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Olbermann: Ferraro Sounds Like David Duke

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Posted on Mar 13, 2008
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Keith Olbermann usually reserves his scorn for the likes of George W. Bush, but, he says, “events insist” that he offer one of his “special comments” to Hillary Clinton over what he says appears to be a pattern of prejudice among her surrogates.

The “Countdown” host begins by offering a disclaimer: He owes his gratitude to the Clintons and this is not to be taken as an endorsement of Barack Obama. And then the gloves come off.

Even though Olbermann is a commentator by trade and Ferraro’s comments clearly struck a national nerve, it’s a bit surprising to see him speaking so frankly and so harshly about the Clinton campaign.

(h/t: The Largest Minority)

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 13, 2008 at 10:51 am Link to this comment

Its Olbermann who “sounds like David Duke”, Sue….

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By Sue Cook, March 13, 2008 at 10:46 am Link to this comment

Keith Olbermann is a big mouth looking for attention and ratings!

Watch his eyes bug out of his head when trying to stress a point

MSNBC is anti-Hillary whether your watching Countdown or Hardball with Chris Mathews.

She ought to charge them for the money they’re making at her expense

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By LibertyWatch, March 13, 2008 at 10:38 am Link to this comment

Keith has this one nailed down tight and is well worth the download time to hear his comments.

Billary has stooped into the manure of the muckrakers with this race card and it should end immediately! We must demand better from our elected officials and ourselves to make this century a better place for all of us together.

There is no place in America for the racist bigots anymore! As a young man I had my racist moments in the 60’s and I am sorry for those, but as a senior now in my 60’s I hope I have matured beyond the disgraceful attitudes that the Billary Campaign has invoked through the mouth piece Farrero! Disgusting does not fit the crime and shame they have brought forth. It is more proof that the Clinton folks are not fit to lead in America today!

PEACE by popular demand!

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 13, 2008 at 10:32 am Link to this comment

If Keith Olbermann was a black man, we would not be listening to this. And if he were a woman (of any color), he would not be in the position to deliver this diatribe. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is…. and the country is now caught up in his petulant reverse sexism and covert ageism.

So moronic, uhh….... himself like “a poison cloud”! As for advocating for a more inexperienced candidate…... is he related to Samantha Power??? Hows that….. its already proven that the media has not asked questions of Barack Obama because he’s black. Some other reason for the politically correct?

Such serpentine logic….... now there’s a “racial undertone” to the 3am ad!?!? So much for the Olbermann catastrophe! What a pain, ugh…... so much “filth” and rabid demands for denunciations he has no right to make. Perhaps it is you who is the Republican in the manger, Olbermann???

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By Dr. David Duke, March 13, 2008 at 8:40 am Link to this comment
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Here’s a letter I recently wrote to Olbermann:

Keith Olbermann Says Ferraro Sounds Like David Duke

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC recently attacked Geraldine Ferraro for saying she “sounds like David Duke.” Ferraro made the mistake of simply speaking the truth that Obama would not be the front runner in the Democrat nomination if he were not Black.

Here is my letter to Keith Olbermann on the issue.

Dear Mr. Olbermann,

I am Dr. David Duke and if Ferraro sounds like me, then well she should.

First off, I should say that I oppose Obama, Clinton and McCain with an equal-opportunity amount of disgust. I would rather put my fingers into a fire than pull the lever for any of these candidates. I will probably vote for Ralph Nader because he is the only one to stand up to the Israel lobby and our disastrous Mideast Policy that led us to the tragedy of -911 and the Jewish Neocon media and government orchestrated War in Iraq.

Yes, Obama is the Democrat frontrunner because of his race. If Obama were a White “John Doe” with an identical political record/Senate record and identical rhetoric, he would be a poor also ran.

Obama has won most of his delegates because he has received over 90 percent of the Black vote.

Why? It is obviously not his policies. They are not much different than any of the other Democrats. For instance, in Edward’s home state of South Carolina, he lost to Obama even though he was far more openly attentive to “Black issues” than was Obama. 

Hillary’s drop in support is an example of the power of Obama’s racial affiliation. Certainly, the Black bloc vote in at least half of Obama’s winning states made the difference, and it would not exist for a White man running against Hillary’s slavishly pro-Black record. Remember, Hillary’s worse half, Bill, was called the “first Black President” and the entire Clinton family is adored by Black people across America.

Obama, then, got the Black bloc vote because he was a Black brother, period. If he were White and saying the same thing, he would have received less black votes than Clinton or Edwards.

It is true that a number of self-hating, White liberals are ecstatic over a Black man possibly becoming President of the United States. So, tell me that his race has nothing to do with his success!

They see nothing in the least ironic about a leading member of an openly racist Black church that proclaims its true loyalty to Africa rather than America.

So, everything Ferraro said was absolutely correct. America’s controlled media denies an obvious truth when it comes to recial realities in the U.S.

Blacks can be for their own people first. Jews can be for their own people first, in fact they can even put Israel over America.  Mexicans can be for their own people first. But Whites are not even allowed to defend their civil rights and dare oppose the endemic racial discrimination against Whites called affirmative action.

I like some of the comments You have made against the Iraq War, but your latest comments are completely wrong.

Ferraro, a White women has been attacked for saying the same thing that countless Black leaders have stated—that Black people are proud that they have the chance to vote for an African American for president. If Ferraro attacked because she is White and is saying the same thing as uncriticized Black leaders, she is victim of clear victim of racism .

Ferraro spoke the truth, and if she sounds like me—than she should, simply because I tell the truth about this issue in media as well on the website that carries my name. If you doubt this letter is authentically mine, you can go my website and read a copy of it.

I would be happy to debate this issue with you any place, any time.

Dr. David Duke
Former Member of the House of Representatives
State of Louisiana.

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By T. Barr, March 13, 2008 at 8:11 am Link to this comment
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Sorry, I don’t see it that way! Ferraro was just speaking the truth. Obama is not ready to be president! Why can’t these Obama fanatics understand we’ve just had 8 years of incompetence, so why would we want another empty suit’s leadership? God! What is wrong with these people?

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By Dr. David Duke, March 13, 2008 at 7:49 am Link to this comment
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I am Dr. David Duke and if Ferraro sounds like me, then well she should.

First off, I should say that I oppose Obama, Clinton and McCain with an equal-opportunity amount of disgust. I would rather put my fingers into a fire than pull the lever for any of these candidates. I will probably vote for Ralph Nader because he is the only one to stand up to the Israel lobby and our disastrous Mideast Policy that led us to the tragedy of -911 and the Jewish Neocon media and government orchestrated War in Iraq.

Yes, Obama is there because of his race, that makes the difference without a shade of doubt.

Even though he has had support among sizable percentages of liberal Democrat White voteers, Obama has won most of his delegates because he has received over 90 percent of the Black vote.
Why? It is obviously not his policies. They are not much different than any of the other Democrats. For instance, in a state that should have been John Edwards all the way, his home state of South Carolina, he lost to Obama even though he was far more openly attentive to “Black issues” than was Obama who was trying to increase his appeal to White voters. Edwards had an incredbly strong pro-black record.

And it is not Edwards. Certainly, the Black bloc vote in at least half of Obama’s winning states made the difference, and the Black bloc vote would not be there if he were a White man running against Hillary’s slavishly pro-Black record. Remeber, her worse half, Bill, was called the first Black president of the United States and the whole family has been loved by Black people across America.

Obama, then, got the over ninety percent Black bloc vote because he was a Black brother, period. If he were a White man sayin the same thing, he would have received far fewer black votes than Clinton or Edwards.

It is true that a number of self-hating, White liberals have been ecstatic over a Black man possibly getting to be President of the United States. Again, that wouldn’t exist except for the fact of his race.

They see nothing in the least ironic about a Black man running for President of the United States who is a leading member of an openly racist Black church that proclaims its true loyalty to Africa rather than America.

So, everything Ferraro said was absolutely correct and it is a perfect example of America’s controlled media to deny what is an obvious truth when it comes to the actual racial dynamics at work in this nation.

Blacks can be for their own people first. Jews can be for their own people first. Mexicans can be for their own people first. But Whites are not even allowed to defend their civil rights and oppose the endemic racial discrimination against Whites called affirmative action.

I like some of the comments Olbermann has made against the Iraq War, but his latest comments against Ferraro smack of racism and are in complete disregard of the truth.

Feraro, a White women has been attacked for sayin the same thing that countless Black leaders have stated—that Black people are proud that they have the chance to vote for an African American for president. So if Ferarro attacked because she is White and is saying the same thing as Black leaders, why aren’t they attacked? She is undergoing a double-standard, attack because of her race, not because of her statement.

Ferarro spoke the truth, and if she sounds like me than she should, simply because I tell the truth about this issue in media as well on the website that carries my name. If you doubt this letter is authentincally mine, you can go my website and read a copy of it.

Let’s see if Olbermann dares to mention my response.

Dr. David Duke
Former Member of the House of Representatives
State of Louisiana.

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By troublesum, March 13, 2008 at 7:46 am Link to this comment

Who’s Hillary’s campaign manager, Trent Lott?  Now if Hillary were running for president as a senator from a southern state she’d be toast after all these racial slurs which have been coming from the campaign.  As a senator from a northern state she is presumed innocent.

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By Leefeller, March 13, 2008 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

Olberman has cleared the pallet, thanks for posting TD.

Old school politics will evade the truth at any cost, bend the truth, using any tactic to win.  In Hillary’s case when does bending the truth become a lie?  If Obama can stay above the fray of insidious negativity, and win the primary we will have the first change that may be the start of things to come.  How refreshing it would be.

Hillary’s old school politics resents the new guy on the block, this upstart who has not paid his dues according to their inane rules of incompetence. .  Hillary’s broad experience has led her to this place of using hate and racism to rally bigots, via her surrogate Ferro. 

Hillary clones blind acceptance, using racism to gather bigots does not seem to bother them, denial must be a part of the process.  To comprehend the use of any means to gain an end, does not seem normal to me. Hopefully yesterdays politics may be at risk, lets hope the first change will be Obama’s inclusion of integrity in politics, something not seen before. 

If Obama starts using Hillary tactics, I will be disappointed, Lowering standards and expecting Obama supporters to use negative tactics as the Hillary supporters seem to be doing, speaks for itself, lets not go there.

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By One Little Victory, March 13, 2008 at 6:55 am Link to this comment

This had to be said by someone with some credibility. Thank you, Keith.

The Clinton campaign has been playing on the racial divide for too long and getting away with it. Olbermann is right that she is acting more like a Republican nominee than a Democratic candidate.

It’s time for Clinton to own this, to apologize, and to cease and desist in this type of campaigning.

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By cyrena, March 13, 2008 at 6:10 am Link to this comment

Well,

This was the 2nd time I’ve watched/listened to Mr. Olbermann for this particular comment, and he is of course absolutely on the mark.

(I even read the text of it first, to be as ‘emotional neutral as I could be by examining it that way first).

But, everything he says is correct.

And, I suspect that it’s already too late for Hillary to ‘grab back the reins’ of her campaign, simply because of what he makes clear note of…THE PRECEDENT! Perceived or real, she’s allowed this to happen over and over again, instead of nipping it right in the bud.

Besides that, it hasn’t been JUST her campaign that has been ‘allowed’ to commit these atrocities, she’s DONE THEM HERSELF!!

It was in her OWN words that she suggested John McCain would be a better choice or a better person for the job than Barack Obama, and…I’M SURE SHE BELIEVES THAT!!

It was SHE - HERSELF - who make the deceitful, and yes BITCHY comment about his religion. Moreover, we know Hillary Clinton well enough to know that NOTHING that has been done by her campaign or her campaign staff has happened WITHOUT HER APPROVAL!

Yes Keith, it is a campaign/endeavor defined by cheap/ignorant/vile/racism!! Sure am glad it was YOU who said it, since if it had come from the Obama campaign, or a supporter, or heaven forbid -ME- we would have immediately nailed to the cross. (or hung from a rope more likely).

Thanks for calling things what they are.

As ugly as reality can be, it’s still better to go ahead and deal with it.

There’s something to be said for the fact that the TRUTH WILL SET US FREE!!

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