This is an opinion piece by Betty Jean King originally posted at Free-Me-Now.
What’s this I hear; Obama supporters are complaining that McCain supporters are getting a little testy with them? Well it’s about time! Just like their illustrious leader they are bullies- when you stand up to a bully they go running home crying because somebody stood up to them! All I can say is – they ought not to have started something they were not tough enough to finish.
There are angry and ready to rumble Mc Cain supporters out there and I could easily become one of them. I am being driven toward it – propelled daily by the hate mongering Obama supporters who have for 2 years antagonized, bashed, battered and harassed us. They have laughed in our faces believing they have this in the bag, thinking their party can not possibly lose. They have this ace – errrr – race card up their sleeve and it seems to trump all other cards. And up to now it seems to have worked.
They have called us racists, have intimidated us and now are trying to steal this election and our very democracy from us. Just today on the street I was accused of being a racist simply for having a sign that read “Democrat for McCain” and my friend was called a racist, her sign read “Women for McCain and Palin”
Do they take us for fools? Do they think we have short memories? Do they think our women are that short sighted, that they have no dignity or pride? Do they think our men have no dignity and or pride in their wives, mothers or daughters?
Yes there are hate mongering supporters, but it is not something that John McCain started this week as the main stream media and the Obama camp would have you believe. No No No – this angry angst that you are witnessing from McCain supporters is the result of frustration these American citizens feel as they watch their democracy slip through their fingers while the media blindly reports racism where none exists and allows blatant sexism to rage on unchecked.
Every time Obama is questioned – about anything – it’s a lynching according to the Obamabots, the pundits and bought and paid for media stooges. This has been going on since Obama entered his name into the race. No one has been able to ask him anything about anything. First Hillary and now Sarah have been treated in the most despicable way imaginable. How can we go out into this world preaching against sexism, women’s rights and human rights when we are the worst offenders? Any country that allows their women to be humiliated in this fashion has absolutely no standing to preach to any other country regarding women’s rights.
Congressman Lewis claims McCain and Palin are sewing the seeds of hate in their supporters? Has he seen and heard Obama supporters? In Philly the people on the streets wore derogatory shirts and yelled ’stone’ her! I believe that amounts to a threat on her life! At a hockey game televised worldwide she was booed – how classy! Obama supporters have been very effective at crashing Hillary meetings over the past 18 months causing disruptions. I’ve been assaulted therein myself and now they do the same to Sarah. Congressman, your bias is showing.
Mr. Lewis if you missed that, are you aware of the Obama Celebs- they are notorious. Jay Z; Ludacris; Madonna, Sandra Bernhard: Obama Supporter Threatens Sarah Palin With Gang Rape is that acceptable to you? Read about that here and I expect your comments on these supporters forthcoming sir.
In a country where racism is not tolerated we apparently not only tolerate sexism we make it into a thriving business! Congressman Lewis before you start accusing McCain and Palin of anything at this late stage maybe you should have spoken up about 2 years ago when Obama, his campaign or the party or the media or anyone for that matter did not stop his supporters from what they did to Hillary and are now doing to Sarah. Where is your outrage about this you damned hypocrite? Or don’t white girls’ have civil rights that matter to you?
Let’s hear from you Congressman Lewis. Let’s hear from you Al Sharpton, Let’s hear from the rest of you screaming civil rights leaders. Women’s Rights are Human Rights aren’t they? Human Rights are Civil Rights aren’t they? Damned Hypocrites!
Tell me folks- what pictures, signs and shirt have you seen on the streets that cry racism? Have you actually seen anything or is it just race baiting instead? Let me show you what blatant looks like so you can recognize PURE damned SEXISM – not innuendo- not maybe- not my imagination – not my hysteria- not coincidence. Damn it -let me show you just a hint- not a lot just a hint of what I have seen on the streets for nearly two years that clearly cries Sexism.
Let’s look at yet another form of blatant Sexism. Think about how they are trotting Hillary out all over the country not to pay down her own campaign debt but to raise money for Obama- yes Obama – her abuser and the highest money raiser in history . Sounds like they really want to stick it to us doesn’t it? Go out and raise money for the man and the party that abused you – beat you and cheated on you and do it with a smile honey!
Still feel like a Democrat? Still want to leave that Top of the ticket empty rather than vote against our beloved party do we? Sure go right ahead – help the Dems! They are really more on your side then Sarah Palin aren’t they? She’s gonna set you further back than that? Keep dreaming ladies – by my account ain’t nobody going set us further back than that. I will do everything in my power to stop the party and the man that did this to Her and to every woman who ever marched so that we could have the right to vote against the Democratic party on November 4th in protest for the way they treat women in America 160 years after our ancestors first stood up against these dirty bastards so that we would have a leg to stand upon now.
Grow up- take your place as a woman and finish the job our mothers and their mothers before them started- damn it!
Update: Some of the worst accusations about McCain/Palin “sowing” the seeds of hate not true. Secret Service says “Kill Him” comment from Palin rally crowd never happened.