Meanwhile, Michelle Obama said she is a "busy single mother", correcting herself shortly after.
President Obama introduced California's Attorney General Kamala Harris:
“You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake. She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country — Kamala Harris is here.”
His critics are calling for him to apologize and take sensitivity training because his remark is "sexist."
His supporters are saying he only noted the obvious.
Note that the subject does not call her a "woman" but the best looking "attorney general."
Is she a good looking woman?
Is she a good looking person?
Or, is she a good looking attorney general?
Here, we find the word police show up in both political parties.
Recently, an EMT was caught by the NY Post "twittering" (is that the right word?) all sorts of anti-semetic and anti-asian rants. When they caught him, his Hitler-idolizing Nazi tough guy image went to pieces as he cried for the camera about losing his job saying "there must be worst people than me out here..."
As stupid as his words are, I don't like the "word police" swiftly moving in to see that he loses his job.
A major principle in our country was once freedom of speech. It is freedom of speech that allows me to call him "stupid" without repercussion.
There is something that I wish you to consider:
As we have lost much of our freedom to speak our minds without repercussion, you may have found yourself applauding swift retribution against those who are labeled "hate mongers", "homophobes" and so forth.
I would rather defend someone's right to be anti-whatever they wish, they do have a word police and political correctness punishment.
Here is what I wish you, dear reader, to consider:
You may, today, applaud such punishment upon those who use words you find offensive, but the day may come (simply read history to know that it will) where the words or ideals you hold to, go out of "vogue" and you will find your words, or your belief, condemned, with requisite repercussion.
Think about it.
That which you hold precious may turn in society to something condemned, and you who enjoyed the silencing of others, will then be silenced.
Today, a reporter can ask a 21 year old athlete certain questions and if the athlete does not give the "correct" answers, he will find himself, perhaps, in the world of condemnation and even out of his career.
This is not freedom.
President Obama did not say anything wrong and does not need "sensitivity" training, yet had an opponent of his said this, we might see some very powerful condemning statements released.
I look forward to the time when this folly passes from us and we return to:
"I don't defend the words he is saying but I defend his right to say them."