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So what did Geraldine Ferraro say that was so wrong?
Posted by: McQ on Monday, March 24, 2008

According the the Chicago Tribune, Obama too has made the very same observation she came under so much fire for making.

Said Ferraro:
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," Ferraro told a local California newspaper last week.

"And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept," Ferraro said.
Said Obama:
Obama acknowledges, with no small irony, that he benefits from his race.

If he were white, he once bluntly noted, he would simply be one of nine freshmen senators, almost certainly without a multimillion-dollar book deal and a shred of celebrity. Or would he have been elected at all?
No small irony indeed.

This just gets weirder and weirder as we go along. Funny, isn't it, that most people, to include Obama, knew exactly what she was talking about. But for some, and the excuse is politics, it was more expedient to misunderstand her point since doing so would do damage to an opponent. Nevermind that the end result pretty much destroyed Ferraro's reputation, that's always acceptable when there are political points to be scored. To her credit she has remained defiant about her remarks, and, given what we now know, she seems vindicated.

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Obama acknowledges, with no small irony, that he benefits from his race.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to extrapolate that this then, to use Sen Obama’s words, makes him "look ridicious."
 
Written By: Neo
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Nevermind that the end result pretty much destroyed Ferraro’s reputation, that’s always acceptable when there are political points to be scored.
Yeah, but the innovation here is that it is left on left reputation destruction. The left usually only saves their powder for the "real enemy" on the right.

Which is why this is so. damn. funny.
 
Written By: shark
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See if you can tell any difference between these two statements.

1. My blackness plays a part in my celebrity but I am the best candidate to be the next president.

2. You’re only here because you’re black and you’re not qualified to be the next president.

Identical? Really?
 
Written By: Retief
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You are useful at times Retief. Your comparison is completely flawed but you proved my point admirably.
 
Written By: McQ
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" Nevermind that the end result pretty much destroyed Ferraro’s reputation"

Not to worry, this is just a normal part of the long overdue open discussion of race in America. Kind of reminds me of the ’self criticism’ sessions made so famous by various Marxist regimes. Just free and open discussions for the betterment of society.
 
Written By: timactual
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At what point is someone - anyone - going to say that Mr. Barack Obama is just another weasely sc*mbag politician who helped a lowlife named Rezko steal millions in federal funds, who paid him back with campaign donations and illegal land deals at cutrate prices, at the same time that he was attending a church where his "mentor" and pastor was uttering anti-white, anti-Semitic, and anti-American rants?

The fact that Obama, with two years in the Senate in which he has done nothing, with time in the Illinois state legislature where not one major piece of legislation has his name on it, and which he throws out phrases like "change" and "hope" is about to get the Democrat nomination, shows me and everyone with an IQ over 10 that the Democrats are the party of emptyness. Then again, they have been since the Vietnam war. The fact that they have won three presidential elections since 1964 is telling, ain’t it?
 
Written By: James Marsden
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You know, I gotta say that Yrogypwsm is more coherent than either MK or Erb.

But on a slight political tangent, suddenly it seems that McCain is practically as culpable for the Iraq war as Bush is, to hear various lefties doing battlespace prep tell the tale.

Now I did an extensive dig of the achives at lots of places, and I saw lots of "Bush lied" and "Bush/Cheney lied" and even some (of course) "Rove lied" etc etc etc, but I never did see any "McCain lied" or "Bush/McCain lied" etc. If McCain is suddenly the #2 reason for the war behind Bush, I guess that makes Hillary and the Democrats #2a.

Such cretins. The Democrats- and yes, that included you Hillary- voted for this war AND furthermore, refused to vote to defund when they had the chance. So maybe the mediocres at Huffpo should make a collage of Hillary, Pelosi and Reid out of pics of the fallen.

Obama isn’t really worth discussing anymore. He’s a racist huckster who has been rendered unelectable in the general
 
Written By: shark
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The fact that Obama, with two years in the Senate in which he has done nothing, with time in the Illinois state legislature where not one major piece of legislation has his name on it, and which he throws out phrases like "change" and "hope" is about to get the Democrat nomination, shows me and everyone with an IQ over 10 that the Democrats are the party of emptyness.
They had one candidate with solid experience, and he was in what, forth place?
Then again, they have been since the Vietnam war. The fact that they have won three three presidential elections since 1964 is telling, ain’t it?
Yes, it actually is.
 
Written By: Don
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Well, I think that there may be another underlying issue in who ran this year.

Its the end result of ’campaign finance reform’. We are from now on, going to end up with a higher percentage of Senators. They benefit the most, imho, from the ’reforms’. At the same time, while most politicians are career politicians generally Senators are a cut above the rest in that respect. One reason we got more empty suits this year.

The Republicans who benefit the least from new finance laws are the ones who had fewer Senators in the fore. I don’t believe that is a coincidence. Even so, the non-Senator (or House) republicans were a millionaire spending his own money and someone who tapped into Religion in a way which hasn’t been done for decades at the same time getting a media soft touch.

What I’m saying is that a less that perfect system has become even more flawed. While we may take this opportunity to bash the opposition because the quality of their candidates is lower, the entire crop of candidates on both sides this year could have been plowed under and I wouldn’t have shed a tear.
 
Written By: jpm100
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"I believe that only strengthens my point"? Really McQ?
 
Written By: Retief
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Really McQ?
Really.
 
Written By: McQ
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See if you can tell any difference between these two statements.

1. My blackness plays a part in my celebrity but I am the best candidate to be the next president.

2. You’re only here because you’re black and you’re not qualified to be the next president.

Identical? Really?
Well, without the part blackness played in his celebrity, he wouldn’t be making a serious run for the presidency. And obviously it isn’t the only thing that got him there, it isn’t like he’s a randomly selected blackman. So, in fact, the blackness was a necessary prereq, but not sufficient in itself.

This, of course, points towards his lack of qualifications. I’m not sure that means he isn’t qualified to be president—the American people will decide that. But, of the serious contenders he’s the least qualified. He’s more qualified than the fringe candidates.

This also appears to be the case with Hillary, who wouldn’t be a serious candidate if she were male. Or Kerry, who relied upon his Vietnam War hero status. All of these people are as ready for prime time as John Edwards, which is to say, not ready. But poor Edwards is a white male without medals, so he’s toast.
 
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