America’s disgusting double-standard

* If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you’re “exotic, different.”
* If you grow up in Alaska eating moose burgers, you’re a quintessential American story.

* If your name is Barack, you’re a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* If you name your kids Bristol, Trig, and Track, you’re a maverick.

* If you graduate from Harvard law School, you are unstable.
* If you attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you’re well grounded.

* If you spend 3 years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate’s Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran’s Affairs committees, you don’t have any real leadership experience.
* If your total resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you’re qualified to become the country’s second highest ranking executive.

* If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you’re not a real Christian.
* If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you’re a Christian.

* If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
* If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state’s school system, while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant , you’re very responsible.

* If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family’s values don’t represent America’s.
* If you’re husband is nicknamed “First Dude”, with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn’t register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

OK, *much* clearer now.

(I didn’t write this, just so you know.)


2 Responses to America’s disgusting double-standard

  1. Robin says:

    I loved reading this!! If only more Americans would, they’d know just how truly scary and unfit the McCain/Palin ticket is!

  2. Joe says:

    The Generational Double Standard

    If you grew up in the 60s and 70s not taking a shower, growing your hair long, and hanging out at peace rallies, you’re stable and seeking social change,

    If you grew up in the 80s and 90s and refuse to work for sub-standard wages and benefits, you’re lazy and stubborn,

    If you were once a hippie who then did what was natural and bought a house, then sold it to a younger person for many multiples of what you paid, you’re a capitalist,

    If you are labelled a Gen Xer and bought the overpriced real estate but want those who tooks profits from the sale to pay for their own health care, you’re a socialist,

    If you grew up during Vietnam or the World Wars you paid you price for the toils of society during war,

    If you grow up during the age of worldwide terror you’re a whimp if you mention the cost laid upon your freedom and opportunity,

    Baby boomers are just that… a bunch of babies that boom loudly with cries of wants and needs that someone else is supposed to pay. Get out your checkbooks and write a gift to Uncle Sam as he’s taken care of all that you need.

    If you are a baby boomer, taking all of what you claim is yours and then some is so called being responsible.

    If you are a Gen Xer refusing to pay for the benefits that are exclusively for your elders is called being selfish.

    Boomers need to GROW UP and bear their own obligations…. they should divest themselves from their greedily gotten wealth and rebuild the infrastructure that they inherited from their parents, to bring back a progressive standard of life that they squandered during the disco era, and to do what they know is proper even though it may not feed their constant desire to consume beyond their means and leave waste that which they were given.

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