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Is Ferraro Right about Obama?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ps104_33, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    "Ferraro's comments illustrate two things. First, they show the depths to which Hillary flacks are willing to go. It's typical of the Hillary camp that a sidekick like Ferraro attempts to plunge the knife into Obama while Hillary feigns ignorance and plays nice. Second, Ferraro's attack illustrates how some prominent liberals deep down think that all blacks are only capable of advancing because they are black.In a way liberal support for racial preferences can be understood as an attempt to cope with this situation. We often hear liberal activists say, "If it wasn't for affirmative action there would be virtually no blacks in top universities." The implication of course is that blacks on their own merits are incapable of getting into Harvard and Berkeley.
    The cruel irony of affirmative action is that it reinforces and strengthens liberal perceptions of black inferiority. Athough Obama seems smart enough to have gotten into Harvard, it's quite possible that affirmative action policies were partly responsible for his admission. Consequently policies of racial preference have the effect of placing an invisible question mark alongside the achievements of all persons of color."

    http://news.aol.com/newsbloggers/2008/03/13/is-ferraro-right-about-obama/
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Lots of people get to positions of prominence because of who their parents or relatives are, or where they are born, or who they know, etc.

    Would George W. Bush be president if he hadn't been born to George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush?

    I think the whole flap over Farrarro's comments was silly.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

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    I have said before that if his name were Bill Williams, failed oilman, he would never have beaten Vice President Gore. Oh wait...he STILL didn't!
     
  4. LeBuick

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    Sure he did, his brothers state put him over the top... :thumbs:
     
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    "Is Ferraro Right about Obama?"

    Absolutely. No doubt at all.

    So, no one must actually say so lest the PC police go on the attack.

    as noted.
     
  6. Bro. Curtis

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    It would be nice if we could stick to one paranoid delusion at a time.
     
  7. webdog

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    So Al Gore has been president these past 8 years? Strange!

    The Browns won the Super Bowl in '87 - '89, too. They just aren't in the record books :rolleyes:
     
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    Your conclusion is correct as far as it goes. Go back to 1980, the Republican Convention. Reagan almost picked Ford for his VP. At the last minute he picked the first Bush. Had Reagan not, Bush would have never been President. It follows then that the direct cause of the present President being elected (besides God's will) is Reagan's VP choice.
     
  9. dragonfly

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    Can you name one thing George W. Bush succeeded at before becoming president?
     
  10. Bro. Curtis

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    This thread is not about Bush, ergo my statement.
     
  11. dragonfly

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    In other words, you cannot answer without exposing Bush for the failed buisness man he is.
     
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    It's off topic, but for the record, I believe he failed at most of his business ventures with the exception of his part ownership of the Texas Rangers.

    Why does it matter?

    Also , for the record, he was an outstanding and popular Governor.

    That's off topic , as well, but it's a freebie.:thumbs:
     
  13. dragonfly

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    Thank you for your honesty!
     
  14. Bro. Curtis

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    OK, it's O/T, but I can't resist......

    Who lives in a better house, you or him ?
     
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