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."
"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.