The Double Standard of Red and Blue in America
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If you're a minority and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates, you're a "token hire."
If you're a conservative and you're selected for a job over more qualified candidates, you're a "game changer."
Black teen pregnancies? A "crisis."
White teen pregnancies? A "blessed event."
If you grow up in Hawaii, you're "exotic."
Grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you're the "quintessential American story."
Name you kid Barack you're "unpatriotic."
Name your kid Track, you're "colorful."
If you're a Democrat and you make a VP pick without fully vetting the individual, you're "reckless."
A Republican who doesn't fully vet is a "maverick."
If you spend three years as a community organizer growing your organization from a staff of 1 to a staff of 13 and your budget from $70,000 to $400,000, distinguish yourself as the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new African-American voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, then spend nearly eight more years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, becoming chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, then spend four years in the United States Senate representing a state of nearly 13 million people, sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment, Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you are woefully inexperienced.
If you spend four years on the town council and six years as the mayor of a town with apprx. 6,000 people, then spend 18 months as the governor of a state with 675,000 people, then you've got the most executive experience of anyone on either ticket. As the Commander in Chief of the Alaska military you are well qualified to lead the nation should you be called upon to do so because your state is the closest state to Russia.
If you are a popular Democratic male candidate, you are an "arrogant celebrity."
If you are a popular Republican female candidate, you are "energizing the base."
If you are a younger male candidate who thinks for himself and makes his own decisions, you are "presumptuous."
If you are an older male candidate who makes last-minute decisions you refuse to explain, you are a "shoot from the hip" maverick.
If you are a candidate who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard law School, you are an elitist, out of touch with the real America.
If you are a legacy admission(dad and granddad were admirals) graduate of Annapolis with multiple disciplinary infractions on your record,who graduated 5th from the bottom of your class (rank 894 out of 899)you are solidly educated, but one of the guys.
If you managed a multi-million dollar nationwide campaign, you are an "empty suit."
If you are a part time mayor of a town of apprx. 6,000 people with a town manager to assist you ,you are an "experienced executive."
If you go to a South Side Chicago church, your beliefs are "extremist."
If you believe in creationism, don't believe global warming is man-made, and stated the Iraq War "is from God" you are "strongly principled."
If you cheated on your disfigured wife and left her to marry a rich young heiress, you're the family values Christian candidate.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years and are raising two beautiful daughters, you're "risky."
If you teach abstinence only in sex education, you get teen parents.
If you teach responsible age-appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you're eroding the fiber of society.
If you believe separation of church and state is the cornerstone of our Constitution and will defend it, your against fundamental Christian values.
If you happily blur these lines, your God's Warrior - Wait, what country is this?