If they're not racist, then they're sexist!
And vice versa!
Or both!

I want to return to Dr. Helen's post about male-bashing, especially in the context of damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't scenario she discussed (and with which I identified).

It has become apparent that Pennsylvania will be the ultimate showdown state in the increasingly nasty battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and no matter what happens, fault will be found with the men -- in this case white male Democrats.

The way the identity politics issues are being framed, white men are fated to be stereotyped as the usual suspects -- villainous, stupid, slobs who will have deprived either a woman or a black man of the presidency.

Hillary's hardest hardball player in Pennsylvania is Governor Ed Rendell, who fired the opening salvo by suggesting that some voters in his state would never vote for a black man -- a remark from which he later backed away, but which drew questions like this:

Was it shooting from the hip or a planned political trick?
I don't know what it was, but I do know that Ed Rendell is no dummie. He subsequently distanced himself from the remark, saying that he'd been quoted out of context and was referring only to a minority of Pennsylvania Democrats.

If this election doesn't make people tired of the identity politics game, I don't know what will. I've been tired of it for a long time, but I think this time around, many Democrats are getting tired of it. The Obama versus Hillary contest is a classic damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation, and I pity the white male Democrats, because no matter what they do, they are hopeless bigots.

Yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer drove home the point that it's open season on white male Democrats with this editorial cartoon from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Sexist_PA_Men.JPG

No matter how they vote, they're suspect!

They simply cannot win.

If I were a white male Democrat, I might be starting to learn how it feels to be a Republican.

posted by Eric on 02.24.08 at 12:18 PM










Comments

I doubt Democrats will ever develop the fine sense of victimhood that Republicans have.

Boo hoo...

alphie   ·  February 24, 2008 2:10 PM

geez, alpee, project much?

Darleen   ·  February 24, 2008 2:57 PM

Hey, Darleen!

How's the government job going?

If the Republicans had toned down their victimhood shtick a little during their brief time in power...they might still be in power today.

Irony, indeed.

Heh.

alphie   ·  February 24, 2008 3:04 PM

My job is fine, but will probably be harder since the state is threatening to release 22,000 state prisoners unless we citizens roll over and allow ourselves to be taxed more.

The state legislators cut some of their pricey perks? Never! But hey, let's have gangbangers return to their neighborhoods so we can have more running gunbattles in the streets!

Fun to watch the Dems - who have made identity politics, "diversity" (of melanin-level and sex/gender) and authenticity via victimhood their watchwords suddenly have it turned on them.

and The Fungible Mr. Obama just bats his eyes and clears his throat and women faint -- while his wife plays the victim card for him.

Darleen   ·  February 24, 2008 3:26 PM

Poor John McCain.

All he got from his latest wife was her trust fund...

alphie   ·  February 24, 2008 3:42 PM

Another thing I find amusing about leftists...those that are SHOCKED and HORRIFIED at sexism, racism, et al, are so willing to engage in it. Such as those that believe that any time a male and female are unchaperoned, it MUST be about teh sex

another reason the Left is so apologitic about the Islamist cause.

Darleen   ·  February 24, 2008 4:00 PM

Even better considering the origin of the "Iron my shirt" prank

Jim C   ·  February 25, 2008 11:39 AM

But the wealth they produce is always worth confiscating!

Brett   ·  February 25, 2008 12:58 PM

From article:
"If they're not racist, then they're sexist!"

Remember, when the politically correct use the term racist, they simply mean white Gentiles who discriminate.

It is a racial slur directed only at white Gentiles. Racist = honky, or honky-ish.

So, the translaton of the quote would be: "If they're not a honky, then they're sexist!"

JoeMorgan   ·  February 25, 2008 3:25 PM

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