Originally Posted by trumptman
It isn't stupid selective logic. I have no doubt that if someone were to discuss Obama's race as a means of disqualifying him from office, it would be called racism. Yet there are already plenty of Democrats declaring they won't consider McCain because he is a "white guy." It is still racism.
Awesome. The possibility of "someone" discussing Obama's race as a negative is theoretical, but you know "plenty" of Democrats that won't vote for McCain because he's white-- as opposed to the fact that he appears to be a slightly crazy guy who really likes war, a lot.
So who are these racist Democrats you know? Is it something you just intuit? Because on that basis, I know " plenty" of Republicans that long to see Obama in chains! Brought low like the animal he is!
This is about who has a policy you want implemented in government. However on the Democratic side they all basically mirror each other with policy. So it has become about how women are abandoning Clinton to vote for Obama because they'd rather fantasize about having sex with him than listen to Clinton "bitch" about getting the first question, or drone on about health care minutia.
Hmmmm, so Obama's appeal is largely sexual, and the "women" who fantasize about him. That's what it's "become about". Steady there, dude.
These same wonderful "deep" considerations are the folks who get concerned about a middle name and will gladly call McCain someone who can't be president because he is an "old white guy."
Those "folks" being the women who are hot for Obama? Who, presumably, reject McCain because they don't want to have sex with him? Holy shit, liberals vote with their pussies!
But, again, who are these Democrats that are claiming McCain can't
be president because he's "an old white guy"?
I don't recal this request. Perhaps it was in the middle of your last "brutal ad-hom" and thus I ignored reading it and likely the whole response.
Sure. That must be it.
The point is uninformed voters, the ones who are going to vote for Obama because he represents "Change™" or because he makes their panties wet, or those who are going to vote against him because he is black or might have a non-western historical background based off his name aren't going to change anything based off his middle name There is no additional checkbox of criteria informed or ill-informed that his middle name meets that all other information about him doesn't meet.
"Panties wet"? Dude. We're getting into a whole weird area here. Oh, and wipe off your screen, I guess.
But all fun asides, and as others have noted, elections aren't won or lost because some group like these aroused women you, uh, know about, vote for the candidate they've already chosen.
They're won and lost by relatively small numbers of undecided and swing voters, who may or may not be paying very close attention to the particulars. For these voters, it makes perfect sense to marinate them in a constant flow of largely inchoate but highly inflammatory words and images-- not (gee, haven't we already been over this?) because any one of those words or images makes particular sense or is going to cause a given voter to abruptly make up their mind, but because the cumulative effect
of such a marinate seeps into the consciousness of a voter who is probably not going to be swayed by policy discussions.
Obama is black, black, blackity black, kinda Muslim terror Muslim terror Muslim, foreign, scary seductive (oh, right, your already on board with that one), inspires (scary) cult like devotion amongst mindless Negroes, fatuous one-worlders, and, I guess, Our Women! (ah, beat me to that one as well), hangs out with even scarier, blacker types, and, of course, Has That Name!!!!
None of that makes any sense at all. Any one thing can be dismissed as irrelevant to the general drift of things. I absolutely guarantee you that every bit of that is going to become a thriving subtext to the general election, and, taken as a whole, will have the power to influence the broadest perceptions of who Obama is.
That's (not very pretty) politics for you, but it's absolutely disingenuous bordering on (willfully?) ignorant to deny that such politics even exist because they draw on generations of race based fear of "the other", and seek to exploit a certain unease with what "those people" might really be up to.
And it's agressively silly to claim that all this is somehow just the flip side of (someone) calling McCain an "old white guy", although I realize that the Trumptman Unified Theory of Liberal Hypocrisy requires you endlessly defend that idea.