Archive for the ‘McCain’ Category

Thoughts on the RNC

September 4, 2008

Did Giuliani irritate you as much as he did my roommates and I last night? I was trying hard to refrain from punching the TV as he sneered on stage. I’m so tired of old, rich, white men, esp the ones who surprise announce they want a divorce for the umpteenth time via press conference. And for as much as they criticize Obama for inexperience for being a “community organizer,” as if that was the only job he has held, Palin was virtually unknown before 2 weeks ago–who mind you has her own corruption scandals. so hypocritcal. and if Obama’s teenage child was preg out of wedlock, i’m sure the rep party would say, “do you think a man that can’t control his own family is fit to be the commander in chief? or “liberal family values…” and last time i checked, having served in the military and having been tortured–while very heroic and praiseworthy–does not automatically make you fit to be president, which apparently everyone last night thought!

Race is a Reality–so why is it so Off-Limits in the Election Campaign?

August 10, 2008

Race is a Reality–so why is it so Off-Limits in the Election Campaign?

The McCain campaign is at it again, calling Obama out for using the “race-card” after he told an Iowa crowd Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing to his “funny name” and the fact that “he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills.” “Nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re doing to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he’s not patriotic enough. Well you know, he’s got a funny name, and he doesn’t look like all the presidents on the dollar bills and five dollar bills…”
The McCain camp immediately responded and said, “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck.”

But isn’t race a reality? People talk about McCain’s age and Hillary’s sex, so why not Obama’s race? It seems as though spreading rumors about Obama’s religion is cool but God forbid he brings up the race issue. What does everyone else think???