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RNC Releases New Video: ‘The Clintons Hope You Forgot'

- February 22, 2016

WASHINGTON – Today the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a new web video entitled ‘The Clintons Hope You Forgot' ahead of the South Carolina Democrat Primary.  The video recounts the Clinton’s, their surrogates, and newscasts covering the divisive and personal attacks the Clinton campaign used against then candidate Obama. 
 
 
Watch The Video HERE

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TEXT: The Clintons Hope You Forgot

TIM RUSSERT, NBC NEWS: “When you arrived in South Carolina yesterday, this was The State newspaper. Clinton camp hits Obama. Attacks painful for black voters. Many in state offended by criticism of Obama and remarks about Martin Luther King.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 1/13/08)

TEXT: The State Headline: “Clinton Camp Hits Obama: Clinton Attacks ‘Painful’ For Black Voters”
  • The State Headline: “Clinton Camp Hits Obama; Attacks 'Painful' For Black Voters” (The State, 1/12/08)
TEXT The State Sub-Headline: “Many In State Offended By Criticism Of Obama, Remarks About King”
  • The State Sub-Headline: “Many In State Offended By Criticism Of Obama, Remarks About King” (The State, 1/12/08)
HILLARY CLINTON: “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
  • Clinton: “Dr. King's Dream Began To Be Realized When President Lyndon Johnson Passed The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 … It Took A President To Get It Done.” CLINTON: “Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he was able to get through Congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do, the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done.” 
RUSSERT: (QUOTING THE WASHINGTON POST) “It’s as if you are minimizing ‘I have a dream.’ It’s a nice sentiment but it took a white president to get blacks to the mountaintop.” (NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 1/13/08)
  • Marjorie Valbrun In The Washington Post: “In Other Words, ‘I Have A Dream’ Is A Nice Sentiment, But King Couldn't Make It Reality. It Took A More Practical And, Of Course, White President, Lyndon Johnson, To Get Blacks To The Mountaintop.” “In doing so, [Clinton] offhandedly diminished the important role played by Martin Luther King Jr. in pushing America to meet its promise of equality for millions of black Americans. ‘Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act,’ Clinton said. ‘It took a president to get it done.’ In other words, ‘I have a dream’ is a nice sentiment, but King couldn't make it reality. It took a more practical and, of course, white president, Lyndon Johnson, to get blacks to the mountaintop.” (Marjorie Valbrun, “Will They Play The Race Card?,” The Washington Post, 1/13/08)
TEXT: The Clintons will say anything to get elected

MICHELLE BERNARD, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: “The damage between the Clintons and the African Americans in this country might be irreparable.” (MSNBC’s “Hardball,” 5/17/08)
  • Bernard “Is The President And CEO Of The Bernard Center For Women, Politics & Public Policy And Is A Frequent Political And Legal Analyst On MSNBC.” “Michelle D. Bernard is the president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy and is a frequent political and legal analyst on MSNBC and other television networks.” (“Michelle Bernard,” The Huffington Post, Accessed 2/11/16)
TEXT: “Hillary Clinton Needs To Address The Racist Overtones Of Her 2008 Campaign”
  • The Week Headline: “Hillary Clinton Needs To Address The Racist Undertones Of Her 2008 Campaign” (The Week, 7/23/15)
HILLARY CLINTON: “Senator Obama’s support among hard-working Americans, white Americans is weakening.”
  • Clinton: “Senator Obama's Support Among Working, Hard-Working Americans, White Americans Is Weakening…” CLINTON: “There was just an ‘A.P.’ article posted that found how Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans is weakening again and how the, you know, whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.” (Hillary Clinton, Interview, USA Today, 5/7/08)
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, MSNBC: “Clinton had said a few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee.” (MSNBC’s “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” 1/11/10)
  • In 2008 Bill Clinton Told Ted Kennedy That “A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Getting Us Coffee” In Reference To Obama. “Bill Clinton helped sink his wife's chances for an endorsement from Ted Kennedy by belittling Barack Obama as nothing but a race-based candidate. ‘A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee,’ the former president told the liberal lion from Massachusetts, according to the gossipy new campaign book, ‘Game Change.” (Helen Kennedy, “Bill Clinton Told Ted Kennedy That Obama 'Would Be Getting Us Coffee' A Few Years Ago: 'Game Change',” New York Daily News, 1/10/10)
TEXT: New York Post Headline: “Bill Clinton Made Insensitive ‘Race Jab’ About Obama In 2008”
  • New York Post Headline: “Bill Clinton Made Insensitive ‘Race Jab’ About Obama In 2008” (New York Post, 9/3/12)
BILL CLINTON: “I am not a racist.”
  • Clinton: “But I Am Not A Racist.” QUESTION: “Do you personally have any regrets about what you did campaigning for your wife?” CLINTON: “Yes, but not the ones you think, and it would be counterproductive for me to talk about it. There are things that I wish I'd urged her to do. Things I wish I had said. Things I wish I hadn't said. But I am not a racist. I never made a racist comment and I didn't attack him personally.” (ABC’s “World News Sunday,” 8/3/08)
BILL CLINTON: “This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale…”
  • Clinton: “Give Me A Break. This Whole Thing Is The Biggest Fairytale I’ve Ever Seen.” (Bill Clinton, Remarks, Hanover, NH, 1/8/08)
CHRIS CUOMO, ABC NEWS: “Geraldine Ferraro’s comment to a newspaper that, quote, ‘if Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position.”
  • ABC News’ Chris Cuomo: “Geraldine Ferraro's Comment To A Newspaper That, Quote, 'If Obama Was A White Man, He Would Not Be In This Position...” CUOMO: “I spoke with Senator Obama after his big win in Mississippi. And we wanted to talk specifically about the latest sparks from the Clinton campaign, Geraldine Ferraro's comment to a newspaper that, quote, 'If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position...and if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.’” (ABC’s “Good Morning America,” 3/12/08)
HOWARD FINEMAN, THE HUFFINGTON POST: “The Clinton campaign doesn’t want to change the tone. They’re defending this and this, therefore, is their strategy.” (MSNBC’s “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” 3/11/08)

TEXT: The Clintons Are Only With You, When They Need You
 

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