#1 Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
By Geoffrey Dickens (Bio | Archive)
Mon, 03/08/2010 - 14:41 ET
HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. [audio available here]
DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. "Listen he just hasn't been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death." And a version of, "Listen he's a nice person, he's very articulate" this is what's been used against him, "but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."
While Rather may not have been being intentionally racist one has to wonder what the reaction would be if a conservative had used similiar language on the show. Earlier Rather called the current legislation a "Republican health care bill" as seen in the following exchange as it was aired on the March 8th Chris Matthews Show:
http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=Xd8zuz8znzStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-08-2010, 11:03 PM
This is a stupid liberal trick but it will get more traction up here. ;)
03-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Well - we need a forum for this kind of thing . . . . But can you believe that he used watermelon? Of course - some here won't see anything wrong with what he said . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
03-08-2010, 11:13 PM
I'd buy the watermelon...... if it was spiked with vodka! :D
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03-08-2010, 11:34 PM
I'm just going to sit back and wait for the libs to tell us what he meant by that.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
03-09-2010, 07:45 AM
What's wrong with it is the fact that this is the first time I've heard of this story and his comments. BUT, had this been a Republican it would have been splashed across every major newspaper headline on page 1.
The blatant double standard is the problem with stories like this. :mad:
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