Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bless Their Little Heart

Why do you think the presidential race is so close? Well, CNN's Jack Cafferty tells us why he thinks it is.
The differences between Barack Obama and John McCain couldn't be more well-defined. Obama wants to change Washington. McCain is a part of Washington and a part of the Bush legacy. Yet the polls remain close. Doesn't make sense…unless it's race.
That's right. We don't support Obama because he's a community organizer. No matter how many times it's said, I get a kick out of stupidity like this.

UPDATE
We have what may be the best anti-Palin article ever written by the CBC's Heather Mallick. It may be the most intolerant , close minded, bigoted piece of bile written since the screenplay for "Birth Of A Nation".
She added nothing to the ticket that the Republicans didn't already have sewn up, the white trash vote...

It's possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are...

John Doyle, the cleverest critic in Canada, comes right out and calls Palin an Alaska hillbilly.

Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade's woman.

Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the "pramface." Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified. They claim to be family obsessed while being studiously terrible at parenting. What normal father would want Levi "I'm a fuckin' redneck" Johnson prodding his daughter?

When Palin and Rudy Giuliani sneered at Obama's years of "community organizing" — they said it like "rectal fissure" — the audience ewww-ed with them. Republicans dream of a personal future that involves only household staff, not equals who need to be persuaded to vote.
Can you imagine the monumental backlash if someone were to write a piece like this about Obama?

3 comments:

BetteJo said...

The only reason for that kind of anger and venom is fear.

Christopher's mom said...

Amen bettejo.
We will never see a piece like this about Obama. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have a stroke.
How many more times do we have to see the book review for Obama: The Price of Being Black? Why is that type of thing never considered racist?

Silke said...

Chris, please explain why, in an election as close as this one could be, it’s wrong to point out that race may be a deciding factor in this election. We have seen some of the polls. People have openly admitted they will not vote for a black candidate. Even if that amounts to a few percentage points of the electorate it could make a difference. Why is it wrong to point this out?