15 September 2011

Sexism, Racism, oh no! Not us!

It is early in the presidential election cycle, and in a sense that is scary. The loonies are out.

Oh, I have been picketed often enough by the Westboro Baptist haters to know that there is no season on lack of reason. And as I am fairly far on the progressive / liberal side of things myself, I know that there are those on my side of the street who are unfailing in disparaging opposition: "George Bush was clumsy", "W. is stupid," you know the crud.

Really? A corn dog? REALLY? This is right up there with the periodic recirculating of the phony news report that "proves" Mr. Obama is Muslim based on the specious claim that he does not wear a watch during Ramadan.

Until yesterday, no one would publish a photo of a candidate eating at the State Fair, and all politicians do eat at the Iowa State Fair, it is required, to make cheap shot comments about it. No one would suggest a white guy elected president is Muslim. Sexism, and racism pure and simple. Yesterday after the photo of Mrs. Bachmann circulated, photos of other candidates were in act published, but the point of the first one is still out there.

But really, are we not better than this? I can think of a good many reasons to not vote for Mrs. Bachmann. In fact I cannot think of a single reason I might vote for her. I live in Illinois and therefor am not an Obama fan. I am generally suspicious of all our politicians.

But if the best we can do is to make snide comments about Mrs. Bachmann's sex life because she is a woman, and Mr. Obama's religion because he is black, we do not deserve the vote. This is pathetic and it is only September, there are most of 14 months to the election! Heaven help us.

FWIW
jimB

3 comments:

Your stalker daughter said...

Yes, indeed, heaven help us! LOL

Jim said...

Learned how to change names did we? :-)

It is really infuriating to me that we cannot have discussions, even fights without getting so cheap shot personal.

FWIW
dad

Jim said...

Learned how to change names did we? :-)

It is really infuriating to me that we cannot have discussions, even fights without getting so cheap shot personal.

FWIW
dad

St Laika's

Click to view my Personality Profile page