O'Reilly Proves How Stupid He Is Again By: Steve - March 9, 2011 - 10:30am
This is so stupid I am stunned that a Harvard graduate would even say such a thing. O'Reilly said that Barack Obama had the "huge advantage of being the first black ever running."
Really, Obama had this huge advantage because he was the first black to ever run for President. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
To begin with Barack Obama was not the first African American to run for President. In fact, there are so many African Americans who have run for President in the past it makes O'Reilly look like a giant fool.
In 2 seconds using a google search, I found a listing of the first African American to run for President. In 1960 Frank R Beckwith, the Civil Rights leader from Indianapolis, was the first African American ever to be nominated by his home state to become a National Convention Presidential candidate. He was a Republican and made a second bid for President in 1964.
Now remember this, O'Reilly makes a reported $10 million dollars a year, and he has a staff of people who research this kind of stuff, but I found this in 2 seconds from a home PC all by myself. The list is very long, showing that O'Reilly would not know the facts if you paid him.
Here is a list of all the other African Americans who ran for President:
1960 Clennon Washington King, Jr.
1964 Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie
1964 Clifton DeBerry - he ran again in 1980
1968 Charlene Mitchell
1968 Dick Gregory
1972 Shirley Chisholm
1972 Water E Fauntroy
1980 Clifton DeBerry
1984 & 1988 Reverend Jesse Jackson
1984 & 1988 Larry Holmes
1984, 1992, 1996, 2000 Isabell Masters
1988 Lenora Fulani ran for President and was the first African American to be on the ballot in all 50 states
1992 Joan Jett Blakk (a.k.a.) Terence Smith
1992 Ronald Daniels
1992 Helen Halyard
1996 & 2000 Alan Keyes
1996 & 2000 James Harris
1996 & 2000 Monica Moorehead
2004 Carol Moseley Braun
2004 Reverend Al Sharpton
2004 John Parker
2008 Elaine Brown
2008 Cynthia McKinney
2008 Barack Hussein Obama
On top of being so wrong about Obama being the first African American to ever run for President, it was not a huge advantage. In the mostly white America, with a lot of white people who hate African Americans, it was not an advantage at all, it was a disadvantage.
If it was an advantage to run for President as the first African American, Jesse Jackson or some other African American would have won a long time ago. So on both points O'Reilly was really wrong, and dead wrong.
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