As far as withering criticism and occasional mockery, well them's the breaks when you run for office. She couldn't possibly believe that she was going to be escorted into the White House just because she was perky and cute, did she? It's not just gonna lift up it's skirt and pull it's panties down for you. Everybody gets vetted when they go into politics. Maybe perky and cute was enough for the voters in Alaska, but it's not enough for America as a whole. Candidates are vetted, and vetted very deeply. Surely she knew this. Surely. This can't be a surprise to her.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
If Obama and his family got into a brawl, it would be huge news. He is the President of the United States.
Zimmerman - I assume you mean George - isn't President of the United States and never held a public office. Not sure what he has to do with this discussion.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
You do know in this day and age we don't lock away our special needs children and hide them from the public because they embarrass us. That practice went out right after Joe & Rose Kennedy did that to their child.
Obama and Cruz are each rising stars in their respective parties. Obama, in particular, is an exceptionally eloquent speaker. He gets to speak because of each of those attributes. In fact, each of these men, whether you like their politics or not, are particularly charismatic and have key constituencies within their respective parties. They should be speaking. I am not certain why you are trying to make a race thing here. It only serves to trivialize the accomplishments of these men.
Moreover, we have wondered far away from the point as this has NOTHING to do with whether Palin was a beneficiary of affirmative action. Deflection is but a tactic to hide a weak argument that she is not.
Affirmative Action isn't just about race. It's about gender too. Your claim that Palin was the biggest beneficiary of Affirmative Action is a false claim. Obama would be a bigger beneficiary. He has a job. She doesn't. Getting "picked" for something you don't achieve isn't a benefit.
Cruz was selected so the GOP could appeal to Hispanics. Political reality. It isn't my fault that your partisanship doesn't allow you to acknowledge that the Dems wanted to target the black and progressive votes.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.