[QUOTE=shakin318;2840866]When the likely happens and Obama wins the presidency, the humongous industry of "racism" that has grossly lined the pockets of wonderful human beings such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will no longer hold water. Millions of Americans will now have to look in the mirror and finally blame themselves for their personal shortcomings, daily travails and human foibles that befall every one of us, no matter what color our skin. Personal accountability -- what a concept.
Industry #2 to bite the bullet will be feminism. Any "women's rights" leader who attempts to address the country with a straight face after the shameless sexist virtual raping of Sarah Palin, all done gleefully by the liberal, tolerant, progressive left, will be a transparent joke.
Now that that's out of the way, no matter who you choose, get off your ass today and exercise your right to vote![/QUOTE]
Sarah Palin wasn't abused for being a woman, she was abused for being grossly underqualified for the position. If a man winked during a debate and spouted off the way she did, he would have been abused even worse. She had no command of the issues, no concept of what was important, and mady ridiculous comments from day one. Republican party truly regrets not picking Bobby Jindal or if they felt the need to go female, someone like Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
Also, the idea that racism is dead because Obama may win is silly. That's not how it works.
Just because the president is black doesn't make racist people, not racist. I would argue there hasn't been a racist president in a long time (despite what Kanye may think).
Hopefully it will give people pause before blaming racism and sexism for everything that happens, and hopefully it's not used a crutch by media sycophants like Sharpton. But don't pretend racism doesn't exist anymore.