. . . But I Will Defend Your Right to Say It

So all of you folks who feel that Hillary should have won the Democratic nomination and are voting for McCain out of spite (and to give Hillary a shot for 2012), and all of you folks who are upset with Obama for selecting Joe Biden to be his running mate because of that stupid remark he made about a "clean and articulate" African-American candidate and are considering sitting out the election, or all you folks who supported John Edwards first and then John McCain, whose views couldn't be further apart, simply because they're white males who fit your idea of what a President should look like, please don't take offense when I say you're all assholes.

Hillary lost fair and square. Joe Biden seems to be a basically decent person who has some silly ideas about people from a culture he knows little about (I'll go out on a limb and say that this is not an unusual circumstance; many of us know painfully little about other cultures beyond the abounding stereotypes). Finally, things have changed where control of our country should not be limited to white men.

Get over it.

7 comments:

PBW said...

I wanted him to pick Gov. Bill Richardson, but I can live with Biden.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

Tell it! :-)

Gwyneth

bettye griffin said...

Phyllis, personally, I think that asking America to choose a President who's half black and Vice President who's half Mexican is too much of a stretch. I say look for Bill Richardson to be offered a Cabinet position in an Obama administration. The scuttlebutt says he wants Secretary of State.

Gwyneth, awwwwww (blushing).

Patricia W. said...

I don't see Richardson as Sec of State but hey, what do I know?

Biden is a good pick given the myriad of considerations and forces Obama had to deal with during his selection process.

Let's hope it's the winning ticket!

Lori said...

That's right, you tell 'em Bettye!(LOL) IMHO, not only are the folks who switched from Edwards to McCain a-holes, but I'd dare say the majority of them are also racists. I know, it's SO not politcially correct these days to utter words like race, racism and even Black.

It's almost as if our non-acknowlegement of race will somehow make it just go away.
What truly interesting and baffling time we're living in . . .

Yasmin said...

I don't like who he picked but I'm a Dem and still plan to vote for him.

bettye griffin said...

Thanks for commenting, Lori and Yasmin!