Obama: Ferraro's comments 'divisive,' out of place: The Swamp
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Posted March 11, 2008 5:10 PM
The Swamp

by Josh Drobnyk

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. -- Sen. Barack Obama said today that any notion that his race has helped him in his campaign for president is “patently absurd.’’


The Democratic candidate’s comments follow remarks that Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic candidate for vice president in 1984, made in a recent interview published by a California newspaper.

Ferraro, the first woman nominated to a presidential ticket by a major political party, suggested that the senator from Illinois wouldn’t be where he is in his campaign today if Obama were a white man or a woman of any color. She told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif.: “He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

“I don’t think that Geraldine Ferraro’s comments have any place in our politics or the Democratic Party,” Obama said in an interview today with The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., after a campaign event in Bucks County. “I think they were divisive.

“I think that anybody who understands the history of this country knows they are patently absurd,’’ Obama added. “I would expect that the same way those comments don’t have a place in my campaign, they shouldn’t have a place in Sen. Clinton’s.”

Maggie Williams, Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, said in a statement issued late this afternoon that "supporters from both campaigns will get overzealous.''

And Clinton said this of Ferraro's comments: "I do not agree with that and you know it’s regrettable that any of our supporters on both sides say things that veer off into the personal. We ought to keep this focused on the issues. That’s what this campaign should be about. ''

Read more below and see the text of the interview, which includes an answer to the perennial question: Beer or wine?:

Obama faced workers at the Gamesa Turbine manufacturing facility in Fairless Hills, Pa., today. Photo by Jemal Countess / Getty Images.

Ferraro is a supporter of Clinton’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination who has raised money for the campaign at her law office in New York.

Obama’s appearance in Pennsyvlania today marked his first campaign stop in the state that will hold the next major primary election. Obama and Clinton face a six-week battle over the state’s 158 pledged convention delegates at stake on April 22.

Obama acknowledged that he faces an uphill climb in the state, whose demographics and endorsements from key state political leaders are expected to give an edge to Clinton, a senator from New York.

“In every state where I hadn’t actively campaigned, we start off behind because the Clinton name is a brand name,” Obama said.

“We think obviously Sen. Clinton is highly favored here,’’ he said. “But if we get known and people understand my track record … then I think we are going to do well.”

His campaign’s measure of success in Pennsylvania will evolve over the next six weeks, he suggested.

“I think we’ve got to sort of take a look and see as we spend more time here what opportunities we have to win votes and delegates," the candidate said in the interview with The Morning Call. “But I am confident we have a good initial core of support in the state and that we will tick upwards as people get to know our message here.”

The interview with Obama:

Q: Geraldine Ferraro suggested in an interview that your race has helped you achieve the status you have. What do you make of the assessment that you wouldn’t be where you are today if you were a white man?

A: “I don’t think that Geraldine Ferraro’s comments have any place in our politics or the Democratic Party. I think that anybody who understands the history of this country knows they are patently absurd. I would expect that the same way those comments don’t have a place in my campaign, they shouldn’t have a place in Sen. Clinton’s.”

Q: Pennsylvania’s bridges are unsafe and roads are crumbling, yet gas-tax revenues into federal and state coffers are dwindling. How will you increase federal support to states for vital transportation needs?

A: I’ve been very specific about putting forward a plan that would pump $60 billion of additional transportation funding that could be leveraged then for even more infrastructure improvements across the country and I would fund it by in part phasing down the war in Iraq, which is where we are spending $12 billion a month. It is astonishing that we have put so much money, over a trillion dollars … money that we could have been using to rebuild roads and bridges and infrastructure and putting people back to work and making our economy more competitive. I intend to put forward a very aggressive plan for infrastructure improvement and that is something that will benefit the workers in Pennsylvania and will position us well for our economic future.

Q: The Lehigh Valley is a bellwether region for the state. What is your key to winning in the region?

A: Part of my first step is just getting better known in Pennsylvania. In every state where I hadn’t actively campaigned, we start off behind because the Clinton name is a brand name. We think obviously Sen. Clinton is highly favored here. But if we get known and people understand my track record providing health care to people who need it. If People understand my track record of making sure that we are investing in education, making our young people more competitive and people know my track record on critical national security issues like nuclear proliferation, then I think we are going to do well. My job is just to talk about the things that people are struggling with day to day -- health care, education, how we can make sure they are able to live … the American dream. The more they focus I think on our plans, the better we will do.

Q: How would you define success for your campaign in Pennsylvania’s primary?

A: We want o do as well as possible. … I think it will evolve over time. I think we’ve got to sort of take a look and see as we spend more time here what opportunities we have to win votes and delegates. But I am confident we have good initial core of support in the state and that we will tick upwards as people get to know our message here.

Q: In Wisconsin, you made inroads with working class voters, but lost those voters in Ohio. In Pennsylvania, blue-collar voters make up a large percentage of the state. How do you plan to reconnect with those voters in the state?

A: I think that each state is different. It is not just in Wisconsin, we did very well with blue-collar voters in Virginia as well. I think in Ohio Sen. Clinton had more of a history there and we didn’t have as much time to campaign as actively because we were having to go back and forth between Ohio and Texas.

Sen. Clinton also had the advantage of a popular Democratic governor campaigning for her as she does here in Pennsylvania. So there is no doubt that she is going to be favored. But our message is one that should directly connect with blue-collar voters because it is a message that I have been delivering since I was a community organizer working alongside steel workers who had lost their jobs in Chicago.

It is message that says we should value not just wealth but work, we should provide tax breaks not to companies that are shifting jobs overseas but put those tax breaks to work here in the United States and provide middle class and working class people some relief in their taxes. It is a message that says if you work hard you should be able to have a decent retirement. Your pension shouldn’t be washed away through a bankruptcy court while the CEO gets a $1 million bonus. It is a message that says that we are going to make sure that everybody can go to college and get a higher education even if they don’t come from a rich family so they can live out the American dream.

Those are all messages I think will resonate. Health care obviously is one of the biggest issues that families are facing right now and we’ve got a plan that says everybody should be able to get health care that is at least as good as the health care at least as good as I have as a member of Congress and we are going to fight for that. One of the messages I have for all voters is that change is not going to happen if we are just doing business the same old way in Washington and that is what frankly has been happening and I believe that’s part of what Sen. Clinton represents, the same way of doing business. You are taking a lot of money from lobbyists and special interests. You buy into the conventional wisdom and the sort of constraints of Washington instead of the opportunities.

Q: Beer or wine?


Q: Favorite ethnic food?

A: Italian

Q Favorite TV show?

A: The Wire

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Face it Obama you are where you are today because of the black vote.

Geraldine Ferraro's comments represent the views of many Americans, who are too afraid to say it, as they may be viewed as racists.

Many whites still feel guilty about slavery and feel it's about time to give a black candidate a chance to be president.

Obama is charismatic, good looking, a great speaker and makes people feel good. That's why he's gotten so far in the campaign. Can he keep the momentum up? Or do voters have buyers remorse.

Questions are now being asked about his experience and qualification from voters and the media.

but was she incorrect? sure her statement wasn't necessarily PC, but its still worth asking that question

How very Rovian of the Clinton campaign. I'm very tempted to sit this one out if she ends up the nominee.

Clinton. She is VILE.

Hillary needs to put Geraldine Ferraro back in her box.

If Obama was a white man he wouldn't be receiving all of the death threats that he has.

If Obama was a white man he'd already have the Dem nomination wrapped up....which for the most part he already has done anyway.

Obama the phony "uniter" is again trying to divide Democrats, showing how he wants to censor any criticisms.

Meanwhile, an Obama aide has called Clinton a "monster", and an Obama supporter in the NY Times has labeled Clinton's campaign ads "racist". Perhaps Obama should look to his own side of the fence before lashing out at the other side.

I'm getting a better idea of why Ms. Ferraro lost in 1984.

Following that twisted logic, Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is if she weren't a woman (read: She wouldn't have gotten women's votes).

Geraldine Ferraro is absolutely correct. What she is really saying, I believe, is that the stratagem of the Obama campaign is the following: after 40+ years of
the white population being "brainwashed" into collective guilt for slavery, Jim Crow, etc, a black candidate can now easily exploit this guilt and win. In this context then, the substance of the man matters naught, it is only his skin color that matters.

When Obama says, “I don’t think that Geraldine Ferraro’s comments have any place in our politics or the Democratic Party,” he sounds an awful lot like George W. Bush. It's frightening.

"You're either for us or against us" gets tranlated into Obama-ese as "Hope and Change". If you don't agree with Obama and his way of 'change" -- whatever it is -- then you are not at all for change.

but was she incorrect? sure her statement wasn't necessarily PC, but its still worth asking that question

Posted by: Steve | March 11, 2008 5:26 PM

Not only are you a chickenhawk warmonger you're also a racist.

That's two strikes, little Stevie.

One more and you're outta here!!

Is she correct? You actually have to ask that question? My son is mixed and all of his accomplishments are because of his work ethic. He's not a concept! Yes, Barack is a black man and he's also a white man. Ferraro is an old bigot just like the Clintons.

Overzealous? More iike racist. Clinton has all of her people saying anything they can to tear down Obama, then she just claims to have not known about it. She's really a horrible person and if she doesn't stop this nonsense soon, she's going to split the Democratic party and give the presidency to the Republicans. I'm not voting if she's the democratic nominee.

Oh, so Senator Clinton's surrogates are only "overzealous," and so don't need to be rejected and denounced. But Senator Obama's surrogates -- according to Senator Clinton -- should be castigated, rejected, denounced, and fired, for overzealous comments.

Such cynical and hypocritical thoughts are to be expected.

And, Senator Clinton, please produce your tax returns. You've demanded that of opponents in your Senate campaigns.

Obama the phony "uniter" is again trying to divide Democrats, showing how he wants to censor any criticisms.
Meanwhile, an Obama aide has called Clinton a "monster", and an Obama supporter in the NY Times has labeled Clinton's campaign ads "racist". Perhaps Obama should look to his own side of the fence before lashing out at the other side.

Posted by: Eugene Debs | March 11, 2008 5:43 PM

...and one of Obama's aides calling Clinton a monster excuses Geraldine Ferraro's comments...how??

I love it when the rightwing lunitic fringers comes on here and show their true racist colors.

91% of the black vote is unheard of! numbers like that make me think that some are voting based on race and not issues. i'm still voting for obama!

That's bizarre. I don't care if Obama is black. He has a great message, intelligence, integrity, and a clear vision to end gridlock in Washington. That's why I support him. I'm not black (and I'm not white, either).

Let's get real: Obama has climbed to the heights he is because he is an intelligent, highly talented individual! Something that closet racists like Ferraro just can't accept or understand. If you dug a little deeper, I bet you'd discover that she believes that Blacks are mentally inferior.
What a gal!

Ferraro has made the assumption that Obama could not have reached this level without preferential treatment; this is exactly the same kind of racism that successful African Americans encounter in the workplace and the fact that so many people don't see it as such is evidence of how far we still have to go.

ok Hillary won't be where she is now if she wasn't a women alot of people are voting for her cause of this. She gained extra votes after a fake crying outburst. I am white I voted for Obama since he is the best out there it had nothing to do with him being black. isn't he also half white?

Unfortunately, Americans are brand oriented and psycho-condtitioned on race, sex.

Obama is a black male.

Hillary is a white female.

Our society is evolving and people are making determinations based what their convictions are ... good, bad or indifferent.

Obama is benefiting from a certain pathology centered on "societal balancing" and so is Hillary as well.

Obama is getting 85%(plus) of the Afro-American Vote.

The facts are the facts...

RE: There was no immediate comment on the Ferarro affair from the Clinton campaign, but communications chief Howard Wolfson told the Politico website: "We disagree with her."

Uh-Uh...Howard YOU REJECT "AND" DENOUNCE her statement, and do the press release where Clinton has "FIRED" Ferraro or I (and many others) will know it was a "put-up" job issued by your campaign.

It was good enough for Barack Obama and it had better be good enough for Clinton or I'll lose the last shred of respect I have for Hillary Clinton.

And at this point it isn't a lot anyway...

Didn't Obama win Iowa? Wyoming? How many blacks are there in those states? You think the people there voted for him because he's black? I don't think so. They voted for him because he has a civil message that Clinton lacks.
Gee, let's think of all the white people who wouldn't be where they are unless they were white, like a certain mediocrity currently in the White House.

So let me get this straight. African Americans vote for Obama because of his race, men vote for him because of his gender, young people vote for him because he seems young, and white women vote for HRC because she's a terrific candidate.

Yeah, it all makes sense to me now.

RE: Obama the phony "uniter" is again trying to divide Democrats, showing how he wants to censor any criticisms.
Meanwhile, an Obama aide has called Clinton a "monster", and an Obama supporter in the NY Times has labeled Clinton's campaign ads "racist". Perhaps Obama should look to his own side of the fence before lashing out at the other side.

Posted by: Eugene Debs | March 11, 2008 5:43 PM

Yeah, and Obama fired her too. So I'll expect that of Clinton or she can shut up about her "denials".

Of course Ferraro is correct. A radical liberal like Obama with a whopping two years of federal experience would have been laughed out of the campaign by now if he were a white male. Look at Obama's plans for America:

1) Immediately flee from Iraq to make life easier for terrorists;

2) Raise taxes in the midst of a sluggish economy to create bigger government and more social programs;

3) Open borders to encourage more illegal immigration to bankrupt America's border states and major cities;

4) Continue his support of hate in America through friendships with racists Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright, and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers.

Obama is not only a buffoon, he's dangerous.

Poor Geraldine, what did she say just then about what she was thinking to say about what wasn't told??
Is this a bid to be hillarys running mate so they both can get where they never will be because their thoughts never should be told until they spoke??? Yes the Clintons slide further and further into meaningless by their efforts to be revelant. It is getting to be embarassing.

There is unfortunately still racism, sexism, & cultural bias here in the 21st century.

The Clinton's has been the target of the Right for years and nothing has changed.

I am personally fed up with it as I am sure most Americans. Surely, Dr. King is both smiling and frowning on us mortal fools. However, that a Black Male & White Female & Vietnam War Hero are running for President is quite amazing.

This Country has many more problems then to get into a food fight on race and gender.

In November 2008 the citizens of this great Democracy will decide who should be the new President.

So lets move forward and talk about the real issues.

To bring us back to reality two young college women. One at Auburn the other at The University of North Carolina were murdered recently.

It would be nice if the three candidates would dedicate themselves to finding a better America where incidents of abject cruelty are quite rare.

Good luck to all.


I have not voted against the Democrat in the General Election for 20 years... If Hillary sleazes her way into the nomination I will organize and vote against this person. Carve it in stone.

...by the way... she's only running on her husbands coat-tails anyway... she ought to not cast stones.

Ferraro was correct. Obama thinks he's above criticism. Free speech should not be quashed because he doesn't like what he hears. Axlerod and those whites surrounding him keep this racial thing going. They take the black vote for granted when it is said he'll do well here or there because of the large black population. They speak of us as if we run in packs. We are individuals just like any other ethnic group. There isn't a racist behind every tree or in every statement that doesn't praise him. Did this man ever play with other children as a child. Did he run home when he didn't get his way?

If Sen. Obama were a white man the white woman wouldn't be suggesting he accept the #2 spot despite being #1 in votes, #1 delegates, and #1 in contests won. And where would Sen. Clinton be if she weren't a woman married to the former President, former Gov. of Arkansas, etc?

Geraldine (pass-me-the-Jack Daniels) Ferraro? Was on a losing ticket with a loser candidate. More to the point, Obama inspires. Democrats have been moaning for two decades about having boring candidates. Now they have one who inspires with his speeches (which reflect his ideas) and he is attacked for being too rhetorical. If Hilary "has experience" because she was first-lady does that mean we are getting Bill back in the White House. Do we really want Bill Clinton back in the White House?? Lewinsky, Whitewater, pig futures.... who needs it?! Lastly, if Hilary wins, it will mean the USA will have had two families in the White House for 32 years. Daddy Bush under Reagan (8), daddy Bush (4), Clinton (8), W. Bush (4), H. Clinton (4). 32 years two families. Come on, America. We can do better. We simly NEED new thoughts and new ideas. PS. The 70-something-year-old closet right-wing whacko from Arizona does not count...

She didn't say anything your average racist hasn't said to discredit a qualified person of color in any respected profession black, brown or otherwise.

How does that idiot explain Iowa, Wyoming, Washington State, Hawaii, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Missouri, Connecticut, Nebraska, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, and North Dakota???

SHE CANT. Hers is an arguement embraced only by morons, undercover racists and all-around idiots who apparently haven't been paying attention to the primary at all.

Why doesn't anyone mention that Hillary was getting the black vote until she and her moron husband disrespected black voters in South Carolina. OH, THAT'S RIGHT. Lets not bring the truth into a conversation designed for morons.

John McCain wouldnt be where he is without the white vote *FACT* Hillary wouldnt be where she is without the female vote *FACT* Rudi Guiliani wouldnt be where he is without the "OMG The A-RABS are coming!" Vote. Huckabee wouldnt be where he was without the "Jesus Hates the Gays" Vote.

On the other hand:

Barack Obama wouldnt be where he is without the Black Vote, Young Female Vote, Youth Vote, Fed Up Republican Vote, Independent Vote, College Vote, Educated Vote, Change Vote, etc.

Typical racist moron who just cant handle that her canadidate is getting spanked from S. Carolina to Washington state 25+ states to 14 and even when Hillary does win most of the time it's by less than a few percentage points (with the exception of Ohio and NY of course).

This would be funny if it weren't so pathetic and typical of white American sentiment toward succesful persons of color.

People of color have not succeeded because of their race they have succeed DESPITE their race.

Truth hurts. Deal.

I certainly hope that Ferraro's ignorant comments don't represent mainstream American thinking. If he were so "lucky" to get an affirmative action pass for being an African American candidate, why haven't we seen more Black presidents, or governors or other persons in positions of power. I'll give her a pass and just call her ignorant, rather tan racist. Mr. Obama organized probably the most successful campaign seen in years against the largest political machine and the force of an expresident, and this gets dismissed as "lucky." Its insulting and patronizing.

Oh, to be a black man in America with a name like Barack Hussein Obama! To paraphrase Jon Stewart, not since the 1936 candidacy of Gaydolf Titler has a candidate been so favored by the gods!

It couldn't possibly be that he's doing so well because:

1) He opposed the Iraq War Resolution.
2) He is more articulate and his message is hopeful than Clinton.
3) His opponents are constantly appealing to our fears.
4) He's more appealing to young people.
5) He lacks Edwards "soak the rich because they're all bastards" style or the Clintons' penchant for incessantly triangulating.
6) He's built grass-roots organizations in all 50 states, rather than saying which states are "significant" and which states aren't.
7) He doesn't call his oppenents' supporters "cultists."

And before we keep harping on how he gets 80-90% of the African-American vote, does anyone honestly think that he's not losing probably more votes among other demographics (particularly older voters who were happily going along with Jim Crow during the good ol' days) because of his racial background? Do we really think it's helping/helped him in states like Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania (whose own governor believes his state penalizes black candidates)?

On the other side, all Hillary Clinton has is near 100% name recognition, a popular former president as her husband and co-campaigner, 60% of the democratic voters being female, the bulk of the democrats' big money donors, and the bulk of the establishment supporting her at the outset. I don't know how the poor woman fares under the weight of all these crippling handicaps!

The reason I voted for Obama is that I've been brainwashed into feeling guilty about slavery? Then why didn't I vote for Alan Keyes or Jesse Jackson? I think you need to stop watching "Undercover Brother".

I voted for Obama because he is a very smart man and an eloquent speaker who shares my views on many issues. He decided, as I did, that the arguments for launching the Iraq war were based on faulty reasoning (stupidity) and that it would be a counter-productive diversion from removing the real threat of the terrorist group that attacked us. I think he'll make a better president than Hillary, although I had a fairly positive opinion of her too before she started all this nonsense.

I thought Ferraro was dead. Nope, just brain dead.
And face it bloggers/ranters Obama is where he is because of the White voters of Iowa and places like Wisconsin.

If affirmative action has nothing to do with Obama's ascension, then let's end affirmative action once and for all. Equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race, gender and sexual orientation.

If affirmative action has nothing to do with Obama's ascension, then let's end affirmative action once and for all. Equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race, gender and sexual orientation.

I don't usually participate in these public forums but after reading the first couple of posts, I felt compelled to add my 2 cents. One comment said "Obama is charismatic, good looking, a great speaker and makes people feel good. That's why he's gotten so far in the campaign."

Seriously? A Harvard education, career in civil service and time in the Senate (however brief) has been reduced to a toothy smile and sunny disposition. Come on, give the man some credit. He didn't just walk off the plantation and find himself on to the national stage.

Okay, maybe being black has been has made him stand out ... interesting even... but if that works to his advantage, so be it. God knows having the last name "Clinton", "Bush", or "Kennedy" has worked wonders for some politicians.

With support like this who needs democrats in any office! Maybe Ferraro has memory loss! Isn't Spitzer a white man? Comments like this makes me never want to vote for a woman! I will be registering republican if Clinton gets nominated! Clinton and Ferraro would make a good team, in hell! I think Ferraro has been doing too many of her sons drugs!

You have to be very naive to not believe that Sen. Obama will be the recipient of the majority of black voters - for two reasons: he is an intelligent, new face in politics and, he is black. I am white and will need to choose between an older white man, a white woman or a black man. I do not believe black people struggle with this decision. They will vote for Sen. Obama regardless. Thank goodness he is an able candidate!

I just don't get it with these crazy skeptics about Obama. What does experience have to do with it. Look at George W., look at Dick Cheney, look at Rumsfeld, look at the mess in the Senate and Congress- these folks all have alot of experience and all it's produced is chaos, an endless course of partisanship and nothing but aggravation and pain for this country. We need change in how we deal with each other, we need the force of the voters demanding an end to this gridlock. This is what Obama is all about. The Clintons are using fear and negativity to get what they want, Ferraro and the others are doing the guilt thing; this is all OLD POLITICS, if we really want to change Washington, we need to vote in the NEW GUY IN TOWN and then demand that CONGRESS work with him to put this country back on top.

I believe that She is correct! lets be real. Obama does not have the experience that he needs to lead the country. He does have the charisma and stamina but HIllary has been there, she has been Clinton's backbone and she knows what takes to make this country work. A lot of Obamas votes are based on everything wonderful he says but how many people have said things and have a different story once they become president. At least with Hillary we know what will take place.

Well, of course. It's always been an advantage to be Black when you're running for President of the United States! Good Lord.

Now if you want to get real, would Hillary Clinton even be a U.S. Senator--from New York no less--if her husband wasn't Bill Clinton? A presidential candidate if her husband wasn't Bill Clinton? Talk about a fairy tale.

Geraldine Ferraro is spot-on right, of course.

There is no substance to Obama, only the idea that he is a black man, and that anyone--even a black man--can become President of the USA.

It's a splendid concept, and Obama just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

I don't understand why we can't and aren't talking about this. Why is race or gender taboo? Is this some unmentioned secret? What about freedom of speech. Come on people, there's a big freakin pink elephant in the room.

I mean, these people are going for the highest position in this great land and yes...he is black (shhhhh) and she is a woman (good, God no}.

I don't think what Ms Ferraro said is racist. It's fact that he is indeed getting an extreme majority of the black vote.

Let's face it, if Hillary was getting 86-90% of the white vote or the women's vote, what would the other side be saying? Let's ask them. Why isn't anyone asking them? Because we all know the answer. But only white people can be racist, isn't that true?

I hear on the news that this means all the blacks around the country will not vote for Hillary now. Why not? Are they ashamed? Insulted by the comment Ms Ferrarro made and ashamed to admit they voted for a black man? Are they ashamed they didn't vote for him for the right reasons? Are they ashamed to admit that some of them actually voted for him because they want to see a black man as President. If not, what then?

Tell us, please.

I have no problem with anyone expressing an opinion, that is done all the time on a wide variety of things. The problem I see is that each campaign is using stupid remarks by their opponents supporters in an effort to help themselves, and this has been done forever. The folks that take these things seriously only goes to show how really Stupid they are.

Blacks are more racist than whites are ... they just don't want to appear so. They will all vote for Obama when it comes time to vote, no matter what they say in public. They look for reasons to not vote for Hillary, no matter how silly, so they can switch their vote over to Obama.

Obama is our Savior. We should be ashamed, Texas, Rode Island, Ohio arrogantly voted for clinton. Michelle is not proud of america now. Obama will change an evil america and treaty with our muslim brothers and apologize for an arrogant america. Obama fights against oppressive racist america and gives us and Michelle something to be proud about.

I don't know how anyone can be stupid enough to think Obama can unite the country and cross party lines when he is tearing the democratic party apart. Had he got more experience waited his turn I would have voted for him. Now it looks like I'll vote for McCain. After doing what he has done to Clinton I could never vote for him.

Would Obama be getting 80 percent of the black vote if he were white? In fact, if he were white, with almost no experence under his belt for the job of president, would he even be this far along? Lets be honest, it's because he is BLACK and only because he is BLACK.

I have a friend who swears up and down that the DNC has alresady promised the nomination to Hillary and that's why she keeps "offering" him the #2 spot, although she's BEHIND. I sure hope this is done above-board and fairly or we may as well kiss the Democrat Party goodbye!!! And to Mike C., I THINK YOU'RE JEALOUS of Senator Obama's education, etc. Did YOU GO TO HARVARD??? Are YOU A PROFESSOR OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW??? White people talk about "lazy black people, etc. and then when we have someone with the BEST of qualifications, his accomplishments don't count to some people; they're TOTALLY DISCOUNTED. I'll BET YOU JUST love MCCAIN, don't you...with that monotone voice that makes him sound like he's in a COMA!!!







Sorry Geraldine, but you are wrong. Is Arnold Schwarzenegger Gov of CA because he's was The Terminator? Or Bill Bradley because he played hoop? Please, give the American people more credit than that. Obama is where he is today because he is Obama. Even if Jesse Jackson were 20 years younger, he wouldn't be leading in this nomination fight. Jesse did run on race, and let his race, and racial issues, define him. Obama doesn't, and so while he gets some votes just because he's black, he certainly is not winning because of his race. Of course there are always people who vote for "the good looking guy", or "the woman" or "the familiar name", but seldom are any of those votes enough to propel someone into the top spot. Come with us into this century...the 80's were a long time ago, and your line of thinking is just not up to date.


Is this more of the Clintonistas policy of throwing the entire "kitchen-sink" at Obama?

I do not think that anyone can deny that if Hillary had Barrack's oratory skills as well as his ability to appeal to people she would be a much more appealing candidate. Now, if she was a black man, i ask you if she would be as far as she is now...

Ferraro's comment was true and I agree with a lot of the posters regarding the overwhelming percentage of black voters supporting Obama simply because he is black. I also agree that Clinton is getting a lot of the women's votes just because of her gender. There is, however, a much higher percentage of women voting for Obama than African Americans voting for Clinton. My biggest problem with Obama's campaign is that they know that Ferraro didn't say anything that wasn't true and cried foul and claimed that it was a racist remark on the eve of the Missippi primary - deja vu, South Carolina. They twisted her comment to their advantage to secure that high African American vote in Mississippi and no one seems to notice. Neither Hillary, Bill or Geraldine are racists and Obama is not an above board politician as he professes. I believe that either of them will do well as president. Hillary's experience is not as important to me as her command of the issues and her intelligence.

White women in Geraldine Ferraro's age group are among the most hardened racists I know. I meet them all the time, and since I am white, they feel free to speak their minds. The will never vote for a black person for President, and will go out of their way to stop that person from even getting close. Many of them tell me that they are only voting for Hillary to stop the colored guy. That is how they refer to Senator Obama. Many of them say they can not stand Hillary, but they will vote for her in the primaries, and will vote for McCain in November.

That is the real reason why they have been turning out in such large numbers for Hillary.

Geraldine Ferraro knew what she was saying. She was telling that particular group: what you believe is alright. That black guy is not qualified and he does not deserve to be where he is. That message was targeted to those older white women. Ferraro is a very successful attorney. She does not go around making statements in an unpremeditated and unplanned manner. She crafted the message, and the Clinton camp picked her to deliver it because she fits the profile of those the message is targeted to have an impact on. She is telling them I am one of you, so go ahead and vote the way we all believe.

Another clinton supporter (Geraldine Ferraro) hurling disparaging and hateful racist comments about Senator Barack Obama. Now comes the spin from Clinton's camp as it tries to twist this against Senator Obama by having Ferraro state her comments were not racist. She must have been living under a rock for the past 50 years to make such mean spirited comments. Hillary continues to be in the gutter with her campaign tactics and her sense of entitlement is repulsive.

What FERRARO SAYS (OR ANYONE else, FOR THAT MATTER), REALLY DOESN'T MATTER THIS YEAR BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SO DESPERATE FOR A POSITIVS CHANGE AND THEY CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH THEIR NEGATIVE MESSAGE FOR WHAT IT IS. EVEN 30% of white men in Mississippi voted for Obama!!! By the way: For all you racists out there (and that includes FERRARO, if applicable) what are you going to do if you find out God isn't Caucasian...choose to spend eternity in HELL???

"My biggest problem with Obama's campaign is that they know that Ferraro didn't say anything that wasn't true and cried foul and claimed that it was a racist remark on the eve of the Missippi primary - deja vu, South Carolina." Posted by: Lanay Northcutt | March 11, 2008 8:10 PM

Really? You think Ferraro set Obama up so that he could claim racism?

Actually, you did make a good point. It was incredibly stupid for Clinton to say what she did before SC, and for Ferraro to say this on the eve of MS, they're giving the election away. God help us if she gets elected and runs the country the way she has run her campaign.

Geraldine and Hillary have convinced this life-long Democrat to sit this one out if Hillary gets the nomination. It's not like Hillary's "experience" is capable of winning the big race come November.

Please. Is Clinton going to both reject and disavow Ferraro's comments? She wants to have it both ways. "Boohoo, I'm swimming against the current because I'm a woman, if only I had had a privileged African-American upbringing like Barack."

Geraldine's comments were totally out of place. If she makes this ascertion about Obama, then she MUST make the SAME ascertion about Clinton. I cannot count the number of women voters who have been polled across the country who say they support Hilary because she is a WOMAN and they think it's time for a woman to be president. However Geraldine did not suggest that Hilary wouldn't be where she is if it weren't for "who she is." The fact that a huge number of whites are voting for Obama because they feel guilty about slavery is illogical and absurd. To suggest that he has massive support because of some sort of affirmative-action-by-guilt as opposed to his abilities is the height of racism. Call it for what it is.

It's a shame that in this day and age, that we still have such ignorance in our society tht someone is still judged or labelled by the color of their skin. Ms. Ferraro comments are indeed very ignorant and her comments directly play into the above mentioned ingnorance that plagues our society. Especially when we have people, mostly cowardly closet racists themselves, who want to defend or insinuate that her comments have some token of truth. Why is it so hard for some to believe that the general population actually believe in Obama's message. Funny how when things don't go the way of the "majority" population in America, its inevitably due to the race factor. Funny how when "blacks" complain about racism, they are accused of whining, playing the race card, or making excuses for their short-comings, but this doesn't seem to apply to "whites". Then again most of the people supporting Ms. Clinton are the same intelligent or should I say as most of the polls have shown "at BEST high school educated" people who voted the "Texas Ranger" into the White House. Which is sad, and part of the reason that we have so many problems in this country today. Maybe we should ask ourselves this question, would this even be a race if this "white" woman was running against a equally qualified and popular "white" male. I'm sure we can all agree that instead of trying to polarize the "black" vote as she is now, Mrs. Clinton and her husband "Willie" would again try to ride this population to put another Clinton in the Big House.

Overzealous? Clinton is a monster.

e on . . . an Affirmative Action candidate? If I'm not correct, aren't women also part of affirmative action? But forget that . . . If I don't remember correctly isn't Obama also white? I feel it’s a hateful comment because it completely dismisses his Grandparents and his strong mother who raised him? I mean, if you can remember his grandfather was a Muslim you should also remember that his Grandfather helped rid the world of fascism in Europe. He is more than one race, so he is not a ‘Black’ candidate. If that isn’t the one drop law or what???

As for qualifications; didn't Obama do better in law school at Harvard than Clinton at Yale? As a law student, I know the people on the review are the cream of the crop picked exclusively by grades and ability; no affirmative action there. He was the First Black President there out of merit. What did Clinton do in law school?

He grew up poor and pulled himself up from his bootstraps. He worked in local government and understands how Federal programs and unfounded mandates affect local governments; she has only been a Federal official. Talk about states rights.

She was privileged as a child calling Pennsylvania her home because she vacationed there? I wonder how many people are vacationing in Pennsylvania? She has no local government experience. She was elected a Senator after only being a First Wife in some capacity and pushed all the qualified Democratic Candidates for Senate because she was Hillary. Is that not Affirmative Action what is?

He built his reputation form the bottom up. He first was a local organizer and then was elected to State Government and finally to the Senate. I don’t know about you, but I’ve met a State Senator; I’ve never met a Senator, Governor’s Wife; or the First lady.

He is the only one of the two here because of merit and its time he tells them that.

Hillary has killed any chance that she had of winning the president election. She will do anything to win (even interjecting raicism into the president campaign). She is forgetting that Black voters are needed to win the election in the fall. Believe me most Black will sit this election out if Hillary is the demoncrate nominee. Republicans, come in to the White House.

NOT ONLY BLACKS, BUT ALSO COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO FOR THE MOST PART PROBABLY BELIEVE THAT THINGS WILL BE ABOVEBOARD IN THIS ELECTION. I JUST HOPE THAT THEY DON'T GET DISILLUSIONED BY AN ELECTION THAT IS 'fixed' IN ANY WAY!!!'(T0NIGHT, WHEN ASKED ABOUT HILLARY BEING ON THE TICKET WITH HIM, SENATOR OBAMA SAID "she'd be on anybody's short list." Wouldn't it be grest if Hillary conceded that Obama is indeed the one who's ahead and will be the eventual nominee and they could get it together and present a united front??? Time's a wastin'!!!

Obama has not changed one thing. He has no track record. I used to like Obama, not for president, but as a person. My view has been quickly changing. I hear him lying almost every day regarding his record and Clinton. He has no record!! Also he plays the victim when he is the person busy throwing lies out of his mouth. He never should have said that Hillary is not more experienced for being the wife of the president. He knows for a fact that is not the experience that she is referring when talking about her experience. He knows she was named one of the most 100 influential lawyers in the United States. He knows that she has helped millions upon millions of poor and middle class people. He knows that she has an excellent track record as US senator. He knows that she has pioneered many programs that are very successful and still helping people. He knows that she has excellent experience in foreign affairs. He knows that she has excellent experience in human rights. He knows that she pioneered health care for children. But Obama stated her experience as President Clinton’s wife doesn’t make her more experienced than him to be president. He did that because he knows that most voters aren't going to research the issue. Some people will believe anything that comes out of his mouth. It is ridiculous! Hillary Clinton is the person who has made positive change. By the way Hillary Clinton and not Obama has actually helped African Americans which was why the person that was one of the leaders of civil rights endorsed Hillary Clinton until his career was threatened by African Americans if he didn’t endorse Obama. Please, you don’t think race has played a part to some extent in Obama’s delegate race. It is called reverse discrimination and it shouldn’t be allowed, the same way any type of discrimination should not be allowed.

Clinton's campaign should challenge the voter to do the research on both sides. They should list out all of Hillary Clinton's accomplishments in all areas. I know she does this in her town meetings, you can see it on her web-site www.hillaryclinton.com . It needs to be in her commercials. The media needs to call Obama out on a continual basis regarding his non-existent track record. Ask specifically what he did. Don’t let him get away with taking credit for a positive change in Illinois just because he was present in Illinois when the positive change occurred. What positive change on a large scale did Obama pioneer and is currently helping millions of people today? For example the death penalty that he took credit for in the California debate. He had absolutely nothing to do with the death penalty reform in Illinois. Don’t take my word for it, look it up yourself. People need to vote on the facts? Being the president takes hard work. Hillary Clinton has worked hard her entire life helping people. Except for working hard campaigning for offices such as Illinois Congress, US Senate, and now president, what hard work did he do when he was in the Illinois Congress or US Senate? I already know the answer. I would like the readers to research and find it out for themselves.

half the country is republican, watching the democrats beat each other up.

When Ferraro ran for VP she was very sensitive about being singled out for scrutiny because of her Italian ancestry, especially when it came to an investigation of her campaign finances.

Funny, Hillary still hasn't released her financial statement has she?

Is it because he is black that Mr. Obama has no trouble raising millions over the internet and can be transparent about his finances?

No, it is because he is a true leader.

Is it because there is indeed a latent racism in the Clinton campaign that Mrs. Clinton cannot only officially disavow and reudiate Mrs. Ferraro's commence but also distance herself from Mrs. Ferraro completely?


Guys, Come on. I am disappointed that Obama would claim racist intent when in his book, The Audacity of Hope, he clearly states that he got 'lucky' in his political career...that he is of an unique background (i.e. multi-cultural) and has drawn attention because of it. I smell hypocrisy and and not liking it one bit. Starting to rethink my support.

I have SEEN the official lst of bills authored by or passed with the help of BOTH SENATORS and Hillary's consisted of a lot of official naming of schools, etc. Yes readers...LOOK it up!!! OBAMA'S INVOLVE A LOT OF VERY serious issues...YOU CAN'T CHANGE THAT FACT or the official record!!!

So what if Obama is where he is today because of the black vote (which, by the way, if you look at the demographic infomation is an erroneous statement).

EVERY white candidate and president before him, won because of the white vote. I'm so sick of blackness being throw at black people like an unfair advantage whenever white people don't get their way!

Her comments are not new, but rather 20 years old:

The Associated Press

April 14, 1988, Thursday, AM cycle

Ferraro: Jackson Won't Be Democratic Nominee

LENGTH: 192 words


Former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro says Jesse Jackson won't be the party's presidential nominee and wouldn't be in the race if he were white.

Speaking Wednesday at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ferraro credited Jackson for "grabbing the imagination of the public" and said he is "telling people the things we want to hear, but he won't be able to deliver what he is promising."

A Jackson supporter attending the speech took quick exception to Ferraro's remarks.

"I think your comments here today are extremely, extremely dangerous and I abhor you for saying something like that," said Samuel Herbert, a former candidate for Erie County Executive.

"I will not let you get away with that," Ferraro responded. "You may abhor what I've said, but I have spoken the truth. ... looking at the numbers, he will not have enough delegates. He will not even have a majority of delegates that are chosen."

Ferraro, now a resident fellow at Harvard University, lauded the Jackson campaign as "worthwhile for this nation." But, she said, if the civil rights leader "were not black, he wouldn't be in the race."

*credit for original source to Politico.com

I don't understand why the obama voters are so outraged about this comment the truth hurts doesn't it, if only 10%of the white people would vote for him obama would be screaming racism ....but it's ok that 90% of the blacks won't vote for the white women,I can't believe all 90% think he is the most qualified ...racism goes both ways


Obama has not changed one thing. He has no track record. I used to like Obama, not for president, but as a person. My view has been quickly changing. I hear him lying almost every day regarding his record and Clinton. He has no record!! Also he plays the victim when he is the person busy throwing lies out of his mouth.

Posted by: Sherrie | March 11, 2008 9:54 PM

Sherrie you don't sound like sonebody who ever liked Obama. That said your comment is patently absurd. Get over it!!!

Hillary is a snake and she has proved that over the last couple of weeks.

Obama 2008

Nobody cries foul when the Irish vote for Daley, or the Italians voted for Guiliani. To suggest that African Americans are racist for supporting an African American candidate is equally ludicrous.

Geraldine Ferraro on the other hand has now compounded her previous racist statement with another, saying that people are after her because she is "white." Let's be honest about what's going on here. Ferraro is distorting the truth and playing the race card against Obama and Clinton is approving of this by remaining quiet. It's sad that Senator Clinton is doing such a bad thing for the Clintons' legacy on civil rights.

If this is the depths that Clinton will sink to just to win the nomination, I don't want to see what she'd do to the party in the national election. Fortunately the people of Mississippi agree with me.

I can recall when "drug-dealers," "sex offenders," even "sexists" were the ultimate taboo, (and rightfully so,) but they have been replaced with the media and PC inspired "racist" now. And the qualifications for being a "racist" are to disagree with sheep, or to simply state the obvious.

When such a high percentage of a voting block vote their race as the only deciding factor, THAT is racism.

If Hillary is the nominee and loses the general election, we'll look back at the last several weeks as the beginning of the end. First, there was the Ferraro op-ed piece laying the groundwork for justifying the superdelegates picking Hillary no matter what. Then the scare tactics reflected in Hillary's 3am phone call ad in Texas. Now playing the race card with indignation -- evoking negative feelings about the perceived injustice of affirmative action, and directing those hostilities directly at Barrack. All these things reflect Hillary's win-at-all-costs approach, something that is alienating and ultimately self-defeating. So come November, many people would be unable to vote for Hillary in good conscience. Democrats who might otherwise have voted for the Democratic nominee will instead cast anti-Hillary votes. And that split vote -- a direct result of the Clinton campaign's promotion of fear and racial hostility -- will have been the Democrats' undoing.

Hillary and Ferraro are truly pathetic. The Clintons have lost my vote - go Obama! Any candidate who doesn't have to sling mud and make cheap personal attacks like this earns my vote!!

Enough already! Obama seems to cry racist everytime he wants to get out of a tight situation. Like now - he has to prove that he will follow through on Iraq after Power said that he wouldnt; he has to prove that he means well with the NAFTA issue; plus the Rezko trial and Nadhmi Auchi issue is unfolding.

He is using racism to divert people's attention from his lies on NAFTA, Iraq, Rezko.

Sadly, Democrats accomodate him every time... no exceptions. And then those he maligns get stuck with a charge that is false but takes time to defend.


If Obama keeps this up, half the Democratic Party will be accused as "racists" before the primary ends. See here:

Obama used "racism" when people raised his cocaine use. Obama raised "racism" if we say his middle name. Now he says its racism if we mention that "90% of the black votes - the same race as him? Is Obama going to control our words, our thoughts and our actions by threatening "racism" on the whole country?


If Obama wouldn't have been black, he would have had a much easier life. But easier means not more successfull. Maybe he wouldn't have lived with his grandparents then, would not be married to his wife Michelle, not had his daughter's etc etc. If he would have been in the same place today he would be a complete different person, with a much easier past and with people which would tell him, that when he would have be born black, he would not be in the same position.

This is more about a bitter old surrogate of the Clintons doing the bidding of her masters.


Lol Geraldine Ferarro said the the same thing about Jesse Jackson in 1988. She's stuck on stupid.

91% Black Americans voted for Bill Clinton in 96 and Al Gore in 2000. They must be racist.

Obama won Idaho 79% to 17%
He won in Wyoming 61% to 38%. Must have been all those Black voters.

Only a white person would have the temerity or arrogance to claim a black man in America is "lucky".

Bill lost Hillary votes when he, the former President of the U.S., stood there with his weak wife (Monica wasn't the only affair, obviously) and blasted blacks. That strategy backfired, so he got a surrogate-Geraldine F. I imagine the Clintons will use other surrogates to spread their evil. Where are the tax returns, the experience she had, why did they pardon Hillary's brother, who'd paid $200,000 with a thug friend to reverse a CONVICTION for wiretapping and DRUGS, would she have ANY hope of being in the race, or would GF had, if either were not women? GF went down the tubes, and Hillary is using nepotism and lying about experience and never even read the docs for the Iraq war prior to voting for it. EVIL. If she were a man, then she would be in a gay marriage, and she couldn't win. BTW, Chelsea, who she bragged as a youth wanted to do private good deeds, is now raking it in, making tons of money as a hedge fund worker, ruining the economy. Compare that to the charitable Bush girls, trying to teach illiterates and stop AIDS!
People say Hillary is "smary"-maybe, but Barack is BRILLIANT. Sad that so many think a Black Man can't be Brilliant (No. 1 at Harvard Law) and kind hearted and honest, unlike his snake opponent.

The only time Obama metions race is when it is brought up by someone else. The only "race" issue that should come up during this campaign is the race for the Presidency in which Obama is clearly winning. It is rediculous to think that Barrack Obama is lucky to have been left by his father at two years old, that he excelled and was elected President at one of the most prestegious colleges, and that he turned down offers from the most prestegious law firms to work helping people back in his own community. Sorry Ms Ferraro luck has nothing to do with any of that. It is called overcoming your circumstances. It took hard work and determination. Something we see to little of from many people of any race or gender. I recently had the opportunity to assist a high school student with a power point presentation he was assigned to do on Obama (this student was a Hillary supporter). His comment to me was that he liked both Obama and Clinton but there was nothing extraordinary about Obama. My response -
"A man with his history that has moved many people past the race issue, inspired millions of people to vote and have hope in the bleakest of times for our country, and is the leading Democratic contender for the President of the United States!! I think that's pretty extraordinary!

I think it ironic and absurd that Obama is to be blamed for the Clinton's campaigns' repeated injection of race:
Ferarro: Obama's lucky to have the advantage of being black.
Rendell: Obama's worthy but can't win PA because he's black.
Clinton: Obama in SC is the same as Jackson in S.C.: they're black.
Much more "obvious" than the finally fading relevance of race is the irrepressable need of the elder statemen of the Clinton campaign to talk about it. It seems emblemetic of their generation of politicians and more than a little anachronistic, and in that way, pathetic.

I can't believe he said that Obama is were his is because of the black vote"... ignorance is bliss.

Blacks make up only 15% of the US population could not get him where he is even in our DREAMS.

I would like to thank the eduacted voter who are voting on the facts and looking beyond skins color.

To the femminist who want Hilary for president and are voting for her just because she is a woman. Please tell Hilary to stick to facts and her qualications and stop playing dirty. She is dividing the demorcatic party, ruined the dream ticket-since she would not accept anyway if she was not #1. Because of all her dirty campaigning there is a possible now McCain might be our next president. If I was Obama I would not want to be on her ticket either so demorcatic we lose anyway. Because of some power hungry woman. Face reality Hilary some white americans just don't like you or what the Clintons stand for you blew it! NO VP or Presidency get a gride and finish this race graceful.

We need a change and a demorcatic president

If she had only stick to the facts and run a clean campaign most people would have forgetten or forgive the Clintons past dicscretion.

There are more than blacks that are supporting Obama why didn't they rally for Edwards something is behind his supportor.

This is a Clinton problem Obama has nothing to do with it.

WISE UP democrats, look beyond his skin color if it come to that and just NOT vote beacuse this man is black. He is where he is beacuse of his qualications. Shameful to say the society we live in if you black and sucessful in corpate America you have to be twice as good to earn many white american respect.

Affirmative action is gone no more token blacks, it is a reality, face it america.

Get out and vote demorcats no matter what!!!

Ferraro's entitled to her opinion. But is it truly "racist"? Who's the spinner here, Axelroidly speaking?

The OBaMYOPIA Campaign has played the 'race card' since that [audacious] loss in N.Hampshire! Even 'fairy tales' took on a whole different semantics, and the bullying of delegates has not stopped since...Their plan to inject vitriolic SPINS on, and fraudulently misrepresent, just about everything coming out of Sen. Hillary Clinton's Campaign has paid off huge popularity dividends in the timid,gutless, oversensitive media's treatment of Barrack. It is this irresponsible kid-glove treatment devoid of any real investigative scrutiny that has given ObaMyopics a free ride--up until SNL's Tina Fey shamed the so-called "journalists" of the blonde-bimbo-out-of-rehab variety by telling it like it is. A Misogynist Media has, in fact, shamelessly annointed ObaMyopia's cult leader, "Precious Obama"--as CNN Lou Dobbs' called Him--not daring question his (lack of) policy substance, or anorexic resume.


OK Pennsylvania democrats and independents, we're counting on you. Take a deep breath. None of us want another four years of Bush like policies, kids dying in Iraq, the rich getting richer... We have two very capable people as candidates, but two very different styles. Please help us out and vote for the candidate that is not using tactics of fear and division, the only one who has a chance of producing a big enough vote for the Democrats in November. Vote Obama. Thanks.

Obama’s efforts to connect to the Republican Party, specifically Bush, and Dick Chaney, of the Halliburton Company, dates back to the Presidents Grandfather, Prescott Bush, and indeed Chaney was once an executive officer of Halliburton.

The American military pounds Iraq with Artillary, bombs, and the like, destroying large sections of cities, and infra-structures, then Halliburton comes in to rebuild. Halliburton and Halliburton associated companies have raked in ten’s of billions.

Obama is just like the BIG HALIBURTAN. Haliburton has contracted to build detention centers in the U.S. similiar to the one in Quantanammo Bay, Cuba. Halliburton does nothing to earn the Two Dollars for each meal an American Serviceman in Iraq eats.


Halliburton was scheduled to take control of the Dubai Ports in The United Arab Emiirate. The deal was canceled when Bush was unable to affect the transfer of the American Ports.

Now we see what some might suspect as similiar financial escapading from the Democrats.

Two years ago, Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity gave a $50 million contract to a start-up security company - Companion- owned by now-indicted businessman (TONY REZKO) Tony Rezko and a onetime Chicago cop, Daniel T. Frawley, to train Iraqi power-plant guards in the United States. An Iraqi leadership change left the deal in limbo. Now the company, Companion Security, is working to revive its contract.
Involved along with Antoin “Tony” Rezco, long time friend and neighbor of Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and former cop Daniel T. Frawley, is Aiham Alsammarae. Alsammarae was accused of financial corruption by Iraqi authorities and jailed in Iraq last year before escaping and returning here.

Recently, Obama's campaign staff have been vetted by the IRS to disclose his connection to the criminal money generating underworld. Besides, his connections to the REZCO MAFIA types, his up-coming tax fraud charges — Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and disclose Obama's MUSLIM Farrakhan mob connection to Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Its minister, and Obama's spiritual adviser, is the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. In 1982, the church launched Trumpet Newsmagazine; Wright's daughters serve as publisher and executive editor. Every year, the magazine makes awards in various categories. Last year, it gave the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to a man it said "truly epitomized greatness." That man is Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church are trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. Obama should stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke "GLORK" Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He is MAD!!! --


"GLORK" Obama looks like Alfred E. Newman: "Tales Calculated To Drive You." He is a MUSLIM "Glork" He's MAD!!! Alfred E. Neuman is the fictional mascot of Mad. The face had drifted through American pictography for decades before being claimed by Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman after he spotted it on the bulletin board in the office of Ballantine Books editor Bernard Shir-Cliff, later a contributor to various magazines created by Kurtzman.
Obama needs to disclose why he is a MUSLIM "PATWANG-FWEEE" and stop suppoting our intervention in IRAQ. It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek.

Michelle Obama should be ashamed.

"GLORK" Michelle Obama should be ashamed of her separatist-racist connection to Farrakhan and Chicago's Trinity United Church trumpeting Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama as the second coming of the messiah. If Michelle Obama new what her husband -- the Hope-A-Dope, Fonster Monster -- Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama did in Harlem, she would wash her wide-open, Hus-suey loving MUSILM mouth out, with twenty-four (24) mule-team double-cross X-boX-BorraX. He is a MUSLIM "Glork" It’s time to introduce this false, fake "GLORK" Xerox - X box Obama and invite the self-indicting thief plagiarizing pipsqueke Xerox - X box to meet the Buffalo "GAZOWNT-GAZIKKA" Police Department Buffalo Creek. He's MAD!!!



The Apologia has arrived and once again the self-indicting, separatist-racist Barack Obama AKA Barack Hussein Obama, promises to heal the wounds of the world. The speech is the rude awakening of mass messianism of his campaign. Apologetically, Obama the MUSLIM double-cross X-boX-BorraX has an astonishingly empty two-prawn echelon explanation of his misjudgment.
In the first prawn: with regard to his connection to separatist-racist Rev. Wright; Obama summons voodoo and juju to express slavery as beginning and ending with the Rev. Wright.
In the second prawn: Obama's speech takes credit for Ashley's dream. A dream of unity Martin Luther King, Jr. borrowed from Ashley for his historic "I Have A Dream" speech. In Obama's speech, the connective bond Ashley, the elderly black man and Obama's grandmother share; represents Obama's self-indicting rise to the Harvard Yard. For Obama, the grand flag of language is the semi-fore of words, bestowed upon our nation by the messiah-alumni from Harvard. Obama's Swoon-Song Apologia to the nation represents a failed hymn -- a hymn that fails to heal the nation, repair the world, or make this time different than all the rest. Obama's speech is a brilliant failure.


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