Racist Dan Rather “Obama couldn’t sell watermellons if you gave him state troopers to flag down the traffic”

When we last heard from Dan Rather, the disgraced 60 Minutes “journalist” (cough, cough) had lost his job with CBS News after using forged documents during a story about George W. Bush’s time in the Air Force. (See Killian Documents @ Wikipedia)

We’re not sure if Dan Rather still takes heroin or LSD (as Rather has claimed in the past) but even that wouldn’t excuse his disgusting recent comments about President Obama while being interviewed on the Chris Matthews Show.

Here’s what he said…

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.”

… from KTLA news story Dan Rather gets heat over Obama “Watermelon” comment

Amazing. Just amazing. Rather’s comments show that at his core he views people through race-coloured glasses – a condition that is not itself limited to racists of any particular skin colour.

President Barack Obama. The first person of colour to be elected to the highest office in the United States… and Dan Rather says “watermellon”.

If I described Rather using the words I want to right now, Auntie Moses wouldn’t speak to me for a month.


Filed under Barack Obama, Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, Race

7 responses to “Racist Dan Rather “Obama couldn’t sell watermellons if you gave him state troopers to flag down the traffic”

  1. Auntie Moses would be right in not speaking to you for a month. By using the words you would like to use, you would be lowering yourself to the same level as Dan Rather. You don’t want to do that. Let’s just call Dan Rather an egotistical idiot.

  2. Johnny Postle

    Well the truth of the matter is, many, many white people have very little regard for black people as a people. You just have to take a very close look at Barbados to see what happens here. The racial divide is very obvious. Dan Rather is just one example of the millions who are just echoing is disgust at a black man who can influence his choices.

  3. reality check


    Rather should know better and Obama deserves much better.

    Given who was in office last and what Obama inherited he and his team are doing an amazing job.

  4. ac

    @Dan Rather

    I rather not

  5. dismanhey

    Dan Rather has lost his marbles.. but make no mistake ( and we are doing it repeatedly) racism is permeated in every aspect of our lives here .Just take a look at the comments in the Nation as a result of a Hindu official who either made a poor comment or was misquoted and taken out of context. Alive and well with our people, don’t need white Americans to make racist comments

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  7. Ampersand

    Lol Dan is funny