An Ism-Asm

There's been a lot of focus on the role that racism will play in this presidential campaign, the intensity-level of which makes it easy to lose perspective. WaPo's article on the subject has inspired concern and introspection on the left and defensiveness and finger-pointing on the right (much like any other subject tends to do). In the melee, it's easy to forget that we're talking about percentages here. As in small percentages. And with all this focus on Obama, we forget that statistics show fewer people loving the thought of a female president than that of a black male president. It's true that the majority of these woman-haters probably aren't concentrated in the state of West Virginia, and we now know, as goes West Virginia, so goes the nation (kill me now). But sexism and racism (and in McCain's case, fundamentalism) are going to be real problems for all of us in this election. So we might as well just screw up our courage, remember there's more of us than there are of them, and deal.

And at the very least, let's get out the freakin' vote, and push the racists/sexists/fundamentalists further into irrelevance:

UPDATE: Christy Hardin Smith at FDL has a great post on the voter registration drive. I highly recommend it!

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Nothing New byslag at 3:56 PM

2 dispense karmic justice! (or just comment here):

WNG said...

Hell yeah!!!
Slag for VP!

slag said...

Ha! You should check out FDL's post on the subject, WNG. It's very moving.

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