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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dan Rather - Watermelons - Obama

Recently in a interview with Chris Matthews, Dan Rather remarked that this fall the Republicans might describe Obama as an ineffectual president who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him state troopers to flag down the traffic" implying that the republicans would play the race card. In this case its Dan Rather who's playing the race card by suggesting the republicans would use what he considers to be racial slurs. In effect, he blaming someone for an act before the act itself is committed. As for Obama and his selling ability, he was great during the campaign at selling himself as the wondrous new elixir that would cure all the nations problems. But now something has happened, either Obama has lost his mojo or people just don't like the bitter taste of his snake-oil even with its watermelon flavor!

Dan Rather Makes 'Watermelon' Quip in Depicting GOP Attacks on Obama

The former CBS News anchor is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on media blogs

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather, speaking on the GOP's expected strategy against Democrats in elections this fall, said Republicans would describe President Obama as "a nice person ... very articulate" but an ineffective leader who "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic."

Rather prefaced the comments, made Sunday on the "Chris Matthews Show," by saying, "The Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument."

Rather is known for his homespun anecdotes, though his choice of language in this instance already is raising some eyebrows on media blogs, which note the potential "racial minefield."

Racial slurs aimed at Obama have popped up across the country -- and been quickly denounced -- since he became the country's first black president.

In one case, the mayor of the small California city of Los Alamitos caused an uproar a year ago for sending an e-mail showing watermelons in front of the White House. The mayor apologized and resigned, claiming he was unaware of the stereotype that blacks like watermelon. Full story at FOX News

12 comments:

TexasFred said...

Dan Rather is a card carrying lefty loon, can you say *free pass*?

I know you can...

PatriotUSA said...

I lost what little respect I had for Rather a long time ago. No surprises here at all with such
comments. Who better to play the race card than our demosocialistacrat friends who claim to be so full of diversity, PCness, and multiculturalism.

Those are the three toxic
stews that have helped
gets us where
we are today, with one foot
over the cliff staring into
the pits of commie liberal hell.

Debbie said...

That was pretty funny and Chris Matthews was about to have a stroke, ha.

That image is very creepy, ha.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Maggie Thornton said...

Matthews tried to drown him out, but it didn't work. As goofy as Rather is, I think even after all these years, he may have a ways to go before he can pass Chris Mathews' stupid remarks.

Rather should only now be getting out of jail for lying about G.W.'s military service.

Obama's snake oil is rancid now, and was in 2008.

Watermelons and fried chicken have gotten a really bad name, and it's simply un-American to keep maligning these two wonderful pleasures.

Ron Russell said...

I agree Maggie about Rather, and as you say "watermelons and fried chicken" have been the big losers!

Mr Pink Eyes said...

Only a leftist could get away with saying something like this. If this was a Republican the outrage would be unbearable, but he is a card carrying liberal so Chris Matthews tried to cover up for him by drowning him out. If this had been a republican Chris Matthews would have been more than happy to shut up and let him hang himself.

Matt said...

It seems that the elft can say anything and get away with it. We had the NBC fried chicken for Black History Month. Then there was the Matthews, "For an hour I forgot he was black." The list goes on and on. The question is, who are the racists? Or, is that even in question at all?

John Carey said...

Dan Rather is in the leftist club, so he can say anything. The people in this country see right through this. This is why the MSM's objectivity is bankrupt!

MK said...

The left are so predictably and boring, the losers are already pulling out the race card. Back during the election scum like rather were whining that Americans are racists if they don't vote obama. Now that they did, the leftist scum are still not happy.

"...he was great during the campaign at selling himself as the wondrous new elixir that would cure all the nations problems."

And that is his problem now, the people are seeing that he ain't what he said he was. Like every two-bit slimeball shyster, he can't deliver the goods when the time comes.

LD Jackson said...

It sounds to me like he is making statements and then trying to blame the Republicans for them. Does he really believe he can get away with this and no one notice?

WomanHonorThyself said...

hey there Ron..ah yes are they crying racism again??? how novel!

Teresa said...

The truth about Obama is being revealed to the voters. Rather is a nutjob.