Tracy Morgan responds to Geraldine Ferraro: The Swamp
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Posted March 16, 2008 2:33 PM
The Swamp

by James Oliphant

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Tracy Morgan returned to his old show last night to offer a blistering (and funny) response to Geraldine Ferraro's comments about Barack Obama.

He was also, undoubtedly, refuting the talk that SNL has been biased toward Hillary Clinton. Tina Fey, who co-stars with Morgan on NBC's "30 Rock." appeared on SNL three weeks ago to defend Clinton.

Check out Morgan's routine here at Parental discretion advised. (No, really.)

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Nothing eats itself better than the democratic party.

Hillary Clinton cheerleader Geraldine Ferraro is a flaming idiot and should be ignored.

How does Barack Obama have an unfair advantage because he's black?

Is it because of all the death threats he receives?

Is it because there have been absolutely ZERO black Presidents in our history?

Does it help him that his name is Barack Hussein Obama?....NO!

There's still a huge racist undertone in this country, all one has to do is read the comments section here in the Swamp everyday to see that.

I don't care what color or gender our next President is, I don't care how old they are, I don't care if they have green skin, I don't care what their pastor might or might not have said and I don't care what their name is.

I do care that we elect a President who does a good job of being the President for all of the American people and not a President who sits in the office and acts as if he is President of his own political party and not anyone else as Republican President George W Bush has done the last seven years.

We as a country have some serious problems that we need to overcome and all of this other peripheral stuff is just a bunch of BS.

I saw it live - take a minute to watch it.

It is hillarious.

Especially the part about why should anyone consider hillary qualified as president because of who she was married to ???

by that logic, robin givens should be heavyweight champion of the world

finally somebody said it

Nothing eats itself better than the democratic party.

Posted by: Jeff | March 16, 2008 2:47 PM

Yeah, it's more impressive to do like you do and cheerlead for a guy (McCain) who wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years, bomb Iran and knows absolutely ZERO about the tanking US economy or how to go about it fixing it.

You're an idiot, Jeff.

Isn't there an unwritten rule that men (of any color) don't get to call women the "b-word"? Sorta like white people not being able to use the "n-word"?

Or not if you are making a political point?

Mr. Morgan, I think you forgot that you aren't in the bit#$%' club.

Bitch may be the new Black, but Black is the new President! True that Tracy!!!

The only thing I'm going say about Tracy Morgan SNL skit is : Amen my brotha! :)

I've watched Obama's Denouncing the Rev. Wright statements and read all about it.

Stating he never heard the Rev. talk like this in his sermons..... In the Whole 20 Years? BULL, I don't buy it.

I hope the rest of the democratic Americans are bright enough Not to
buy this song and dance. It's Call DAMAGE CONTROL. "Well Rev. Wright is retired now, and theirs a new Minister of the church." How convenient!

That Does not change the fact that Obama has know this man, will continue to know him, and receive advice from him. He will not discard this man out of his life "Suddenly" after 20 Years. Especially if he's like an Uncle/Father figure constantly giving advice.

Obama's wife, Michelle, and even Oprah has made statements that are questionable, and along the thinking lines of Rev.White. Recently both of them have been seen less. - Damage Control!

Give us a Break, Obama will say anything to sooth his believers.

Too Many Fib's, Cover up's, and Obama Hoped that some things would not be revealed.

1. Obama has fibbed about his connection with Louis Farrakhan till pushed.

2. Obama has fibbed about his real estate deal and involvement with Antoin "Tony" Rezko till pushed.

3. Now this thing with Rev. Wright. and having to be Pushed to make a Statement about that. (Not to mention his affiliation
with other Questionable situations, Fibs about growing up, etc.)


He has not even completed one full term in the Senate.

Not to mention about the Muslim Garb he Wears, Michelle proclaiming being Proud of America for the first time in her life, and Obama NOT reciting the Pledge to Allegiance, Putting his hand over his heart, Rejecting to wear an America Flag Lapel Pin ... NOW we have, ... GOD DAM AMERICA ! ! ...I could continue with the FACTS !

Is it only going to get WORSE after he's President? Especially If he's lying and covering NOW !!

This is the same tactics that President Bush pulled, and is pulling as we speak.

I don't see CHANGE, I See a REPEAT...and it's even MORE Cunning & DANGEROUS than Bush, as Obama is a OIL SNAKE CHARMER....and american's lap it up.

I Hope the Young voting Americans Wake up soon from this trance and SMELL THE COFFEE.

I’m sure their will be more Secrets from the Obama Closet, as where theirs Smoke…theirs Fire !

And theirs been an awful lot of Smoke !

How About, Ophra Winfrey she also, Was an big fan & supporter of Mr.Wright,she attends the same church, what is she going to say to All of the ladies that watch her TV program,Specially all of the white tv viewers, whom follow her like an GOD. Wake-up… White America
In Oct. 2007 NEWSMAX MAG, Had a Correspondent, by the name of JIM DAVIS, in Attendance of REV. WRIGHTS Church in Chicago. Also there in attendance that day was MR. OBAMA & FAMILY.

That particular day REV. WRIGHT referred to our the United States of “WHITE” America, He also claimed that ZIONISM has an “ELEMENT” of "WHITE “RACISM”… and further-more… He blamed all the world PROBLEMS, because of the ARROGANCE of The U.S.A. . All of these INFLAMMATORY WORDS in the PRESENCE of MR.OBAMA.

MR. OBAMA and his wife are such a “HYPOCRITES” and Both LIE.

Especially Where He “has” said to the NEWS MEDIA... that he NEVER EVER heard REV.WRIGHT express those FEELINGS or WORDS.

Mr. OBAMA is nothing but a CON ARTIST, fooling Million's of the American Public.

OBAMA DID THIS TO HIMSELF.....LYING AND COVERING IT UP. ... OBAMIANS CANNOT BLAME THIS ONE ON HILLARY !!! (Of course their second tactic is to pretend this did not happen)

I agree with you, John E.

Geraldine Ferrarro is a flaming idiot.

However, her remarks should NOT be ignored.

Her remarks demonstrate what we already knew and that is the fact that racism is alive and well among Hillary's supporters.

Geraldine says her remarks can't be racist just because she has worked for civil rights for thirty years.

That's like saying that paying for sex with a hooker cannot be considered adultery just because you were faithful for the 30 years before.

Essentially Geraldine is the "Al Campanis" of the Clinton campaign.

Yes, we knew there was racism in baseball before Al Campanis said what he said and when the Dodgers fired him for saying something politically incorrect, racism remained in baseball (but at least it was exposed for what it was).

What Geraldine Ferrarro said was more racist than everything said by Al Campanis, Jimmy the Greek, Rush Limbaugh, Isaiah Thomas and Fuzzy Zoeller COMBINED.

think about those things that were said

think about WHO said those things (a bunch of jocks and wannabee jocks)

then compare to Geraldine's comments

what Geraldine said was much, much worse

We should remember this because of how severely racist her remarks were.

We should remember it also because of her arrogance in refusing to apologize.

We should remember it because of who Geraldine Ferrarro is (or was).

And we should remember it because it points out the ongoing existence of racism in the Clinton campaign (which we were already aware of).

And in this case, Hillary has scapegoated Geraldine (like the Dodgers did with Campanis) but Hillary still benefits from the race card being played again and again and again (so long as Hillary has some "plausible deniability" for what was said - Hillary only apologizes after the damage has helped Hillary).

We should remember what Geraldine said also as to underscore that Hillary would not be taken seriously as even a candidate for Senator at all BUT for ONE fact and ONE alone - who she was married to.

You say want to talk facts, Clinton supporters. Don't ya ??

But of course, you don't. Not really.

from little t, tom the independent

Hillary is the Manchurian Candidate.

Ferraro basically repeated what Obama has said himself.

From "When it comes to race, Obama makes his point--with subtlety," Sunday, June 26, 2005, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, by Jeff Zeleny and posted on Barack Obama's U.S. Senate website at


In winning the Democratic Senate primary in Illinois, Obama drew as many as two white votes for every black one, showing nearly unprecedented crossover appeal for a black candidate in a statewide race.

Obama acknowledges, with no small irony, that he benefits from his race.

If he were white, he once bluntly noted, he would simply be one of nine freshmen senators, almost certainly without a multimillion-dollar book deal and a shred of celebrity. Or would he have been elected at all?



So, if a black guy says it it's truthful, but if a white lady says it it's racist?

That makes no sense.

It was funny until he said the only reason why Hillary Clinton has a political career is because of her husband Bill. She was valedictorian in their Yale class; he graduated #2. She's smart and accomplished on her own.

It was hypocritical for Tracy Morgan to say that considering he disliked Ferraro saying Obama is only the frontrunner because he's black.

Tina Fey used the B word in her skit, so of course Tracy Morgan gets to use it in his. And don't let it be forgotten she stood by him in his times of personal difficulty, so there is a bit of loveyadon'loveya going on. But delivered with mutual respect.

And ok, when I posted this last night in another forum (THE line) I suspect there were more than a few word checkers that went ballistic. Sorry bout that folks. But I'm glad y'all checked it out anyway.

And he's right about the New President part.

John E, your comments and willingness to embarass yourself in front of everyone show who the real idiot is.

If "The Swamp" is interested in promoting comedy shows, here's one that's actually funny: the Colbert Report.

This rant shows exactly the reason why Obama should NOT be president.

The main thing that Geraldine Ferraro's comments revealed was how pretentious many in our society have become, and I'm not referring to Ms. Ferraro but everyone who reacted in a ridiculous manner to her comments.

Ms. Ferraro's comment had a basic truth to it. By Mr. Obama being the only black in the race, he DID have an advantage. If Mr. Keyes had chose to run again, he would have dug into Obama's numbers just enough to be lethal.

But here is where lack of a sense of humor harms everybody. If there had been another women in the race, that women would also have cut into Ms. Clinton's numbers just enough to potentially be lethal. The comedy to Ms. Ferraro's comments was that whatever Ms. Ferraro said about Obama basically applies to Hillary Clinton as well.

Ironically, it wasn't until John Edwards left the race that Obama picked up his final momentum. Once again, Ms. Ferraro's words rang true. When it was two men against one women, the two men were splitting the vote to a certain degree.

In the end, Geraldine Ferraro was right, the problem was nobody had enough of a sense of humor to point out that everything she attributed to Barack Obama as being "luck" could also have been attributed to Hillary Clinton being just as lucky by being the only woman in the race.

The fact that everyone reacted like they had a stick in up their butt to Ms. Ferraro's comments is what concerns me most.

I agree with the emailer above Enough Talk About Geralding Ferraro! An idiot politician -- she came out of retirement to RUIN her resume. Now, she has a SMEAR on it. Geraldine give THANKS to Clinton for this!

It was probably the only honest personal opinion we've seen from Geraldine in years. Given Obama's campaign, if we hadn't seen them together, some of us would think this was Jimmy Carter in black-face! It is the same empty words demagoguery as the peanut farmer used over 30 years ago, only he was advantaged by the nation being angry at Gerald Ford. Obama is advantaged by the fact that Hillary is about as likable as Richard Nixon.

Isn't this non-news? For real news, let's talk about Bear Stearns and how the Fed is bailing out a "non-insured" investment bank. That's colossal.

I hate to see all this money being tossed around to "put out fires". The finger in the dike is not a strategy. What we need is a plan. Obama..Clinton..whoever. Let's get a plan!!!

I suggest the following:

1) Bring back the 30 year bond. Make interest tax free and set the rate low.

2) Encourage Americans to "buy bonds". Tax free will help.

3) Offer a Federal Mortgage at a ridiculously low rate - say 3.5% to anyone who has been current on their mortgage for 12 months. No appraisal is necessary. No cash out. Just a refinance to a lower fixed rate.

4) Offer a Federal Purchase Money Mortgage to individuals who have decent credit and can put at least 10% down.

5) Allow the current loan servicing banks/institutions to service the loans. Fed owns them though.

Stop the slide in housing. Free up cash flow for strapped consumers. Allow the Federal Govt. to raise money. Give fixed income investors some tax free alternatives.

It might just work!

Lord knows, Tracy needed the "gig", those bar tabs, attorneys' fees and bail bonds were getting out of hand. Who do we hear from next, Andy Dick ?

Can't resist observing that despite the extravagant southern country preacher style he employs, just about everything Rev. Wright says is true. And I'm a 62 year old white guy.

Who actually believes an Ivy League educated lawyer could attend the same church for 20 years and claim to never have heard Rev. Wright's diatribes?
Sorry ObamaManiacs, it just doesnt wash. Perhaps Obama is also "unaware" of the Cook County and city of Chicago rampant corruption and sweetheart deals too. I bet he never heard of the Degnans either. Obama=charlatan chicago pol.

An overwhelming majority of blacks support him ONLY BECAUSE he's black.



Ok...let me get this straight!!! All of this uproar about Obama's Pastor is ridiculous. He has already denounced/rejected some of the comments he made. What more does he have to do...murder the man???!!

Where was all of this uproar for Politicians to denounce all of the Catholic Priests who were found to be pedafiles!!!

There is noone on this earth who doesn't have a close association with a person that would be unfavorable to somebody!!!

the only racists in these campaigns are the hillary supporters - bill, geraldine and about half of those who type in notes of support for hillary on the swamp

So Tracey Morgan comes on SNL to proclaim "Black is the new president" in support of his candidate. He's talking about Obama; the candidate who is supposed to transcend race, and unify our people. Not all of Obama's supporters seem to have gotten that message. Tracey Morgan's comments served to transmogrify those high ideals into an issue of race, as surely as the comments of Rev. Wright, and the primaries in Mississippi.

And Robin Givens as the heavy weight champ? It's an incomplete comparison. Let's say Robin had the same physcial gifts as Mike, the way Hillary has the same intellectual gifts as Bill; let's say Robin put in the same number of years of fight training as Mike, the way Hillary did in graduating from Yale academically ahead of Bill; let's assume that Robin studied the bouts to find the opponents' strengths and weaknesses, networked with trainers, specialists, and advisors, the way Hillary took an active part in politics before, during, and after Bill's presidency. Well, Robin would still not be the champ, but she would be a more qualified contender than say, Oprah! Training and experience trump glibness, money, and even fervent fans.

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