Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Geraldine Ferraro Gets One Right, for a Change
By John W. Lillpop
Liberalism is truly a devastating mental disorder.
How else to explain the national furor that has liberals wringing their hands in despair over a benign remark made by fellow leftist Geraldine Ferraro?
A remark that just happens to be true?
In answering a question posed by the media, Ms. Ferraro correctly stated, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. 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. And the country is caught up in the concept."
Think carefully about Ms. Ferraro's words:
How would a 48-year-old white male with limited political experience, no accomplishments of note, and a history of drug abuse in his youth fare in the presidential sweepstakes?
Would the national media be all agog over a white male with oodles of charisma and charm but little substance? Whose entire campaign was based on a nebulous promise to bring "change?"
Would 90 percent of African-Americans vote for such a candidate in the various state primaries across the nation, as they have for Obama?
Would Ted Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, Marie Shriver, John Kerry, John Lewis, and other powerful luminaries of the Democrat Party endorse a white man with the limited credentials that Obama brings to the table?
The answer is an emphatic no!
Leave it to PC freaks to smell "racism" in Ferraro's statement, even though she did not state, or even imply, that Obama is less qualified or capable to be president because of his race.
Ferraro's remarks would have been damnably racist had she said: "Barack Obama is black and Hillary Clinton is white. Based on that fact alone, Hillary is best suited for the presidency."
This kerfuffel begs the questions, "Why has America lost all perspective about the issue of race?" and "Why is it 'racist' to question or criticize a person of color, regardless of the facts involved?"
Still, Ferraro's comment has Democrats clawing each other's eyes out over a phony issue, while giving John McCain time to catch his breath and unite Republicans for the general election.
For a change, Geraldine Ferraro got one right and may have actually helped America avert a political disaster in November!
Posted by John W Lillpop at 9:08 PM