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Ferraro learns a lesson, lynching cartoon

ferraro lynching cartoon
Geraldine Ferraro has stepped down from her honorary post in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Clintons have apologized for her comments. Tsk Tsk. This cartoon takes her “He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.” comment to a new level. To me it says “When has it ever been a thing of luck to be a Black man in the US??“. With all that Black men have faced…lucky is the word you use?? Oh and of course he just can’t be intellegent or the right man for the job (or “clean” as others have been brow beat for noting).

Simply, Ferraro was using race to kneecap the Black candidate.

Her comment points once again to an attitude in the Clinton camp that has been expressed so many times now it cannot be accidental. In their universe, Obama is an apparition, devoid of substance, elevated well beyond his abilities by the novelty of race. He is, as Ferraro says, “lucky to be who he is.”

And that is Clinton’s big lie. If it is the happy good fortune of mere complexion that can make a candidate formidable, why is Obama the first and only Black man to be a viable contender for the White House?

Before Ferraro, there was the unidentified Clinton adviser who told the London Guardian, “If you have a social need, you’re with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip Black friend and you’re young and you have no social needs, then he’s cool.”

And then came Bill… – Read the rest at The Arizona Republic

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Clinton Apologizes To Black Voters

Presidential Hopeful Apologizes For Comments By Her Husband And Geraldine Ferraro

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., makes a campaign stop at a National Newspaper Publishers Association event at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(CBS/AP) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does.

She apologized.

And once she started, she didn’t seem able to stop.

The New York senator, who is tight race with Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, struck several sorry notes at an evening forum sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a group of more than 200 black community newspapers across the country.

Her biggest apology came in response to a question about comments by her husband, Bill Clinton, after the South Carolina primary, which Obama won handily. Bill Clinton said Jesse Jackson also won South Carolina when he ran for president in 1984 and 1988, a comment many viewed as belittling Obama’s success.

“I want to put that in context. You know I am sorry if anyone was offended. It was certainly not meant in any way to be offensive,” Hillary Clinton said. “We can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama.”

“Anyone who has followed my husband’s public life or my public life know very well where we have stood and what we have stood for and who we have stood with,” she said, acknowledging that whoever wins the nomination will have to heal the wounds of a bruising, historic contest.

“Once one of us has the nomination there will be a great effort to unify the Democratic party and we will do so, because, remember I have a lot of supporters who have voted for me in very large numbers and I would expect them to support Senator Obama if he were the nominee,” she said. Continue reading

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