Gee, Geraldine. Maybe you should give yourself my coveted “Not helping!” Award. You’ll get to share it with such dignitaries as BET found Robert Johnson and 42nd president of the United States Bill Clinton.
I know that you take umbrage at folks calling you a racist. No one likes to be called a racist. And I did not call you a racist. My attack was more along the lines that you were hypocritical, elitist and ignorant. But please do go ahead, try to explain to people how one can say “if Barack Obama were white” and have it NOT come off as a racially flavored bile. And tacking on how you only got the veep spot on the ’84 ticket because you were a dame is a pretty pathetic argument considering if Geraldine Ferraro had been Gerald Ferraro, he and Walter Mondale would have still loss the 1984 race because neither of you had snowball’s chance in hell of beating Reagan.
But in your defense I don’t think you should have to step down either. Although my take is mostly on the grounds that I didn’t think Samantha Powers should have resigned from the Obama campaign for calling Hillary a “monster.” After all, what you said only came off as bigoted and ignorant rather than rude and sexist in the most rudimentary of senses (unless you want to convince me “monster” is a sexist term). And while I agree that the Op-Ed piece by Orlando Patterson in the NY Times regarding seeing the KKK in Hillary’s 3 a.m. ad is totally el pollo loco, that doesn’t make your statements sound any better.