DisenfranchisedVoter pointed me to this very interesting segment of a Jeremiah Wright sermon. Wright is Obama’s pastor at the UCC church he attends. The word that comes to mind when I see this is “blinders”:
I’ll betcha Barack never had:
- The guy sitting next to him at a business meeting put his hand on his thigh under the table.
- The guy walking him home from a party force himself on him.
- The chemistry professor spend twice as much time with the pompous but mediocre male student than him.
- The boss who habitually praises the men in the group at his expense- all the F%^&ing time.
- The men in other departments who complain that he’s difficult to work with because he’s so “demanding” and “abrasive”
- The guy who calls him a “bitch” when he’s powerful and a “c^&t” when he’s not.
- The guys from other departments who stare at his tits.
- The rental agencies who won’t rent to him because he’s a single parent.
- The self-righteous religious types who want to control his body.
- The self-righteous religious types who tell him all the time how he has to be subservient because God wants it that way.
- The guys who tell him he slept his way to the top.
- Anyone tell him that “women writers, chefs, fill in the blank would never be as good as male writers, chefs, fill in the blank”
I could go on, but you get the point. Jeremiah thinks 15% of the population has had it bad and still does and he’s right. He just forgot about the 50+ % of the population that it is perfectly OK to *continue* to treat like second class citizens. But I can tell him with a high degree of certainty that if his female parishioners woke up this morning with lighter skin, their lives wouldn’t improve all that much.
Come, come, now, Pastor Wright. We are all brothers and sisters here.
In other news: Hillary was on NPR this morning and thought it was laughable that Steve Inskeep thought there was any valid comparison between her foreign policy record and Obama’s completely non-existent one. (Jeremiah Wright, take note) Oh, and she stuck up for Florida and Michigan. You know, the states with all of the disenfranchised, second-class voters that Obama would like to conveniently forget didn’t vote for him? Yeah, those guys. Solidarity!
Anglachel makes a good point about Hillary’s proposals for a revote in Florida and Michigan:
She is willing to risk losing the gains she has already accrued to ensure that the voters have participated and will view the outcome as legitimate.
I never thought about it that way but isn’t it interesting that Hillary is willing to let her own voters and Edwards voters reject her than risk losing these two states in the fall, but Barry is not. There’s a good possibility that Barry could *win* delegates but he’s not willing to risk it.
Contribution from MABlue: From the WSJ Op/Ed page is a piece entitled, Obama and the Race Card. These truths should be self-evident but apparently some explanation is in order.