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May 13, 2008

Obama Gets ...

... reverse Shakespeare's-sistered.

I'm glad someone went to all this trouble because, even though I was seeing the trees and knew the forest was there, I wasn't quite seeing the full forest.

The main point for me here is that, although Hillary has talked a great deal about civil rights for people of color (admittedly, in an increasingly awkward way), Obama really doesn't talk about equal rights for women. And Obama doesn't get name-called the way Hillary does, even by Republicans, much less by other Democrats and Dem-voters.

This doesn't mean I'm not going to vote for Obama if he gets the nomination, but let's get real, people. Rightness does not live in Obama's campaign HQ anymore than it does in Hillary's.

via Racialicious.


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I totally agree with you.

Excellent point, Madame. In a related note, have you read John Scalzi's latest on the West Virginia results vis a vis race and gender?

I have to say, I think he's a bit off the rails on this one and is aptly taken down in the comments section. Thoughts?

i just read it. i think he's trying to be hiply sarcastic, as he often does, and ends up severely oversimplifying the issues, as he often does. but i agree: he was well taken down. too bad the takedowns weren't well taken.

I love Scalzi. I really do. But he will never, under any circumstances, admit that he was wrong, even when he clearly is.

That is an amazing object.

sorry, octopod, but all weird commenters here are getting their ip addresses outed. try to be more clear next time.

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