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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Is Nora Ephron Right?

Hey World,
Today is the day, the Pennsylvania Democratic Primaries. Of course, many know why today is so important, so I am going to analyze the day in another perspective.

A few days ago, Nora Ephron wrote a piece in The Huffington Post called White Men. She says that it stinks that we only have two choices for candidates, and because of this, Pennsylvania voters have to choose based on gender or race. Ephron says, "This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I don't mean people, I mean white men." She implies that it is ironic that white men would have to choose to vote between a woman and a Black person.

Ephron does have an interesting point that I had never thought of before, at least not deeply. She says that it is the first time in history that white male voters will have to choose one of two candidates who are totally different from them. Usually, this is not the case. Ephron says: "...these last primaries will show which of the two Democratic candidates is better at overcoming the bias of a vast chunk of the population that has never in its history had to vote for anyone but a candidate who could have been their father or their brother or their son..."

Before the primaries, some have speculated that Hillary Clinton will take Pennsylvania over Barack Obama. Ephron is suggesting, though, that if Clinton takes the state, it means that racist white males prefer a woman over a Black person. Perhaps Ephron is right about this and the rest of her argument, but is she generalizing a bit too much? I mean, I don't have any statistics regarding the numbers of White male Pennsylvania voters, but they are certainly not the only ones voting today, even though they may be the majority of voters. And even if Clinton takes the state, is it due to racist White males, or is it racist White females? And if white people vote Clinton over Obama, is it due to racism? Would we call it "reverse racism" if Obama was in Clinton's place and Black voters voted for him?

Geez, John McCain must be happy that he does not have to deal with this crap!


mike's spot said...

Is that Lady a joke? she has no FUCKING idea what she is talking about. the majority of voters registered in PA are democrat. over 4 million voters to be exact- constituting 49% of the voting pool. the Repubs are registered at 39% with the rest being other. (I forgot where I pulled these numbers I think it was time) Going further- I found that most voters in PA are women.

So basically this Nora character would rather bitch about johnny come later leaving her on her door step at prom crying then the actual facts.

she talks about white male tempers, how white males can't be relied on, and a bunch of other crap that looks to be straight out of her diary.

Using Ephron's logic- It was sexist females and Racist Blacks that knocked out all the other Democrat candidates. I mean- if its up to hate to finish this race between race and gender, than that had to be what started it as well.

So basically this lady should probably learn how to write, or just accept that as a person she fails.

Pennsylvania was not decided by hate- it was decided by voters from all demographics. If she can't wrap her little spiteful, hate filled brain around that- then that troll should climb back under what ever bridge she calls home.


Katrina said...

Lol! what a way to show off that "white male temper" huh, mike (just kidding)! Thanks for your comment.