Hillary's Choice: Political Power and Alinsky

Hillary Clinton's praise for LBJ over Dr. King as a deliverer of civil rights reflects her own decision more than three decades ago to forgo a career as a Saul Alinsky organizer.  Criticism from the camp of fellow Alinksy disciple Barack Obama may contain hints of irony, given his subsequent choices.Speaking to FOX News correspondent Major Garrett, Clinton said "I would point to the fact that that Dr. King's dream began to be realized when President 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. That dream became a reality; the power of that dream became a real in people's lives because we had a president who said we are going to do it, and actually got it accomplished."Analysts and critics fell all over Hillary's remarks.  Some said she appeared to compare herself to Johnson and Senator Barack...(Read Full Article)

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