am I imagining things, or did Bob Kerrey say ‘ nice things’ as HE delivered the smear too?

‘Beautiful Symbol’.

BEAUTIFUL SYMBOL?

Is that akin to FAIRY TALE?

I’ll keep on repeating this:

When ‘Isolated Incidents’ cease being ISOLATED & INCIDENTAL

They form a PATTERN.

Accept what the PATTERN tells you.

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