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Juxtaposition of Facts - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
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Juxtaposition of Facts
I haven't posted a lot of political stuff, and I am getting very tired of the name calling and immaturity I'm seeing around this election. Let's please try to stick to FACTS and POLICY and drop the bullshit!

This caught my eye and I found it very interesting:

A question of perspective :

Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?

Would the country's collective point of view be different?

Ponder the following:

What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?

What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?

What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?

What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?

What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Look it up on Google to learn more.)

What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?

What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?

What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?

What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?

What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization
in International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

vs.

John McCain:
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.
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Comments
tawnygnosis From: tawnygnosis Date: October 16th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really love this. Thanks.
empiress From: empiress Date: October 17th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
This is excellent, thank you for posting!
silverfae From: silverfae Date: October 18th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Aye!
See this for another great take on the same issues.

If you say these things and you're a white journalist, oooh you're edgy. But if you say them and you're an African-American male, you could get assassinated.
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