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wild1
09-24-2009, 01:30 PM
Former Vice President Walter Mondale joined his old boss Jimmy Carter Wednesday, arguing that some of the opposition to President Obama's agenda is fueled by racial animus.

Asked at an event in Washington whether he agreed with former President Carter that racism was behind some criticism of Obama, Mondale took a long pause before answering: "Yeah."

"I don't like saying it," Mondale continued. "Having lived through those years, when civil rights was such a bitter issue, and when we argued those things for years ... I know that some of that must still be around."

"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist, but I do think the way they're piling on Obama, the harshness, you kind of feel it," he said. "I think I see an edge in them that's a little bit different and a little harsher than I've seen in other times."

At a screening of a new documentary on his life, "Fritz," at the George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, the 1984 Democratic nominee for president lamented what he called a coarse tone in political life today, telling the audience: "It's been discouraging to watch this health care debate."

But Mondale had high marks for the Obama administration, praising Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and predicting Defense Secretary Robert Gates, a Republican, would be remembered as one of the most "superb" men to lead the Pentagon.

Without mentioning former President Bush's name, Mondale compared Obama favorably to other recent occupants of the White House.

"I find it a great relief just to hear somebody make sense," Mondale quipped to laughter and applause.

And with sweeping health care reform legislation stalled in the Senate, Mondale, a former senator from Minnesota, also offered advice to Obama on how to move the debate on Capitol Hill.

"He has to learn how to push a little harder," Mondale said. "When there are big issues, the president has to get personally and intensely involved in order to move the Congress."

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Duck Dog
09-24-2009, 01:36 PM
Of course. If you yell racism, everyone knows whitey will run for cover.

***SPRAYER
09-24-2009, 01:39 PM
ROFL

When do you think Geraldine Ferraro will chime in?

ROYC75
09-24-2009, 02:05 PM
This is sad, create a crisis and milk it for what it's worth.

RaiderH8r
09-24-2009, 02:07 PM
Even AFTER BarryO deftly addressed this issue with Stephenopolous (sp?) the guy who lost 49 states still decides to chime in with a heaping dose of stupid. I guess he really is this f'ing dumb.

ChiTown
09-24-2009, 02:17 PM
"the harshness"

lmmfao!

Where was this dipshit when the lefties (including the media) were absolutely merciless on Bush?

Seriously, these guys should just stfu and stfd

blaise
09-24-2009, 02:38 PM
"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist, but I do think the way they're piling on Obama, the harshness, you kind of feel it," he said. "I think I see an edge in them that's a little bit different and a little harsher than I've seen in other times."

I don't want to pick a person because I don't have any facts to back it up and I can't support my opinion, so I'll cast them all in a vague racist shadow instead.

alpha_omega
09-24-2009, 02:46 PM
I didn't even know Mondale was still alive.

Chocolate Hog
09-24-2009, 02:46 PM
Didn't Mondale run for senate in 1998 too and lost? He makes Ralph Nader look relevant.

blaise
09-24-2009, 02:50 PM
Who in God's name would sit through a documentary about Walter Mondale? You must not have a pulse. Watching Senior PGA golf would be more thrilling.

mlyonsd
09-24-2009, 03:44 PM
Well shit dirk. Sucks when I'm right.

Sully
09-24-2009, 04:32 PM
I'm not making up my mind until Hubert H Humphrey weighs in.

Taco John
09-24-2009, 04:34 PM
Is it really that hard for these people to believe that Americans are vehemently against socialism?

KCTitus
09-24-2009, 09:07 PM
Is it really that hard for these people to believe that Americans are vehemently against socialism?

They KNOW it...they understand it so well, they're using the one thing they think will shame people into submission...problem is, that stick has been used for 20+ years and it's lost its effectiveness.

One a side note, I'd say this is more than socialism, it's marxism.

Bill Parcells
09-24-2009, 09:08 PM
when is George McGovern gonna chime in?

Bwana
09-24-2009, 09:28 PM
I didn't even know Mondale was still alive.

This

KCWolfman
09-24-2009, 09:30 PM
"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist...."

(translated - I can't mention anyone directly because I don't know anyone specifically)

Walter Mondale??? Really? Win at least 20 electoral votes then come back and talk to me. You are more insignificant than William Shatner at a Oscar Best Actor argument.

Bwana
09-24-2009, 09:35 PM
"I don't want to pick a person, say, he's a racist...."

(translated - I can't mention anyone directly because I don't know anyone specifically)

Walter Mondale??? Really? Win at least 20 electoral votes then come back and talk to me. You are more insignificant than William Shatner at a Oscar Best Actor argument.

Woofie, great to see you bud. How goes it?

KCWolfman
09-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Woofie, great to see you bud. How goes it?

Great Bwana.. You?

I think you actually got more electorals than Mondale did in 1984

Bwana
09-24-2009, 09:47 PM
Great Bwana.. You?

I think you actually got more electorals than Mondale did in 1984

Doing well bud, but will be better 1/20/2013 :evil:

http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/35/58/9a82_35.JPG

KILLER_CLOWN
09-25-2009, 12:04 AM
Racial Division you can believe in!