If there’s something with which Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a problem, it’s attracting the votes of minorities. Many failed to predict she’d command such lead in that demographic over a populist like Bernie Sanders.
In the South Carolina primary, Hillary trounced Sanders by 47 percentage points overall, garnering 85 percent of the black vote. For a point of reference, this disparity is almost as large as the gap in the black vote during the 2012 presidential election, during which Obama had 93 percent of the black vote.
Not everyone is buying it. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan blasted Hillary in a recent sermon (albeit for slightly-incoherent reasons) as the anti-African-American candidate.
Via Breitbart: Sunday at the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan said don’t “fall” for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “crap” on African-American issues because she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton are responsible for the mass incarceration of black people.
Farrakhan said, “How many of you are going to vote for Hillary Clinton? You don’t have to raise your hands. I do not blame you for wanting a female president, but that is a wicked woman. She can be sweet but so can you. And you know when you are sweet but playing a game. All of a sudden she knows about Trayvon Martin. All of a sudden—the boy’s been dead two years now—she talking about him like she met the mother and oh… White people this is Satan. And you fall for that crap? Most of you went to jail for having a little blunt.They arranged that—the Clintons. Mass incarceration came about under the Clintons, Don’t forget that. They call my young gang bangers super predators. And Black Lives Matter put it to her—she didn’t know how to handle that. Call you a super predator, that has no conscience, no sense of dignity like you are a dog, an animal. She gotta bring you to heal you my young brothers. This is what she said about you and she didn’t just say it—it became law and policy of the U.S. government under Bill Clinton and his wife, and now she is apologizing, but apologizing can’t bring back the broken families. Apologizing cant bring back those that been destroyed in prison life.” Hillary a “wicked woman?” I guess for once I’m in agreement with Farrakhan – just for entirely different reasons.
[Note: This post was authored by the Analytical Economist]