Wednesday, February 20, 2008

cry me a river

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal ran an article about how white men feel left out of the current Presidential campaign. "It seems like someone else should be there", whined Dan Leihgeber, a smelter in a Youngstown steel plant.

Oh, please. Women and minorities have been feeling that way FOREVER. Women are actually the majority in this country, and we've been underrepresented for the entire history of this country. Do you think we feel represented when we look at the Republican party candidates, the Supreme Court, the Senate, governors, mayors of large cities, etc..?? Think about all the people of Asian and Latino descent: they have NEVER had anyone who looked like them in the White House or on the Supreme Court.

Sorry, precious. I just can't feel your pain on this one. Why not hang some framed pin-ups of the Federal Reserve chairman, Dick Cheney and Justice Souter in your bedroom for comfort?

17 comments:

hokgardner said...

amen!

Freewheel said...

I think the WSJ, Fox News, and all the other Murdoch subsidiaries feel left out of this election. It's not going as they planned. (check out the latest Tom Tomorrow comic over at salon.com).

hughman said...

yeah, straight white men have it so tough. boo hoo f-in' hoo. they're constantly attacked in the streets, fired for their skin color, on and on. cry me a river.

Trouble said...

I think they just need to buy a blowup doll of dick cheney to keep them company at night so they won't be lonely.

2amsomewhere said...

As a straight white male, I don't feel left out at all. Obama's brought a positive energy to the political left that hasn't been seen in almost 50 years, I would guess.

I am reminded of a phrase that commentator George F. Will used in a column a little over eight years ago.

Although written for a different campaign in a different election year, it might as well apply for Obama's campaign and the Bush administration. Quoting the text of that article:

Still, McCain's masterful campaign has tapped into the nation's strongest desire at the end of the Clinton era, the desire to take a shower.

I think a shower sounds good about right now.

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2amsomewhere

hughman said...

yeah, look where McCain's campaign back then got him.

lemonjuicer said...

i'll take a shower with Bill anyday..

Vodalus said...

seriously? Bill Clinton? he's so skeevy!

Silliyak said...

I think it would be nice to have someone different up there to embarrass themselves. Let Hillary puke on somebodies lap and mispronounce "Republican's".
REPRESENT!

Melissa said...

The poor Federal Reserve chairman, we can't even remember his name after years of Alan Greenspan.

Iris said...

You're so right, Missy. I adored Alan Greenspan. I couldn't even be bothered to google the new guy to find out his name for the posting (have y'all noticed how lazy I am?)

Freewheel said...

Man, that Iris is precocious.

Anonymous said...

Leave Souter alone!

Thi said...

Greenspan's replacement rhymes with "Spanky", right?

the Drunken Housewife said...

Dear Anonymous, I actually love Justice Souter very much. I just included him in that list (incidentally I have nothing against the Federal Reserve guy, either) because he's so damn white. He's such a white white white man. That doesn't mean he's not lovable or doing a fine job on the Court.

Ha, Freewheel, Iris left my laptop signed in to her account, and I didn't check. She is precocious. Her mother is also an idiot.

the Drunken Housewife said...

The new Chairman of the Federal Reserve is Ben Bernanke, Ph.D. However, Alan Greenspan will always rule the Federal Reserve in my heart.

Silliyak said...

Give Dan a break, perhaps he's the victim of an unfortunate schmelting accident. (Goldmember reference, sorry)