Why do (some) Feminists Hate Barack Obama (Black Men)?
Ferraro: "They're Attacking Me Because I'm white"
There was more fallout today from Geraldine Ferraro's Racist Attack on Barack Obama
Ferraro told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif.: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. 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."
This from a woman who was chosen to be Walter Mondale's V.P. partner ONLY because she was a woman! And she was so dull she made Mondale look charismatic!
Hillary Clinton tried to distance herself from Ferraro's comment, sort of:
Clinton said, "I do not agree with that," and later added, "It's regrettable that any of our supporters _ on both sides, because we both have this experience _ say things that kind of veer off into the personal." (Ferraro is STILL part of the Clinton campaign.)
Obama called Ferraro's comments "patently absurd."
"I don't think Geraldine Ferraro's comments have any place in our politics or in the Democratic Party. They are divisive. I think anybody who understands the history of this country knows they are patently absurd," he told the Allentown Morning Call. "And I would expect that the same way those comments don't have a place in my campaign they shouldn't have a place in Senator Clinton's either."
Ferraro is pushing back: Ferraro is pushing back and standing by her statement:
"Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says, 'Let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world,' you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up," she told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, California. "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"
Why do Ferraro and some Pro-Hillary Feminists HATE Barack Obama? They are so envious that a black man is beating their candidate that they make outrageous sexist and racist attacks on Obama and his supporters!
UPDATE: Politico's Ben Smith dug this past comment by Geraldine Ferraro on Jesse Jackson in 1988:
A Ferraro Flashback:
"If Jesse Jackson were not black, he wouldn't be in the race," she said.
Really. The cite is an April 15, 1988 Washington Post story (byline: Howard Kurtz), available only on Nexis.
Here's the full context:
Placid of demeanor but pointed in his rhetoric, Jackson struck out repeatedly today against those who suggest his race has been an asset in the campaign. President Reagan suggested Tuesday that people don't ask Jackson tough questions because of his race. 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."
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."
Why Does Geraldine Ferraro hate black men??