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Gaffe machine McSnarky refers to Obama as "Young man"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spinning27, May 23, 2008.

  1. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/mccain-judges-obama-that-young-man/

    I'm sorry, but there is something really, really off-putting about a 71-year old white presidential candidate refering to a 46-year old black presidential candidate as "a young man."

    Not only is it patronizing, but you get the distinct impression the next thing out of his mouth would be advising Obama not to serve fried chicken and collared greens at the Inauguration Dinner.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What the fuck does race have to do with it?
     
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Uhm, dude...sorry but I don't see that race has anything to do with this. Maybe taking the logical leap a bit too far.
     
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    "Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to bed. Bingo at Hardee's starts at 5 a.m.," McCain said.
     
  5. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Sorry, Spinning, I think you're really reaching here.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Reaching? Hell, he's out of his fucking mind. If McCain had called him "boy" he might have something. But his thinking on this one is a steaming pile of horsehit.
     
  7. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    I think it's a mistake to refer to a 46-year old black person as "young man."
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    But it's okay to refer to a 46-year-old white person that way? Fuck off.
     
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I'm not going to full-bore jump ugly, on this tidbit.

    But IF McCain thinks that "young man" business is some sort of clever spin to make it appear the undecided had better ride with his rapidly-aging carcass, he's mistaken.
     
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    McCain's old enough to be his father. Hell, every guy who posts on here but spnited is a "young man" to McCain.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Colossal reach... If that bothers you, you won't make it until November...
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I think it's a mistake to refer to a 46-year-old person as "young man" or "young woman," no matter what their skin color, for two reasons:

    • Comes off as condescending.
    • Reminds the viewer that the person making the statement is himself well into what most people consider to be his retirement years — in other words, old.

    McCain has a habit of not thinking before he speaks. That's not a good habit for a president to have.
     
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