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BET Founder Says: Obama Not Ready for Prime Time

Courtesy of the AP:

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.'

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'Geraldine Ferraro [was] right,' [Bob] 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.'

What's your opinion about Mr. Johnson's comments, Rev. Wright?


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Dont mention the the word "... (Below threshold)
914:

Dont mention the the word "trigger" around us midwestern bitter types Jayson....We may vote for You.

Steelers Owner Dan Rooney E... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Steelers Owner Dan Rooney Endorses Obama

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on Monday endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid.

In a statement, the 75-year-old Rooney said endorsing political candidates is not something he regularly does.

"As a grandfather and a citizen of this community, I think Barack Obama's thoughtful, strategic approach is important to America," Rooney said. "When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they talk about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them, which is to inspire them to be great Americans."

The Obama campaign said the Illinois senator and Rooney met Monday after Obama spoke at a meeting of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Obama's Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, also addressed the gathering.

Last month, former Steelers running backs Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis also endorsed Obama.

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notiz=you wanna plug Obama's campaign, Adrian, feel free to buy an ad. --Jay Tea.

Shocking Photo! <a href="ht... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

Shocking Photo! Press Here
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notiz=you wanna plug Obama's campaign, Adrian, feel free to buy an ad. --Jay Tea.

Look if you are going to do... (Below threshold)
Rory:

Look if you are going to do that to Jayson's thread then you should sign it-

Jay Tea and not just "J"..

I have a good feeling about that because Jayson has a strong belief in free speech.

Do I 'm pretty damn sure that the "J" is for "J" as in Jay Tea and not "J" as in Jayson.

Be fair.

Valid point, Rory. I didn't... (Below threshold)

Valid point, Rory. I didn't connect "Jayson" and "Jay," and it was, indeed, me (wearing my "Main Page Editor" hat) who disemvowelled Adrian and not Jayson.

Oh, and for the record, Jayson is not my son. Just to avoid any confusion.

If you're curious, Rory, Adrian posted an article about some sports team owner endorsing Hillary, and linked to some stupid picture -- neither relevant to the topic at hand.

I am shocked that Adrian's ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I am shocked that Adrian's comment was not on topic. ;) ww

Fortunately, the only opini... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Fortunately, the only opinion that counts is the voters. Maybe they'll think he is and maybe they won't.

Ahh! They only opinion the ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Ahh! They only opinion the COUNTS is the voters? HMM? Who one the last two elections and who acted like spoiled children who didn't get their way? Lefties.

This B.E.T. guy sounds like a typical whitey who clings to guns and religion because he is bitter.

You must be so proud of your racist guy JFO. ww

The only racist I really kn... (Below threshold)
JFO:

The only racist I really know about is you Willie which you have proven in other comments on this blog. Remember? The one where you argued blacks were too dumb to make voting decisions on their own?
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Oh JFO only if you were to ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Oh JFO only if you were to have reading comprehension classes. It is the lefties that think the blacks are not smart enough to handle their affairs. Good try buddy! You lefties love to throw the racist accusation around. You have done it so much, the word is useless. ww

JFO, I remember that thread... (Below threshold)
Eric:

JFO, I remember that thread and that was YOUR accusation, not WildWillie's. You completely rephrased what he said and now you throw out your version as a fact. That is disingenuous and borders on defamation.

Eric, I thank you for such ... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Eric, I thank you for such a vigorous defense, but just about everyone on this site know JFO is everything but honest in his remarks. Thanks for looking out for me. ww

No problem, and yes I know.... (Below threshold)
Eric:

No problem, and yes I know. Too bad he doesn't realize what a tool he is.

That's a flat out lie on yo... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

That's a flat out lie on your part, JFO. You are inventing Willie's meaning out of your ass.

Frankly, you should be banned for calling someone racist on that pathetic faked excuse.

My comment 14 refers to a n... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

My comment 14 refers to a now appropriately deleted comment by JFO. Please ignore it.

Countdown to Randi Rhodes p... (Below threshold)

Countdown to Randi Rhodes pronouncing Bob Johnson a "F***ing Whore" ...

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I appreciate all the suppor... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I appreciate all the support. JFO's scrambled comment did not have to be done in my opinion. Lefties love calling people racist. It is in their blood. Thanks guys. ww

JFO, you do not have the in... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

JFO, you do not have the intelligience to get it. Sorry, just the facts. You rant only. Blinded by hate. ww




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