On Wednesday, CNN‘s Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote a column about his indecision on who to vote for in elections. A quite harmless opine on his vacillating behavior. And with that, CNN allowed readers to respond.
Not surprising anyone, a liberal reader named ‘Cathy’ was ALLOWED to fire off this one:
Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?…..think about it.
Would the country’s collective point of view be different?
Ponder the following: What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage,including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard LawReview?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduatingclass?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a longaffair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that includeddiscipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflectedreality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizespositive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization inInternational Relations.Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
vs.John McCain:United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semesterNorth Idaho College – 2 semesters – general studyUniversity of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalismMatanuska-Susitna College – 1 semesterUniversity of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.
Quite a spirited and acerbic comment, don’t you think? In addition to her verbal salvos…she went and did…what liberals LOVE to do– she played the race card. Yep….that time-honored canard- vacuous progressives throw out over and over.
Naturally, I felt compelled to respond.
But one small problem, CNN.com reserves the right to ‘review’ my comment before allowing it to post. My refutation was clear and concise…with many of my points INVERSE to her ‘what if’ scenarios. But, do you see my comment there?
Uh….of course not.
Was I abusive or coarse? Absolutely not. Did I have my facts wrong in my response to hers? Absolutely not. So then, why was her comment allowed to stand? And mine not allowed to appear for one second?
You make the call.