Hillary Clinton enjoys progressive privilege — it the only thing that protects her from receiving the Roseanne treatment, and not being dismissed in disgrace.
During a Friday evening Q&A with Recode’s Kara Swisher, Clinton was asked about political correctness, and statements that have been made by liberals about attacking conservative opponents.
“What’s often called political correctness is politeness,” Clinton said.
“It’s not being rude and insulting to people. It’s respecting the diversity that we have in our society,” she said.
“The Democratic Party is a much more diverse political party , attracting people who are African-American, Latino, LGBT, whatever the reason why people feel more comfortable where they are taken in, where they are included as part of a political movement or party,” Clinton continued.
“And I don’t think it’s politically correct to say we value that. And I don’t want to go around insulting people. I don’t want to paint with a broad brush every immigrant is this, every African-American is that, every, you know, other person with different religious beliefs or whatever — that’s childish,” she said.
“What do you think of Cory Booker … saying ‘kick them in the shins,’ essentially…” Swisher asked.
“Well that was Eric Holder,” Clinton responded, referring to Holder’s comment that, “When they go low, we kick them.”
“Yeah, I know they all look alike,” Clinton cracked, triggering wild laughs from the audience.
“Oh, well done,” Swisher said as Clinton smiled.
A New York City audience was stunned in 2016 when Bill de Blasio gave his reason for being so late with his endorsement of Hillary for president.
He was running on “CP time.”
The pair appeared together Saturday night.
“I heard my name,” Clinton said as she wandered out onto the stage at about the 8 minute mark of the video. “I just have to say: thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took ya long enough.”
“Sorry, Hillary,” de Blasio said, “I was running on CP time.”
The crowd immediately gasped, then groaned.
“Cautious politician time,” Hillary interjected. “I’ve been there.”
The Urban Dictionary defines “CP Time” as “Colored Peoples Time.”
2. Time that is kept convenient to one person, but not another, especially in business or personal matters.
So far, it appears Al Sharpton has not condemned de Blasio and Clinton — both of them his friends — for the joke.