If you're black, does it mean you're going to vote for Barack Obama?
If you're a woman, does it mean you're going to vote for Hillary Clinton?
Big feminists line up behind Hillary. How surprising! Blacks line up behind Barack Obama. And this is all on the Left. I seem to remember this little speech by this historical figure who said this:
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."I'm guessing that Martin Luther King wasn't interested in his children being judged by their reproductive organs, either, but if they're members of the current Democratic party, they'll be making judgments on exactly that. Democrats are all about skin color and gonads. Integrity and character seem of secondary concern.
These days, you can be a "wrong" kind of Democrat--Hillary just got booed in New York at the Martin Luther King Rally. And people are reacting to Hillary and Obama's "tussling" over who understands black America better. Are we really having this conversation?
We're having this conversation. The Democrats might be snickering about the Religious Right's hold on the Republican party, but the ideal held by Democrats--that we're defined not by character but by our form--is currently tearing them apart.
When one of them wins the nomination, will the opposition within their own party be able to be healed? It seems like this election has the potential to divide more than red and blue. This election has the potential to divide black and white, men and women, young and old.
Civil rights leaders a generation ago dreamed that one day blacks and women would have equal opportunity to be anything, do anything. And look! Today, in America, a black man and a middle-aged woman run to be the ruler of the free world. It should be a day to celebrate. Instead, the Left is being torn asunder by concentrating on the gender and color instead of the character of their candidates. Of course, if they focused on character, they'd have other problems.
As usual, The Anchoress is reading from the same page and putting it together better. Here's what she says:
Okay. I doubt I’m alone in wondering how much sub-conscious bigotry is being unearthed by Obama’s candidacy - but that’s for another post. Certainly, since Obama is a Democrat, we will not see the sort of racist cartoons and offensive photoshopped images the left have offered up to depict Condoleeza Rice or Michael Steele, so that’s a mercy, anyhow.And about Hillary Clinton (long quote, but I want you to read it):
This election is turning over the Democrat's rock and revealing a lot of nasty stuff.
I recall reading that Hillary Rodham Clinton was a graduate of Yale School of Law and a partner in the prestigious Rose Law Firm, in Arkansas.
So, it was a little surprising to see her say this while pandering at a job-training center in California:
Clinton…said she understood borrowers who didn’t read their mortgages. “I’ve got to tell you, I skim my mortgage papers. I didn’t read them. I didn’t know there was all that fine print and those pages and pages of legalese,” she said.
[emphasis mine - admin]
So, after - by her count - 35 years of public life, Hillary has “found her voice,” and her voice is full of shit.
Hillary wants to be president so badly that she’ll even pretend to be stupider than the meanest caricature of George W. Bush if that’s what it takes. I read that quote and wondered if she’d thought to put on buckteeth and her ghastly hillbilly twang while she unloaded that disingenuous bit of horse manure.
Couple all that with these racial gaffes. Once upon a time Mrs. Clinton would pander to the African-American voters, declaring “I don’t feel no ways tired” (try listening to that today - it’s shudder-inducing) and “you know what I’m talkin’ about,” Lately, Mrs. Clinton, in her new voice, seemed to minimize the work of Dr. Martin Luther King and ascribe the success of the civil rights movement to President Lyndon Johnson.