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Hillary Clinton talks to Urban League about 'systemic inequities'

Posted By on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 10:04 AM

click to enlarge ON TWITTER: The Clinton campaign put this message on Twitter during her talk to the Urban League.
  • ON TWITTER: The Clinton campaign put this message on Twitter during her talk to the Urban League.

Hillary Clinton spoke to the Urban League, a good audience for the Democratic presidential campaign's message:

In her remarks, she addressed how race still plays a significant role in determining who gets ahead in America and who gets left behind, and she discussed how all Americans need to do their part to fix the systemic inequities and injustices that many African Americans face.

Does anybody really challenge the idea that race plays a role in economic outcome? Wait, don't ask that question out at the Arkansas Capitol, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page or other fortresses of post-racial America.

The Washington Post reports the speech included a jab at Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential candidate who's also scheduled to appear.

Clinton saved her most pointed criticism for Bush. While she did not mention his name, she called out "Right to Rise," the name of the pro-Bush super PAC operated by his top allies.

"I don't think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to rise and then say you're for phasing out Medicare or for repealing Obamacare," she said. "People can't rise when they can't afford health care."

PS — The Clinton campaign went into full attack mode against the New York Times for its botched reporting on a recent story about Clinton e-mail. It published a 1,900-word letter the Times wouldn't print. Given the newspaper's long established negative tone toward the Clintons, there was little left to lose. It's a losing cause. When the Times and others have managed to turn contributions to the Clinton Foundation for good works around the world into a nefarious activity, you have really gone down the rabbit hole. (Has it occurred to anyone that making a contribution to fighting AIDS in Africa is somewhat different than making contributions to super PACs or political campaign funds? What's the quicker way to politician access?)

PPS — Josh Marshall gets it. "The Times has a problem covering the Clintons."

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