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Rather: Obama "couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic"
You Tube - Chris Matthews ^ | March 8, 2010 | Dan Rather

Posted on 03/08/2010 1:59:48 PM PST by Arec Barrwin

Chris Matthews tries to save Dan by interrupting, here is Rather's remark regarding President Obama:

"He couldn't sell watermelons if you gave him a state trooper to flag down the traffic..."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: danrather; obama; rather; watermelons
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1 posted on 03/08/2010 1:59:49 PM PST by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin
Oh wow! OUCH!
2 posted on 03/08/2010 2:00:52 PM PST by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals in congress before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

3 posted on 03/08/2010 2:00:53 PM PST by library user
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To: Arec Barrwin

Well THAT sounds racists. Betcha you never hear a peep out of the lamestream media.


4 posted on 03/08/2010 2:00:53 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Dan is Rather funny at times.


5 posted on 03/08/2010 2:01:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: MsLady

er, you betcha MsLady ( you are starting to sound like that Ex-Alaskan gov! :^)


6 posted on 03/08/2010 2:02:10 PM PST by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals in congress before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock

Before too many years, Dan Rather will be this bad:

___________________________________

Frank: Kuger, you couldn’t smooth a silk sheet if you had a hot date with a babe.. I lost my train of thought.


7 posted on 03/08/2010 2:02:44 PM PST by earlJam
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To: Arec Barrwin

Racist as it may be, it’s true.


8 posted on 03/08/2010 2:03:29 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The smartest thing Rather has said in YEARS!


9 posted on 03/08/2010 2:04:03 PM PST by ssaftler (Day 412: America Held Hostage.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

10 posted on 03/08/2010 2:05:19 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Rather racist if you ask me. Look for a public apology where Dan explains that instead of watermelon he should have said fried chicken.


11 posted on 03/08/2010 2:06:51 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
I LOVE it when the Left implodes!
12 posted on 03/08/2010 2:07:39 PM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Arec Barrwin

Chris Matthews did not call Dan Rather on the carpet for this, so he must be in full agreement with the sentiment.


13 posted on 03/08/2010 2:07:47 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: Republic

LOL...well what can I say, she’s my hero, ya betcha, ya hey!!!


14 posted on 03/08/2010 2:08:05 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Arec Barrwin
And why this sob dan rather no in federal prison?
15 posted on 03/08/2010 2:08:47 PM PST by gedeon3
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To: Arec Barrwin
Rather has it from multiple unimpeachable sources that provided documents to prove that 0bama was a substandard watermelon salesman and that his supervisor felt pressure to “sugar-coat” it in official reports, all typed in the 70’s on proportional TNR font.
16 posted on 03/08/2010 2:10:35 PM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Watermelon label, 1940s.

17 posted on 03/08/2010 2:10:56 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Arec Barrwin
Matthews did Rather no favor. What he did was lock Rather's line in place.

18 posted on 03/08/2010 2:12:14 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Man, some people are a special kind of stupid.


19 posted on 03/08/2010 2:12:41 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MsLady

wow, liberals talk about Obama trying to sell watermelons

a conservative would be destroyed over that remark

it would do not good to say “it’s a harmless expression” if you’re a conservative because the jackals would have been in a swarm attack by now


20 posted on 03/08/2010 2:12:43 PM PST by Enchante (Obama and Brennan think that 20% of terrorists re-joining the battle is just fine with them)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Well, well - where are the Black “leaders”? Reid - “light skinned Negro”

Carter - “a black boy”

Now Rather - BHO the watermelon seller?

Do ya think there is a double standard?


21 posted on 03/08/2010 2:14:15 PM PST by uscabjd
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To: Arec Barrwin

To me it’d be funnier if he said Obama couldn’t sell fried chicken at KFC .... then too, Obama couldn’t sell five dollar bills on a New York street corner for a dollar ....


22 posted on 03/08/2010 2:15:39 PM PST by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Arec Barrwin

sounds to me like we are each being urged to bring a watermelon to the next anti-Obamacare tea party...


23 posted on 03/08/2010 2:17:41 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Arec Barrwin

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that’s like if a frog had side pockets he’d probably wear a handgun.
Dan Rather

I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.
Dan Rather

I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to ‘smack,’ and quickly.
Dan Rather


24 posted on 03/08/2010 2:17:58 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Arec Barrwin

Quotes from CBS Anchor Dan Rather on Election Night 2004

“Do you hear that knocking...President Bush’s re-election is at the door.”

“This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.”

“His lead is as thin as turnip soup.”

“This race is humming along like Ray Charles.”

“The presidential race is swinging like Count Basie.”

“This race is hotter than the Devil’s anvil.”

“Ohio becomes like a sauna for the two candidates. All they can do is wait and sweat.”

“One’s reminded of that old saying, ‘Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.’”

“This situation in Ohio would give an aspirin a headache.’’

“Bush is sweeping through the South like a big wheel through a cotton field.”

“What Kerry needs at this point is the equivalent of Tom Brady coming off the bench to rescue him. But it’s still too close to call.”

“No question now that Kerry’s rapidly reaching the point where he’s got his back to the wall, his shirttails on fire and the bill collector’s at the door.”

“John Kerry needs something on the order of a 55 or 60-yard field goal to win this.”


25 posted on 03/08/2010 2:18:29 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: cynwoody

I still don’t understand why that is a bad thing.

They were trying to sell watermelons. That’s a good thing.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 2:19:02 PM PST by donna (SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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To: Arec Barrwin; kingattax

27 posted on 03/08/2010 2:21:08 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: cynwoody

That guy looks like a black Ronald Reagan!


28 posted on 03/08/2010 2:21:47 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (A gentleman in the drawing room; a rapist in the boudoir.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
Google news search got 2 hits...
Google (Rather Watermelons)
29 posted on 03/08/2010 2:21:56 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Arec Barrwin

That is absolutely hilarious.. I would never have thought Rather would have said such a thing. Would love to have seen that.

Matthews must have had a “tingle” of smelly stuff running down his leg after that one...


30 posted on 03/08/2010 2:22:52 PM PST by flash2368
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To: Republic

Double ouch! DRUDGE just picked it up so now the story is exploding! Look for Dan Rather to be sacrificed live on MSNBC tonight, either on Olberman’s show or Maddow’s. Prissy Chrissy doesn’t have the balls to do it so they will leave it to the more ruthless members of their stable. lol


31 posted on 03/08/2010 2:24:02 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Arec Barrwin

The trouble is that Dan Rather is a light skinned Texan who doesn’t speak with a Texas Twang unless he wants to.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 2:24:13 PM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: Republic

Wow, way cool. Y’all shouldn’t be getting down on hussein. It’s clear by what Dan said that hussein is showing solidarity with small business owners all over the US.


33 posted on 03/08/2010 2:25:24 PM PST by fightin kentuckian
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To: Enchante

They would rip you to shreds if a conservative said that.


34 posted on 03/08/2010 2:30:52 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Dan Blather, the gift that just keeps giving.


35 posted on 03/08/2010 2:34:54 PM PST by SoggyBottomBoys
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To: taraytarah

“Courage, Barack!”


36 posted on 03/08/2010 2:39:06 PM PST by alstewartfan (I "The uninvited guest is breaking up the feast!" Al Stewart)
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To: Arec Barrwin

LOL!


37 posted on 03/08/2010 2:39:42 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Arec Barrwin

What a cotton picking thing to say


38 posted on 03/08/2010 2:42:55 PM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: Arec Barrwin

39 posted on 03/08/2010 2:43:04 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: MsLady

As Rush says:

A liberal can be as bigoted and racist as he wants.


40 posted on 03/08/2010 2:46:32 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS ... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Here’s some free advice: Don’t do it.


41 posted on 03/08/2010 2:52:00 PM PST by Marylander
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To: MsLady
They would rip you to shreds if a conservative said that.

But that is just it - a conservative would never say it...how in the wide wide world of sports did he come up with that? is it a saying somewhere? or did he come up with that all by himself?

Sometimes they rip a conservative to shreds whenever anyone says something this stupid. They may portray him as a Rush/Beck listener, right-wing terrorist...

42 posted on 03/08/2010 2:52:22 PM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Enchante

I am trying to imagine Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck saying such a thing. They would have death threats by now.


43 posted on 03/08/2010 2:56:32 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: taraytarah

I know that is photoshopped simply because I have grown many a watermelon and I have sold them by the pickup load. That looks like a thirty five pounder and Obama couldn’t carry that much weight with both arms, let alone nestled in the crook of his left arm like that.


44 posted on 03/08/2010 3:04:45 PM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

Rush had a lot of fun with Rather and Massa’s statements today. I considered it a top of the year show so far.


45 posted on 03/08/2010 3:06:32 PM PST by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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46 posted on 03/08/2010 3:20:09 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: RipSawyer
Obama couldn’t carry that much weight with both arms, let alone nestled in the crook of his left arm like that.

Nope. He'd have to have the wife carry it.

47 posted on 03/08/2010 3:22:19 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: Arec Barrwin

WOW!! Rather calls down The KENYAN VILLAGE IDIOT!! “Can’t sell Watermelons!” Mr. Rather, That sounds darn right Racist!


48 posted on 03/08/2010 3:22:50 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: kingattax

MO’s really getting into this gardening thing, eh? Wonder how many more personal staffers she’s hired for “the patch?”


49 posted on 03/08/2010 3:24:21 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: taraytarah

rahm might end up workin there


50 posted on 03/08/2010 3:25:20 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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