Amazing. I don't even put this on Hillary, so much as I put this on surrounding yourself with known fools and idiots. Here is Bob Johnson--the man who, more than any one person, may be more responsible for turning hip-hop into a parade of thongs, guns and blunts--speaking on Barack Obama:
What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant (is) if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called 'Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote? And the answer is, probably not. Would he also start out with the excitement of starting out as something completely different? Probably not. He would just be a freshmen senator ...
Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair trigger on anything racial. It is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.
But, uhm, Bob you just did. Isn't it thrilling when people say something "un-PC" and then complain about not being able to say it? This is an amazing statement from a guy who made untold billions turning black folks into a 24-hour minstrel show. Of course he's wrong on the facts--Obama was in fact running BEHIND Hillary in the black vote as recently as the Iowa caucus. The reason black folks shifted is not simply because Obama was black--Al Sharpton, Carol Mosley Braun, and Alan Keyes are all black--but because Clinton let fools and political sycophants like Johnson be her mouth-piece. People who are arguing that this is somehow coordinated by the Clinton campaign are wrong. I think we've reached the stage where it simply doesn't help her to have Johnson spouting off like this. All it does is make her camp look dirtier and sully her--admittedly loosing--effort. If Obama's smart he won't even diginify this nobody. I know he's a rich nobody. But that evidently ain't enough for him. Johnson knows how we will remember him. Very rich man. Very loathsome human being.