Geraldine Ferraro has stepped down from her honorary post in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Clintons have apologized for her comments. Tsk Tsk. This cartoon takes her “He happens to be very lucky to be who he is.” comment to a new level. To me it says “When has it ever been a thing of luck to be a Black man in the US??“. With all that Black men have faced…lucky is the word you use?? Oh and of course he just can’t be intellegent or the right man for the job (or “clean” as others have been brow beat for noting).
Simply, Ferraro was using race to kneecap the Black candidate.
Her comment points once again to an attitude in the Clinton camp that has been expressed so many times now it cannot be accidental. In their universe, Obama is an apparition, devoid of substance, elevated well beyond his abilities by the novelty of race. He is, as Ferraro says, “lucky to be who he is.”
And that is Clinton’s big lie. If it is the happy good fortune of mere complexion that can make a candidate formidable, why is Obama the first and only Black man to be a viable contender for the White House?
Before Ferraro, there was the unidentified Clinton adviser who told the London Guardian, “If you have a social need, you’re with Hillary. If you want Obama to be your imaginary hip Black friend and you’re young and you have no social needs, then he’s cool.”
And then came Bill… – Read the rest at The Arizona Republic