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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Who's On First?

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.

Huh??

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?

3 Comments:

Blogger bec said...

the whole political spectrum is so messed up at this point. this election has thrown the whole country into chaos, nobody knows what to do, what to think. everyone's switched roles. thank g*d i'm an independent. at least i don't have to feel compelled to think or vote a certain way!

Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 6:40:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

"Messed up" is a very apt description....I'm an Independent also--can't abide either party at this point, and party politics and party ideologues are a real turn off.....still, I have to vote, so I have to follow the issues, assuming I can even find the issues through the smokescreen of bs that's being pumped by both parties.....[grin] Smile--less than 2 more months and its over!

Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:17:00 AM GMT+3  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Jesus, "the community organizer", DECLINED offers and bribes to take power and assume leadership, instead he continued to work humbly with the poor and the outcast rather than seeking personal rewards for himself and family. He did have close friends who were rich but they were not terrorists or raving egomaniacs. The "change" he taught was about hearts and minds -- not to the law or the government.


As a Roman governor, Pilate was appointed, not elected, so polls weren't taken about his popularity but it's a safe guess that his approval rate wasn't anywhere near 80%.


The Representative from Tennessee is a pinhead.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:39:00 AM GMT+3  

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