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Michael Ramirez on Geraldine Ferraro and her Barack Obama race comment

Geraldine Ferraro the first woman to be nominated as Vice President and former Congresswoman from New York is exacting some sweet revenge at the expense of Barack Obama.

You remember the FLAP, how Hillary Clinton was forced to disavow Ferraro’s comments regarding Barack Obama?:

“I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama’s campaign – to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against,” she said. “For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It’s been a very sexist media. Some just don’t like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign.

“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,” she continued. “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.” Ferraro does not buy the notion of Obama as the great reconciler.

And, remember how Ferraro was forced to resign from Hillary’s finance committee?

Now, Geraldine Ferraro STRIKES BACK in this interview in the California Daily Breeze.

Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro said today that she objected to the comparison Sen. Barack Obama drew between her and his former pastor in his speech on race relations Tuesday.

In the speech, Obama sought to place the inflammatory remarks of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a broader context, in part by placing them on a continuum with Ferraro’s recent remark to the Daily Breeze that Obama is “lucky” to be black.

“To equate what I said with what this racist bigot has said from the pulpit is unbelievable,” Ferraro said today. “He gave a very good speech on race relations, but he did not address the fact that this man is up there spewing hatred.”

Flap foresees a “woman scorned” mentality here and unless Obama apologizes to Ferraro this war of words may very well escalate.

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  • Ferraro said she had “no clue” why Obama would include her in his speech, and said Obama’s association with Wright raises serious questions about his judgment. “What this man is doing is he is spewing that stuff out to young people, and to younger people than Obama, and putting it in their heads that it’s OK to say `Goddamn America’ and it’s OK to beat up on white people,” she said. “You don’t preach that from the pulpit.”
  • Ferraro also said she could not understand why Obama had called out his own white grandmother for using racial stereotypes that had made him cringe. “I could not believe that,” she said. “That’s my mother’s generation.”
  • In sum, however, Ferraro said she thought the speech was “excellent,” and said she understood why Obama could not renounce his association with Wright. “I think they got as far as they could go politically,” she said. “They’re looking at their base. Their base is African-Americans. They’re looking at that and they’re trying to walk a very thin line. They don’t want to offend the African-Americans, and this is the way he did it.”


The Clinton Cabal KNOWS how to play HARDBALL.


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2 Responses to “Geraldine Ferraro Watch: Jeremiah Wright is a “Racist Bigot””
  1. dryden01 says:

    If there is still a Democratic Party after Hillary gets done purloining the nomination from Obama, the unfortunate pledged delegate choice of those without the benefit of knowing he would so easily be Wright-boated, then it will be amusing to see all these characters singing Kumbaya together at the convention. Its like the old Our Gang Comedies where Hillary as Darla sees Buckwheat as Obama be the brunt of the usual script twist.

    These two great socialist hopes are fading fast against a liberal with character and actual, real experience like John McCain. Perhaps one of them can recover to challenge Vice President Romney in 2016?

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