"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) 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." -- Geraldine Ferraro
I woke up this morning, read the above quote and wanted to kill myself.
(I have a friend whose mother and brother did commit suicide and even he says things like "The weather is so bad today I want to kill myself." So what I mean is, I didn't want to die die, but I did want to die.)
I had to think for a minute what Ferraro was trying to say and why she was saying it. I mean aren't there a million other "good" things she could say about Hillary or other negative things she could come up with against Barack to support her candidate. I couldn't even understand her point really. What was she trying to say exactly?
Did she mean that Barack is lucky to be black at this point in our nation's history because on the whole we Americans feel so guilty about our despicable treatment of African Americans that we will vote for Barack to make ourselves feel better? That the guilt we feel over denying women equality is nowhere near as strong as the guilt we feel over slavery and segregation?
She couldn't have been saying that, could she?
Perhaps she was trying to say that obviously so much of the world is disgusted by us Americans for so many reasons and that the general consensus is that "the white man is to blame" so we'll vote for Barack because we're so desperate to make a bold statement to the rest of the world?
Or maybe she's saying something entirely different. I hope so. But what? You tell me. Is it possible to spin what she said in a positive light? Or in a less offensive light to both Barack and those that support him?
I'd love a woman for vice president and president. Just not her and her friend Hillary. And speaking of Hillary...
As of late, I can no longer listen to her voice -- and I gave $500 to her campaign way back when. If I hear her carry on about her foreign policy experience one more time, I may kill myself. It's like she realized going the George Bush route of saying something totally untrue hundreds of times so we believe it is the way to go.
Doesn't she realize that that is one of major reasons Barack is ahead? That we're sick of that bullshit?
Enough already ladies. I don't want to want to kill myself anymore because I'd love to see a woman I can respect lead this nation.
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