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    Ferraro Calls Race Bluff
    Race; Posted on: 2008-03-11 18:12:27 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"

    Hillary Clinton loyalist and 1984 Democratic Vice Presidential hopeful Geraldine Ferraro, sick of seeing blacks "Mau Mau" the Clinton campaign on behalf of Barack Obama, has dropped a racial bombshell by telling the truth: race is a topic that white people only talk about at their peril. As a liberal, she has also surprised observers by refusing to back down from her comments, which even further expose the deep racial divide within the Democratic coalition. An estimated 90% of blacks support Obama, revealing that despite what the "mainstream" media contends, race still matters very much in America.

    "Any time anybody does anything that in any way pulls this campaign down and says let's address reality and the problems we're facing in this world, you're accused of being racist, so you have to shut up," Ferraro alleged. "Racism works in two different directions. I really think they're attacking me because I'm white. How's that?"

    She added, "In all honesty, do you think that if [Obama] were a white male, there would be a reason for the black community to get excited for a historic first? Am I pointing out something that doesn't exist?" Ferraro also blasted Barack Obama's adviser David Axelrod: "He knows damn well that the best thing to do in a situation like this is to come back and hit with race," she charged.

    "Sexism is a bigger problem," Ferraro added. "It's OK to be sexist in some people's minds. It's not OK to be racist." This remark underscores deep divisions that have persisted since the days after the Civil War, when blacks like Frederick Douglass said that women should be granted the right to vote only after blacks had been "fully emancipated." White suffragettes not only argued otherwise but many urged that white women be given the vote to offset black political clout. Many of the heroes of feminism, like Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger had racial views.

    The Democratic coalition of special interests has been in free fall as a result of the Clinton/Obama rivalry, and Hillary's deep seated liberalism, making her unwilling or unable to call the race bluff has been capitalized on by Obama supporters, who rightly see "white guilt" as a weakness. Characterstically, Clinton has "distanced" herself from Ferraro's courageous remarks.
    News Source: Western Voices correspondent

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