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That quote is, by far, my favorite response that I’ve encountered so far by any woman to the choice by McCain of Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential nominee.  Posted here:

One of the women in my office who is an independent type saw right through it. Saw it for the cynical move it is. She said “they think I’m stupid.”

Cynical indeed. Those poor Republicans. They are so used to making a show of doing the right thing instead of actually DOING it, that they can get themselves in quite a tangle when their cynicism and pandering catch up with them, as it has with this choice. (more…)


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The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves. — Lenin

PUMA (“Party Unity My Ass”) is purportedly a group of Hillary supporters who won’t give up. They want — well, I don’t know what they want. I’m not convinced they’re on our side at all. Here’s something terribly important that the whole WORLD needs to know. I don’t know about (some of) the women who consider themselves “members,” but the FOUNDER of PUMA is a McCain supporter:

I believe that the Republicans are cheerful rat-fuckers and therefore would not hesitate to set up a secretive operation of people running around claiming to be Clinton voters who are voting for McCain to keep the legend of the PUMAs alive. If you can convince people that there are PUMAs, then you accomplish two giant goals for the McCain campaign:

1) Creating the illusion that McCain is moderate enough to attract the votes of feminist Clinton supporters and
2) Reinforcing the narrative about how feminists are just hysterical bitches with no common sense who subsist on outrage, can’t act in their own self-interest because of their feminine-addled brains, and can safely be ignored.

Said founder is Darragh Murphy, whose single political contribution was in 2000 to the McCain campaign for $500. (more…)

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Goodness, tracking this phenomenon could be a full-time job.

I have to admit to shocked and delighted surprise at a wonderfully sensitive piece Nicholas Kristof wrote for the New York Times, saying basically that Obama ought to give a Sex speech (uh, could we call it gender??) like the Race speech he made, and then make a big play for women by making something like worldwide maternal mortality (death in childbirth, which stands at 1 per minute) part of his campaign. (I’m not all that crazy about this idea, but will leave it at that.)

In the process, Kristof makes some wonderful points, among them this one which so many of us women (feminists) have been trying to point out and so many Obama supporters as well as all the garden-variety neanderthal sexists have been either ignoring completely or ridiculing and denouncing (both standard tactics used against women and our concerns): (more…)

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So, we visited this subject just the other day. I said that sometimes women will do things to even out the score that end up hurting themselves — engage in the proverbial “cutting off your nose to spite your face” syndrome, though I didn’t use those words.

Upon further reflection, I realize that these are the actions of the oppressed: (more…)

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The good reverend has offered a statement and an apology for his “dramatization” of Hillary Clinton during his guest sermon given in a black church, the clip of which inevitably made it to YouTube.

Rev. Pfleger is shocked that he is now the center of controversy, and insists he is neither a racist nor a sexist. I just have to wonder what sense of entitlement he drew upon for his perceived permission to discuss Hillary Clinton quite that disrespectfully? To mock, ridicule, deride and demean her in public like that, even though he thought it was a friendly private public?

Rev. Pfleger may not think of himself as a sexist, but I am having a great deal of trouble imagining him going on a similar rant against any man of color. I just can’t visualize it.

Frankly, he may even be right about Hillary and her sense of entitlement about the job, but Obama has a mighty big sense of entitlement going on for himself too, one which goes beyond and arises from other than his current delegate count. It’s not particularly attractive in any of them.

I believe in redemption. I hope this flap, this shock to his system, will enable Pfleger to see his own sexism and exorcise it forthwith.

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Hillary Rosen has written what I believe is the definitive explanation of the tenacious continued support for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and I commend her for it. I also found it incredibly moving.

I have said several times now, in this still very young blog, that I don’t like Hillary — never did, probably never will. I have also said, though, that were the remaining candidates more or less equal (more…)

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As I’ve written, I’m no Hillary fan and I was simply aghast when I heard about Hillary Clinton’s insensitive and simply appalling, unforgivable remarks about RFK’s assassination vis a vis Obama’s candidacy. I thought, My God, has she no soul? Or merely pragmatically, is she really that politically tone deaf?

So I finally watched the actual interview with the Argus Leader, (more…)

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