Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Unrepentant Geraldine Digs Heels In

If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears, I would have said that someone must have been misquoting the former vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

Geraldine Ferraro has been all over the news today, on Fox News where she serves as a sometime commentator, and on NBC Nightly News just a few minutes ago, trying to throw all of her guff back into the Obama campaign’s collective face.

Incidentally, she resigned today from her fundraising position on the Clinton campaign.

She says that she did that to keep get “this” out of the news.

Then she proceeded to put it all front and center stage in the news.


Why then, does she persist in calling Barack Obama an Uppity Negro? It’s true. And it’s getting pretty embarrassing for me as a Democrat. Ferraro has, get this, told the news media that Barack Obama is “playing the race card” in his attacks on her.

Now wait wait wait. Did I hear this correct? It is Barack Obama that is bringing race into the discussion? By crying “Foul” Barack Obama is introducing divisiveness into the campaign?

I have to ask here, who brought all of this up to begin with? Who made the fantastic claim that Barack Obama, by his advantage as a black man, has done so well in the presidential race. The former congresswoman is delusional.

What planet was she born on?

Is it her claim then, that she can say these inflammatory things in the middle of a heated campaign, and that the Obama campaign cannot respond in protest because to do so would be “playing the race card”?

The problem is, there are some out there that are so emotionally caught up with the notion of having a woman as the next president that these words will sound reasonable and logical.

And for the first time in the 21st century, allowing a justification of a verbal racial attack on a black person by a white person.

Time to retire, Geraldine. As to your closing remarks on your Fox News appearance, my guess is that the Obama campaign will not be requiring your services either.

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