Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Geraldine A. Ferraro, Racist Hypocrite?

The female politician picked to be Mondale's running mate solely because of her gender attacks Obama for getting a pass because of his race. "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."
Obama campaign manager David Axelrod added the comment was "part of an insidious pattern that needs to be addressed" within the Clinton campaign, pointing to Clinton's remark to 60 Minutes that rumors Obama is a Muslim aren't true, "as far as I know," she said.
This is not the first time Ms. Ferraro has attacked a black presidential candidate. In 1988, she said of Jesse Jackson "if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race."

I am getting very tired of Clinton supporters.

Ferraro: "I really think they're attacking me because I'm white."

UPDATE - YouTube - Send in the clown

Hillary is looking for the PA Archie Bunker vote.


Adept2u said...

Ms. Ferraro,

I am terribly disappointed. Your recent suggestion that Mr. Obamas’ success happened only because he is black is especially painful. To think that being black in America is a lucky thing strikes me as being inconsiderate.

I am a black person born the same year as Mr. Obamas’ wife 1964, and I can tell you at no time in my life was being black a lucky thing, or are you unaware of the sad and continuing legacy of American race relations. You disregard Mr. Obamas’ legitimate and laudable accomplishments by attributing them to one thing, and it’s the one thing Mr. Obama tries least to be – a man of race. Mr. Obama is a child of God, a husband, a father, a university graduate and a lawyer. Mr. Obama has been a stellar state representative of Illinois and he is currently a United States Senator, and great American. Somewhere probably in the high teens of the list of things Mr. Obama is would be black man.

The statements you have made and defend amount to making his race his primary attribute. You are playing the race card in a manner that is insulting, and quite frankly would be more expected from the kind of reactionary people America has hopefully outgrown.

In 1984 I was a student at the University of Southern California an institution with a traditionally conservative bent. I remember campaigning for and ardently defending a certain congressperson from New York as being more than just a woman, but a person regardless of gender worthy to potentially lead this country. I’m sorry to know now that I was wrong, and all the time any Gerard really would have sufficed.

Anonymous said...

This woman is so backward, she doesn't even know what the internet is. For the first time in her life, she's being called on these types of remarks. The Mass Media can no longer protect her even if they wanted to. Word will out.

From another article at:

Ms. Ferraro, 72, said she had been the victim of a barrage of abusive e-mail and telephone calls in the last few days, organized, she suspects, by Obama operatives. Asked how she knew it was an organized effort, she said, “It was too orchestrated, bang bang bang. Where else could it come from?”

John Brown of Kansas said...

People have legitimate reasons to be pissed at Geraldine, but the proverbial s**t will really hit the fan once it's down to Obama vs. Mccain.

Ferraro is wrapped up in an old version of feminism and she's frustrated/behaving foolishly.

McCain? Wow. There will be blood with respect to race if he wins.

Yours truly,
John Brown of Kansas