He Can't Have it Both Ways

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  1. carpro

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120536677319031953.html?mod=djemEditorialPage

    Obama and the Race Card
    March 13, 2008; Page A18

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    Is it just us, or does Barack Obama seem a mite too quick to play the race card when facing criticism from political opponents?

    In recent days, the Obama camp has been demanding an apology from Geraldine Ferraro, the former Vice Presidential candidate and current Hillary Clinton supporter who last week let slip that, "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."

    Though Ms. Ferraro resigned from the Clinton campaign yesterday, her remarks reveal little more than a firm grasp of the obvious, even if she could have found a less artless way to express herself. There is no disputing that Mr. Obama's skin color has been a political boon for him to date. And the suggestion that saying so aloud betrays racial animus implies that only the Illinois Senator can discuss the issue of race in regard to his candidacy.
     
  2. TomVols

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    He likes having it both ways. In an Oct interview with Tavis Smiley, Obama himself brought up his middle name contrasting it with W in George W. Bush.
     

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