“Fully realizing that the President is trying to ward off idiots who are convinced he is a socialist muslim, still I want to draw attention to his us/them language in this speech. For instance, "They're going to school with our kids."
Who exactly are "our kids"? Christian kids? If he means his and Michelle's daughters, then he should be clear about that.
Not convinced? Rewrite sentences: Christians are going to school with OUR kids. African Americans are OUR neighbors. Gays are OUR friends. Women are OUR coworkers.
OUR is the dominant culture without being explicit. In the President's case I think he is trying, I really do. But power, prestige, money...all have a way of shading the vision of the dominant culture.”
“Jason, I write this directly to you here because I think you ought to get out of Huffington Post. Yes, the politics are generally toward the left, and you add a huge amount to that lean.
But there is so much cr*p here now, that I think it has become a poor place for someone with your insight and brains. It is a t*ts and a** site. It is into stars and celebrities and pols taking a fall. It is not challenging of anything much and so has become part of the problem. I repeat, get the h*ck out of there, save your reputation and get a bigger readership at some place with more class. Or start it yourself. You will survive; there are many thousands of us out here who know you are totally brainy and cool. Just a thought.”
DrObvious on Aug 29, 2010 at 12:32:36
“you should explore more of HuffPo. There's more than celebrity butts and breasts, if you look around a bit”