Thursday, September 18, 2008

Racism, Sexism and Barack Obama

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face . . . You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case." - Barack Obama

"It's like a witch hunt with her [Gov. Palin]. In the old days they would have burned her already." - One of our younger family members.

In a day where racism is largely gone from the US, sexism is not. Since a day or two after Gov. Sarah Palin was chosen as John McCain's running mate, the followers of Barack Obama have been trashing her in every way possible. From lipstick choice to clothing choice to shoe choice, from the size of her family to the religion and guns to which she stubbornly clings, nothing is off limits--including hacking her email--when it comes to trashing Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin. Barack Obama himself is leading the charge (see above) while carefully pretending to be above it all, a method he employed in his Illinois race for the US Senate. It is a politics with one measure of whining one measure of outrage, and one measure of pure jack-booted thuggery.

Will this be the vision of America that Americans choose this fall? The America that Obama supporters such as domestic terrorist Bill Ayres ("well respected in his community") sees? The America that doesn't make Michelle Obama proud? I hope not.


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