Special Early Weekend Edition!

Well, dear readers, I’m going to be visiting my ill father in law this weekend, so updates may be sparse. In anticipation of this, I’ve decided to sate your thirst with just a couple of our friend Taylor’s and her friends the Commenters stylistic ran…I mean ramblings. First up, we have Taylor herself reaching the height of silliness, commenting on Jesse Jackson, Jr’s remarks about delegates:

But the story being told through the Obama campaign is that Lewis and others should be influenced to lean towards Obama out of racial solidarity.

However, they don’t stop there. Vote for Barack Obama, or you just might “find some young primary challenger” stepping in to take your job. It’s hard to know where to start, but considering Jesse Jackson Jr. has done this sort of race baiting before for the Obama campaign, I cannot say that I’m surprised. There is, however, something so offensive about his threat that it smacks of the same type of hierarchical control African Americans, especially John Lewis, have always fought against, only this time it’s a black man in the position of power telling people how they must use their vote or else.

This is, oh, such a lovely feeling for Taylor to express. Naturally, one shouldn’t vote for a candidate based on a physical characteristic, such as race or gender. I applaud her for attacking this…oh, wait, what’s this? Taylor has commented on this elsewhere? What’s that you say? She contradicts herself? impossible! Hmmm…let’s cue the tape.

Flashing back to NY NOW’s diatribe against Teddy Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama and Taylor’s response over at HuffPo, she seems perfectly okay with this comment from NY NOW:

“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one). … ..

Taylor’s response to this obvious claim that a vote against Clinton is a vote against women is going to be harsh, I’m sure. Let’s see:

It’s taken a woman, Hillary Clinton, 35 years to get in the position to run for president, because anything less from a girl would be judged as insufficient for the position. Is there another woman in sight who could do it other than Clinton? Anywhere? The bar for women is higher, with experience and a real foundation of proof of worthiness a mandate for higher leadership, which can only be accumulated through effort and the passage of time. For commander in chief it gets even more difficult.

But by virtue of being a man, Barack Obama leaps across the experience threshold through his new generational change theme alone.

Any wonder why NY NOW is miffed?

So, it’s nice to see that Taylor is, as always, unbiased and consistent. Really.

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