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Ferraro Lashes Out at Obama Over Comparison With Wright

Geraldine Ferraro, who spoke the truth about Obama and was labeled by the Obama campaign as a racist because of it, is now striking out against Obama over his remarks in his great unifying speech earlier this week.

Hillary Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro slammed Barack Obama on Thursday for comparing her, during a speech on race relations, with the preacher at the center of a political firestorm.

Ferraro, who was forced to quit Clinton's campaign last week after suggesting that Obama had an advantage because he is black, told a California newspaper her comments were quite different from the incendiary, racially charged sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

"To equate what I said with what this racist bigot has said from the pulpit is unbelievable," Ferraro told the Daily Breeze in an interview. "(Obama) gave a very good speech on race relations, but he did not address the fact that this man is up there spewing hatred."

Wright's fiery sermons at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where Obama and his wife have worshiped for two decades, have become a problem for the Illinois senator as he battles Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

Obama's speech on Tuesday was intended to quiet the furor over Wright, who has claimed that the U.S. brought the September 11 attacks on itself with its foreign policy and that the government released the AIDS virus to kill black people.

"What (Wright) is doing is spewing that stuff out to young people and to younger people than Obama and putting it in their heads that its OK to say 'God damn America' and to beat up on white people," Ferraro told the Breeze. "You don't preach that from the pulpit."

Oh, sure they do -- at least Barack Obama's chosen mentor for 20 years does, and Barack probably doesn't even realize the extent to which he himself has become a racist bigot as a result of 20 years of indoctrination into an idealogy that hates America.

Remember Michelle Obama's comment about having nothing to be proud of with regards to America before Barack rose to power? More of the same...

(This from Powerline - hat tip HughS)

Think about it: can you imagine any Presidential candidate, in any context, describing anyone as a "typical black person?" Or a "typical Asian person?" Worse, what Obama said was that the "typical white person" views others of different races with fear and suspicion. Obama appears to be digging himself in deeper and deeper.

Yeah, think about it. Think about a "Great Uniter" who says "typical white people" are racist bigots.

He's stereotyping white people as he says "we have to break through it" -- well, start anytime Barack, or do you just not get the fact the you and people like you of any and all colors are the problem.

And how in the world can a stereotyping bigot like Barack Obama "steer us though it" - when he can't even see it within himself as he's talking in the radio interview embedded above?

Bizarre... I think he says the words without thinking the thoughts. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and suggest that he's just on autopilot - burnt out. Exhausted.

But guess what. The job of President is a 24/7/365 job -- and four years is a long time.

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Comments (3)

If you check out a link on MyManJohn you wlll catch Wright also trashing General Colin Powell.

Is there any choice of words more terrible for a Godly American to hear thah God Damn America? Hitler has arisen.

As you can see I love John McCain but I cannot help root a bit for Hillary to put this dude down.

Come to my site and see the world's only picture of a Boneheaded Mistake.

Don Jones

Geraldine Ferraro, no stranger to hardball politics, shows the courage and intellect that so much of the Democratic Party has forgotten or abandoned in their quest for Obama Deliverance.

Obama's monumental arrogance was well described by Charles Krauthammer tonight (no link) and I think Ferraro speaks to that point. It's, as she says, unbelievable. But it's also so predictable.

BHO has been tested under fire for approximately ten days. And justly so. His judgment and character have been questioned.

He has failed the test and now his followers are in high dudgeon about the outcome. Much can be learned about a candidate in a time of crisis. Clinton faced that moment after Iowa and her team rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Obama faces that moment now, and all I see is dissembling (to put it politely) and outrage.

Andrea Feodorov:

Our family loves Hillary. And we love Geraldine Feraro. We've loved and worked for the Democratic Party our whole lives. But that party no longer represents us. It represents black voters, idealistic college brats, and out-of-touch liberal elitists. This election, our family will be voting for John McCain. Not because we believe in his message, but because we want to see Obama lose. And in four years, when the nation is sick to death of McCain's stewardship, Hillary will have a clear path. Maybe then we'll return to the party we once called our own.


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