Speaking to an audience in Harlem, Hillary Clinton addressed the coming battle over the next Supreme Court justice, citing the Republicans’ “coded racial language.”
While it’s true that Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell have said they won’t consider any nominees put forward in this election year, we’re not sure exactly who’s going around claiming that President Obama doesn’t have the right to nominate a candidate. (And if anyone truly is saying that, they’re mistaken. Could Clinton just be — lying?)
In any case, Clinton might bark like a dog, but she can blow that dog whistle too, implying that by challenging the president’s made-up deadline for approving a replacement justice, bigoted Republicans are suggesting that Obama isn’t a real president and shouldn’t be treated like one.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 16, 2016
— ♕ Flanery Chick ™ (@AgeJustNumbers) February 16, 2016
This is rich coming from the woman who's 2008 campaign gave birth to, well, "birtherism." https://t.co/ENUIZo00JP
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 17, 2016
— Swan's Lament (@Swanny_Sez) February 16, 2016
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) February 17, 2016
— virgil vaclavik (@greyspike60) February 17, 2016
— lonewolfrider (@MarkByers17) February 16, 2016
"Republicans often use coded racial language." https://t.co/wJ4H53wDzv
That one time in 1996 Hillary Clinton evoked racist "super predator" panic to push harsher drug laws. pic.twitter.com/mGjJkSGKkv
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) September 7, 2015
— ira shanes (@irashanes) February 17, 2016
We suspect we still haven’t found the answer to that question.