Vote McCain and you're a sexist pig racist Islamophobe, by J. Lewis

James Lewis
We all knew the race-gender-homophobe card would be played at some point in this election. Well, it just happened. Mark this date on your calendar: On Sunday, May 8, 2008 the Big Guns of the Left fired both barrels at the same moment. If you're agin' Obama or Hillary, you are the embodiment of evil. Islamaphobia has just been added to the heavy burden your soul will have to bear. And don't you dare deny it.

Here's WaPo's subsidiary Newsweek, ready to nail your writhing despicable sexist skin to the wall:

"America is not ready for a female president. I have typed and deleted that sentence five times. It appalls me. It goes against everything I grew up hearing, everything I tell my daughter. But I have come to believe it. I have been convinced not just by nasty bloggers or by Limbaugh the Comic Insult Dog. It's not because of the far more disturbing bias I have seen in otherwise respectable political commentators, as they gleefully declared Hillary Clinton's campaign dead and deader. Or even because 34 percent of adults recently confirmed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll that they do not think America is ready for a woman president (compared with 26 percent who said we weren't ready for a black president). Nope, I expected all that. It's the people I know and respect who have convinced me. It's the people who have no qualms about making sexist comments and jokes about Hillary-Those cankles! Her pantsuits! Iron my shirt!-who've convinced me that, in America, we still do not like our women powerful." 

It's your jokes that convict you!

Then there's Nicholas Kristof, career propagandist for the New York Times, writing in the NYT-subsidiary The International Herald Tribune 

"The ugliest prejudices in this campaign season are not directly about race. ... Sexism seems more of a factor. Americans have typically said in polls that they are less willing to vote for a woman than a black, and Shirley Chisholm (a black woman who ran for president in 1972) always said that she encountered more prejudice because of her sex than her race.

Yet the most monstrous bigotry in this election isn't about either race or sex. It's about religion. The whispering campaigns allege that Obama is a secret Muslim planning to impose Islamic law on the country. Incredibly, he is even accused -- in earnest! -- of being the Antichrist. Proponents of this theory offer detailed theological explanations for why he is the Antichrist, and the proof is that he claims to be Christian -- after all, the Antichrist would say that, wouldn't he? The rumors circulate enough that Glenn Beck of CNN asked the Rev. John Hagee, a conservative evangelical, what the odds are that Obama is the Antichrist."

You see, Kristof is addressing our European friends, and the question is not, "Is there racism in America?" but rather, "Of all the sins America is guilty of, which is the most despicable? Is it race, gender, favorite sexual sports, religious hatred?" Because you are automatically assumed to be guilty. There is no absolution, you're destined for Hell if you don't vote Democrat.

Why is the Left firing at its real enemies -- that is, you and me -- right now? Because Hillary and Obama are at each other's throats, of course, and this thing is going to end up with enraged Democrats tearing at  each others' throats at the convention. It's the Clintons who dropped the "Hussein" card on Obama. It's Obama who dropped the "incompetence" card on Hillary -- a deadly insult from a feminist point of view. So the Left is fighting the Left.

Solution? Look for outside scapegoats. You, you and you! You'll do. Up against the wall!

As Puritan Divine Jonathan Edwards famously said, you are all sinners in the hands of an angry God! Oops, no, forget I said that. There's no God at the New York Times. Scratch that. No, you're sinners in the hands of all righteously angry progressive Peoples of Oppressed Races, Genders, and Sexual Tastes!!!

Islamophobia has been added to the list of your sins -- and don't you dare deny it, buddy, because we can see your crimson soul with our special brain-o-meter! At least if you're the New  York Times or the Washington Post.

What's missing in all this is a gay candidate, so that non-Leftists can be accused of homophobia on top of everything else. Perhaps this gap will be filled in by election time, and that we will get a chance to be beaten up and bullied for our sins against gays as well.

When we get to the general election --- huffing and puffing from the long grind --- we'll have white-bread John McCain and his attractive blonde wife. Nobody will have to say a word. Imagine McCain versus Obama or Hillary on TV.   You know who's the embodiment of Evil. Don't even check your TV Guide.

James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/
We all knew the race-gender-homophobe card would be played at some point in this election. Well, it just happened. Mark this date on your calendar: On Sunday, May 8, 2008 the Big Guns of the Left fired both barrels at the same moment. If you're agin' Obama or Hillary, you are the embodiment of evil. Islamaphobia has just been added to the heavy burden your soul will have to bear. And don't you dare deny it.

Here's WaPo's subsidiary Newsweek, ready to nail your writhing despicable sexist skin to the wall:

"America is not ready for a female president. I have typed and deleted that sentence five times. It appalls me. It goes against everything I grew up hearing, everything I tell my daughter. But I have come to believe it. I have been convinced not just by nasty bloggers or by Limbaugh the Comic Insult Dog. It's not because of the far more disturbing bias I have seen in otherwise respectable political commentators, as they gleefully declared Hillary Clinton's campaign dead and deader. Or even because 34 percent of adults recently confirmed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll that they do not think America is ready for a woman president (compared with 26 percent who said we weren't ready for a black president). Nope, I expected all that. It's the people I know and respect who have convinced me. It's the people who have no qualms about making sexist comments and jokes about Hillary-Those cankles! Her pantsuits! Iron my shirt!-who've convinced me that, in America, we still do not like our women powerful." 

It's your jokes that convict you!

Then there's Nicholas Kristof, career propagandist for the New York Times, writing in the NYT-subsidiary The International Herald Tribune 

"The ugliest prejudices in this campaign season are not directly about race. ... Sexism seems more of a factor. Americans have typically said in polls that they are less willing to vote for a woman than a black, and Shirley Chisholm (a black woman who ran for president in 1972) always said that she encountered more prejudice because of her sex than her race.

Yet the most monstrous bigotry in this election isn't about either race or sex. It's about religion. The whispering campaigns allege that Obama is a secret Muslim planning to impose Islamic law on the country. Incredibly, he is even accused -- in earnest! -- of being the Antichrist. Proponents of this theory offer detailed theological explanations for why he is the Antichrist, and the proof is that he claims to be Christian -- after all, the Antichrist would say that, wouldn't he? The rumors circulate enough that Glenn Beck of CNN asked the Rev. John Hagee, a conservative evangelical, what the odds are that Obama is the Antichrist."

You see, Kristof is addressing our European friends, and the question is not, "Is there racism in America?" but rather, "Of all the sins America is guilty of, which is the most despicable? Is it race, gender, favorite sexual sports, religious hatred?" Because you are automatically assumed to be guilty. There is no absolution, you're destined for Hell if you don't vote Democrat.

Why is the Left firing at its real enemies -- that is, you and me -- right now? Because Hillary and Obama are at each other's throats, of course, and this thing is going to end up with enraged Democrats tearing at  each others' throats at the convention. It's the Clintons who dropped the "Hussein" card on Obama. It's Obama who dropped the "incompetence" card on Hillary -- a deadly insult from a feminist point of view. So the Left is fighting the Left.

Solution? Look for outside scapegoats. You, you and you! You'll do. Up against the wall!

As Puritan Divine Jonathan Edwards famously said, you are all sinners in the hands of an angry God! Oops, no, forget I said that. There's no God at the New York Times. Scratch that. No, you're sinners in the hands of all righteously angry progressive Peoples of Oppressed Races, Genders, and Sexual Tastes!!!

Islamophobia has been added to the list of your sins -- and don't you dare deny it, buddy, because we can see your crimson soul with our special brain-o-meter! At least if you're the New  York Times or the Washington Post.

What's missing in all this is a gay candidate, so that non-Leftists can be accused of homophobia on top of everything else. Perhaps this gap will be filled in by election time, and that we will get a chance to be beaten up and bullied for our sins against gays as well.

When we get to the general election --- huffing and puffing from the long grind --- we'll have white-bread John McCain and his attractive blonde wife. Nobody will have to say a word. Imagine McCain versus Obama or Hillary on TV.   You know who's the embodiment of Evil. Don't even check your TV Guide.

James Lewis blogs at dangeroustimes.wordpress.com/