Monday, February 08, 2010

Harold Ford Jr., Desperate Political Has-Been

Harold Ford Jr. told Maureen Dowd he left Tennessee because we are all a bunch of racists:

Junior may not have the stain of corruption that his father, uncle, and aunt all seem to have in their political careers, but in politics you are often defined by voters based on the actions of your close family (unfair as that may be)-especially if virtually your entire family are political people, as is the case with Harold Ford, Jr. As a result, for Ford to have any chance to resuscitate his dying political career, he has to do it on a Statewide basis other than the one where he managed to make his own political name. To blame the people of Tennessee as a whole for not accepting his wife is beyond disingenuous and despicable, it is an insult to every person who lives in Tennessee, regardless of what color they are or what their political persuasion might be.

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At Monday, February 08, 2010 6:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be realistic Dave, HFJ was not going to be elected dog catcher by most blacks or whites in TN. And many Black NYers have a problem with him being married to a white woman too, but his chances are a little bit better there. However he won’t win in NY mainly because of his conservative political beliefs no matter how he tries to spin it, we all know he’s a really a Republican in disguise.

At Monday, February 08, 2010 8:29:00 PM, Blogger AMW said...

I recall Don Imus being particularly upset by Bob Corker's win over Ford in their Senate race, saying the reason for his defeat was "entirely racial." That's selective outrage by any standard, but Ford probably won't win regardless of the State in which he runs for reasons other than his wife's ethnicity.

At Monday, February 08, 2010 8:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He won for 10 years straight in his TN district, but in my opinion now he can't win in his district because he has a white wife. It is what it is.

At Tuesday, February 09, 2010 1:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ford is right.

Now we have the Tea Klux Klan, with one of it’s leaders Tancredo calling for a return to Jim Crow laws before a cheering 100% white audience in TN. As daughter of GOP Presidential Nominee Megan McCain stated, the Tea partiers exhibit, “innate racism.”

Actually, The Tea Party movement is a GIFT to Democrats. A nearly 100% white conservative christian group that has contributed little to national debate, save for extremist rhetoric (death panels, birth certificate, Obama-Nazi-Socialist, etc), led by a failed Gov that had to be schooled in the most basic high school history by the McCain campaign, and who is polling quite low, even among Republicans, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement is poised drag the GOP down or at least fracture it into the thinking branch and the white trash know-nothing branch. Palin is a perfect figurehead for this group.


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