Saturday, February 16, 2008
Is Obama Sexist?
Taylor Marsh from Taylormarsh.com thinks so, ""I understand that Senator Clinton, periodically when she's feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost her appeal. ... .." - Senator Barack Obama
Emailing back and forth with friends, it was also mentioned that Norah O'Donnell and Andrea Mitchell took exception of this insulting slap by Mr. Obama. TM.com reader Grey was quick and transcribed the back and forth:
Nora O'Donnell: "He said, 'I understand when she's down (emphasis hers), that she makes these kinds of attacks. It's getting a little personal."
Andrea Mitchell: "It's getting a little personal and, very frankly, you know how deeply we interpreted every comment to look for some sort of racial motivation before South Carolina. A lot of people said it was there. But, you know, when you start describing a female (emphasis hers) candidate as being "down" and "striking back." I don't know, that's a little edgy, don't you think?"
Nora O'Donnell: "Yeah. And I think there's gonna be a lot more comments about that."
So come on, Barack. Tell us how you really feel.
According to him, we women just can't handle the stress of the big time. We get depressed, and lash out, you know, and suddently the claws come out. Remember that remark? I gave him a pass on it.
"You challenge the status quo and suddenly the claws come out." - Senator Barack Obama
I shouldn't have. Because once is a mistake. Twice, it's a way of thinking about women. A way of demeaning women in power; even saying we're not up to the job.
Seriously, Senator Hillary Clinton is a woman running for president. Not some emotional menopausal diva popping pills because she's depressed she broke a nail.
Where do these guys get off spewing this crap?
But if Obama's looking for people "feeling down," go no further than his own guy blogs who seem to be getting the vapors over the current delegate fight. Pussies... er... I mean, wimps. If anyone's feeling down, it's the Clinton hating crowd, because they thought she (and her supporters) were simply going to hand over the nomination because Mr. Obama won Idaho. Strap in, fellas, it's going to get bumpier from here."