Geraldine Ferraro’s a slow learner.
Well, now that the race is winding down, Ferraro has now blasted fellow Democrats for their sexism and – wait for it – reverse racism! And, as she did before, Ferraro feeds on “affirmative action fears” – black power threatens white dominance.
Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a statement I made about the influence of blacks on Obama’s historic campaign, people have been stopping me to express a common sentiment: If you’re white you can’t open your mouth without being accused of being racist. They see Obama’s playing the race card throughout the campaign and no one calling him for it as frightening. They’re not upset with Obama because he’s black; they’re upset because they don’t expect to be treated fairly because they’re white. It’s not racism that is driving them, it’s racial resentment. And that is enforced because they don’t believe he understands them and their problems. That when he said in South Carolina after his victory “Our Time Has Come” they believe he is telling them that their time has passed.
Quite frankly, we find this absolutely disgusting.
Ferraro claims that she’s interested in reconciling the party, but the 72-year old seems more captivated by exasperating already entrenched divides. If Ferraro were really interested in party unity, she would have used her space in the Boston Globe to offer an olive branch. But, as if speaking from America’s dark past, this woman would rather harp on sentiments many Democrats would rather forget.
There’s only one word for Ferraro’s backhanded maneuver: despicable. Ferraro should be ashamed of herself and, we think, may qualify for psychiatric assistance. Her grasp on reality remains tenuous, at best.