Thursday, March 13, 2008

Maybe I was Wrong About Which is the Weaker Democratic Candidate....

“The government gives them [African Americans] the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three strikes law and then wants us to sing 'God bless America,' No, no, no, not 'God bless America,' God damn America -- that's in the Bible, you're killing innocent people, God damn America for treating us citizens as less than human."

Earlier today, I listened to Dennis Prager debate with Michael Medved, regarding Ferraro's comment. Medved took the contrarian position to what most conservatives, I would think, are taking in regards to the uproar.

Prager pointed out how 9 out of 10 blacks are voting for Obama in many states ; Medved put forth how Obama has done the best in states where there are a minority of black voters, like in North Dakota, Idaho and Iowa. But Prager rightfully counters that many white voters are motivated by "white guilt", wanting to see another glass ceiling broken and prove America's not a racist nation by doing what's hip and exciting to the MTV generation and supporting a non-white in a bid for the highest office.

The fact that Obama's "blackness" is playing a role in his push for the presidency does not take away from Obama's natural gifts as a politician and orator. Geraldine Ferraro herself pointed out, in comparison and in acknowledgement, that if she had been Gerald Ferraro, she wouldn't have been Walter Mondale's VP candidate of choice; and that this in no way diminishes Ferraro's accomplishments.

Germany aches for the next black Kennedy.

Muslims in the Middle East are excited about the prospect of an American president with the middle name "Hussein".

Japanese in the city of Obama, Japan, are rooting for the candidate that will bring them tourists.

And Americans are smitten by the prospect of a non-white "uniter", breaking the glass ceiling of racism that haunts the American psyche.

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