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  •  Right, but was there anybody who wasn't put (1+ / 0-)
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    through the ringer, if they didn't appease the right-wing, capitalistic, free-market, best country of the world, only super-power, leadership-needing concepts? Isn't anybody forced to lie in their confirmation hearings?

    The worst thing to me is the fact that you don't have the chance to criticize a woman's political view points or actions, because, heh, she is a woman, and that you can't criticize a black man or black woman's political view points or actions, because, heh, he/she is black (unless they are so idiotically off the chart that you know they need some psychiatric help).

    I like H. Clinton a lot and admire that she could go through the "merde" she was exposed to during her life. But then some of her political view points I don't like. Try to say something about it and you get chastized as a sexist.

    I like Condoleeza Rice a lot and admire that she made her career despite or because of the "merde" she was exposed to or accepted to swallow. But then a lot of her political view points I don't like. Try to say something about it and you get chastized as sexist and racist.

    You can't get this darn issue of sexism and racism out of the system. So, either you ignore it or you fight it no matter what. I am too tired and are unable to either. Can't ignore it without lying to myself and can't fight it without being defeated and crushed.

    •  I've criticized Hillary and never been called (7+ / 0-)

      sexist for doing so - I've criticized Barack Obama and never been called racist :)

      I think it is patently clear that there is racism involved in the relentless attacks on the President, but that does not mean that all critiques come from those roots.  

      Nor does my antipathy for people like Akin or West have to do with their gender - since I put Bachmann in the same category.

      I think we have quite a ways to go before systemic racism and sexism are uprooted - but I won't ignore it.  I realize it gets tiresome, but I follow in the footsteps of Mrs Hamer.

      "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired"  - so I fight on.

      If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:34:06 AM PST

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      •  right, but I can't help to mention that (2+ / 0-)

        YOU are special. :)

        ...but that does not mean that all critiques come from those roots....
        ... and I didn't imply that but often it is used as if they were.

        It's not only what is said, but who says it about whom. We can both say the same thing and the roots for saying the same thing will be interpreted as coming from very different origins.

        I am going sleep now to get healthy and rested, because I am sick and tired to be sick and tired ... Thanks for the comment.

    •  However, if you say that someone who obviously is (2+ / 0-)

      very bright, agree with them or not, is not very bright then likely it is sexism and/or racism talking, not policy differences.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 08:41:19 AM PST

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