Originally Posted by ckblv
So you think gender or skin color would make one be a good president?
Barak Hussein Obama has, absolutely, no experience to be President. Zilch.
But, because he is Black he should win? Wow
Ahhhh Cindy. God love ya. I've never met anyone else with the ability to so effectively take what someone says and turn it completely upside down, inside out and back-to-front to leave it with such a completely different meaning as to be almost unrecognisable. You're so good at it it's almost a talent. In the world of debating and philosophy, what you do is known as forming a `straw man'. Straw mans, in argument, are almost universally dismissed as being fatally flawed and nothing but inflammatory. But I think you might already know that, mightn't you? Even if you didn't know your particular argument technique has an actual name. But, by all means - keep on with it. It makes me chuckle.
Originally Posted by Green Bunny
Um, I think she means that this country has had presidents since 1789, black men have had the right to vote since 1870, and all women have had the right to vote since 1920, and it is now the 21st century and this country has yet to have a president that is not male and white. While I believe that it is high time this country gets some diversity in the White House, I also believe, above all else, we should elect candidates to the presidency who are qualified to hold the office (which is why I didn't vote for Bush the second time he was running [I was too young to legally vote the first time]).
Also, I would really like to know why you are referring to him as Barack Hussein Obama. What is the significance of his middle name to you?
Cindy knows exactly what I meant.
And she refers to Barak Obama using his middle name because to her, the fact that he has a Muslim middle name is proof that he is not an acceptable American, and that he has no right to be running for President. She is too PC to use the fact that he is black to support her distaste for him, so she uses the fact that he has a Muslim middle name. Just as prejudiced, but certainly more acceptable in these times when the US culture of fear has made being prejudiced towards Muslims an acceptable - even an encouraged - thing.