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Race/Gender vs. Real Issues

Hypothetically speaking, if Tiny Tears had won the Democratic Nomination for President, most of us would be supporting her right now.  We wouldn’t have foolishly supported the Republican candidate for spite, Right?  Okay in keeping with the hypothetical, let’s just say Tiny Tears is running on a ticket with Joe Biden, and McShame announces Condoleezza Rice is his running mate.  Knowing the Condi is a George W crony all day and all night, could you look past all that in order to vote your race and or gender?   Would you vote for McShame simply because a black woman was his running mate?

In my opinion it’s not about Barack Obama being a black man, it’s about him being the right man.  Also in my opinion for Sara Who supporters it’s not about her being the right person, it’s about her knocking the wind out of Obama’s sail.  People are so floored by Barack Obama, so upset that a skinny black dude could take America by storm in the way that he has, some of them would vote for Elvis rather than see Barack Obama taking the oath of office.

I am optimistic in thinking that American’s are smart enough to see through the smoke and mirrors of the Republican Party.  I am hopeful, that people will not fall for the McShame and Sara Who foolishness.  This recent bump in the polls will eventually fade and we can focus on the issues.  In a minute the media will stop treading so lightly and put the screws to Sara Who they way they did to everyone associated with Barack Obama.

Allegedly ABC News will interview Sara Who tonight.  I’m sure her speech writers have given her talking points, and I’m sure Charles Gibson will give her ample time to pontificate on her small town values and being a hockey mom blah blah blah!  I’m sure I will have to stifle a vomit as she gushes with syrupy sweetness all while trying to play the part of the pit bull in lipstick (notice I didn’t say pig…LOL)!  These things, I’m sure of, but the mind of American voters puzzles me.  In my original question I asked about Condi.  I know I wouldn’t vote for her for the same reason I refuse to go to Wal-Mart.  Why set myself up for the disappointment?  Black woman or not, she doesn’t seem to care about the issues that concern me, and I wouldn’t give her four years to run a-muck just because she was a sistah. Is that wrong?

As the convention dust settles and the candidates get back on the campaign trail, issues will once again take center stage. Sweet Jesus be a dose of common sense for these recent McShame/Sara Who converts. What is the fascination with this chick?  Is voting your gender really that big of a deal?  The repercussions of this election will be felt for years to come.  Isn’t it more important to keep your homes and put your kids through college than to one day tell your grandkids that you helped elect the first female Vice President (and ended up living in a trailer park because you lost your job to Ramesh and Gupti)?


September 10, 2008 - Posted by | Opinion, Politics


  1. I totally agree. Although it’s great to have a woman nominated for VP and great to have a black man nominated for president, once that’s done it’s ALL about what would each candidate do, and what do we know about their character. McCain and Palin are turning out to be liars, hypocrites, and morally bankrupt.

    Obama and Biden are both smart decent human beings – and between them they’ve got a lot of experience on matters that count.

    Comment by 365pwords | September 10, 2008

  2. Really, it is the lesser of two evils. Republicans or Demcratss. It really isn’t about who is on the ticket (well it is). However, in history both parties have shown their weaknesses, faults and accomplishments. The Republicans have had 8 years of shame. It is time to let the other party take a stand. It is about what evil you can live with at this time…I can’t live with another for years of Republican hell.

    Comment by Venom | September 11, 2008

  3. LOL…JerzeeChick you have been on a role as of late. I feel the same sentiment as you when it comes to Rice, her skin appears to be the same color as mine however her views are of the other persuasion.

    Oprah reaches millions of viewers daily therefore it would be much easier to reach the masses. McShame/Sarah who? could care less about Oprah they lookn media exposure.

    Comment by Urban Royalty | September 17, 2008

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