Charles Hurt, New York Post
WASHINGTON - First it was Bill Clinton dismissing Barack Obama as just another black candidate winning South Carolina.
Now comes Hillary Rodham Clinton, splashing moonshine onto those smoldering embers by telling West Virginia voters that "hardworking Americans, white Americans" support her, not Obama.
This, she argues, is why superdelegates should strip the nomination from Obama and give it to her, even though she trails him by every legitimate measure.
Is this really how Democratic Party bosses talk in smoky back rooms?
Well, now these racial politics have spilled out into the public and are splintering longtime, devoted Democrats into separate camps.
It's become the "working-class whites" versus the "eggheads and African-Americans."
Now we know where Sen. Clinton's loyalties truly lie: with black Democrats, but only if it's in her own interest.
The Clintons have shattered their brand name with those voters, who remained so loyal to Bubba when he got into so much trouble.
Writer Toni Morrison now says she never meant Bill Clinton was America's "first black president" based on his racial instincts. Rather, she says, it's just because he'd been unjustly railroaded, the way so many blacks have been throughout history.
With no one left to cry to, Sen. Clinton has gone nuclear and she's getting kookier by the minute.
Yesterday she was toast. Today, she's looking more like scrambled eggs.
In a turn of desperate Clintonian logic, she says she's not getting out of the race "until there's a nominee."
But the reason there isn't a nominee is because she won't get out of the race!
Now, the party wants to move on to a new era with someone who at least appears not to have a "For Sale" sign on his principles and loyalties.
But Clinton refuses to go.
She's doing what the Clintons have always done. She's spinning and surviving and trying to win. It's the only principle that is non-negotiable for the Clintons.