Either I’m crazy or Bill Clinton is the greatest musician of all-time. And it’s not even close. While some musicians hope to win awards, Bill’s musical talents led to 2 and likely 3, Clinton family presidencies.
Bill Clinton’s 67-second performance on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992 was powerful enough to earn him and his wife a faithful poltical following within the African American community, a key voting constituency, especially on the eve of the South Carolina primary.
Bill must be the greatest musician of all-time. It is the only logical reason for this adulation. Simply put, there is nothing within his political record to garner African American suppport. Quite the opposite – in many ways Bill Clinton was our last Jim Crow president. His policies (adamantly endorsed by Hillary) decidedly and intentionally harmed African American communities. The 1994 Crime bill, mass incarceration, welfare reform and free trade policies exponentially and negatively impacted African Americans. All of this is much better pointed out by this must read:
Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote.
But that 67 seconds of music was powerful stuff. Hypnotic almost. It is as if Bill Clinton is the pied piper of black people; he played some music and then led African Americans off a figurative cliff.
And if you don’t think so, I challenge you to name a recent president whose policies were singularly more destructive to the African American community.
I don’t understand how on one hand African Americans deride, and rightly so, the higher levels of incarceration, unemployment, poverty, and lower levels of college graduation African Americans face yet overwhelming support, in Bill and Hillary, the people who helped put them there.
Oh well. Greatest musician ever. Must have been one hell of a catchy tune.
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