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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:23 AM
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New comments from BET Founder: Obama Camp has "a hair-trigger on anything racial."
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Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 12:59 AM by truthpusher
I don't know what to think about this... is it just me, or does feel like a double standard? Here is a prominent African American telling another prominent African American that he is using race negatively... now isn't that what he just did? WTF! If Hilary doesn't tell this guy to shut up soon... this will surely hurt her.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics/story/332760...

BET founder takes on Obama, race
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --The billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television says Barack Obama would not be a leading presidential candidate if he were white and that the Illinois senator's campaign has "a hair-trigger on anything racial."

The Charlotte Observer reported on its Web site Monday that Bob Johnson, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton's top black supporters, was commenting on remarks previously made by Geraldine Ferraro, another Clinton supporter.

"What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that 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?" Johnson said. "And the answer is, probably not."

"Geraldine Ferraro said it right," Johnson added. "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."

more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/politics/story/332760...
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