Hillary takes heat from blacks for Kwanzaa Kultural Appropriation

It’s tough for a political candidate professing to be far left to get a visit from the PC police.

That is what happened to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. A mere three days after getting her ears boxed for her “Hispandering” abuela ad, Clinton decided to wish followers of the made-up African answer to Christmas a happy Kwanzaa.

She tweeted her good wishes on Twitter, komplete with this klever variation on her campaign logo:


Her reception was cooler than she doubtless expected. Here are some of the reactions:

But Hillary’s trip through the spanking machine was a long way from over. An article appearing yesterday at the Daily Beast titled “Hillary Clinton’s Tone-Deaf Racial Pandering” played the cultural appropriation card. The author, Barrett Holmes Pitner, chastised Clinton for her “minority outreach over the last week [which] has rekindled the idea that she is a candidate who is out of touch, particularly when it comes to minorities.”

Engendering bad blood among blacks serves only to intensify concerns about black voter turnout, which — despite the fierce (if misguided) loyalty blacks have to the Democratic brand — is likely to be a shadow of the support Barack Obama received in 2012.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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