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must be or all their own spinning would drive them crazier than they already
are. Right now BO supporters are rushing
out to explain to us that if we just understood the Black church culture
weíd have no problem with what the Minister Wright said. Thus speaketh
self appointed wise man, David Gergan.
BO himself, with
his surrogates, is spreading the race-card-spin around the gullible media
like warm butter. Their message is clear. If you donít vote for BO then
you are racist. Oh, we know this has been
out there for months, but now there is a huge intensity given this message.
It was out there and worked just great where there were caucuses because
there were many people who did not want to be seen as racist because they
feared the violent consequences.
Letís just stop
this in its tracks. People, many people vote for Hillary because they just
donít like BO. Then there are those who support her because she is a smart,
experienced woman and that drives the boyz crazy mad.
Thereís no racial
bias in most Hillary voters and for those who are biased it seems that
freedom of opinion is still allowed in this democracy. Wrong! According
to BO and surrogates. Racism is dividing the country and you must elect
BO to keep the country together. His campaign does nothing to condemn or
stop the threatened violence that is rampant among his supporters. He revs
up animosity toward whites without noting that Blacks also have interracial
Bob Herbert wrote
Jesse Jackson is
traveling the country with a tough anti-crime message that he is delivering
to inner-city youngsters. In Chicago he said, "There is nothing more
painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and
hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery -- then look around and
see somebody white and feel relieved." http://www.dailyhowler.com/
Hillary is not the
divider here; it is BO who intends to win at any cost -- the very intent
he faults HRC for. His surrogates constantly blame women, who are a loyal
55% of the Democratic Party voters, for not abandoning Hillary.
But think about
the big picture. Who can beat McCain in
November? The following URL gives everyone
a chance to figure it out for themselves and read what others have calculated.
Itís much better than letting oneís self be led around by a disinformational
Many more women
and men are writing and talking and blogging and joining together to come
forth to say, ďNo, not again. We demand a fair nomination fight; we demand
fairness in reporting by the media. If racism is a crime then sexism is.
Donít expect us to give in and vote for BO.
On Friday, it got
to be too much for Alegre, a diarist on the flagship liberal blog DailyKos,
who frequently writes in support of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. ďIíve
put up with the abuse and anger because Iíve always believed in what our
online community has tried to accomplish in this world,Ē Alegre wrote Friday
evening. ďNo more.Ē http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/15/blogtalk-pro-clinton-bloggers-walk-out-of-kos/
pandered mightily in an interview given to BO, regarding his Minister Wright
friendship, just hours after castigating Hillary in one of his scathing
comments that always before has been limited to traitors and lawbreakers.
But he should have
addressed the Ferraro story with BO in that interview. He should have made
clear that on rethinking it that both he and the rest of the media went
of half-cocked and gender biased.
It would have been
truthful and fair but thatís not in the spin -- that would never please
the corporate bosses. So he and the others just pop a few more Dramamine
pills and ride their spin knowing that the Democrats must have a united
party to win and counting on women to give up and give in as usual.
BO showed himself
to be a hypocrite when he stood by his minister but separated himself from
certain sexist, racistsí rants: "I understand MSNBC has suspended
Mr. Imus," Obama told ABC News (4/11/07), "but I would also say
that there's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they
made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would
hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude." http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3031317&page=1
Michelle Obama has
made inflammatory statements that appear to be akin to those of Rev. Wright
-- it seems both MO and BO have had close
association for many, many years with him and could not escape his sexist
and racist ideology.
It was noticeable
that BO revised his claim that he had never heard incendiary speech from
his minister Wright somewhat in his long TV sermon/lecture to the country
on 3/18/08, but only Repug stations and pundits mentioned it.
BO was aware of
the terrible things Wright said and feared getting caught in an outright
lie. He was cautioned by his own supporters to come clean. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gerald-posner/rev-wright-and-barack_b_91693.html
Now the media will
dissect his long TV sermon/lecture and aside from FOX (and one brave soul
on NSNBC, Joe Scarborough) will rave, pat him on the back and cheer him
on as they are paid so well to do.
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