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    What I've read about this thing is that he misquoted her anyway.  When she said that, she was describing the state of mind of someone else who felt that way.  She wasn't even advocating it (shooting white people) as a solution.

    Anyway, that's kind of a third side of the issue.  There was the point Clinton was making (a good point), who he used to make it (SS didn't deserve it), and the political motivations Clinton intended (probably just a straight talk conversation - remember him telling union workers that their jobs wouldn't come back?), and the political motivations ascribed to it (a racist "put them in their place" kind of pandering).

    Anyway, that's how I've always looked at it.  I thought Clinton was unfair about it, but not racist.

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