"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Monday, October 6, 2008

From 65 to 0 in Seconds

Early voting today was great. Everyone was really nice, the lines moved quickly, and this guy who was all smiles was outside in the parking lot giving out "I Voted Early for Obama" stickers. There were people from both sides set up with lawn chairs and campaign signs for their candidates and issues, but everyone seemed happy and excited about election season. When I left, I felt great about life.

And then I got stuck in traffic behind a douchebag in a giant pickup truck with a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on the back window and a canvas Obama poster tied to his trailer hitch with rope and dragging on the ground behind him.

There's no racism in 2008, right?

Sigh.

6 comments:

Indi said...

Ack! Srsly? I can't imagine that. But then, I don't have to, because it's real.

plumpdumpling said...

Speaking of which, racist or no? It was next to an article talking about Obama campaigning door-to-door.

Tracey said...

Racist of whom? The person who chose that photo to accompany the story?

plumpdumpling said...

Yes, that guy.

Tracey said...

I don't really think so. I don't get a "Obama is macking on white women" vibe from it, if that's what you mean. But, then again, other people might get that idea when they look at it, so I don't know. Did it strike you as racist?

plumpdumpling said...

Not at all. But it did Kamran. Maybe Kamran's particularly attuned to racism since he's a FAKE white.