Sexism Is <i>Not</i> Everywhere
No, I agree with The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder that Obama did not call Sarah Palin a pig. I don’t believe all references to “lipstick” are, from here on out, oblique references to her. The “lipstick on a pig” word picture has been with us for a while. It’s probably not the best word picture to use at this point in time, but I don’t think it was a personal attack.
What I’m hoping comes out of this election season is a realization by the many “professional victim” groups that sexism (or racism or homophobia) isn’t hidden in every disagreement. So, Democrats, stinks to be on the other end of the hysteria, eh?
Update: Speaking of hysteria, looks like the term “community organizer” is now forbidden.
At the Crain’s Business Forum this morning, [NY Gov. David] Paterson drew attention to a phrase used numerous times by speakers at the Republican National Convention to describe Barack Obama’s leadership experience: community organizer.
“I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama ‘black’ in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention – a ‘community organizer.’ They kept saying it, they kept laughing,” he said.
Guess some Democrats aren’t getting the realization.
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