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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Confused: It's Only Reality Turned Upside Down

I assume there must be a lot of people confused with things being the way they are. If you are a black teenager who gets pregnant you are irresponsible but if you are pregnant and unwed in White Christian Nationalist circles, even though abstinence is in the Bible they say, it is a badge of honor for the family of the Vice President aspirant Sarah Palin. Sounds confusing see below. RGN

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight... (I hope I'm not offending anyone)

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're 'exotic, different.'

Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.

If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that
registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor,
spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become
the country's second highest ranking executive (and according to the actuarial tables, a > 30% chance of succeeding the president during your first term).

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.

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 teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your un-wed teen daughter
ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.

If you're husband is nicknamed 'First Dude', with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now


Model Citizen aka Bonnie Rue said...

perfectly put!
If this woman makes it into the white house i will seriously have lost my faith in the great us of a.

the whole thing is outrageous.
*shakes head*

Lila said...

I love this! I just stumbled upon it! Thank you so much for posting it!

sweet olive said...

After Bush was reelected in 2004, I was confused. I mean, what were people thinking?

While watching the press coverage of this campaign, I feel as though I am the only lucid person living in an insane asylum. Now I see that people are, for the most part, NOT thinking.

Thanks for this post. I will pass it on.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing what the media can and will do. As my mother used to say. 'They don't know the difference between shit and shinola.' But believe me, they do. Their gift is in making sure that we don't.

Thanks for your article.

bint alshamsa said...

This is pure genius.