How’s that sandwich?
Hey listen, can you cut the crap, yo?
Gov. Ed Rendell, one of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s strongest supporters, said some white Pennsylvanians are likely to vote against her rival Barack Obama because he is black.
“You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,” Rendell told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He cited his 2006 re-election defeat of Republican Lynn Swann, the former Pittsburgh Steelers star, by more than 60 percent.
“I believe . . . that had Lynn Swann been the identical candidate that he was – well-spoken, charismatic, good-looking – but white instead of black, instead of winning by 22 points, I would have won by 17 or so,” he said. “And that (attitude) exists. But on the other hand, that is counterbalanced by Obama’s ability to bring new voters into the electoral pool.”
Way to paint your state as racist. That was classy. Well, actually, way to paint your conservative constituents as racist.
How, Eddie, HOW I ask you, are we as a country, as a united people gloriously different with different-y different-ness ever supposed to burn the race card if people like you continually, with no need, keep whipping a new one out?
I can’t even adequately express how ridiculous it is that you decided only conservatives were and will be affected by the race of the candidates. Dude, if you think racism falls neatly within party lines you really are much stupider than I previously thought. And previously, I found you to be pretty stupid.
Like most republicans and democrats, I do not care, I did not care, I will never care what color Lynn Swann is. He’s a STEELER, for gosh sakes!
And like those republicans and democrats, I do not care and I will never care what color Barack Obama is.
I don’t care if he’s black, white, black/white, or a purple people eater in a yellow polka dot bikini.
I only care if he’s a decent human being whose platform aligns nicely with mine. I don’t know yet.
Please, Eddie, eat your sandwich and put the race card away until such a time as it absolutely must be pulled from your sleeve.
This, however, wasn’t such a time.
What is that? Pastrami?