Perhaps President Obama should have taken Ed Rendell's advice and skipped the estrogen fest we have come to know as "The View:"
When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: "We are sort of a mongrel people."The Hill gets out the mop to clean up after that disaster:
"I mean we're all kinds of mixed up," Obama said. "That's actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it."
The president's remarks were directed at the roots of all Americans. The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as "of mixed breed, nature, or origin," according to dictionary.com.Yes of course we often hear that light-hearted banter from the Jerry Springer genre. When in Rome as they say...
Obama did not appear to be making an inflammatory remark with his statement and the audience appeared to receive it in the light-hearted manner that often accompanies interviews on morning talk shows.
Elizabeth Hasselback had her work cut out for her as the lone conservative on the show. Nevertheless she challenged Obama on jobs and his promise to heal the planet and all that:
He was challenged by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative voice on the all-women panel, about his claim to have saved 2.5 million jobs with his recovery act and his inability to unite the country.Really Mr. President you've tried to set a tone have you? Really??
On the latter, Obama said that "right after the election there was a sense of hopefulness and unity," but "the politics of the economic recovery" and steps he took to save the auto companies created a partisan divide.
"My hope is that I've tried to set a tone in the debate that says, 'Look, we can disagree without being disagreeable,'" Obama said.
Heh, did Rush Limbaugh really Fed-ex knee pads to Joy Behar for the interview?