Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro

We haven't given out an assclown in a while, but Geraldine Ferraro earned it (though, the decision was tough with Eliot Spitzer in the news). After her comments that Obama is only there because he is black (scratching head). Or what was it? He is lucky he is not a white man. Then, the Obama campaign is attacking her because she is white? Excuse me? But, it is these comments from 1988 that are truly telling:

And former representative Geraldine A. Ferraro (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that because of his "radical" views, "if Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race."

Jesse responded:

Asked about this at a campaign stop in Buffalo, Jackson at first seemed ready to pounce fiercely on his critics. But then he stopped, took a breath, and said quietly, "Millions of Americans have a point of view different from" Ferraro's.

Discussing the same point in Washington, Jackson said, "We campaigned across the South . . . without a single catcall or boo. It was not until we got North to New York that we began to hear this from Koch, President Reagan and then Mrs. Ferraro . . . . Some people are making hysteria while I'm making history."

Geraldine Ferraro is an assclown!!! It is true sexism is a serious thing, but how does one advance your cause by saying racism is not. It is just plain weird and makes one thing there is more behind the words.


magda flores said...

On a related note, check out this article on feminists and this election. It speaks a lot to where a lot of this crap is coming from.

Glory to the Union said...

Obama's response was prose and pitch perfect, as usual.

"I think that her comments were ridiculous. I think they were wrong-headed. The notion that it is of great advantage to me to be an African American named Barack Obama and pursue the presidency, I think, is not a view that has been commonly shared by the general public."

And he said it without anger and without raising his voice. Once again, he has turned rancidity into rose perfume. He would no doubt bring much needed diplomacy back to the oval office.