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The Shameless President-Elect of the United States


In his acceptance speech, he mentions breaking barriers of all kinds: “…by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States…”

Nothing about women and men. And nothing about Muslims, Catholics, Jews and Atheists.
In an election where the biggest disappointment was that a woman lost so Barack Obama could win, this was the most glaring omission – shameful, callous and just plain mean.

Barack doesnt look like he’s knows what “gracious winning” looks like. Barack doesnt change his sexist stripes.

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  1. pdaervo
    November 12, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    My dear (fellow blogger who comments on HCC)He may have not mentioned women, but he didn’t mention men either. He also didn’t name ANY relgion. Had he named one and ommited the other, your argument would be fruitful. Did you expect him to name evey denimonation in the United States (because trust me lady, that speech would have been boooring). You also forget that this was not a Palin-McCain ticket, Palin’s “loosing” meant that she would “loose” the oppertunity to reside over senate and have say in anything ONLY when there is a tie. The majourity of women voted for Obama because HE was the one that supported most of the causes that women as a majourity sympathized with. Hilary Clinton fought for women, and you have to admit that McCain choosing Palin had at least a little to do with pandering to Clinton supporters (even though, as Amy Pohler and Tina Fey Pointed out, they stood for opposie causes.) I understand being dissapointed, but calling him “shameless” for not mentioning gender or religion in a speech (and thereby creating more dividing tension-by accusing him of such) which served to unite America seems MEAN (if not slightly desperate) to me. I hope I didn’t offend you- just telling it like it is. Love,Pdaervo

  2. Chevalier
    November 13, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for the tone in the comment. I end up deleting most comments because the usual Obama supporter comes in with an incredibly painful, holier-than-thou attitude, and with less data and more conclusions than your average management consultant :-). Your comment was refreshingly polite… To your point, yes, he did not mention that men and women need to come together. This is not comparable to not mentioning other denominations and divisions, because:(A) the male/female division is far more fundamental, more basic and more perversive than any other division – race, religion, caste, community, geography, class, etc etc. (B) gender discrimination is still the most oppressive and non-scalable peak(C) all through the election – the primaries and the generals – the ENTIRE discussion was about how HISTORIC this election was, that we will break barriers no matter which side wins (Hillary Clinton vs. Obama, then McCain/Palin vs. Obama/Biden). Considering he won and therefore the other kind of history did not get made, it was basic for him to at least MENTION it. (D) Obama won because of, and fully utilizing, misogyny. His campaign harnessed hatred and spread it wide. As a supposed progressive candidate, this was insane. Too many times, when asked about progressive issues, he’s said he just doesn’t think that’s the best place to put his energies–and even more gallingly, that the activists working tirelessly on these issues are going about it all wrong. Also, it’s totally false that Palin did not support women’s rights. She’s a conservative, i.e. she supports small government. She’s anti-abortion, because she believes birth happens at conception. But she does not propose jailing women who perform abortions. Her organization, Feminists for Life, infact go to college campuses and set up support systems for students who’re pregnant – they set up scholarships, day care centers, provide medical guidance and free supplies, etc. That is commendable work.

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