Now, probably every single person attending the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference in San Francisco voted for President Obama and really, the President, himself probably wink-winks at pot use. (Kinda like he’s actually pro gay marriage, for a single payer health care system, and wants to tax all people, not just the rich, into oblivion.) Still this image is probably not what President Obama wants out there for public consumption.
The goal is to look middle of the road, while secretly having the politics of a hippie communist that will “remake America” with a tad more subtlety (via the Washington Post):
What I love about this picture is that he looks soooo Cuban, so dear leader of a Banana Republic.
Note: It’s satire.
Is there a more pathetic creature than a liberal white male bathed in the identity-politics undermining his own credibility by damning white males? Exhibit “A”: Craig Crawford. It makes sense for Maureen Dowd to hide behind her persecuted vagina, but why would a man do the same thing?
Why would one middle-aged white man deride other white men for having the temerity to ask Sonia Sotomayor a tough question? Oh, right. It’s not that the old white male asked the question, it’s how he asked the question. Because, you know, older white men shouldn’t get uppity. It’s not their place to question a Wise Latina. Really, no one should. She deserves a position on the Supreme Court because she has a vagina, tawny skin, a compelling life story and most importantly of all, she’s a liberal.
It’s clear that the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor has nothing to do with her ability and everything to do with her ethnicity, gender, and leftist credibility.
Matt Lewis also has an interesting take on identity politics. Tread carefully Dems, lest you be hung by your own rope.