Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., went over-the-top in her speech Monday at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. Among other statements, she said: The House “has been run like a plantation, and you know what I’m talking about. It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard.” The House is akin to the brutality and inhumanity of slaveholders? No contrary views are heard? Please. The Bush administration and the GOP Congress are easy targets for criticism without having to exaggerate or make improper historical analogies (which can minimize the original horrors). The same goes for those who compare Bush and others (including the Clintons) to Hitler.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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