Adam Serwer in the Sewer, Democrats and Obama Attempt the Reverse Racism Card

“I haven’t met her before, she seems like a compelling person. The fact that you’ve got a woman as the nominee, vice presidential nominee of one of the major parties, is one more hit against that glass ceiling,” Mr. Obama said.

Barack Obama does not seem to consider such a comment congratulating a woman for hitting up against their “glass ceiling” sexist. But perhaps he should consider that a black man has never been president, and he has his own glass barrier to break through. Implying that women face any greater a barrier seems to demonstrate a sexist bias towards women and possibly the reason Obama steered clear of Hillary Clinton when choosing his running mate. Perhaps two glass ceilings were one too many?

Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate in the NYT story, terms Obama “terribly sexist.” And, as a result, she says she may not be able to cast her ballot for him. Ferraro went overboard here and we realize that. Obama could have steered clear of Hillary for a number of reasons, like not wanting a name bigger than life on the ticket alongside him or perhaps the vicious battle in the Democratic primary between the two. But when Democrats attack Republicans as sexist for choosing a woman as a Vice Presidental candidate, we cry foul.

Adam Serwer, an Obama supporter, but ultimately a nobody, took reverse sexism to a peak. Adam spoke out.

“Palin’s addition to the ticket takes Republican faux-feminism to a whole new level.” As Adam Serwer pointed out on TAPPED, “this is in fact a condescending move by the GOP. It plays to the assumption that disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters did not care about her politics — only her gender. In picking Palin, Republicans are lending credence to the sexist assumption that women voters are too stupid to investigate or care about the issues, and merely want to vote for someone who looks like them. As Serwer noted, it’s akin to choosing Alan Keyes in an attempt to compete with Obama for votes from black Americans.”

No Mr. Serwer, we believe it is people like you that clearly demonstrate your sexism and clear misunderstanding of what is intelligent. Are you saying that anyone that selects a woman as a candidate is condescending towards women unless that person is a Democrat? Women are being played for stupid, according to Mr. Serwer, because of course a woman should not have been selected, and women would be too smart to think a woman deserved to take office if not selected by Obama?

Serwer took the selection of a woman by the Republicans and made it all about gender in his attack, and it was shameful. According to his own writings Mr. Serwer is sexist and racist as well. He appears to think that any selection of a black man would be racist if not selected by a Democrat, and blacks would be therefore stupid to assume any black man should assume office if he were not a Democrat. Serwer has resorted to the sewer of commentary.

We are hoping that Mr. Serwer is not a sexist or a racist and suggest he resort to proof-reading his articles before he prints them. They insult both women and black men that do not agree with his politics.

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2 thoughts on “Adam Serwer in the Sewer, Democrats and Obama Attempt the Reverse Racism Card”

  1. And we expect you were a huge leap forward for all women along with Sewer.

    We read it the way he wrote it. His article was a sexist attack that promotes the violation of women’s rights so long as that women disagrees with his political ideals.

    Perhaps you could write it better than he was apparently able. We welcome articles written by both sides and will publish them if they have some actual work put into them and are approached in a civil manner. Please read the following and decide if you would like to participate.

  2. No, No, and No!.. I think you missed the point of Serwer’s arguement completely. It’s not to say that any black or female candidiate in a condescending pick, but that McCain’s choice of Palin was. And before you go on a rant about being Pro-Obama, the reality is that Sarah Palin was a completely obscure political figure until two weeks ago. She was a condescending choice because I truly believe that if Obama had picked Clinton I doubt she would have ever been added to the ticket. If McCain wins he would be the oldest first term president EVER, and he decides to choose a woman who got her first passport at the ripe age of 43 to step in and be the leader of the “Free World!” Are you kidding me??? Maybe, in some alternate universe Palin could be a good addition to McCain’s cabinet at best…but president of the United States? I shudder at your defense of this idiot. Sarah Palin is not a feminist… and I am not just saying this because she is a republican. Feminism isn’t defined by whether you support a woman’s right to choose, it comes down to equality. And basically Sarah Palin knows she would not be entering into the white house as McCain’s intellectual equal. She refuses to speak w/ the media or to address her so-called attackers by crying sexism! She is a woman who wants to be taken seriously but claims the rules are different because she is woman. Sarah Palin is a giant leap back for all women, Republican or Democrat.

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