Dan Rather on the Chris Matthews show: Obama Couldn’t ‘Sell Watermelons’

tinglelegOf course, Dan Rather’s comments about Obama selling watermelons surely wouldn’t be labeled as racist will it? I’m sure just like Donny Deustch’s comment calling Marco Rubio a coconut, Dan Rather meant “nothing racial” with his comment. Yet like Deustch, Dan Rather just happened to pick a stereotypical word used by those who demean one’s race or ethnicity. I wonder if Chris Matthews got a thrill up his leg after this comment?


Newsbusters has the transcript of Dan Rather’s rather racist comment:

DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama’s leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a lot of independents will buy this argument. “Listen he just hasn’t been, look at the health care bill. It was his number one priority. It took him forever to get it through and he had to compromise it to death.” And a version of, “Listen he’s a nice person, he’s very articulate” this is what’s been used against him, “but he couldn’t sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.”

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