Thursday, September 18, 2008

Now I Get It...

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different." Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers... a quintessential American story.

If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim. Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track, and you're a maverick.

Graduate from Harvard law School and be President of the Law Review, and you are unstable. Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well

If you spend 3 years as a community organizer, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience. If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.

If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian. If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.

If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society. If , while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you're very responsible.

If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's. If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DUI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, much clearer now.


Ann said...

How has the media and the Republican party so twisted truth and perception that people are buying into this?... I thought this was a great email.

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jenA said...

You know, this entry reinforces my decision not to watch election coverage or attend church.

Repeating or perpetuating the tit-for-tat election brouhaha is not a constructive way to defend and promote one's candidate preference.

This entry is no different and no better solution to the ankle-biting and bitch-slapping that news networks insist on airing.

I saw nothing good in your deciding it was okay to repeat the judgment passed on one candidate because that same judgment had been passed on your presidential pick.
If you of all people are allowing one person's Christianity to be weighed against another's, and deciding whose sins and missteps are worse, I'm worried.
Sorry girl, this pissed me off.

Ann said...

i understand completely. i post it mostly for conservative christians/republicans who read my site and insist on calling sarah a christian and obama a muslim. i want them to see (perhaps) how inconsistant their opinions are because they aren't actually rooted in facts. the things they claim or let the media or email claim about obama isn't really rooted in reality, when their attachment to palin (whose religious views are much more disconcerting in my opinion) isn't really what they probably want in the first place. they won't know that though if they won't read about it. so maybe, just maybe if they like my pictures or stories or sermons, they'll read it here. maybe. love you jenA, ann

Michelle said...

I like this post. I learned a lot. And I think it's worth mentioning and, frankly, aren't we judging which ticket is going to be the better pres and vp? Isn't judging what it is about? And how can we accurately judge if the media is painting one person one way and another the complete opposite?