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If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "token hire."
If  you're a conservative and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates you're a "game changer."

Black teen pregnancies;  A "crisis" in black America.
White teen pregnancies; A "blessed event."

If you grow up in Hawaii you're   "exotic."
Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, you're the quintessential "American story."

Similarly, if you name you kid Barack you're "unpatriotic."
Name your kid  Track or Trig, you're "colorful."

 
If you're a Democrat and you make a VP  pick without fully vetting the individual you're reckless."
A Republican who doesn't fully vet is  a "maverick."

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer growing your organization from a staff of 1 to 13 and your budget  from $70,000 to $400,000, then become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new African Amerian voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, then spend nearly 8 more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the State Senate's Health and Human Services committee, then spend nearly 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works, and Veteran's Affairs committees, you are "woefully inexperienced."

If you spend 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, then spend 20 months as the governor of a state with 650,000 people, then you've got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket, are the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military and are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia.

 
If you are a Democratic male candidate who is popular with millions of people you are an "arrogant celebrity".
If you are a popular Republican female candidate you are "energizing the base".

 
If you are a  younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions you are "presumptuous"
If you are an older male candidate who makes last minute decisions which you refuse to explain, you  are a shoot from the hip"maverick'.

 
If you are a candidate with a Harvard law degree you are "an elitist-out of touch"  with the real America.
If you are a legacy (dad and granddad were admirals) graduate of Anapolis, with multiple disciplinary infractions, and graduate number 795 out of 800 graduates, you are a hero.


If you manage a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an "empty  suit".
If you are a part time mayor of a town of 7000 people,   you are an "experienced executive".


If you go to a south side Chicago church, your beliefs are "extremist".
If you believe in creationism and don't believe global warming is man-made, you are "strongly principled".

 
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian
If you have been married to the same woman with whom you've been wed to for 19 years and raising 2 beautiful  daughters with, you're  "risky."

 
If you're a black single mother of 4 who waits for 22 hours after her water breaks to seek medical attention, you're an irresponsible parent, endangering the life of your unborn child.
But if you're a white married mother who waits 22 hours, you're "spunky".

 
If you're a  13-year-old Chelsea Clinton, the right-wing press calls you "First dog."
If you're a 17-year old pregnant unwed daughter of  a Republican, the right-wing press calls you "beautiful" and  "courageous."

 
If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents
If you teach responsible age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.


If you're a Republican senator who solicits gay sex in an airport bathroom, you  get to return to your job in the Senate and are encouraged to run for re-election.
If you're a Democratic Senator who is out of public office and have an affair, your political career is over and your wife who has terminal cancer is to blame.

 
And  finally a quiz question for the RNC, specifically those on  the Religious Right:  Who is one of the most revered, and famous community organizer in history?
Jesus Christ

Comments

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redqueenmeg
Sep. 17th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
It's like I keep saying, people will believe anything if it comes from a Republican.
purplejuli
Sep. 17th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
It's one of those things where people are just stupid.
autumnwife
Sep. 17th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
*****applauding*****

Well, except for that last quiz thing.
purplejuli
Sep. 17th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah well, I had to throw that in there to further illustrate the hypocrisy. I'm not religious at all.
rubyprincess
Sep. 17th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
I love this - read it before and it's terrific.
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