Archive for the ‘Hildawg’ Category

The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

January 7, 2009

The “Bitch” and the “Ditz”

How the Year of the Woman reinforced the two most pernicious sexist stereotypes and actually set women back.

Redux; Nigel Parry


In the past few weeks, Sarah Palin has been variously described as a diva who engaged in paperwork-throwing tantrums, a shopaholic who spent $150,000 on clothing, a seductress who provocatively welcomed staffers while wearing only a towel, and a “whack-job”—contemporary code for hysteric. Worse, she was accused by a suspiciously gleeful Fox News reporter named Carl Cameron of not knowing Africa was a continent, of being unable to name the members of NAFTA, indeed of being unable to name the countries of North America at all. (“But she can be tutored,” Bill O’Reilly told Cameron, as though speaking of a small child.) More significant than the dubious origins of these leaks, or the fact that the campaign that cried “sexism” at every criticism of its vice-presidential nominee was engaging in its own misogynistic warfare, is the fact that all of the allegations were so believable. After all, Palin had earned herself a reputation as, in the words of one Fox News blogger, “something of a policy ditz.” (more…)

What caused McCain’s poll numbers to fall?

November 3, 2008

Dan Schnur says that the race was essentially tied before the Wall Street meltdown badly hurt McCain’s chances. Bruce E. Cain says he originally overestimated McCain’s ability as a candidate.

November 3, 2008

Wall Street collapsed right on top of McCain

Point: Dan Schnur

The most decisive event in this campaign wasn’t anything either of the candidates said at their respective conventions or in any of the debates. It wasn’t a sound bite from a speech or interview, or a memorable assertion in a television commercial or e-mail attachment. The turning point in this election didn’t happen on the campaign trail but rather on Wall Street. In the last week of September, the race was essentially tied. Then Wall Street collapsed — and it collapsed right on top of John McCain. (more…)

Republican fears of historic Obama landslide unleash civil war for the future of the party

October 27, 2008

Senior Republicans believe that John McCain is doomed to a landslide defeat which will hand Barack Obama more political power than any president in a generation.

John McCain - Republican fears of historic Obama landslide unleash civil war for the future of the party

Mr McCain is now facing calls for him to sacrifice his own dwindling White House hopes and focus on saving vulnerable Republican Senate seats Photo: EPA

Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate. (more…)

Hildawg! You’re a dummie!

September 18, 2008

Too bad Bill and Hillary didn’t catch on

July 2, 2008

Is America ready for another white male president?

June 20, 2008

Posted June 15, 2008 | 10:45 PM (EST)

During the Democratic Primaries, when discussing the chances of Obama and Clinton, with some frequency, the person with whom I was talking would lean in towards me and say “Do you really think America is ready for a black/woman president?” Like many people, I found the former question racist and the latter one sexist. As a white man, I also resented the implication that I somehow understood that America wasn’t ready, whatever that meant. (more…)

Let’s get it right

June 2, 2008

4000 needless deaths

June 2, 2008

President Bush: “4000 who died laid the foundations for peace (more…)