This abhorrent, sexist sign is being held proudly by OBAMA supporters outside the Indiana Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, where Hillary Clinton just spoke and Barack Obama is speaking. (C-Span is carrying this event live, and will reair it later. Fox News is also covering the speeches, and offering analyses.)
IN PLAIN VIEW of OBAMA STAFF, an Obama supporter is holding up this sign, and NONE of the Senator’s staff is doing a thing about it.
IMAGINE the outcry if a Hillary supporter held up a racially-denigrating sign about Obama. (Well, not a single Hillary supporter would do that. Which is a “tell” about the difference in maturity and judgment of the two campaigns.)
HERE’s a report from a person outside the event, and what this person witnessed:
The kids with this sign were on the same side of the street (but across another street) from the obama people. They put the sign towards cars and towards Obama supporters more than towards our side of the street.
It wasn’t just field organizers that were there, there were ppl from the Obama campaign hq here bc it was a staged event.
The kids (some looked 14 others 19 or 20) were there for a good half hour before leaving.
Obama supporters were taking pix of it from across the street and laughing.
GO TO Obama’s campaign site and register a protest.
If anyone has specific e-mail addresses, share them.
We should also alert Indiana media outlets.
UPDATE: I watched No Country For Old Men last night, and just read Peter Travers’ review in Rolling Stone. He quotes a line from the sheriff played by Tommy Lee Jones (Al Gore’s roommate at Yale) — and it reminded me of the constant ugly, demeaning, and sexist attacks on both Hillary and her supporters by far too many in the Obama camp, which has NEVER asked such behavior to stop.
“It starts when you begin to overlook bad manners. Anytime you quit hearin’ ‘sir’ and ‘ma’am,’ the end is pretty much in sight.”
Most certainly, for me, the odious behavior by the Obama supporters — at events and on every political blog, particularly those that lean Obama — spells the end of any respect for civility.
Never once, to my knowledge, has Obama or his surrogates called out their supporters for their vicious and demeaning attacks on us who support Hillary. It is not a good sign.
That Obama’s staff did nothing about that ugly sign tells me what I need to know about their lack of character and their lack of civility.