Geraldine Ferraro: If Obama weren’t black and male, Hillary would be winning

posted at 3:45 pm on February 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

The occasion? Rep. John Lewis finally cementing his kinda sorta maybe defection from Team Loser to Team Obama this morning, a move that would have opened the floodgates for superdelegate switches if not for the fact that Clinton 2008′s going to be euthanized anyway in six days. How broken up about it is he? Dude: “Lewis has said his decision to change from Clinton to Obama was harder then his march across the bridge in Selma 43 years ago when he was beaten and bloodied by Alabama State Troopers.”

What’s a Hillary supporter to do? Comes a woman bearing two cards, race in her right hand, gender in her left, and laying them upon the table. Blue on blue. Who will answer? Click the image to listen.

Update: Belated exit question: Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

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The crying game 2.0

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Classic!

srhoades on February 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM

And if your were not woman you would not have been a VP candidiate has-been.

RobCon on February 27, 2008 at 3:48 PM

The crying game 2.0

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM

Gerry does look like a butch version of Boy George.

srhoades on February 27, 2008 at 3:49 PM

I love the way you write Allah. Don’t you ever pull a Bryan on us

Baphomet on February 27, 2008 at 3:49 PM

IRON MY SHIRTS!

MadisonConservative on February 27, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Any black person in America ought to get any job ahead of any white, period.

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Who will answer?

More importantly, who will care about the opinion of someone who’s been irrelevant since (before!) 1984?

Frozen Tex on February 27, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Team Obama has been playing the Race Card the whole time.

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=aa0cd21b-0ff2-4329-88a1-69c6c268b304

ninjapirate on February 27, 2008 at 3:52 PM

She’s probably right about the black part. That said, I wish that all these old feminists like Ferraro, Roseanne Barr and Gloria Steinem would stop whining and nagging. “Ladies,” your husbands might put up with it, but to the rest of us it sounds like the same old tuneless song.

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 3:53 PM

Well, she’s right. VDH said it: if Obama were Barry Dunham he might have lasted a few days longer than Bill Richardson. But Barack (Don’t Mention His Middle Name) Obama is exotic and cool and black. Just like that tool in Salon said, His blackness seals the deal.

Vote Sauron 08 on February 27, 2008 at 3:53 PM

Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

Basically, HRC got where she is on her back.

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 3:54 PM

“Lewis has said his decision to change from Clinton to Obama was harder then his march across the bridge in Selma 43 years ago when he was beaten and bloodied by Alabama State Troopers.”

I’m sorry but just how long is Lewis supposed to get “credit” for being part of the civil rights movement? His Selma experience is always brought up- no matter the topic. Like McCain’s POW experience, this is a laudible aspect of Lewis’ life but hardly relevant in 2008 discussions over who will be the next President.

It’s also somewhat insulting because Lewis and his crowd completely ignore the thousands of whites that were part of the same civil rights movement as he was. To hear him or Jackson talk, you would have thought that there wasn’t a single white person involved.

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

Touche.

Ian on February 27, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Pop quiz
Any one remember the slang name for the 1984 Mondale/Ferraro ticket?
Hint: his nickname + a derogatory name for parts of her anatomy.

I can’t help but think of it every time I see or hear her.

Brat on February 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM

Geraldine, dear Hillary is not a very likable person. As a matter of fact neither is BHO.
L

letget on February 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM

“Those black people get all the breaks!” — Geraldine Ferraro

Exurban Jon on February 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM

She could have made her point much more forcefully simply by repeating “Barack Hussein Obama” over and over and over.

DaveS on February 27, 2008 at 3:59 PM

Any one remember the slang name for the 1984 Mondale/Ferraro ticket?

Fritz and T*ts.

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

I hate to be the one who says it…

But.

She’s right!

-WFC

WayWard Fundamentalist Christian on February 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 3:55 PM

Somehow, I don’t think Lewis has bought into the idea that a black POTUS would rid the racial divide like some wish. Instead, I think he’s doing what he can to make that split wider.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:01 PM

When the F*#K are we gonna have an asian or gay Pres. in this damned racist homophobe country? Geraldine can suck my ^%^#!

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 4:02 PM

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

:)

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Gerry is sooo 1984.

Yep, toots, the chickens of identity politics have come home to roost. Boo frickin hoo.

petefrt on February 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM

I figured that all you guys were too scared of being hauled before the PC courts. :-P

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 4:02 PM

How ’bout an Asian lesbian President?

SECOND LOOK AT MARGARET CHO!

Frozen Tex on February 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Now that’s a take I hadn’t considered but it makes sense. Obama is the worst candidate possible for those who have profited from the race industry. Hard for Jackson or Sharpton to bilk millions from corporations or pander to white liberal guilt when there is no moral outrage and how can the concept of blacks being oppressed continue when one has won the Presidency?

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Exit question: Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

Reminds me of the only Clinton joke I tell.
Bill and Hill are in Chicago and their limo stops for gas. Bill notices that the guy pumping gas is an old boyfriend of Hill’s.
He says, “See, if you’d married him you’d be married to a gas station attendant”.
To which she replies, “No, if I’d married him, I’d be married to the President of the United States.”

It’s funny cuz it’s true.

My favorite Ferraro joke was “You know what’s interesting about this election (Ronnie Raygun/Bush against Mondale/Ferraro)? Either way, there’s gonna be a bush as VP”

Veeshir on February 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

She’d be sitting and posing on an Al-Qaeda gun mount somewhere over in Afghanistan.

Kabul Kankles.

fogw on February 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Ding ding ding ding ding!
A winner – with the “Malkins” to post the answer!

Brat on February 27, 2008 at 4:10 PM

Ding ding ding ding ding!
A winner – with the “Malkins” to post the answer!

Brat on February 27, 2008 at 4:10 PM

“I go to the meetings.” (Red Eye fans will get it.)

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:11 PM

It is never because Hillary is a dishonest, lying, backstabbing thief, its because she’s a woman. If women actually believe that garbage, they are sexist morons. Dims swim in a cess pool where reality doesn’t exist.

volsense on February 27, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Both Democratic candidates are simply horrible in terms of qualifications. Think back and be amazed at how John Kerry was orders of magnitude more qualified to be President.

To be fair, President is really a team job to a large extent. And Obama and Hillary are certainly much more knowledgeable of foreign affairs than Dubbya was when he was running. Still, lack of any progress in the Democratic party since 2004 is truly astounding.

freevillage on February 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM

I figured that all you guys were too scared of being hauled before the PC courts. :-P

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Well,…yeah!

a capella on February 27, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Ever get the feeling that a lot of America will think slavery expiated if ****** ***** is elected?

I mean very deep in the subconscious?

That has to help.

*the candidate formerly known as………**

BL@KBIRD on February 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

But isn’t it nice to hear someone say it? Because it is true. Now to find someone a little more relevent—-anyone? Okay, I’ll say it:

“Senator Obama would never be in this race if he were a white male.”

Anyone else?

dish on February 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Geraldine Ferraro: If Obama weren’t black and male, Hillary would be winning

Me: If Hillary weren’t b!tchy and incompetent, Hillary would be winning.

pedestrian on February 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Isn’t it though! Also, consider Sharpton’s warning about including the Michigan and Florida delegates.

The old racist guard may see a cash cow in Barack Hussein Obama.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM

BL@KBIRD on February 27, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Sure. I’m willing to bet that’s why the Iowa Caucus went the way it did. Vote aginst him in front of your neighbors and you embrace slavery. This is the opportunity to scrub ourselves clean.

a capella on February 27, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Smiling in the public eye
but in my lonely room
I cry the tears of a clown

Smokey Robinson

Benaiah on February 27, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Well, she is right you know.

LtE126 on February 27, 2008 at 4:22 PM

The old racist guard may see a cash cow in Barack Hussein Obama.

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 4:16 PM

They also want to get invited to the Oval Office.

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:22 PM

If Obama weren’t black and male, Hillary would be winning

If Hillary weren’t Hillary, Hillary would be winning.

MB4 on February 27, 2008 at 4:23 PM

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Sadly, they already are.

dish on February 27, 2008 at 4:23 PM

The thing I admire most in Democrats is how they never, ever lie to themselves.

Halley on February 27, 2008 at 4:25 PM

Remember, they`re the party of inclusion.

ThePrez on February 27, 2008 at 4:34 PM

How ’bout an Asian lesbian President?

Don’t forget that it would also have to be a vegan atheist who would refuse to use Air Force One because it burns fossil fuels and would criminalize CEO salaries in excess of 100K. That should about cover most liberal special interests! ;-0

Seriously, aside from the enjoyment of watching the Clintons getting slapped down, the best part of this primary season has been the way success has bred infighting amongst the Democrats. The race-based special interests are pitted against the feminists in a winner-take-all smackdown!

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Some chick on a radio station here was whining about how other countries have had female leaders, why is the US so far behind? Then it was “vote for Hillary!”

My answer: Um because Hillary Clinton is incompetent? Because Margaret Thatcher was actually an effective leader? Because Golda Meir was actually riding on her own political accomplishments before being appointed PM?

Those women were made the leaders of their countries because they were accomplished. Hillary? Not so much.

mjk on February 27, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Re: belated exit question

I suspect a grey haired professor of socialism with Saul Alisky posters all over her apartment and a noose hanging on her door knob at either Columbia or some community college

MNDavenotPC on February 27, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Any one remember the slang name for the 1984 Mondale/Ferraro ticket?

Fritz and T*ts.

baldilocks on February 27, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Actually, it was:

Frits and Tits ’84 – Let’s put three boobs in the White House!

ErikTheRed on February 27, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

Either defending WalMart against illegal worker lawsuits, or selling real estate and dating the married boss. Either way, she would still be in pant suits and shrieking.

Valley of the Dolls, political version.

Hening on February 27, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Still, lack of any progress in the Democratic party since 2004 is truly astounding.

Even moreso when you throw in the fact that they’ve been the majority for the last 2 years.

crazy_legs on February 27, 2008 at 4:57 PM

ErikTheRed on February 27, 2008 at 4:51 PM

Right! We had already suffered under two in there 1977-1981 known as GRITS AND FRITZ

Brat on February 27, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Some chick on a radio station here was whining about how other countries have had female leaders, why is the US so far behind? Then it was “vote for Hillary!”

Condi is actually from the South, lived through the Civil Rights era, is brilliant and could be a great candidate. Yet her conservative leanings leave her subject to racial slurs, and to be painted as a sell-out to her race. The liberals can only come up with women who should get elected based on their support of radical causes or how much they don’t like this country.

When Obama winds up on an Uncle Ben’s box or with some black face touch-ups, I’ll consider the suggestion of equal rights in action. After watching what the left has done to Condi Rice, and will do to any Black American that is a conservative, I’m not very hopeful.

That’s why.

Hening on February 27, 2008 at 5:01 PM

If Obama wasn’t a black supremacist, socialist liberal with absolutely no clue how to run the country he might also have a chance to beat McCain.

orlandocajun on February 27, 2008 at 5:03 PM

The race-based special interests are pitted against the feminists in a winner-take-all smackdown!

highhopes on February 27, 2008 at 4:41 PM

Open the popcorn, dial the recliner back, loosen the waistband, and enjoy. You deserve it.

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Kini on February 27, 2008 at 3:47 PM

It definitely matches! Here.

newton on February 27, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Hening on February 27, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Eh. I was a Condi-phile two or three years ago, as we all were. But since she’s gone to State and gone native, I’m no longer enthusiastic about having her run for anything.

I am quite happy to send anyone who can utter the words “Palestinian peace process” with a straight face off to the retirement home. Thank you for your service, Secretary Rice. Enjoy your retirement years back in academia.

Personally, I think Jeanne Kirkpatrick should have run for President or at least VP. She had the requisite conservative disdain for the UN despite being our ambassador for many years.

Anton on February 27, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Anton on February 27, 2008 at 5:19 PM

what you said.

JiangxiDad on February 27, 2008 at 5:20 PM

I’m surprised she waited so long. I love the dilemma they’re in!

evenkeel on February 27, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Another woman whose voice I can’t stand to listen to. Couldn’t get through to the end of the audio.

cjs1943 on February 27, 2008 at 5:51 PM

Update: Belated exit question: Where would Hillary be if she wasn’t Mrs. Bill Clinton?

INCARCERATED!

shooter on February 27, 2008 at 5:52 PM

If a white male made a remark like that, he hand at dawn.

TheSitRep on February 27, 2008 at 6:01 PM

I blame Jeri Ryan.

hadsil on February 27, 2008 at 6:08 PM

That’s one of the things I love about the dem primary. Hillary runs, wanting to be the first woman president, and she’s in real danger of being kicked to the curb by a man wanting to be the first Black president. Blacks are a minority group which the dems have always felt they had in their pocket, and now The Inevitable One has to watch what she says or does against Barack and how it’s perceived.

Another thing I really love is that Bill’s reduced to going around to all the little towns in his red pickup truck stumping for votes, away from the media spotlight!

TeeDee on February 27, 2008 at 6:18 PM

Black…and male?

Tzetzes on February 27, 2008 at 6:26 PM

(Oh, I don’t mean snidely to suggest that he isn’t masculine. I mean that his being male isn’t some sort of ace up his sleeves. Being male doesn’t help him with identity politics, as being [half] black does.)

I’m sure he’s all man…

Tzetzes on February 27, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Love the exit question – spot on!

Ann on February 27, 2008 at 6:36 PM

That sound you hear is not someone knocking on your front door… it’s yet another nail being driven into Clinton’s political coffin.

Obama is leading only because he’s a black male? That’s the opinion of Democratic voters from one stupordelegate?

“Relax minions, us “leaders” will make sure the right choice is made.”

Hog Wild on February 27, 2008 at 6:39 PM

The irony of this is that Hillary may actually be the victim of a vast left-wing conspiracy.

trigon on February 27, 2008 at 7:21 PM

This old timer needs to take a long walk with Jimmy Carter and STFU.

Wade on February 27, 2008 at 7:36 PM

Hog Wild has it right. All of those damn Donk primary voters are racists and sexists. Someone needs to straighten them out. Maybe they will hire Castro to spend some of his vacation time in the U.S. advising Geraldine and her buddies on how to “re-educate” those Donk bigots.

JonRoss on February 27, 2008 at 7:42 PM

Wow, I can’t believe it, but I think Gerry has it right. All Barack Obama is, is a pigment-enhanced version of John Edwards. The speeches are a little more flowery, but the class warfare rhetoric is the same. If Barack Obama were white, he wouldn’t be anywhere near this nomination. Like Edwards, he’d be a forgotten also-ran. He’s the Toyota Prius of American politics. No real value, but he makes you feel good about yourself.

“I can’t not vote for Obama! That would make me a racist! I have a chance to vote for a real life DAVID PALMER! *I* want to be part of *history*

That’s *exactly* what’s going on here.

It’s sad how playing the “truth card” will be inevitably spun into the “race card”.

ArtLindsey on February 27, 2008 at 8:38 PM

Way to go Ms.Geraldine Ferraro, wonderful display of a leftest being a racist and sexist all in one package. So what is the g(ist) of he message?

If you are not like me you are inferior to me.

MSGTAS on February 28, 2008 at 8:20 AM

But, is Ms. Ferraro correct? I say yes, at least partly. Let’s pretend that Obama is a white senator from Indiana, has never ran a business; been a governor, mayor, etc.; never headed a law firm; never been the “leader” of anything; and the only bill to become law is some throwaway bill about the Republic of Congo. He would be taken as seriously as Kucinich.
But since he is black, and as Senator Biden put it, he is “clean and speaks well” he is taken seriously. The true irony of all of this is that even though his wife, supporters and himself speak of all this equality and living the dream of MLK type B.S.; The Obama frenzy is the exact opposite of what MLK;s dream. Obama supporters are not judging Obama by the content of his soul or character, they are judging him solely on the color of his skin! Do you honestly think Black America would get behind a white guy saying the same crap as Obama?!

clawjockey on February 28, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Would you like a little cheese with your whine?

TooTall on February 28, 2008 at 11:07 AM