posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 08:06 AM
Originally posted by sos37
How is this any different than the race card that some of Obama's followers have been playing? We've even seen it posted here on ATS! Someone like
myself supports McCain, so obviously I'm a racist. At least now you have some perspective into what this feels like.
At least now I have some perspective? You assume that I have a horse in this race. I do not. I'm merely an bystander who has an opinion on what
the American politics are doing to the voting public. They shoot to the lowest common denominator and I don't feel anyone is above it. I feel some
are worse than others... but to a certain extent everyone shoots for the bottom.
As I said, my problem doesn't exist with the double standard because it will always exist. Beating on that is only going to tire ourselves.
If it came out that Obama had 25 girlfriends in college, nobody would care. If the same came out about Palin, her morals would be questioned. This
is a double standard that we can not deny. I do not support it.. but it exists.
My concern is with the trusted public officials that reinforce these standards to suit their own agenda. Victimizing Palin is an obvious ploy to gain
sympathy from an uninformed group of the American voters. What's worse.. it's probably working.
On SNL, McCain had a major problem because they "insulted" Palin. How? Having her appear to be dumb? Palin herself said it was funny. Woops!
Clinton was insulted just as much but nobody cared about that. Why? Because she's not a factor in this race anymore. Which goes to show that it's
not who you are but what you are. Nobody cared that a woman was insulted because if they did the same would have been said for Clinton. What they
cared about was the Republican VP nominee was insulted and it was the perfect opportunity to keep victimizing her.
I haven't watched a political news segment in about two weeks.
I'll pay closer attention as the election rolls near.
They'll only be talking about the same content then as they are now anyways.