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Sexism and Racism in Politics


This is a good article.  I really don't think I have to add anything to it. 



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Comment by pacattack05 - January 14, 2008, 9:36 pm
Are you actually trying to make sense of politics created by politicians?
johnph77Comment by johnph77 - January 15, 2008, 2:16 am
There are people who would vote for Clinton only because she is a woman and there are people out there who would vote for Obama only because he is black regardless of their political stance, positions and/or beliefs. By the same token, there are people who wouldn't vote for either or both of them for the same reasons. While attempts are made to legislate sexism and racism out of commerce and education, there is no way you'll ever legislate those underlying thoughts out of one's personal feelings. And the invidual in a voting booth is exactly that - an individual, voting his/her personal feelings and beliefs.
justxploringComment by justxploring - January 15, 2008, 6:04 am
Yes, John. I agree. However, as the article says, it's much easier to joke about a woman than to bring up race. I said I wouldn't add to it, so I won't. However, I will tell you my personal feelings about voting. I was planning to vote for Obama if Clinton doesn't win in the primaries. But when I read that the Clintons were being called racists, that bothered me. Yes, I think Hillary is trying to stir up things, but this is politics and politics get a little dirty. I won't elaborate, because it would be too lengthy, but if this whining continues IMHO it will hurt Obama. (Just so you know, I grew up watching Martin Luther King Jr in awe, and when I was a little girl I won an award for writing a paper about him.)
spy153Comment by spy153 - January 15, 2008, 7:58 am
I can't believe Obama is playing that old card. He should be ashamed.
TenajComment by Tenaj - January 15, 2008, 8:15 am
But when I read that the Clintons were being called racists, that bothered me.

Just why do you believe any of that crap. It's politics. I can't believe you let them pull your strings. You should know already where you stand. The race is like listening to an argument. We need to keep our mind on the real issues. This is how the wrong people get in office.
TenajComment by Tenaj - January 15, 2008, 8:34 am
I can't believe Obama is playing that old card. He should be ashamed.

I believe it - it works. Any card that divides - works.   It's an old tactic - divide and conquer. Bush pulled the "gay" card and it shock the bushes. Twice! And they were Christians. And some of these people didn't have jobs, couldn't feed their children and were being evicted. But they determined their Presidental vote on whether gay people can get married or not. Go figure.   

The wrong people get in office because of our own hatreds and bigotries. We do it to ourselves and they know the exact cards to play and they play us like a tune. It keeps our minds off the real issues.
jarasanComment by jarasan - January 15, 2008, 9:32 am
Rodger Clinton is a racist, they have it recorded. The Clintons are closet racists, we don't need their ilk, they will do or say anything to get back in, it ain't worth it. Billy Bones mentor was a racist. Ask yourself this and count on one hand: How many blacks and women were in Billy Bones cabinet? The American people who vote for these two morons are poorly informed and have blinders on.
emilygComment by emilyg - January 15, 2008, 2:13 pm
Gop/media are trying to divide. Don't listen to them. Go Hillary.
jarasanComment by jarasan - January 15, 2008, 2:46 pm
Divide who?
rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - January 15, 2008, 9:23 pm
Ok, after some thought, I wasn't going to post on this, because I have been put in a position of having to defend what I said in the past when someone took my words the wrong way. But...... I decided to speak my mind on what really bugs me about what is happening these days. People in this country have become so touchy that it is near impossible to say ANYTHING without somebody getting mad. We must be "politically correct". I really hate that term, and what it has done. So now Hilary is racist, (which I don't believe). Obama is a "closet Muslim", which nobody really knows. Bush and gays. Whatever.
Nobody is trying to divide anyone. There are MANY people from both parties that wish to be the next Prez. There are MANY issues to consider when voting. I normally vote Republican, but as I watch what is happening in the world, I just want someone who has lived a while on this earth that has some real experience. With that in mind, I could have been happy with Richardson, and I have always liked McCain. Both of them would be level headed in a crisis. And there WILL be another crisis. In Pakistan, after Bhutto was killed, it struck me that if Mushariff loses control of his military, the next Prez gets to deal with terrorists with nukes. Lets not get caught up in all the conspiracy theories and someone trying to divide people, or whatever the new news item is for the day about racism, gays, whether a candidate is black, white, man or woman. Think about who can keep a level head, and guide the country through good times, and through a crisis.
justxploringComment by justxploring - January 16, 2008, 12:07 am
No need to defend what you write rcbbuckeye. I remember when the smoking ban was on the ballot in FL and a woman was ready to vote. Her husband told her to make sure she voted against it (70% voted for it) and which candidates, etc., etc. & exactly what to do and then she walked ahead. I was hoping that after she smiled and said "Okay, Honey" she went behind the curtain and did her own thing!

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