Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sign me up...

Peter Kirsanow at NRO was highly funny today, channeling Jeff Foxworthy in a list that should be copy-pasted and e-mailed to everyone even vaguely aware there's an election this year (which would be most people--emphasis on "vaguely aware").
1.If you think Obama's the most liberal member of the senate you...may be a racist.

2.If you object to Obama raising your payroll, capital gains and estate taxes you...may be a racist.

3.If you'd prefer a president have at least some foreign policy experience you...may be a racist.

4. If you're in favor of drilling for oil and building nuclear power plants you...may be a racist.

5. If you think "Vero Possemus" is Latin for "Massive Ego" you... may be a racist.

6. If you wonder why Obama was hanging around William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn you...may be a racist.

7. If your pastor is nothing like Rev. Wright or Father Pfleger you... may be a racist.

8.If you don't want the majority of justices on the Supreme Court to be like Stephen Breyer you...may be a racist.

9. If you're not impressed with Obama's 100% NARAL rating you...may be a racist.

10. If you're not sure whether Obama opposed or supported FISA reauthorization you...may be a racist.

11. If you don't think America is a "downright mean" country you...may be a racist.

12. If you think Obama should've visited wounded troops at Ramstein and Landstuhl you...may be a racist.

13. If you think the surge is working and that's a good thing you...may be a racist.

14. If you oppose racial preferences in employment, school admissions and contracting you...may be a racist.

15. If you think "we are the change we've been waiting for" is a line from a Monty Python skit you...may be a racist.

16. If you prefer that a president have a smidgen of executive experience you...may be a racist.

17. If you're appalled that Obama voted against treating infants born after an abortion attempt the same medically as other infants born alive you...may be a racist.

18. If you were proud of your country even before Obama's candidacy you...may be a racist.

20. If you don't think American troops are just "air raiding villages" you...may be a racist.

21. If your grandmother isn't a "typical white person" you...may be a racist.

22. If you don't think rural, working class people are bitter and "cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them" you...may be a racist.

23. If you're not sure invading Pakistan is a particularly good idea—what with their nuclear weapons and all— you...may be a racist.

24. If you don't want the president to meet without precondition with the leaders of state sponsors of terror you...may be a racist.

25. If you don't care how Hollywood or the European elite think you should vote you...may be a racist.

I've got that mid-80s Dr. Pepper commercial stuck in my head--wouldn't you like to be a racist, too?

Are the people who seriously believe "not voting for Obama is racist" unfamiliar with the concept of "hanged for a sheep as a lamb"? If I'm going to be condemned as a racist for this one non-racist action, what societal forces stop me from actual racist thought/actions (my own decency is a good deterrent, but you can't count on everyone having one...)? Is this REALLY the path they want to take society down??

I just still can't figure out how "observing people's words and actions instead of their skin" became the *wrong* behavior.

Also I'm cranky because my State Fair sunburn still itches.

1 comment:

Steve Burri said...

What's that story that we learned as children... 'The Boy Who Cried 'Racist'.

I guess my middle name is Frederickkk.