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Obama Camp Calls Ferraro Racist; She Responds “No Way!”

March 12, 2008

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro on Wednesday stood by her comment that Democrat Barack Obama is only where he is because he is black and said the reaction by his campaign was dividing the party.

Democratic president hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., makes ...
Senator Obama makes a point….”My comments have been taken so out of context and have been spun by the Obama campaign as racist that it’s doing precisely what they don’t want done — it’s going to the Democratic Party and dividing us even more,” Ferraro said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 1984 and the only woman ever nominated by a major party for either of the top two U.S. political offices, ignited a flap by telling a California newspaper that “if Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position.”

“And if he was a woman 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,” Ferraro said.

Ferraro, who is supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the Democratic nominee in November’s presidential election, told ABC she believed that was true and that she was hurt by reaction by the Obama campaign that she said painted the comments as racist. She said she has fought against discrimination for 40 years.

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Pandering Pelosi-crats

October 22, 2007

Lead Editorial
The Washington Times
October 22, 2007

With all due respect to the Republican presidential hopefuls who debated last night, perhaps the best argument for keeping the Democrats out of power next November is the brazenly irresponsible way they handle national security issues: behaving as if the major threat to our national well-being is President Bush, not the jihadists, and putting the political agenda of Turkey-bashing ethnic lobbies and the hard left of the Democratic Party ahead of the war effort.

Exhibit number one is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who suffered twin embarrassments last week: In one instance, Democrats, under pressure from left-wing bloggers and the ACLU, tried to bring to the floor legislation updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that would have crippled the ability of our intelligence agencies to monitor al Qaeda and other foreign terrorist groups. They were forced to pull that bill from the floor. In the second instance, a mini-revolt among Democrats forced Mrs. Pelosi to remove from the floor the Armenia genocide resolution that could do grave damage to Washington’s relations with a key NATO ally, Turkey — which is critically important in resupplying the 160,000-plus U.S. troops in Iraq.

Last week we editorialized against both of these irresponsible pieces of legislation….

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