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Dick Morris: ‘First Black Is Better Than First Woman’

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Posted on Dec 19, 2006
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Clinton strategist turned Fox News provocateur Dick Morris brought his peculiar insight to bear on the Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama showdown, claiming: “Obama is in fact a better first than she is. First black is better than first woman in our politics in terms of valuing it.” What reasoning Morris used to make that determination remains a mystery, as he quickly moved on to the multitude of reasons why he feels Obama can’t win, and how he’ll leave the country if either one does.


 

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    Morris:

    You asked why the sudden rush to the spotlight—Hillary and Bill Clinton suffer from ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder. When they don’t get enough attention, they’re disordered.

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    Alan Colmes:

    I know, Dick, you deep down inside have great admiration and love for the Clintons. They’ve done so much for you. They’ve made you a national person.

    Morris:

    Absolutely.

    Colmes:

    I know you have those feelings somewhere inside you.

    Morris:

    I think that Hillary saw Obama building up momentum. Obama is in fact a better first than she is. First black is better than first woman in our politics in terms of valuing it. She got to feel she might be a little bit old hat, so she felt she had to get out there with this tease. I am going to announce that I am going to make a decision to announce and I will announce the date, and when I announce after the first of the year ...

    Colmes:

    Yeah, but every candidate kind of goes through those steps, and aren’t we kind of looking at her with much more of a microscope than we do other candidates?

    Morris:

    Well, I think she’s gotta maintain that head of momentum. But let me say this to you: Barack Obama is the best thing that’s ever happened to Hillary Clinton, because he can’t win. You think about the guy for five minutes and you’re not going to vote for him. No foreign policy experience, no Armed Services Committee experience, two years in the Senate, a state senator for ...

    Colmes:

    Look at George W. Bush—had no foreign policy experience, one-and-a-half term governor. Come on.

    Morris:

    I know. Nobody is going to vote for him ... when you do her against him against Hillary.


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    By Shirl, July 25, 2007 at 8:31 am Link to this comment
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    Why would anyone listen to this scam bag?
    He is trying to sink the Clintons and it won’t work, every one knows his past and how his wife could take him back is beyond me***

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    By JClarke, December 22, 2006 at 12:10 pm Link to this comment
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    I tend to agree with Mr. Morris.  From the perspective of someone who works in the cliche’ corporate American environment, it appears that women have, for the most part, overcome, to a greater degree, discrimination.  In our company, women appear to be well-represented in all areas of our company, with the exception of IT and our finance division.  So a female President isn’t really a statement, as far as “firsts” go, in defining milestones in our nation’s progress.  Now, as for black males, I’ll be honest, they’re virtually non-existent in our company, and especially at the higher pay positions.  In my opinion, there is more much work to be done in bringing this country together on the question of race than sex, so I believe a first black (as President) is far more significant (better) milestone for us to reach than the first woman.

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    By Cindy T., December 22, 2006 at 10:35 am Link to this comment
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    I wonder in which population he would find the most like-minded residents….the Taliban?

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    By Deanna K, December 20, 2006 at 2:43 pm Link to this comment
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    Do us all a favor and leave the country now, don’t wait for the election. We have enough bigots here already.

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    By moe, December 20, 2006 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment
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    I THINK DICK MORRIS MUST HAVE HIT ON HILLARY, SHE TOLD HIM SHE DIDN’T CARE FOR SHORT,FAT BIGOTS, SO HE HATES HER NOW.

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    By Kirk B., December 20, 2006 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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    Why do we even give vermin the time of day!

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    By saul, December 19, 2006 at 10:02 pm Link to this comment
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    Morris seems to forget that in Rummy, Cheney, Colin Powell and Rice this was the most knowledgeable foreign group assembled who screwed up just a royally.
    This man is lower then dirt

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    By Paul, December 19, 2006 at 3:23 pm Link to this comment
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    Isn’t this the same guy that bailed on Bill Clinton after Monica Lewinsky, yet had his own sordid sex scandal involving a hooker? Wanker.

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    By Ron, December 19, 2006 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment
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    I have had the good fortune to observe Barack Obama and relate to him. His perspectives are those of an observant, caring, intelligent person. Compassionate and capable of relating to many more people than any prospective candidate for some time now. I do believe this scares many hardcore politicians and business types. He has been open in regard to his life and heritage, his faults and accomplishments, his life experiences which has changed his perspectives without bitterness, yet using his shortcomings in a positive direction. He is no hero, he is a human being in true sense. Most of all, he is believeable. I can walk alongside a man like this, as opposed to following. He makes no false claims, just the promise to do his best for all people. Big job that cannot be done solely by one human, and I can see myself participating with him instead of being told what is right or wrong for me and my family.

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    By vet240, December 19, 2006 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment
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    The fact that Dick Morris has been able to stay afloat after his “situation” speaks volumes about the integrity of the news media. He’s a sleaze bag who literally talks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. I will say this for him. If I wanted to know how most bigots are thinking, I’d look for him!

    These talking-heads all remind me of a pack of Carrion eating vultures.

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    By Kory McDow, December 19, 2006 at 1:38 pm Link to this comment
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    Do we really believe this guy?  He can’t even pronounce Barack’s name correctly.

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    By GW=MCHammered, December 19, 2006 at 9:04 am Link to this comment
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    As usual, Fox News interviews the wrong person. They should have questioned Desmond Morris not Dick Morris, as to the relative significance of a First Woman, First Black president. Just how many so-called political expert opinions must we suffer these days before somebody gets around to PROPOSING something of relative significance then DOING something right…? Thank you Mister Colin Powell… finally someone worth listening to!

    http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20061217_colin_powell_deflates_mccains_iraq_strategy/

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    By DennisD, December 19, 2006 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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    A Dick Morris sighting - it’s a little early but I’d say we’re in for at least 6 more weeks of winter. Unfortunately for the country Dick and his political insights won’t have to leave anytime soon. Neither Obama or Hillary will be nominated much less elected. Just another irrelevant slimeball with nothing to sell but himself to anyone willing listen.

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