Thursday, March 13, 2008


Obviously neither the cloned Democratic candidates or MSM is going to discuss anything of any relevance, so let us dissect the latest racist charge.

In 1984 I voted for the Mondale/Ferraro ticket (in Central America holding my nose and an absentee ballot wishfully thinking that Mondale might succumb to a heart attack and Geraldine would be the first woman president) - it was the anyone but Reagan/Bush syndrome. (Besides, as hubby is Sicilian we gravitate to names ending in a vowel.)

Geraldine, as a Hillary backer - has lost more luster than a cheap mohair sweater. On the other hand, there isn't one candidate worth backing and I cannot decide who is the bigger threat, Shillery Clinton or Reverend Barry Obama. As they will both do as they're told once in office it's a moot point anyway. (McCain may be sufficiently insane to think he can buck TPTB.)

Geraldine: "I said in large measure, because he is black. I said, Let me also say in 1984 -- and if I have said it once, I have said it 20, 60, 100 times -- in 1984, if my name was Gerard Ferraro instead of Geraldine Ferraro, I would never have been the nominee for vice president," she said.

Ferraro said, "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."

Why is this being labeled racist? Because some pundit in the Obama camp said so?

Geraldine is from the generation which remembers the '60s and '70s - back when the country was caught up in concepts, when being black was trendy, when white folks wore perm-fried afros and dashikis and loved Motown. Back when it was also trendy to be native American - every white person I met in that era professed to have found a long-lost Indian somewhere in their ancestral file - usually Cherokee, although tough white guys claimed Apache.

In 1984 women in power, in business, and possibly a female as VP was trendy. Ferraro is correct - she was selected for the Democratic ticket solely because she was female. It was the Dem thing to do at the time.

But trends move fast and the Reagan/Bush era made young upwardly mobile professional people (yuppies) trendier. By 1984 being black and native American or first female was passé. Please step back Geraldine, greed and go-getting puppies in pinstripes driving Beemers are in this decade.

Ferraro is right about "the concept." Be they business, music, big screen or politics - stars are marketed - not because of ability - but what's trendy, with what TPTB believe will achieve their agenda against the sheeple. The "concept" is the scheme, the angle, the gimmick.

Obama is Our Raisin in the Sun who will not be intimidated or bought out. Just kidding. Barak is no Sidney Poitier and he sold when the Chicago outfit groomed him for a senatorship.

Note this nomination process has been predominantly about the "first" history making something, nitpicking race and gender cards and very little about the platform of the candidates (their platforms are identical lies anyway).

Americans, faddish lemmings that they are - are caught up in the Obama "concept". Look at us world - US seriously supporting a black man for president - aren't we cool.

By November, fickle fans of Obama and Clinton will not want either one of them. Gimmicks have a short shelf life. Ask Bill, the "first Black president" playing a sax.

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