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  •  Nice try-- (13+ / 0-)

    Thanks for sharing.

    But I've decided when I read this crap I'm going to push back with this, from Senator Obama:

    From MSNBC First Read today:

    You know, as I’ve said before, race and gender issues are very powerful in our society. They’ve been an organizing principle of our politics since the earliest days of our country. And so it would be naïve for me to think that we could just brush them aside. And I know that sometimes Sen. Clinton and others accuse me of being naïve, but I’m not naïve enough to think that we’re going to solve the country’s racial problems, and some of these other divisions in the span of six months or a year. What I do think is that our campaign has pointed towards the future, an era where these distinctions are less prominent in our politics.

    Nebraska: Who knew it was a hotbed of activist trust-funded latte-drinking Prius-driving brainwashed caucusers? It's not just about the corn.

    by cultural worker on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 11:58:17 AM PDT

    •  Obama - First Read (3+ / 0-)
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      Eternal Hope, revgerry, paintitblue

      Why wasn't this graceful statement given more prominence by the Obama campaign? This should have led the campaign response to the Ferraro remarks.

      •  I think it will be highlighted-- (5+ / 0-)

        by Obama's campaign.

        Meanwhile, tHhis diary, A post-racial president sank into oblivion but there's another great quote from Obama there:

        Obama said some voters might favor or disfavor him because he is black, just as some might favor or disfavor Clinton because she is female.
        However, he said, "the overwhelming majority of Americans are going to make these decisions based on who they think will be the best president. I have absolute confidence that if I'm doing my job, if I'm delivering my message, then there are very few voters out there that I can't win."
        "If I'm not winning them over," he said, "then it's my fault."

        This statement also cuts through the crap and gets us back to where, IMHO, civic discourse should be, and that is looking at the real difference between the candidates and not the characteristics of the candidate's supporters.

        This is what I believe (this is what I must believe):

        "the overwhelming majority of Americans are going to make these decisions based on who they think will be the best president."

        Nebraska: Who knew it was a hotbed of activist trust-funded latte-drinking Prius-driving brainwashed caucusers? It's not just about the corn.

        by cultural worker on Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 12:23:30 PM PDT

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