Ed Driscoll

Sister Souljah Is Officially Over

Back in September, I wrote:

As detailed in Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover’s Mad As Hell: Revolt at the Ballot Box, 1992, what some may not recall these days about Bill Clinton’s “Sister Souljah Moment”, was that it had little to do with insulting a two-bit virtually unknown rapper, and everything to do with distancing himself from the failed radic chic 1970-era politics of her backer, Jesse Jackson. It was one of many gestures that allowed Clinton to position himself as much more moderate than the average Democrat presidential candidate, and went far towards cementing his candidacy.

Amazing how the Democrats’ PC Identity Politics Playdough Fun Factory this campaign finally caused Bill to come full circle.