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Former President Bill Clinton, once called “America’s first Black President,” said some things about Barack Obama that some feel are even more racist than the ones by uttered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
In the book “Game Change,” Clinton is quoted as telling the late Sen. Ted Kennedy that “a few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.”
The remark has been pretty much lost in the public furor over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s comments about Obama being electable because he is “light skinned” and doesn’t “speak with a Negro dialect” but it has brought questions from Clinton supporters, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, who calls the former President’s remarks “disturbing.”
“I think that’s far more disturbing because this is someone seeking to stop Mr. Obama’s campaign and making a direct reference — I don’t know the context in which he said it — but that is far more disturbing to me than even the comments that were made by Mr. Reid,” Sharpton said.