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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Women Candidates Need To Fight Back Against Innuendo

Women Candidates Need To Fight Back Against Innuendo

Adoring parents of this generation, intent on uplifting their young daughters, tell them that no goal is too high. No profession, no position of power, no political office is off limits to them.

Nevertheless, these well-meaning parents probably don’t think to coach their little girls on what to do when, in their climb to the top, they meet with the inevitable innuendos comparing them to a pole dancer, prostitute or “ice queen.” Think I’m exaggerating? Each of these has been made against a female candidate recently seeking political office.

It should shock no one. Sexism has long been a powerful campaign tactic. It’s a maliciously effective tool in undermining a female candidate’s chances of winning. The mere threat of it derails many women, dissuading them from even considering a political bid. There isn’t a female politician alive who hasn’t faced the possibility of having her hair, wardrobe and makeup screened more than her resume.

For too long, women seeking political office have unknowingly played along. They have been encouraged not to challenge snide commentary and outright misogyny. For generations, we’ve held on to the outmoded notion that a lady never raises her voice, doesn’t lower herself to the level of detractors. She must demurely decline to confront. Best to just “let it go.”

No more.

Many female candidates and their supporters are choosing to push back. One powerful new voice is the website NameItChangeIt.com, a place for women candidates and their supporters to learn how negative gender-based commentary undermines campaigns — and what to do about it.

The non-partisan site is a project of the WCF Foundation, Women’s Media Center and Political Parity. Nancy Pelosi, Michele Bachmann and Elizabeth Warren are currently featured on the homepage.

The impetus for the site is research that shows how quickly a derogatory comment, even if it is mildly sexist, can cut into a female candidate’s standing with potential voters. And not just with certain voters predisposed to be sexist. It lowered opinions of a candidate across the board: with men, women, Republicans, Democrats and independents. Even when voters are a bit turned off by the attacker’s language, they still tend to think less of the woman who has been maligned.

The findings, gathered in a study by political pollster Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners, contradicted the advice she herself had given to female candidates caught in the snare of nasty attacks. Sidestepping doesn’t work, Lake discovered. However, women candidates who respond to attacks and then pivot the conversation in their favor can win back the support lost.

  • howa4x

    The comments are basically from the right wing of the republican party that wants to turn back the clock to a time where white men ruled and were not questioned. They don’t respect women to begin with and follow a strict interpertation of the bible that paints women as subservient.(Remind you of any group? Hint it begins with a T) I’m supprised that Michelle Bachmann is part of this group since she represents the most sexist part of the republican party, which is the tea party.

    • Tom_D44

      Really howa4x? So I suppose that the left wing media who ripped Sarah Palin to shreds, and continued on long after she was no longer a candidate, treated her with dignity and respect. You don’t even have to be a Sarah Palin fan to realize the personal attacks and classless disrespect that was cast on her. And all you can find in your little blame game is the Tea Party? This is a problem on both sides of the aisle and is one the reasons why Americans are so disgusted with politics in general.

      • howa4x

        Well Tom it was Republicans who gave all the information about her on that HBO movie Game Change. She was the one that started that movement about Obama “he’s not one of us” meaning he was a black man. She was the one that upon visiting Paul Reveres house said”he Rode to warn the british not to take away our guns.(UTube) . She was the one that made those idiotic comments on Katie Curic that she can see Russia and that was her expertise on homeland security. None of this was said by the left wing. She didn’t even finish her stint as govenor quiting after just 2 years, and she is the one on Fox bashing moderates,and democrats. She is part of the hatred culture that has emerged from Fox and Friends and that has poisioned American politics. It wasn’t the left that called a college student a slut, and it wasn’t the left but glen beck that said people should poison Pelosi because he didn’t agree with her. And let’s not forget the queen of meaness Ann Coulter who dosen’t disagree with democrats, she demonizes them in books and on the air.
        It’s the Tea party that shut down any debate on the health care law with their yelling and screaming, and tried to use intimidation rather than logic. They are the ones trying to turn back the clock and are anti education, anti woman, gay, latino and anyone else that dosen’t agree with them. their recklassness in congress almost shut down the country and forced a downgrade of our credit status. First time ever!!! Even Boles/Simpson said we need to raise revenue but they (TP)are slaves to big business who they call job ceators and who are sitting on billions and not hiring anyone. Mitt Romney moved his 250million out of the country into off shore accounts. How many people did he hire?
        It’s the right wing in this country that has poisoned our politics, and you can believe its the left all you want. I know everyone on the right needs a boogy man or woman. Things that were siad about Palin pale in comparison to what the right wing has said about Hillary for a lot longer. Why don’t you say anything about that!

        • ObozoMustGo

          howie… I gotta hand it to you… you are one of the dumbest posters on this site. Everything you write is a talking point and complete fabrication. Palin NEVER said she could “see Russia from her house”. That was Tina Faye in her SNL skit. Palin quit because in Alaska, governors must pay for their own legal costs for defense against hundreds of baseless and phony law suits designed to attack her. She NEVER said anything about Obozo not being one of us. FACT–> Obozo’s citizenship was brought up by Hillary Clinton in her 2008 primary contest against Obozo. It is true. Look it up. And when you do know your facts about the Revolution and Paul Revere, you will learn that the Brits were actually coming to take down a munitions depot among other things. That is a fact. So you leftist nutjobs actually dont have a clue what you are speaking of.

          This “hatred culture” nonsense that leftist pieces of crap like you repeat is nothing more than fear mongering. In truth, Tea Party and conservatives are about nothing but individual liberty and freedom from oppressive government involvement in every aspect of our lives. You leftist nutjob morons WANT more government in your lives because most of you are inherently stupid and weak and unable to make it on your own without government giving you a handout. A handout that was earned by someone else’s labor. But what else can we expect from a majority of low IQ pack of morons that vote for Obozo? Not much, I’d say.

          Have a nice day!

          • howa4x

            You are the stupid one who will vote against your own interest and the ones of your kids. This Freedom crap of the tea party is nothing more than a shill for the corporations. You think pollution is good for the country? You want to remove the regulations on power plants that spew mercury on citizens so the few that own them will benefit and millions of kids will have lung problems. Or how about Wall st? Want to remove the regualtions on them so they can have another meltdown? Citi already lost over 2 billion that they will admit to on a bet in Europe. Want to let them loose more? that is the kind of freedom the tea party wants? Thats how stupid you all are. How about health care? Want to take away insurance for over 9 million young adults that because of the law can remain on their parents policy, or how about the other 32 million that don’t have any insurance?. 50,000 per year die because of that. Is that what you call freedom? The individual mandate was a republican idea thought up by the heritage foundation and brought to the floor of the senate by that commie Bob dole as an answer to hillary care. Look it up fool! Is the tea party in Virginia that wanted to shove a probe up a woman’s vigina prior to her having an abortion doing it in the name if freedom? I thought all you supporters of the constitution are all concerned with personal freedom and individual liberty then why are you denying same sex couples from marrying. Isn’t that government intervention? Or arresting people that smoke weed. Why aren’t you the big conservative loudmouth yelling about that? Maybe because you really want religion in government. You conservatives are against it because the bible is more important than the constitution. Or how about S Carolina passing a bill that you can’t legally say the sea levels are rising. That’s a tea party governor for ya. Aren’t you the people trying to ban the teaching of evolution from schools? Isn’t the teaching of creationism against the seperation of church and state clause.
            You are all a bunch of stupid people with loud mouths, that’s what the tea party is, and if you’re one of them you are the stupidest of all.

          • DurdyDawg

            I enjoyed your logic howa4, and not once did you call bozo a derogatory name (stupid is a condition, not a name).. And don’t let the boz fool you.. He really doesn’t mean it when he writes ‘Have a nice day!’ (some kind of delinquent neo-con secret insult I’m guessing).

          • YepThatTell

            ” In truth, Tea Party and conservatives are about nothing but individual liberty and freedom from oppressive government involvement in every aspect of our lives.”
            Yeah, except for when it comes to women’s health and reproductive choices or use of contraception, right?
            Whose agenda guts public education, resulting in generations of morons?…and that translates to 21st century slaves… Well, certainly not we so-called ‘leftist pieces of crap’.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yep… you’re almost correct, kind of… None of us gave a damn about whether you use condoms or pills UNTIL YOU STARTED SCREAMING FOR US TO PAY FOR THEM FOR YOU!.

            You want others to pay for your sexual exploits, then damn right they have a right to speak out about it. No one gives a crap what you do, just dont expect everyone esle to pay for it. You want to pay for your own comdoms and pills, keep your mouth shut and so will everyone else.

            Re: abortion. About 60% of Americans now recognize that abortion is murder of a defenseless human. Further, we all agree that restrictions on abortion are reasonable and only really support it in the cases of life of the mother or rape or incest. This is a moral argument that you leftist nutjobs are losing over a long term. Too bad for you, the tide will continue to turn. Funny thing is that abortion supporters dont realize that they continue losing ground in this battle. They never realize that killing your own offspring reduces your numbers over time. Too bad for you.

            Re: Public education… uhh… hello… dope! You leftists have wrecked public education over the last 4 decades. All of the morons coming out are on your watch, not conservatives. All of you idiots seem to WANT to confuse money with quality education. Bullsheet on you! There is no correlation. The educational system stopped giving a damn about education when the unions started taking over. Then it became about union pay and benefits, and indoctrination of the youth. This is why 90% of graduates today can cite more phony crap about global warming and environmentalism than they can cite calculus or advanced English or about the periodic table of the elements, and worse yet, most know nothing of American History and our founding principles. That is the consequences of the left. Now you leftist nutjobs demand even more money from us? As if the Department of Education actually does ANYTHING of value! It does not. It should be terminated immediately. It is a waste of China’s money!

            Have a nice day, Yep!

          • YepThatTell

            Men don’t seem to have a problem if their insurance companies pay for their vasectomies or their Viagra…you’re a hypocrite, and if you follow the Tea Party, you are a dupe and a willing slave. Sorry, Must Go. I work for a living.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Tom… You must understand… howie is just another useful idiot and leftist nutjob floating around in this sea of leftist insanity. Around here, you can call conservative women “sluts” and ridicule their children and make up any lie you want to make up about them as long as it’s ridiculing them and putting them down as stupid or liars or sluts or whatever. That’s not a bad thing. But, come on man… you ought to know that such rules do not apply to the leftist nutjob windbags that happen to be female. Dont you you know anything?

        Have a nice day!

        • joyscarbo

          Lets be fair, my friend….
          Women make up 51% of the population and your party is pitifully under-represented by females. It’s very concerning how few women there are. Why the disparity? We Demo don’t vote for Repubs, so you can’t blame “leftist wingnuts.”
          If Palin was portrayed as less than keenly intellegent and articulate, it’s because your party put her out there without knowing exactly how ignorantly “rogue” she would go! Your party had a responsibility to make sure Sarah could withstand the glaring test of scrutiny that every candidate must withstand. Her daughter, Bristol, is a non-issue to me. She’s a single mom and single moms come from every walk of life. Bristol is no more a “victim” than any other single mom. I really see her as a person who has capitalized on her being a “poor, little rich kid who got knocked up by the mean Levi Johnson.” She’s making money off of DWTS and a new reality show is coming. Come to think of it, Palin had a reality show too! What a bunch of opportunistic sell-outs! Certainly not victims.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi Joy! I hope you are well today, my friend! How’s that new granddaughter of yours? Eating and sleeping away, I suppose.

            My post is not about who is a victim, Joy. You know me. I am the antithesis to “the victim”. My response to Tom was about the clear and obvious double standard you all in the leftist media display. Want proof? Here it is. Take absolutely everything said about Sarah Palin and change the name to Hillary Clinton. You guys on the left would be FREAKING OUT, much of it justifiably by the way, calling for firings and protesting in the streets in from of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSLSD, Comedy Central, NYTimes, LATimes, Boston Globe, Wash Post, Chicago Trib, and every other outlet that joined in the perpetuation of lies and slander against your girl. You know what I am saying is 100% true FOR A FACT. Be honest, Joy. Be honest.

            Have a nice day! God bless you and your family. 🙂

          • joyscarbo

            Hillary Clinton has been scewered by the media FAR more than Sara Palin. Go back to when Bill was in office. Hillary brought up healthcare reform back in the 1990’s and was met with a vengence that no other first lady in history has seen. She was hounded and put under a microscope by Ken Star (who spent many millions of taxpayer dollars and found nothing). And let us not forget that Hillary Clinton is by far a greater intellect compared to Palin. She’s got a solid political record. Hillary also went through the whole sex scandal with Bill with grace and dignity. Palin is just silly and hardly worth talking about. Hillary was made fun of MORE than Palin on SNL.

          • joyscarbo

            Oh…the grandaughter is fabulous! Just a little more than a week old and daughter got her to smile! It’s great, thank you for asking!

            Hope you have a blessed week and my best to you and your family, Boz!
            -Joy

          • ObozoMustGo

            You are a sweetheart, Joy! Even arguing, you have a way of making me smile! 🙂

            God bless to you, as well!

      • joyscarbo

        Palin is no wilting flower needing your defending. She blabbed her way into the annuls of stupidity all by herself. Your party let her. Live with it.

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS………. DISTRACTIONS…………….. DISTRACTIONS……..

    This is just more of the same old garbage war on women theme that has proven to be a complete failure for Obozo. Nothing more than a made up wedge issue to distract us from the the facts. Obozo the utter failure in Chief who cannot talk about his record so the useful idiots at The Memo try to distract us from what is really important in this election year… Obozo’s record of failure.

    BH Obozo has had a sum total of 1 (one) success. Ordering the killing of OBL. That’s it. There is nothing else in 4 years. Nothing. And even that isnt really as big a deal for him as it is for the soldiers who actually did the mission. But the narcissist-in-chief is always quick to claim credit for himself.

    Lets take a look at some of Obozo’s other “successes and accomplishments”…….

    1) Obozo comes into office $10T in debt. 3.5 years later, $16T in debt
    1A) Obozo is first President in American history to be so fiscally irresponsible that he and his DemocRAT Congress caused US Credit Rating to be cut. Nice accomplishment Mr. Obozo!!!
    2) 2 years complete control of the government. NO budget as required by the Constitution. Still has no budget. The one budget he presented that was actually voted on by the Senate wend down to defeat by a vote of 97 to 0. Nice work Mr. President!!! THAT IS an accomplishment!
    3) A new bankrupting entitlement program called Obozocare jammed through congress against the vast majority of Americans who were against it (and still are) and with the blessings of the idiot Nancy Piglosi who said “we have to pass the bill before we know what is in it”. And after all that, the crowing achievement of this president will be struck down like a rabid dog by the SCOTUS. Nice work, Mr. President!
    4) Persistent unemployment that has been the worst since the Great Depression, especially among blacks and young people. His administration keeps claiming unemployment is going down, but in reality, they manipulate the formula by reducing the # of jobs available. And then they claim that over 8% unemployment is good! Quite an accomplishment in propaganda, but not economics, Mr. President.
    5) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists. Dont get me wrong, Gitmo should stay open. This is an example of how stupid and naive Obozo really is. Nice accomplishment, Mr. President!
    6) Gas prices are up 100%++ across the nation. And Obozo is so dumb he actually believes that increasing supply has no effect on prices… what an idiot! Blocking EVERY permit that has come before his administration and blocking pipelines that increase supplies does HAVE consequences, Mr. President. Gas prices are through the roof! Nice going Mr. President!
    7) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does! Another strong achievement in propaganda, Mr. President!

    [the following items 8 – 11 are about Obozo’s failed PUBLIC EQUITY business]
    8) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more? Nice job paying off your rich buddies who bundle campaign cash for you, Mr. President! You can probably count on some of those dollars coming back to you.
    9) SOLAR TRUST… another BILLION DOLLAR boondoggle in your attempt to play venture capitalist with taxpayer money that actually goes to your FAT CAT financier friends who are big donors. Nice money laundering accomplishment, Mr. President! Should I say more? OK.. I will…
    10) ECOTALITY – Another “green” Obozo investment disaster. Obozo gave them $115 MILLION. The SEC investigates fraud at the company. While that’s going on, Obozo gives them another $26 MILLION…. What an idiot! Nice accomplishment Mr. President!
    11) Fisker Automotive – yeah, that company that you gave $200MILLION to so they can build cars overseas, right? Great job creating jobs overseas, Mr. Obozo, you friggin clown!
    12) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.
    13) Same with the crook Jon Corzine. He steals $2B in client money, much of it farmers money, to cover his own bad bets. Then he gets to continue on raising money for Obozo like nothing ever happened. Where is Eric The Incompetent Holder? ……… crickets………. crickets……….. crickets………. Thought so!
    14) 88% of Americans say they are spending way more on groceries now than we were 4 years ago.
    15) 50% of Americans have had to give money to a relative at least once to help them get buy in the past 4 years.

    I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

    Have a nice day!

    • DurdyDawg

      Bozo.. Bozo, Bozo. Don’t you get it? We don’t want politics to chew on 24/7.. Even TV shows have breaks.. We all know what you think about Obama, your name alone gives us the clue and your negative ‘facts’ can be seen as circumstantial in other groups and your harping or deriding those who just will not see it your way is not nor ever will work.. You call others’ pathetic and worse, as if your information is more important than anyone else’s.. You know, at one time I walked into a reputable auto dealership and bought one of the best vehicles on the lot but after a couple weeks I realized I had bought a lemon.. Who’s fault is that? You invest, you win or you lose.. It doesn’t have anything to do with intentions.. I didn’t ‘intend’ to buy a lemon. They didn’t ‘intend’ to sell me a lemon and if you insist otherwise then your more paranoid than even you realize. Take a closer look inside the political arena.. There are blunderers, users and manipulators strewn all over the place.. Some even go so far as manipulating a person out of office and they will stoop to anything to fulfill their mission with the belief that once the person is out then the Nation will heal thyself. Just because Truman had a sign on his desk that stated, ‘The Buck Stops Here’ doesn’t mean it does. I’m not going to call you names as you know exactly who and what you are.. I’m just saying you would be much more happy feeding off Pubs like yourself. Now, if you don’t mind a short break from your ‘sport’ from time to time then go ahead and stick around, but if you want politics 24/7 then I’m sure you’ll be able to find those on right wing neo-con sites and most likely they’ll be MORE than willing to applaud your ramblings. And your ‘Have a nice day!’.. Sounds more like sarcasm to me or is it that you think if you keep saying (typing) it enough, eventually every one will believe it..?

      • ObozoMustGo

        Yo Dawg! FYI…. you bought a lemon when you voted for Obozo. We have a chance to return him to the junkyard in November. Join us in this effort to right your wrong.

        Have a nice day!
        (no, not being sarcastic. we can argue and fight, but we can still be cordial)

        • DurdyDawg

          You know I would in a NY minute IF you could convince me that the replacement bozo is any better.. Oops! didn’t mean to make you go blank.

          (and I’d never see you as an enemy, just someone who disagrees.. However, you could leave some of those derogatory name callings in the bread box)..
          You have a good day too!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! Look out your window… the first guy that walks by, he’s better. Vote for him!

            Here are 3 reasons you should NOT vote for Obozo:

            1) His claims of the economy rebounding are simply not true. All you have to do is look around you. Unless you live in D.C., your shopping malls are half full. People you know that used to have a decent career are working in retail for 1/3 the money they used to make. Unemployment has gotten worse since Obozo’s stimulus right out of the gate in 2009. Unemployment has not gone down, there’s just fewer and fewer people looking. Look up how unemployement is calculated. You’ll see.

            2) Obozo’s remedy to the strugling economy is borrow and spend. $5T later, we are no better off. We are worse off. His cure is worse than the disease.

            3) We will just get more of the same out of Obozo in the next 4 years.

            Hope this helps, Dawg.

            Have a nice day!

          • DurdyDawg

            I have to disagree, looking out my window I see my uncle Louie.. He’s a nice guy but somewhat a confirmed alcoholic, but I’ll keep my eyes open and let you know if a respectable looking zombie appears.. Now let’s look at all this realistically:

            1) All true, however.. It was true with the former head clown and there’s no indication that it will be any better with the next clown.

            2) I disagree that we’re worse off, basically no better off than the last administration and again, no guarantee of it changing (for the better) with the next fool.

            3) Probably so, but to assume it’s going to be different with Mitten’s is reverting back to Dubya’s term when we were sure things would get better if we elected Obama.

            Bottom line is, I don’t think anyone has a problem with a better life, a better hope and a better Nation.. But as far as the alternative is concerned, there’s no indication that a Pub (especially with Romney’s credentials) will do any better and the one’s opposing you simply do not want to be disappointed again.. Obama is a disappointment with many citizens (Dems included) but to elect another clone (with white skin) would be a total embarrassment. Talk to your people, tell them to replace this corporate chump with a more honest contender, a candidate that we can ALL get behind on (and contrary to popular belief, I’m certain there are a few Pubs like that in politics) THEN we’d be more apt to see your logic, but as it is now.. We see it as “the lesser of two evils” and we don’t need another monster to be released upon the Nation. And according to his past accomplishments, he would indeed be a monster to the working stiffs of America, closing down all hopes for the true needy.. telling them to visit their church for food while cutting funds to all churches.. Eliminating Obama care with not the slightest intention of bettering the health care save for profiting the insurance thieves and continually pocketing profits from overseas interests that he would then have the final say as to whether we do b’ness with them or not.. .. His promise of jobs is either empty words or he has inside information that once Obama is out then the GOP will release the hold they had on businesses which in both cases is underhanded and evil to the core. So, you tell me.. Tweedle dumb or tweedle dumber? Those are our choices and millions and millions of dollars are trying to convince us, “This is your best choice”..

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! Looking over your post, it seems odd that you would say the Romney’s “credentials” are not good enough when ANYONE that was objective looking from the outside in would, without question, say that a former governor of a state and an accomplished business man was FAR more qualified that a community organizer that’s never had a real job, except for being an absent senator for a year and a half while he campaigned for president. Come on Dawg, you’re not being honest on this point and you know it. Setting aside your politics, you know I am 100% correct. Even if I was an Obozo supporter, I would have to be honest and agree. Doesnt mean I’d vote for Romney, but I cant say that he is less qualified to be president that Obozo was when he first ran. Don’t lie, Dawg. You know I’m right.

            And yes, Obozo is a disappointment, for sure. Even I gave him the benefit of the doubt in the beginning. But then I learned that everything out of his mouth is a lie, but he sounds good saying it. Kind of like the guy everyone loves to hang out and drink with, but whom everyone knows he’s full of crap, but his stories are good. That’s Obozo.

            Unfortunately, I’m with you on the lesser of 2 evils thing. But the truth is that we already know Obozo’s script. Borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend, and demonize the private sector. 4 years and it doesnt work. Just like it never worked before. And never will. What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. Dont be insane.

            It’s time for a change, Dawg. It’s time for a change.

            One other point, Dawg. I am very surprised and disappointed in your statement as follows:

            >”Obama is a disappointment with many citizens (Dems included) but to elect another clone (with white skin) would be a total embarrassment.”<

            Dude, that's downright racist, and you know it. What the hell do you mean by "with white skin"?

            Would you vote for Allen West? He's black. What about Herman Cain? He's black. By the way, both of them are blacker than Obozo, the half white guy.

            Have a nice day!

          • DurdyDawg

            You guys can’t help but play the racist card at all opportunities.. You can’t seem to use your common sense to determine reason. I am not a racist.. My statement simply meant that Romney is not going to be any different than Obama when it comes to leading and the ONLY difference will be the color of their skin. You say Obama is a liar, a cheat and a spender.. I say Romney will be a liar, a cheat and a spender.. No difference (except that Mittens won’t be helping the poor and needy). You say Obama needs to go because of your opinion in relation of what you’ve heard.. I say Romney doesn’t need to be in because of my opinion in relation to what I’ve heard.. Neither of us knows for sure, neither of us really knows anything other than what we’ve been told and what has been shown to us from other opponents but I know I won’t be able to convince you because your mind is made up and since you’ve come to your conclusion it must be true thus everyone else is wrong.. You do all this before the presidential debates even begin.. I say I will stick to my opinion up to and until those debates clear the air as each (contestant) faces questions and produce proof of their answers.. Until then you and I and everyone else is pissing windward and listening to other fools who have no more than opinions themselves.. I’m not saying Mittens is less qualified than Obama, I’m saying he’s UN-qualified just as Obama is.. Yet you are willing to elect another unqualifier so we can go through the same old, same old. I know you won’t agree and because you didn’t pay me, I don’t really give a shit.. but to say your right and everybody else (but those who agree with you) are commie lib useless bastards is tacky and very closed minded if not in it self rampantly biased and racist. I am not going to agree with you in accordance to what I’ve heard to the contrary.. This is not a, ‘your right I’m wrong’ (or I’m right your wrong) situation.. It goes beyond that, it goes toward truth and proof and the only way we’re going to determine that is when one confronts the other with a question that the other must prove in his answer.. Until then we will always be at odds. Your belief is no different that my belief and because we are individuals we have that right without being called expletive words and petty name calling. Myself, personally.. I’m getting slap happy tired of deciding who should be president according to the choices that those in the background choose for us to determine. I don’t even know these yokels yet they set up the stiffs for me and you to choose. This time (as well as the last time and the time before that) they screwed up royal, half the nation can’t stand Obama so they will vote for Romney, not because they want him but just for spite.. The other half believe Romney will set the stage for more wars and systematically dispose of the poor and needy, the elderly and disabled so though they don’t agree with Obama’s record, what other choice do they have? That leaves a small portion that will determine our next lose, uh.. I mean winner (according to what you determine the short straw represents).. It’s not going to be easy, there are many voters just like you and me but we will decide, let’s just pray that we make the right decision with what we’ve got to play with. Myself, I wouldn’t vote for either of these ‘chosen’ ones but I have no choice as the powers that be has ordained one or the other. Now…

            You try to have a ‘g’day’..

            As I will expect more sarcasm from your right wing mentality.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! My apologies for misinterpreting your statement about whites.

            Regarding your assessments on not knowing what the candidates will do. While I agree with you on Romney somewhat, I respectfully disagree with you 100% about Obozo. We’ve seen what he does. We have his record right in front of our faces for all to see and examine. And it is true, Obozo’s strategy as president has been to borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend and demonize private business and the so-called rich guys as though he didnt know that 48% of Americans pay no Fed Income taxes and the top 20% pay 80% of all taxes even though they earn only 50% of all income. Of course he knows, but the class warfare thing is such a strong emotional ploy, that he’s going to continue to pit Americans against Americans for being successful. We KNOW what Obozo is going to do in a 2nd term without question. Romney is the one we’re not sure of.

            Agree 100% that these are not my ideal candidate(s) and that a small minority pick who we have to choose from. But truthfully, anyone can run. The hard part is raising the money to be competitive with the party machines and getting your message out. In the end, it’s a highly competitive world, politics is, and although the best dont always win, the toughest certainly do survive to make it to the big dance of mano a mano.

            Finally, I dont expect to convince you of anything, Dawg. You’re probably a very nice guy and you have equally good intentions for America that I do. We just see things a little bit differently. That’s all.

            Have a great day, my friend! It’s been a good chat.

          • DurdyDawg

            I’m just going to get right to it.. I’m not trying to answer for everybody but in my situation I have read more than just biased information about Romney and I just don’t like his record.. He seems detached from everyone but a select few.. Now I know that’s the way most all Americans are but we’re not exposed to the public and running for the position to oversee and run the Country for these ‘detached’ Americans, now.. That doesn’t mean I’m right or he’s not sensitive, I am saying that with his record and the fact that only (approx) four years ago we went through eight years under GOP control and I think many (who even don’t agree with Obama) will vote DEM simply because they do not want to make that mistake again.. It hasn’t been long enough for a great many to have forgotten those years. As for Obama, you’ve already given us your interpretation and for me to attempt to lower your opinion would be both futile and unnecessary as it is your (as well as others) choice.. I will not argue that he hasn’t been as productive as one side would have hoped but in their minds, voting in another Pub and specifically one who’s record is not attuned to the common voter, they then have only one choice. I’m positive that had the GOP introduced a real leader, one who’s record was majorly positive (and we too believe there are such pub politicians) then a great many would reconsider their choice but the fear factor of what this Mittenhead has vowed to eliminate the second he becomes POTUS is just to horrifying to contemplate.. Corporate and political welfare out numbers social welfare by billions yet he would eliminate this, place it into the hands of the States THEN substantially cut federal funds to those states is in reality committing legal murder and his followers applaud his intention!.. Why not be human AND productive.. Everyone agrees that (some) welfare recipients are lazy and unproductive within the system, it’s their nature.. don’t believe me? Your on the job, in honesty you don’t believe your very productive, maybe it’s because you hate your job or maybe your just lazy.. The boss comes up to you, looks you in the eye’s and offers you a two dollar raise.. What are you going to do? Are you going to tell him you don’t think your deserving of that raise or are you going to do what comes naturally? After all, HE offered it to you.. That’s exactly how the welfare system operates.. You go in multiple times, fill out paperwork till it invades your dreams.. Abide by all rules, regulations and spot checks.. Finally your approved.. Are you going to say, “I’ve changed my mind, I can’t take this money”.. You worked for it, you qualified, you deserve it.. The real problem comes in the aftermath.. No one checks up on you.. That’s THEIR problem, their responsibility and you (not ‘you’ personally) get pissed at the recipient and blow off the source.. Continue helping the needy as it is one of the greatest of the golden rule but for those who are able, put them to work.. Isn’t it a but ridiculous to pass a worker on the freeway waving a flag? You know the guy is making good wages (just like the paver or the machine operator) but he’s waving a flag? He looks like a worker with his orange vest and yellow hard hat, but all he’s doing is…Waving a flag??.. A fifth grader can wave a flag and a trained fifth grader will know why he’s waving that flag.. You got felons cleaning up the litter in a park, you have to have at least two armed guards watching them, can’t take them to mickey d’s at lunch time but you can put welfare people out there, let the guards do their real job and make the cons grow their own food in their protective environment. Put the recipients to work instead of six feet under. Medicare (referred to as Obamacare).. He wants to eliminate that, give us a voucher and when it (quickly) runs out? well we just shouldn’t have gotten that sick.. Sorry this is so long.. I could go on and on but, thanks for reading.

    • joyscarbo

      Someone’s been in the Red Bull….
      Have a nice day!

  • onedonewong

    Sarah Palin was vilified because she was a great looking female and she made the lefts old hags run for cover. Its time that the Dem party get off their negative attacks and see women as equals

    • DurdyDawg

      You’ve gotta be kidding.. The day they declare that your God is as legitimate as theirs will they then contemplate women’s equality. And the Dems are just as biased, difference is.. The Pubs open their mouths first.

      • onedonewong

        Can you write this in English?/ I don’t understand ebonics

        • DurdyDawg

          It should be understandable without explanation but if I have to spell it out for you, you probably wouldn’t get it either. Just chuck it off as an ‘inside’ joke… (p.s., the ‘ebonics’ shot was cute).

    • joyscarbo

      I can tell you’re “One Done Wrong”….you have very low expectations if you think Palin is the hottest thing around!

      • onedonewong

        You want to compare her to peelosi, boxer, hilary, janet napalatino, michelle the WH drape queen. lets be honest here all the Dem’s offer up is 1 ugly hag after another and their brains are even worse

        • joyscarbo

          No! I’m not comparing Palin to anyone on my side of the aisle.
          I’m just saying that physical attractiveness, minus any real or compelling intellectual thoughts or commentary equals an empty shell of a manequin.

          Michelle Obama is a beautiful black woman. She’s poised, she’s articulate, she’s educated and intellegent…and she doesn’t make the kind of idiotic statements that has made Sarah Palin infamous for her stupidity.

          • onedonewong

            “all this fuss over a dam flag” “i despise this country and hate the military” that michelle??

          • joyscarbo

            What the hell are you yammering about?! Are you trying to say Michelle Obama made these statements? I don’t know who the hell you’re talking about. I searched the net for anyone who has made either of these statements and can’t find anyone attributed to them.
            Go away already! You’re an irriating gnat buzzing around here!!

          • onedonewong

            Oh Pleeease you didn’t see he saying the words about the flag at the last Veterans day to barak??? you didn’t read any of her college papers??/ That’s the problem with those who see barak as their messiah

          • joyscarbo

            YOU represent the worst of human beings. You are a disgusting person.

  • joyscarbo

    You know, there’s WAY too much testosterone speaking about women here!!!

    Sarah Palin is a poor excuse for the “best” that the republican party has to offer. I’m really quite sure there are far more intellegent, better informed women in the republican party. They’re just in very short supply. In Congress at total of 74 women serve- 50 Dems to 24 Repubs. In the Senate, there are 17 female Dems to a pitiful 5 Repubs. Considering that women make up 51% of the population, that’s really horrible numbers!!! Some may wonder if the republican party is mysogynistic? Why not more women, repubs?

    I certainly wouldn’t call a republican woman a “slut,” as Bozo suggested. I don’t judge a female political figure by her mating habits. We’ve seen that both parties can co-exist, even in matrimony as evidenced by Mary Matalin and James Carville- Mataline is a conservative Republican; Carville, a liberal Democrat.

    As for using Sarah Palin as a poor, little republican woman who was targeted and defiled by the “liberal media” or Democrats, I’m not buying it!!! She’s responsible for the words coming out of her mouth. She made several dimwitted comments all on her own. The republican party had the responsibility to carefully examine Palin’s qualifications and viability as a candidate. The scrutiny is intense for all candidates- regarless of party affiliation. Palin was/is responsible for her own stupid words. Blame your own party, Repubs!! I always felt that Palin for VP was Repubs desparate way of pandering to the female vote. When will you learn that American women are smarter than that? The whole “Ann Romney is the best mom in the world,” crap is another insulting offering to women. Most women work two jobs- as mom and employee.

    Republicans….answer this…why such a great disparity of women in your party? Maybe the majority of women don’t fall for your propaganda? You want smaller government and “less government in peoples’ lives,” but you republicans refuse to stop trying to control and legislate our reproductive rights. The majority of women hate that. Your vasectomies and Viagra are insurance paid and we just want the same respect.

    We’re 51% of the population…the hand that rocks the craddle, rules the world. (And in the end, WE will decide when WE rock the craddle.)