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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro; "Clueless!!"

Geraldine Ferraro’s recent remarks about Barack Obama’s success and her subsequent remarks concerning the controversy she engendered prove the former Democratic Vice presidential nominee is absolutely clueless.
Ferraro made her now infamous comments in an interview last week with the Daily Breeze newspaper in Torrance, Calif. "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. 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," said Ferraro.
This is a statement much like those made in previous years by whites who claimed they were passed over for a job by blacks because of affirmative action. In other words, she is saying that Obama would not be in his present role as leading contender for the Democratic nomination if he was a white man.
That is at best faulty logic and in reality is a racist statement.
Ferraro, instead of retracting or clarifying her statement, has made matters worse with her subsequent remarks.
“Every time that campaign is upset about something, they call it racist,” she said. “I will not be discriminated against because I’m white. If they think they’re going to shut up Geraldine Ferraro with that kind of stuff, they don’t know me,” said Ferraro in an interview reported in the New York Times last Wednesday.
Obama and his campaign have not said that Ferraro was a racist. They have responded in strong, but in the circumstances, very reasonable terms.
Ferraro has, rightly, stepped down from her position on the Clinton campaign finance committee.
She made things even worse on NBC TV Wednesday night when she said this.
"If anybody is going to apologize, they should apologize to me for calling me a racist," she said.
Oh Puhleeze!
Ferraro should be ashamed but mainly she just needs to shut up!.


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