Less Bashing Please

If you read the news and the blogosphere then it seems like there’s an awful lot of posturing and bashing between the Democratic candidates and their supporters going on in the past few days and not much talk about the issues. It’s becoming nauseating and quite frankly, giving me a splitting headache!

This primary race is turning up the heat on two topics that are still big issues in America — racism and sexism. We’re in for a hell of a ride until this thing is decided and I just hope to hell we can unite once it is. There’s been a lot of stupid stuff said in recent days and among the tops is a call for John Edwards to get out of the race (in not so pleasant phrasing). Jane makes some excellent points on this whole mess here.

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3 Responses to Less Bashing Please

  1. Darrell Prows says:

    “I just hope to hell we can unite”… Unless you mean can the left get its act back together and start using the power that we’re going to end up with, the answer seems to be, no, we can’t unite. But I think that you’re not speaking in the same terms that Obama is.

    The right is a problem, as it has been since Nixon gave it legitimacy by calling it “the silent majority”. To them “freedom” means the right to pick your neighbors pocket while spying on what they do in their bedrooms. Conserve, the root of conservative, means things like destroying the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve over a relatively small amount of oil, and leaving all of the lights on in their homes to protest those who wish to see a decrease in the production of greenhouse gases.

    So, yeah, lets do our best to unite, but let’s not be naieve enough to think that this country is really ready for unity.

  2. Darrell

    I’m talking about uniting behind who ever our nominee is (short term goal) once we choose one, because right now we’re dividing swiftly as racism and sexism have become the hot topic issues of the Democratic race for president.

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    Precisely what I thought you mean. Obama, however, may just be another story.