True Colors

The racism of the left has reared its ugly head again. In the news today, former Vice Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro has refused to apologize for saying that if Obama was a white man he would not be in his position. She tried to do damage control later, claiming she was really talking about all the awesome support Obama has received with the black voters but that belies her actual statement which was:

“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.”

Oh those lucky lucky black people. No happy-go???

That doesn’t sound like she was talking about the support of black voters. Clearly she was talking about people of color being propped up as figureheads.

Implicit in Ferraro’s statement is the idea that black people are incapable of achieving on their own due to merit, that everything must be handed to them through the benevolence of white people who are willing to grant the unearned. It is the idea that black people certainly aren’t smart enough to lead, that affirmative action is really just like sticking a tie on a monkey because you feel sorry for it but that white people really run the scene in the background. What Ferraro is really saying (in my opinion) is that play time is over and since being President is a serious job and we should all drop the shennanigans and elect a grown-up, which is to say a white person.

To those who will say that I’m reading too much into one statement, I ask you what else she could have meant by saying that Obama is only in his position because of his color? That being black is such an obvious advantage because hey just look at all the black Presidents we’ve had?? No, I think she’s saying that his color is what got him there because he certainly does not have the merit, he’s not good enough, he’s not smart enough, he’s incapable of leading. He hasn’t earned it, it was just handed to him. This is what we (I’m speaking as an ethnic minority) reap by accepting affirmative action. The underlying premise of Affirmative Action is sick, so therefore so shall be the product.

I’m saying all this despite the fact that I don’t like Obama’s politics. I don’t like where he stands on the issues but I don’t for one minute think he’s less capable than any of the other candidates based on race and I think that all ethnic minorities should bolt the Democratic Party because it’s the most racist thing going right now. I’m not even saying that people of color should all become Republicans, join a different party if you like or even create a new one (but please, no race-based agendas). I think Geraldine Ferraro has shown the true spirit of the Democratic party with her comments which is also why she has refused to apologize. She meant exactly what she said, it doesn’t get any more clear than that.

9 Responses to “True Colors”

  1. mexi says:

    Who is it in Cleveland that keeps googling “Mexigogue”???

  2. Phelps says:

    No, I think she’s saying that his color is what got him there because he certainly does not have the merit, he’s not good enough, he’s not smart enough, he’s incapable of leading. He hasn’t earned it, it was just handed to him.

    Hell, she’s right. He spoke at the 2004 convention because the DNC was playing race-bingo and they needed the square. He’s a senator just because both his primary opponent and the republican cratered. He’s accomplished nothing in the senate. He really hasn’t earned anything.

    But he “represents change”. Meaning, he isn’t white. All the shit he’s saying is the same thing that John Edwards said, but John Edwards was a pretty white man, not a pretty half-white man.

    Obama is an affirmative action hire. Maybe he is qualified, maybe he isn’t — but we won’t know for a while, because he was never really tested in the first place.

  3. mexigogue says:

    Well then why isn’t the democratic party running a one legged bisexual Chinese midget in the primary? Nothing represents change more than that!

  4. mexi says:

    And Hitler didn’t have any experience either, but didn’t become Chancellor because he was black, it was because he had charisma. And that’s what Obama has that neither Hillary nor Edwards have not.

  5. Phelps says:

    Hitler became chancellor because he was appointed, not elected.

  6. Phelps says:

    And Chinese people aren’t a minority because they do well in school.

  7. mexi says:

    I know that, that’s why I didn’t say elected. He did win a sizeable share of the popular vote though, due in no small part to his oration skills. The first time I saw Hitler’s name was on a pair of 54 double Dees.

  8. Kearns says:

    People only listen to Ferraro because she’s a woman…

  9. Phelps says:

    Kearns, agreed. Well, a woman, and anti-Obama.

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