Friday, February 29, 2008

Bigotry Double Standard

Andrew Sullivan:
Much, much milder than Obama on Farrakhan. And Farrakhan didn't hold a rally for BHO. Can you imagine the vapid outcry if such a thing happened? And yet the GOP parades its bigots in the open. Just like Huckabee and the Reconstructionists. There really are double standards for white fundamentalists, aren't there?
UPDATE (10:10, 2 March):
Let's be clear what happened here. John McCain solicited the support and endorsement of Hagee and then he held a joint appearance with Hagee in which he formally endorsed him. In these terms, Obama has no connection whatsoever to Farrakhan. He's just someone who said positive things about Obama. So the premise for even asking Obama is dubious in itself, whereas McCain has openly embraced Hagee.


jenhargis said...

I am unaware of such double-standards. The only person I know of who publicly demanded that Obama reject Farrakhan's endorsement was Clinton. Farrakhan is a narcissist in addition to being a psychotic "religious" leader, giving financial support to Quadaffi (forgive the spelling) at a time when he was a threat to the safety of America, the man should have been arrested for treason. But I suppose there's no such thing anymore due to the emphasis on the first amendment over the lives of American people.

Nobody should be surprised by any platform that a fundamental Christian candidate would have, it's all been written on paper for almost 2000 years.

I would strongly question someone who has convictions and beliefs and throws them out the window to run for office. What's that motivation all about?

It is my opinion that there is no candidate running for office who is qualified to hold it. For 20 years I have been voting for "the lesser of two evils" and frankly, I'm sick of it.

jenhargis said...

I would like to clarify that my comment regarding the fundamental Christian candidate was actually specifically regarding Huckabee.

I don't appreciate McCain courting the religious right because he is not a particularly religious man. His political leanings have changed ONLY to get the conservative Christian vote. This man is not an example of someone abandoning his convictions to run for office, but rather, embracing convictions that are not his own for political gain.

troutsky said...

Mc Cain has staked out such "maverick" positions as support for tax cuts,NAFTA and the War. Hold your nose and do it,Jen, but don't stop organizing.