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And the crowd goes wild with boos

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    This might be be a D_B and if so, for that I apologize.

    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/06/16/an_obama_crowd_in_detroit_come.html

    Well at least Obama was classy, the same can't be said of the most fervent.
    Of course that was also true, for the most part, during the primary campaign as well, not that it matters.
    You'd almost guess from the reaction that Obama hadn't won.
     
  2. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    To be fair, it was the reaction from the fervent supports on both sides on the Democratic primary. Clinton supporters were just as dismissive of Obama as Obama supporters are/were of Clinton.

    This is the consequence of the politics-as-sports mentality this country has embraced in the past two election cycles (with roots further back than that). Opposing politicians are viewed as rivals with no redeeming value rather than people who can contribute different, but valid, points of view.

    It leads to people "picking sides" and embracing candidates with the emotion of sports rather than the logic that should be associated with picking political candidates. Then when a candidate loses, supporters of that candidate have a much more difficult transition, and the supporters of the winning candidate have a hard time welcoming them into the fold. When the Giants beat the Cowboys in the playoffs, we didn't expect Cowboys fans to root for the Giants or for Giants fans to embrace Cowboys fans. But we expect that in politics while encouraging the sports-fan mentality.
     
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I thought this was going to be about Gary Bettman at the NHL draft last night.
     
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Kwame Kilpatrick was also booed of the stage while introducing the Red Wings during the Stanley Cup Parade. After two minutes of boos, he walked offstage.
     
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I thought this would originate from a PGA Tour site serenading Boo Weekley.
     
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