Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ended up with egg on her face after an attempt to shame “the white moderate” using a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Without naming names, Clinton shared the “subtweet” on Twitter Friday, and it went terribly wrong as she ended up under fire from even those on the left for her stunning lack of self-awareness.
Clinton’s post came as Democrats and liberals shredded Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin for not backing the elimination of the Senate filibuster. The Democrat lawmakers have continued to come under fire, slammed as racists and bigots for their stand which prevents the party from passing a federal election overhaul bill.
“MLK Jr. said: ‘I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice, and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.’ This is a subtweet.” Clinton tweeted Friday, without directly naming anyone.
MLK Jr. said: “I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice, and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” This is a subtweet.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 14, 2022
But it quickly became clear that the former secretary of state did not get the response she was looking for.
Twitter users, including many on the left, ripped into Clinton for quoting MLK and for her passive-aggressive attempt to call out others.
Or the guy who won his race in West Virginia?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) January 14, 2022
whenever a nonblack starts a sentence with “MLK said…” i know it’s about to be some bullshit misconstruction https://t.co/MECC8SIu7u
— wannabe jill marie jones (@notziora) January 14, 2022
shut up shut up shut up https://t.co/Mq8MYLxNqj
— Edward Ongweso Jr (@bigblackjacobin) January 14, 2022
Most of the criticism came from Clinton’s oblivious failure to see herself in the mirror.
Woman who voted for the Iraq War and who called Black kids “Superpredators” says what? https://t.co/JDgjturEuR
— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) January 14, 2022
yes, this is a subtweet. to yourself. https://t.co/AMh84LD9In
— People’s City Council – Los Angeles (@PplsCityCouncil) January 14, 2022
Sis this is about you! https://t.co/vbkQTeHbbj
— Ashley Reese (@offbeatorbit) January 14, 2022
— A. (@acetylated) January 14, 2022
The good things about Hillary variants is they’re more annoying but much less contagious each time a new one pops up. https://t.co/6lqX0KmSVF
— Fuzzy Chimp 🇺🇸 (@fuzzychimpcom) January 14, 2022
You…You do realize that he was speaking about people like you right??? https://t.co/YE01kNhTx2
— Nashoba 🔜 TFF (@MuseKat) January 14, 2022
This woman is so delusional that she doesn’t realize that she is the white moderate that MLK spent so much time warning us about https://t.co/EC2TtAlzRV
— Black in the Empire (@blackintheempir) January 14, 2022
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