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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-17-08 07:20 AM
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35. If I were a sexist, probably not.
"Meanwhile, Obama had to apologize for his sweetie crack. But this was not an isolated incident. Remember, this was the candidate who used phrases like when the claws come out and when shes feeling down periodically she launches attacks in reference to his opponent. When language like this is part of the vocabulary of a candidate (one who is so exquisitely articulate), it is worth asking if there is something going on here.

The language and tone of the media have become so condescending and disrespectful toward Clinton that, I think, Obamas camp has picked it up. When she-devil, everyones first wife, and Fatal Attraction become acceptable means of description in the mainstream media, why would the candidate hesitate to use them himself ? In short, Obamas media fan club those open-minded and inclusive liberals have systematically removed inhibitions about the use of startlingly sexist language.

I understand as well as the next person that politics is tough business, but lets do some thought experiments. First, had Clinton or McCain or their teams used phrases which could be seen as disparaging African Americans, theyd have been vilified. Second, had a Republican done the sweetie and claws routine, every NOW representative worth her salt would be on the air calling for heads to roll.You want double standards? Got em right here. In this wonderful post-partisan, post-racial era, someone forgot to tell the liberal media establishment and their beloved candidate that sexism is pass.
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