Despite the fact that black Americans get very little from the Democratic Party even though they vote for the Democrats 90% of the time, Senator it's Hillary Clinton who says Republicans who are running the House of Representatives like a "plantation".

Clinton, who is seeking re-election this year, said during a Martin Luther King Day event in Harlem this week that the House "has been run like a plantation," in that "nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

Clinton appeared briefly in Washington Wednesday at a Democratic event, but quickly slipped out a back door far from reporters. On Tuesday night, she adamantly stood by the comments, saying "top-down" decision-making by GOP congressional leaders was bad for the country.

Aren't House members pretty much all at the "top" of the national decision-making structure? How does Hillary expect Congress to be run? Would "bottom-up" decision-making mean that the minority party (the "bottom"?) sets the agenda?



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