Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"God damn America"

The female Democrat presidential candidate said a week ago that "if Obama was a white man," he would not be doing so well in his presidential bid.  The woman was Geraldine Ferraro, the Dems' 1984 candidate for vice-president with Walter Mondale (they lost in a landslide), and in just one week she's been proved right.

Yes, "it's heartening," as black commentator Thomas Sowell observes, "that the country has reached the point where a black candidate for President of the United States sweeps so many primaries in states where the overwhelming majority of the population is white...  That's the good news.

The bad news," says black commentator Thomas Sowell, "is that Barack Obama has been leading as much of a double life as Eliot Spitzer." 

What's he talking about?   "God damn America," says Obambi's mentor in speech after speech after speech - and that's among the mildest of pastor Jeremiah Wright's more incendiary comments -- and Obambi's given a free pass on the implications of this because of his race.  You don't think that's true?  Then, suggests Scott de Salvo, let's see what would happen if the shoe was on a different foot:

If John McCain regularly attended a church and considered his priest a spiritual advisor and a member of his campaign, and his priest said the following: "Barrack Obama is not qualified to be President. He doesn't understand white America. He never grew up in a white church. He never lived as a white man. He never had the experiences of a white man. He cannot be President."

or

"This is a despicable, racist country. This is a country of poison and murder. This country is no different from al Qaeda. This country faked Pearl Harbor, etc."

Can you imagine the firestorm?  Can you hear one now?  "Such statements by a close associate would DESTROY a white candidate like McCain or Giuliani," says de Salvo, but "in the case of Obama, the entire liberal media has mobilized in defense of Barack Hussein Obama in a concerted effort the likes of which has never been seen."

It's just nor credible, says Sowell, to claim that Obama "never a clue as to what kind of man [pastor] Jeremiah Wright was... You can't be with someone for 20 years, call him your mentor, and not know about his racist and anti-American views."  Sowell's conclusion is that the free pass only exists for one reason:

Senator Barack Obama's political success thus far has been a blow for equality. But equality has its down side.

Equality means that a black demagogue who has been exposed as a phony deserves exactly the same treatment as a white demagogue who has been exposed as a phony.

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11 Comments:

Blogger universal said...

I found this article on reddit a few days ago. I recommend reading this to get a bit of perspective on Obama's Pastor:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/obamas-minister-committe_b_91774.html

3/19/2008 10:27:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

Universal: I despise bigots and apologists for bigots whichever side of the rabbit-proof fence they're on. Your Mr Schaeffer appears to be just another one.

3/19/2008 11:42:00 am  
Blogger Elijah Lineberry said...

I think Geraldine Ferraro's comments were a bit rich considering her career was based entirely on being a female.

Her rapid promotion in the House of Representatives 30 years ago, her assignment to the House Budget Committee, her formation of and advancement of some silly 'Women's Caucus' in the House...and numerous other things.

Her Vice Presidential campaign was based entirely around being a female, and her...ummmmm...plea? to Women voters was to vote for the Mondale/Ferraro ticket because she was a female herself.

To his credit, Senator Obama has not made any sort of issue out of being a Negro..(although his lady Wife did so at a rally with Oprah Winfrey).

I think Barbara Bush was correct about Ferraro ..."she is something I cannot say, but it rhymes with rich.."

3/19/2008 12:39:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

Is it "witch"?

Is that it?

Or some other word?

Perhaps?

LGM

3/19/2008 01:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we see with Obama - associating with bigots and racists in your own party comes back to bite you and can send you to political oblivion.

Of course McCain has welcomed the endorsement of the equally vile preacher Hagee which the right never mention.

If you are going to take the moral high ground make sure there are no skeletons in your own closet.

3/19/2008 02:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time before Obama was brought down by PC- Patriotic Correctness!

3/19/2008 06:10:00 pm  
Blogger Elijah Lineberry said...

Ha ha LGM, I think the word begins with a B ...but as I am well known in libertarian circles for being the only chap who does not use swear words..(that is so 'Working Class')...I will not say it here.

Barbara Bush's comment was the sole highpoint in anotherwise dull and predictable 1984 Presidential Election campaign..lol..(apart from President Reagan's bizarre claim he listened to Bruce Springsteen music, I suppose)

3/19/2008 06:20:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

Ok. Ok. She's a dog.

LGM

3/19/2008 07:43:00 pm  
Blogger universal said...

pc: It's a little hard to tell where he stands now. He's talking about a life amongst the Protestant American Neo-con Republicans, and yet he's writing for the Huffington Post (strange enough) and seems to be not so keen on his father's legacy. So who knows.

I included the article not as an endorsement of any position he takes but just because it tells us how in America there are those on all sides who are going around decrying America as evil. McCain's Pastor does so, as does Obama's as do a bunch of secular Personalities including radical feminists from the Hillary side of the spectrum. Highlighting the words of Obama's Pastor in isolation doesn't give a complete nor realistic picture.

3/19/2008 10:58:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

Fair enough, Universal. Fair enough.

3/19/2008 11:37:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always thought of obama as a white guy, I mean he is as much white as he is black...

Insider

3/20/2008 10:45:00 am  

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