Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Identity Politics 2.0

I've posted here before about identity politics and how I think that it's a travesty that people would vote for any candidate, but especially a Presidential candidate, based only on something like race, gender, or religion. I tend to think that identity politics is one of the worst kinds of bigotry around. Responsible citizens vote for a candidate because they've researched the candidate's policies, believe the candidate has good judgment, or for some reason other than the candidate's identity.

I'm not a fan of Howard Stern, but he did a bit on his radio show where he sent one of his "guys" to a NY neighborhood and asked Senator Obama supporters if they supported Senator Obama for president based on particular policy positions, but used Senator McCain's positions on abortion and the Iraq War instead of Senator Obama's. The "guys" also asked Senator Obama supporters if they thought that Senator Obama's choice of Sarah Palin was a good choice for Vice President. It's too funny, except that it's too tragic. Have a listen:

h/t HotAir


Grama36 said...

I am not a fan of Howard Stern either. but this makes you wonder just who it is that is voting in this election. Obviously those people they interviewed don't even know what the canidates stand for.. They better wise up!!!

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