Andrew Sullivan: Sexist?

I think I've stumbled on to Sully's problem with Hillary:

I think I've stumbled onto something that might explain why [Hillary] doesn't have more support from [some] Democrats, and it is actually somewhat disturbing. I work with a mid 20something [man] who is definitely on the way left of most issues, and he is not [Hillary] supporter . . . . Much of h[is] lack of support for [Hillary] seems to boil down to one major point: [H]e doesn't believe this country is ready to elect a [woman.]

This exercise is merely to demonstrate how easy it is to ignore the criticisms made against Obama OR Hillary and accuse critics of racism or sexism.

Coming from Mr. Bell Curve himself, the irony drips. He is incapable of addressing the arguments made, attacks on those who disagree with him is all he knows. I do not mind the attacks so much, I can dish it myself, but it would be nice if an answer to the actual criticisms made were also offered. But it would be foolish to expect that from Mr. Fifth Column (I got a million of em for Sully.)

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    Sully is a kind of Inspector Clouseau (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 10:54:40 PM EST

    O/T Gays = Communism (none / 0) (#2)
    by RedHead on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:35:42 PM EST
    "I'm proud to say that in January 2008 New Hampshire has passed a law facilitating civil unions here. ... What is your belief for federal civil unions to be passed?" Paul asked.

    "Soviet Union?" Fred Thompson responded.

    "No, civil unions," Paul said.

    "Oh. No, I would not be in support of that," Thompson said.


    Not ready.. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Richard in Jax on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 07:00:21 AM EST
    Well Sully my man, as you well know the phrases "the American people", "the country", "the Voters" are usually used to preface a projection of your own thoughts. Here is a concept for ya guy..its your buddy that aint ready.
    I am a 56 year old white male and man I am ready for Hillary. Did I mention I am a Vietnam veteran, make a large amount of money and live in the deep South?
    PS: I liked the way Ms. Clinton looked when she laughed at that FOX clown. It's the ever ready sexist in me I guess.

    In "Law & Order" (none / 0) (#4)
    by Bob In Pacifica on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 09:36:01 AM EST
    wasn't there an episode where the DA's office had to act against a gay marriage law's constitutionality in order to compel a gay partner to testify against his mate?

    If Fred Thompson were against gay marriage in his TV role, perhaps he feels compelled not to "flipflop" between his television role and his current role.

    Sully is sexist? (none / 0) (#5)
    by diogenes on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 12:39:22 PM EST
    I couldn't reach the link from my computer, but the passage is an alleged statement of fact about other people's opinions.  If other people hold these opinions then attacking Sully is shooting the messenger.
    I think that the real point is that the presumed racist/sexists in this society would vote for Margaret Thatcher in a minute and would even vote for Barack Obama but are just rubbed the wrong way by Hillary.  
    This Bell Curve stuff spins a premise that Hillary is the best qualified person based on intellect (unknown if she is the smartest; Obama did edit Harvard Law Review), charisma (definitely not the most charismatic), or most experienced (at what? switching positions in the last seven years in the Senate to not jeopardize her nomination?).  By the latter experience criterion LBJ would have been the obvious choice over JFK, for example.

    barebacker (none / 0) (#6)
    by bernarda on Tue Oct 30, 2007 at 03:55:16 PM EST
    The real question is, is barebacker advertizer Sully even human? Why doesn't he post his old ads on his site?