“[Thomas Jefferson is] a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father … raised wholly on hoe-cake, bacon, and hominy, with an occasional change of fricasseed bullfrog.”
John Adams’ campaign, election of 1800
—personal, ad hominem attacks, brought to you at least since 1800 …
Is it sad that the one observation I derived from this is, wow bacon has come a long way?
“The demographics race we’re losing badly. We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
“We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!”
“We want police to distinguish between the woman selling tamales and the gang member who has a record.”
“We don’t need a Spanish-speaking Obama,” said George Rodriguez, president of the conservative South Texas Political Alliance. “We don’t need affirmative action politicians. By that I mean, we need the best-qualified person as well as a person who has the values of America at heart to lead us.”
Univision News Tumblr: Julián Castro: Is the “Latino Obama” ready for the national stage?
Two simple things. First of all using ‘affirmative action’ to describe a politician that’s also a POC is stupid. Affirmative action has/had a purpose and many POC (and white women) are grateful for the one of the few policies that not only acknowledged that there is no level playing field in the United States of America but also actively sought to do something about it in some form. The educational system in the United States of America is, to state it bluntly, sexist and racist. If you have any doubts about that, you haven’t made an effort to learn about it or you have not been listening. Sit down. Second, complaining that Julian Castro does not have “the values of America at heart” is foolish. He graduated from Stanford and earned his law degree at Harvard, you’re not dealing with Ted Kaczynski. To his credit though, George Rodriquez is obviously commenting on something he doesn’t know shit about because Julian does not even speak Spanish. And this thing about “values of America at heart”, whose America and what values?