Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Putting Ferraro's Comments in Perspective


"The most irritating but revealing trope from the Clintonites in the face of Obama's success these past two months has been "Get real." By "get real," they mean, I think, that it is unimaginable that a young black freshman should beat a Clinton. That's how she can offer the veep slot to a man who has beaten her. That's how she can treat white ethnic voters in Pennsylvania as if they mean more than black voters in South Carolina. I'm not even sure that Ferraro or Clinton realize how unconsciously racist these assumptions are."

Now you're starting to get a hint of what we have to deal with. But in all fairness, we'd rather deal with that type than the other.

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