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New comments from BET Founder: Obama Camp has "a hair-trigger on anything racial."
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Edited on Mon Apr-14-08 11:59 PM 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.

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."

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  -New comments from BET Founder: Obama Camp has "a hair-trigger on anything racial." truthpusher  Apr-14-08 11:23 PM   #0 
  - "Obama is only where he is because he is black" isn't just anything nt  mckeown1128   Apr-14-08 11:25 PM   #1 
  - Bob Johnson is an unapologetic Hillary shill.....What do you expect him to say?  marmar   Apr-14-08 11:25 PM   #2 
  - True.  AX10   Apr-14-08 11:25 PM   #3 
  - Why are you so uninformed? Very odd. nt  babylonsister   Apr-14-08 11:28 PM   #7 
  - You're right!  JeffR   Apr-14-08 11:31 PM   #11 
  - Fess up. Someone told you that the  prodn2000   Apr-15-08 02:09 AM   #57 
  - Well, when the Clintons make racially insensitive comments, don't expect to get away with it  Paint It Black   Apr-14-08 11:36 PM   #20 
     - So Does Obama. That's What's So Funny About It  Crisco   Apr-15-08 04:48 AM   #63 
  - "Start off with 90 percent of the black vote" Like usual Bob, your just uninformed.  hnmnf   Apr-14-08 11:26 PM   #4 
  - True but that goes to his larger point. O got to that by swiftboating the Clintons on race  jackson_dem   Apr-15-08 05:31 AM   #65 
     - he had to separate the black vote from the Clintons  GoldieAZ49   Apr-15-08 01:19 PM   #82 
  - I may be slow...  ErinBerin84   Apr-14-08 11:26 PM   #5 
  - Yes he swiftboated the Clintons on race by doing what Johnson is talking about to go from 36% to 90%  jackson_dem   Apr-15-08 05:32 AM   #66 
  - BOB JOHNSON? The wealthy black man who loves Hill now, but  babylonsister   Apr-14-08 11:27 PM   #6 
  - The same could be said about Hillary  gabeana   Apr-14-08 11:30 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, the guy who made the 'drug dealer' inference...  americanstranger   Apr-14-08 11:30 PM   #9 
  - Bull S... Entertainment TV = BET  democracy1st   Apr-14-08 11:30 PM   #10 
  - BET is crappy TV.  HawkeyeX   Apr-14-08 11:40 PM   #25 
  - Says the man who's network has contributed to the  ampad   Apr-14-08 11:31 PM   #12 
  - I do agree with you that Rap is Crap!  AX10   Apr-14-08 11:35 PM   #17 
  - I have to disagree with you there  Paint It Black   Apr-14-08 11:37 PM   #22 
  - The old school hip hop is hot  ampad   Apr-15-08 12:01 AM   #35 
  - Why does your post not surprise me?  thecatburgler   Apr-15-08 01:30 AM   #53 
  - A blanket statement like that...  LowerManhattanite   Apr-15-08 01:53 AM   #54 
  - And you know that...  NDambi   Apr-14-08 11:35 PM   #18 
  - thank you..............  themartyred   Apr-15-08 01:57 AM   #55 
  - This article is more race-baiting from Clinton's camp  Quixote1818   Apr-14-08 11:32 PM   #13 
  - More ugly bigoted crap. Thanks and welcome to ignore!  sfexpat2000   Apr-14-08 11:33 PM   #14 
  - welcome to close mindedness? just because I posted this doesn't mean I agree with it?  truthpusher   Apr-14-08 11:38 PM   #23 
     - Now you have a glimpse into  ruggerson   Apr-14-08 11:58 PM   #34 
     - I agree this is ugly bigoted crap, but it's worth talking about...  truthpusher   Apr-15-08 12:03 AM   #38 
     - If that person followed through on all the "welcome to ignore"'s, there wouldn't be anything to read  2rth2pwr   Apr-15-08 12:35 AM   #41 
     - you dared to post something critical of Obama. therefore you are condemed...  rodeodance   Apr-15-08 10:20 AM   #78 
  - Bob "fuck the estate tax" Johnson?  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-14-08 11:34 PM   #15 
  - Bob Johnson..the black man who sold the soul of black music..yeah okay im going to listen to him..  NDambi   Apr-14-08 11:34 PM   #16 
  - Yup he has some room to talk  ampad   Apr-15-08 12:05 AM   #39 
     - Amen. You said it.  NDambi   Apr-15-08 02:47 PM   #86 
  - Dear Hillary,  DarienComp   Apr-14-08 11:35 PM   #19 
  - Uncle Bob Johnson.  Katzenkavalier   Apr-14-08 11:36 PM   #21 
  - What was it bob johnson said before  zidzi   Apr-14-08 11:39 PM   #24 
  - IF:  cliffordu   Apr-14-08 11:41 PM   #26 
  - another one! what the fuck? just because I posted this doesn't mean I agree with it?  truthpusher   Apr-14-08 11:44 PM   #27 
     - If you just post that swill, no one here knows how you feel about it  cliffordu   Apr-14-08 11:51 PM   #31 
     - thanks  truthpusher   Apr-14-08 11:53 PM   #32 
        - And the 'sarcasm' smilie works wonders, too.  cliffordu   Apr-15-08 12:01 AM   #36 
     - Do not expect thoughtful discussion here.  Chovexani   Apr-15-08 01:12 PM   #79 
  - Anything racial? Like this?  TML   Apr-14-08 11:44 PM   #28 
  - K&R  indimuse   Apr-14-08 11:46 PM   #29 
  - do you actually think that these comments help the HRC campaign?  truthpusher   Apr-14-08 11:49 PM   #30 
  - If Hillary wasn't the husband of Bill Clinton...  NJSecularist   Apr-14-08 11:54 PM   #33 
  - Bob "the death tax is racist" Johnson. Ha ha ha. n/t  geek tragedy   Apr-15-08 12:03 AM   #37 
  - Thank you Mr. Johnson!!  Beacool   Apr-15-08 12:21 AM   #40 
  - Obama doesn't have to wait turns. No politican has. Democratic voters  Katzenkavalier   Apr-15-08 12:38 AM   #42 
  - I think that plenty wish they could re-vote now that the media  Beacool   Apr-15-08 12:45 AM   #45 
  - Wow. I can't even believe you typed that.  babylonsister   Apr-15-08 12:43 AM   #43 
  - Oh please, the state senate? Being a protege of Emil Jones?  Beacool   Apr-15-08 12:47 AM   #46 
     - You changed the entire subject. Address what I said, pls.  babylonsister   Apr-15-08 01:04 AM   #49 
        - Emil Jones and Rezko's financing made Obama.  Beacool   Apr-15-08 01:09 AM   #50 
           - Do you think Obama is all about Chicago?  babylonsister   Apr-15-08 01:26 AM   #51 
              - You don't know Emil Jones? Google him and Obama  Beacool   Apr-15-08 02:14 AM   #58 
                 - WOW. Any Obama supporter who doesn't know who Emil Jones is very uninformed about their candidate  jackson_dem   Apr-15-08 05:35 AM   #67 
  - If your candidate didn't have the last name Clinton, she'd be no where too. Let's not  GarbagemanLB   Apr-15-08 12:45 AM   #44 
  - It's not silly. Obama is not experienced enough to be president.  Beacool   Apr-15-08 12:49 AM   #47 
  - That vagina reference is uncalled for. Not so the Clinton one. nt  babylonsister   Apr-15-08 12:59 AM   #48 
  - Oh, lord  guyanakoolaid   Apr-15-08 01:29 AM   #52 
     - The state senate? Big deal!!  Beacool   Apr-15-08 02:17 AM   #59 
        - Obama only helped insure 150,000 kids, helped IL take death penalty off the table, helped pass  guyanakoolaid   Apr-15-08 03:38 AM   #61 
           - Too bad his entire Illinois "record" is a total fraud. Find out who Emil Jones is  jackson_dem   Apr-15-08 05:37 AM   #68 
              - Recall Judicial Watch saying that Obama obviously did not want to leave a paper trail.  rodeodance   Apr-15-08 10:16 AM   #77 
              - I'm sorry, would it be possible for you to point out the fraud, or is smear of Obama's contributors  guyanakoolaid   Apr-15-08 03:04 PM   #89 
  - somebody isn't going to be the most powerful African American in the country and he is just going to  grantcart   Apr-15-08 02:05 AM   #56 
  - Oh, that's just how billionaires talk. I wouldn't put much stock in it.  Kurovski   Apr-15-08 02:21 AM   #60 
  - Johnson is a lying sack of shit  cali   Apr-15-08 04:41 AM   #62 
  - If BET had a different corporate name without "Black" in it  BumRushDaShow   Apr-15-08 05:16 AM   #64 
  - k&r for anti-elitist Bob Johnson!  MethuenProgressive   Apr-15-08 07:17 AM   #69 
  - What a dumb ass! Obama didn't start off with 90% of the black vote.  Connie_Corleone   Apr-15-08 07:20 AM   #70 
  - Sounds spot on to me  JoFerret   Apr-15-08 07:20 AM   #71 
  - This from a man who has gotten rich depicting young, black women  Vinca   Apr-15-08 07:21 AM   #72 
  - Exactly.  BumRushDaShow   Apr-15-08 07:30 AM   #73 
  - "bitches and hos."???????  GoldieAZ49   Apr-15-08 01:22 PM   #84 
  - 100% true. Good thing Mr.Johnson is AA, or O supporters would stamp him as racist.  Lirwin2   Apr-15-08 07:32 AM   #74 
  - nah, he's just a pig of a hill sycophant  cali   Apr-15-08 07:35 AM   #75 
  - Hillary would never have been elected to the Senate  Mystery2Me   Apr-15-08 07:36 AM   #76 
  - Obama Camp has "a hair-trigger on anything racial." No shit, not breaking news  GoldieAZ49   Apr-15-08 01:15 PM   #80 
  - Bush's friend, Bob Johnson, who thinks the estate tax is racist?  Starbucks Anarchist   Apr-15-08 01:17 PM   #81 
  - anyone who criticizes Obama is going to be ridiculed by his camp  bigtree   Apr-15-08 01:20 PM   #83 
     - Some uniter eh? His 'movement' is more divisive than anything  GoldieAZ49   Apr-15-08 01:27 PM   #85 
        - Oh yeah blame it all on Obama...  NDambi   Apr-15-08 02:49 PM   #87 
        - That's funny  ellacott   Apr-15-08 02:56 PM   #88 

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