I never said that the quote would be determinative. I think I pretty much said it won't matter for Tuesday's election.
However, an us vs. them type of analogy this close to an election instead of a unifying message is not smart politics. It was better left unsaid.
Er, I'm not sure. Given how few swing voters there are in LA, this might not hurt her as much as you seem to think. This could very well motivate blacks to turnout out for her; otherwise a party that thinks racism doesn't exist anymore could win.