Originally posted by observer
reply to post by jam321
Palin and Bush are willfully and proudly ignorant. Their incuriousness is not only sad it is unconscionable in a national candidate. The derision they
receive is brought upon themselves. Ignorance is not a race or ethnicity.
If the Republican nominee were black (which, let's face it until there is a significant reformation in the party will likely never happen) I do not
think the Dems would be making racist comments. That is one of the reasons the Republicans hate the Democrats, openness!
Let us not forget the
Many Democrats are just as racially bigoted as many Republicans. My Dear Ol' Daddy, a dyed in the wool Democrat hates everyone who isn't sparkle
white. And he doesn't bother to use more socially acceptable terms when he calls 'em as he sees 'em. And it's even more interesting when you
know that deep under his pearly white exterior, he is, by blood, about 1/2 Cherokee Indian.
Interestingly, my Father and I are so divergent, both politically, and socially, that he doesn't speak to me, and hasn't for about twenty years.
Further interest, for me, is a good friend of mine who is white, from the heart of Tennessee, a dyed in the wool bigot, and has a black mistress.
No... There is more than enough blame to go around on the racial ignorance issue. There is more than enough blame to go around on the whole issue of
We are, I feel, living in hard times. There's no relief in sight, and people are simply angry with no place to let it out.
Being an old guy, I recall the last time we had such an extreme and open divergence of Liberals and Conservatives... They called it Camelot. He was
a wealthy North-Eastern born Democrat/war hero. He and his brother, Jack and Bobby, are both now hallowed memories to some of us who thought that the
world was beginning to see the light.
Me? Well, I'm a dyed in the wool conservative, who is voting for a number of liberal Democrats, who I feel and believe are the better of the
available candidates. I've allowed two of them to use my name in political mailings as a Republican who's voting for them. I'm not real excited
with the prospects of who gets the Presidential ticket, from either side, this time. But... You go with what you got, and I'm still considering who
to drop my vote for.