Now the Democrats are comparing candidate Obama to Jesus of Nazareth, and the Republican VP candidate Palin to Pilate.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn): "Barack Obama was a community organizer like Jesus, who our minister prayed about. Pontius Pilate was a governor."
The election has suddenly become surrealy interesting: the Right is running a woman for VP, and the Left, that party of Feminism, Women's Rights and "inclusiveness" is attacking her; the Left is suddenly invoking Jesus.
Now, the Democratic Party chairman from South Carolina dismissed Palin's qualifications altogether by snidely remarking that "[Palin's] primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
Offensive, condescending, outrageously sexist personal attacks like this from one of Obama's party chiefs certainly isn't helping his campaign. To her credit (yes, her), Ms. Fowler later apologized, stating that she was merely making a point about "people in South Carolina who may vote based on a single issue."
Such as, the candidate is female?
A remark like this is an insult to every woman citizen, not just to Sarah Palin. It is nothing more than "biology is destiny" and that women (but not men) should be judged by their sexuality and what they do with it.
So far, Mr. Obama has not apologized for this crass display of misogyny, merely remarking through his campaign that he can't be responsible for what his state party members say. "Obama campaign spokesman Hari Sevugan said: "Carol Fowler was speaking for herself. Her comments do not reflect our views in any way.""
Fair enough. Now denounce those comments--or does Party loyalty extend to providing cover for outrageously demeaning sexist attacks?