November 29, 2007

THE YOUTUBE DEBATE

I watched part of the second half of the YouTube debate last night, and I came away from it feeling quite confused. I wondered if I was the only one who thought the questions were caricatures of Republicans. I mean, really, what else can you make of questions about What Would Jesus Do about capital punishment and "would you put women who got abortions in jail?" All the questions I heard sounded like Democrats asking Republicans about their stupid, weird views. Questions about what you think about the Confederate flag or a Muslim asking how to get the rest of the world to like us again? Really? I thought all the questions sounded like Democrats trying to play gotcha with the candidates. Do you believe every single word in the Bible? Puh-lease. That's political debate?

But I thought maybe it was just me. I only saw the social conservative questions, and that's not really my bag. I prefer the tax and terrorism stuff. I thought the questions were dumb, the cartoon Cheney was offensive, and the whole thing was weird.

I turned on the radio on the way home from my knitting class this morning, and I was actually surprised to hear that Rush Limbaugh also thought the questions were stupid. He made an astute point: people submitted their YouTube questions to CNN and CNN picked the ones to use. Since everyone at CNN is a Democrat, of course they picked questions that I think are stupid. They think my views are weird and laughable, so naturally they picked the questions that made the Republicans look kooky.

But seriously, the Confederate flag? That's just plain condescending and offensive towards my worldview.

Posted by: Sarah at 07:48 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Sarah, check out Malkin's site about the debate, it will answer some of your questions. http://michellemalkin.com/ BTW, what are you referring to by this "...the cartoon Cheney was offensive,..."? I didn't watch it.

Posted by: tim at November 29, 2007 08:53 AM (nno0f)

2 Someone made a video with this cartoon Dick Cheney asking whether the next president would let the vice-president run the White House like Bush did. http://www.youtube.com/republicandebate#qa_CDo-8pMrWRY

Posted by: Sarah at November 29, 2007 08:59 AM (TWet1)

3 Wow, that wasn't TOO childish & asinine. Thanks, (I think).

Posted by: tim at November 29, 2007 11:23 AM (nno0f)

4 Rush was spot on this morning, and so are you Sarah!

Posted by: annika at November 29, 2007 04:39 PM (mzyb2)

5 Welcome back, Annika!

Posted by: david foster at November 29, 2007 05:52 PM (ke+yX)

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