January 14, 2008

Dopey WNJ Letters of the Week

We have two winners in one day. First, there's Anne Gildea of Wilmington who says "Women's right to choose is not up for discussion":

Abortion seems to have become a recent topic amongst some of the younger guys at work. A couple of guys have recently decided that it is flat out wrong. This angers me to no end.

A woman's right to choose is sacred and no one, especially, a man, has the right to challenge that.

Respect a woman's right to choose her own path and wake up to the fact that you don't know what's best for anyone other than yourself.

"Sacred"? Wow. I'm curious though -- isn't there just someone else involved here besides the woman and man ... especially after a couple months? And how 'bout this, Ms. Gildea -- if no one, "especially a man," has a right to challenge your "sacred" right to an abortion, then YOU have no right to make the MAN responsible (for any child you may conceive) for child support if HE decides HE doesn't want to support the child! Fair enough? GOOD!

Next, there's Newark's Greg McGill who blames -- you guessed it -- racism for Barack Obama's loss in the New Hampshire primary:

Despite polls showing Obama an easy winner, he somehow still lost to Hillary Clinton after the returns came in. It appears Obama is the latest victim of the "Bradley Effect." That is when white voters tell pollsters they would vote for an African-American candidate but don't do so in the privacy of the voting booth.

The Bradley Effect is named after former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley who, when running to be the governor of California in 1982, polled way ahead of his white opponent but still lost the election. This has happened to several black candidates in the years since.

And, of course, it also hasn't happened to black candidates in years past! Like, most recently, in a place called Iowa in their caucuses!

There are myriad reasons why Obama lost, the most likely of which is women voters breaking for Hillary Clinton at the last minute. Y'know, her "crying game" and all. Or, if you ask people like local moonbat Liz Allen, it's because voting machine magnate Diebold fixed the vote for Hillary.

Posted by Hube at January 14, 2008 05:10 PM | TrackBack

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I was going to comment on the first letter myself but you beat me to it.

I don't think the "Bradley effect" necessarily means that whites who don't vote for blacks are racist, but that whites lie to pollsters so they won't seem racist. We've seen many times how opposing a black candidate for whatever reason, even if it's totally principled, can bring accusations of racism. So, some whites will lie to pollsters rather than potentially be thought of racist. It's not racism that is the root of the "Bradley effect," rather it's race-baiting.

Posted by: Paul Smith at January 14, 2008 06:31 PM

You're right, Paul. I stand corrected.

And I figured you'd have a beef with that first letter. I'd still be interested in your thoughts.

Posted by: Hube at January 14, 2008 06:35 PM

I know it's hard, but try to keep Liz's moonbat conspiracy theories straight. Diebold rigged the Ohio vote in 2004, the Israelis rigged the New Hampshire primary. I'm not sure if it was the same Israelis who brought down the World Trade Center, but heck, it's all the same evil Zionist conspiracy.

Posted by: G Rex at January 15, 2008 10:16 AM

In regards to the first letter, she's upset at the wrong folks.

Women make up a significant majority of the voters (54% in 2004), and polls show that women are more supportive of abortion restrictions than are men.

Posted by: Nels Nelson at January 16, 2008 12:43 AM