This is something that really troubles me:

October 16th, 2008

Nick from The World According to Nick watched last night’s presidential debate with some folks at Drinking Liberally (where left-leaning bloggers get together).

He noted one moment in particular:

On the Negative Campaigning

This was simply a stupid topic to talk about. McCain sounded hurt, viagra sale levitra but not very convincingly… and the reality is… both parties are at fault here. Both parties throw mud and pretend they don’t, viagra generic drugstore and act hurt by the mud the other side throws. Welcome to American Politics. McCain did do a good job hitting Obama on his broken promise to take federal funds, site but thats about all that was good here.

This is also where Drinking Liberally turned a little nasty and I had to step out for a few minutes before I lost control. I said something to someone next to me regarding how both sides are being nasty, and he brought up some of the McCain attacks, and seemed to think Obama supporters were clean. I said that “Nobody is clean here. Look at the people who are calling Sarah Palin a cunt”. He then looked me straight in the face (with his girlfriend right next to him) and said “But Sarah Palin is a cunt.” I almost lost it right there. I simply responded with “Then you are no better than anyone else”, and walked out for a few minutes.

I have a low opinion of Hillary Clinton, but I would never refer to her as the “c” word.

The fact that someone who would probably identify himself as a feminist would think that it’s ever appropriate to call a woman that word is just staggering to me.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  October 16th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I was pretty dumbfounded myself. For him, it was like “Duh, of course she is.” Thankfully my reaction was to walk away, instead of yell at him… because I was surrounded.

  • 2. Debunked  |  October 16th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    I have to say I don’t exactly support those T-shirts.

    But I did find it somewhat ironic at the debate last night that McCain actually brought them up and seemed to take such offense at them given his history.

    Quote by John McCain to Cindy McCain: “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.”

    I dunno. Somebody who uses that word on a “blowup reaction” due to “a long day” doesn’t seem like the type who would sincerely have his feelings hurt by seeing it on T-shirts.

  • 3. Cindy  |  October 16th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    That quote sure lives large given it’s lack of verification. I’ve heard it “documented” several different ways now.

    1) Nick drinks both right and liberally. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but it’s got me thinking.

    2) You aren’t exactly who you say you are, either.

    I’m beginning to suspect the Wisconsin bloggers’ circuit has a bubble inflating that could rival the ones in housing or dot coms.

  • 4. Nick  |  October 16th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    “Nick drinks both right and liberally. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but it’s got me thinking.”

    What’s that supposed to mean?

  • 5. elliot  |  October 16th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I think she’s trying to imply that you go both ways, Nick. ;)

  • 6. Zach W.  |  October 16th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I think we can all agree there are some disagreeable folks on both sides of the political spectrum, and that includes anyone who’d use the “C” word in reference to any woman. Do I dislike Sarah Palin? Absolutely, but my dislike has absolutely nothing to do with her being a woman, and as a woman I’d never call her a word like that.

    I think it’s a shame some people feel the need to go right to the lowest common denominator when it comes to attacking the other side.

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