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Sarah Palin Is No Friend of Women in Politics (Snarky Harpie Alert!)
US News and World Report ^ | November 30, 2010 | Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm

Posted on 11/30/2010 9:24:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Women lawmakers made zero gains in Congress in this cycle--they will still make up about 17 percent of those chosen by voters to come to Washington. Two notable losses were Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, both moderate Democrats. This palpable lack of progress was mourned as many gathered together at American University to discuss the "year of the woman" that never came to pass--despite or because of one Sarah Palin, a Republican who governed Alaska for about 15 minutes? That was a question.

Here's an answer: the woman from Alaska does other women no favors. She has no sense of sisterhood, and is not playing the game of politics to further the cause of anyone but herself. Does she even know what year women finally won the right to vote? To be fair, she seems to apprehend Hillary Clinton's intellect and stature. As a way of saying thanks, she keeps stealing Hillary's opening presidential campaign line: "I'm in it to win it."

Just consider the outcomes. The two women Senate candidates Palin campaigned for, Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, lost, with black eyes, in the national spotlight. A woman senator whom Palin vigorously opposed, Lisa Murkowski in her own backyard of Alaska, won. The only woman whom she may have helped get elected was Nikki Haley, who won the governorship of South Carolina. Okay, we'll cede that but she's on shaky ground when it comes to "pretending to befriending" women in politics, as she might say. Her charms are largely lost on us and our causes. It's men that can't get over her and her bewitching one-woman rodeo--and the street where she lives. Svengalian Republican strategist Bill Kristol started the swooning when he dropped over for dinner in Alaska one soft summer night while on a cruise.

If she could, Palin would lead us back to a Bronze Age of no reproductive rights. To go with that, have you noticed the faux-feminism she tries on like a pair of Grecian sandals? I have yet to fathom the full meaning of "Mama grizzlies," no doubt because I dwell in a city and fear states of nature without a coffee shop nearby. In fact, there's a movement afoot in the House side of Congress, with which Palin is marching in lockstep: a group of Republican congresswomen who vehemently oppose abortion rights. If Palin and her female friends are willing to police other womens' bodies, then there's one big thing you cannot do. Don't call yourself a feminist, too.

That brings me to the coup de grace: don't take the great Susan Brownell Anthony's name in vain for this anti-choice coalition, either. Palin is blameless in creating the "Susan B. Anthony List" of women in politics who oppose reproductive freedom and choice--but it's just her cup of tea, this "branding" of American history's major figures to suit your scheme. As part of it, you may even wish to check out the cool "Suzy B. Blog." This organization has appropriated and distorted Anthony, the great Quaker suffrage leader, of all people who cannot speak out to claim her name. The 19th century reformer, Anthony was a classic serious spinster whose love relationships were with women, but none greater than the lifelong cause of "Votes for Women." The Society of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers) championed human rights for black slaves and women--and to this day, its political arm supports womens' right to choose.

Palin and Anthony show what a difference a century can make in American womanhood. Anthony did not live to see the victory of woman suffrage in 1920, which was a shame. But thank goodness she never lived to see her name taken in such political vain.

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Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm is a writer and journalist in Washington. For ten years, she was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun and, prior to that, the Hill. She is working on a biography of Lucretia Mott.



TOPICS: South Carolina; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2012; abortion; abortions; antilife; bitterwoman; childkiller; feminazi; feminazism; feminism; homosexualagenda; lesbianism; lesbians; msm; nikkihaley; palin; proabortion; prolife; sarahpalin; southcarolina; whiner; whinywoman
She gave it all away in the sentence about "reproductive rights" and all that. That's the crux of it: Governor Sarah Palin wouldn't abort her Down Syndrome fetus. The comment by Stacy of CA zinged her...
1 posted on 11/30/2010 9:25:01 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

just another pro baby killer there...


2 posted on 11/30/2010 9:27:52 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (Palin or 3rd party... no exceptions !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats hate women and do not want them to hold political power. Need Proof? How many Democrats voted for Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell? See? the sisters didn't support the sisters.

Or maybe the idea of Identity Politics is just played out.

3 posted on 11/30/2010 9:28:13 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet that Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm is NO supporter of preborn females.

Hypocrite!!!


4 posted on 11/30/2010 9:29:21 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two notable losses were Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota, both moderate Democrats.

There you have it. In the bizarre world of Libtards we learn:

  1. A moderate Democrat is someone which votes against the socialist agenda 10% of the time.
  2. Exchanging a woman who got elected because of her Daddy's famous political name for a self-made real woman is a net loss.

5 posted on 11/30/2010 9:31:21 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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6 posted on 11/30/2010 9:32:15 AM PST by McGruff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is a summary of the article for those who don’t want to wade through the muddled election analysis and knee-jerk Palin hating:

Unless you take Lib positions on “women’s issues” and are pro-abortion, you can’t possibly be advancing the interests of women.


7 posted on 11/30/2010 9:32:26 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sure Susan B would be thrilled that women can have their babies murdered in the birth canal.

Personally, I think being called a "feminist" is a insult.

8 posted on 11/30/2010 9:34:00 AM PST by MissTed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she could, Palin would lead us back to a Bronze Age of no reproductive rights.

For these vile leftist witches, it's always all about the dead babies.

9 posted on 11/30/2010 9:35:39 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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“Governed fifteen minutes” ? Huh? I’d say that over three years, with relentless persecution such as this woman heaps on Governor Palin, is THE MAJORITY OF A FULL TERM !!!! With considerable ACHIEVEMENTS and a graceful exit with a 92% APPROVAL RATING!!! Can these people NOT COUNT???? - In all their rants, I’m learning to read between the lines, and the only word I see from start to finish is JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS, JEALOUS . . . . . . Bless Governor Palin AND her dear family . . . . .


10 posted on 11/30/2010 9:36:36 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Snarky Harpie”...I like that, I’m going to steal it and use it later...OK?


11 posted on 11/30/2010 9:37:20 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh no..Sarah Palin is finished in politics..you know the old saying..”If you lose Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm, then you lose the country!”..right?..that is how it goes..right???


12 posted on 11/30/2010 9:37:51 AM PST by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” Palin is blameless in creating the ‘Susan B. Anthony List’ of women in politics who oppose reproductive freedom and choice”

If she’s blameless, then why was this article written?

“but it’s just her cup of tea, this ‘branding’ of American history’s major figures to suit your scheme.”

That’s pretty much everyone’s cup of tea. Liberals co-opt Rousseau, Marx, Freud, etc., conservatives hold up Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and so forth. Everyone claims Socrates and Jesus. So what?


13 posted on 11/30/2010 9:38:00 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder how many people will be voting for her because these old maids are against her?

Pray for America


14 posted on 11/30/2010 9:39:26 AM PST by bray (63 more reasons the Tea Party Rox)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...but aborting female babies is fine?


15 posted on 11/30/2010 9:42:11 AM PST by Niteranger68 (I am in the party of "HELL NO"!)
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To: FrankR

I’d be flattered if you did. I hope to see my inventions “jourbalists/jourbalism” and “vicious truthing” become 10% as wide-spread as “refudiate” has become.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 9:42:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: Twinkie

“THE MAJORITY OF A FULL TERM !!!!”

Though I agree the fifteen minutes thing is unwarranted, your incensed defense makes me laugh. Of all things to shout. LOL.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 9:43:36 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have yet to fathom the full meaning of "Mama grizzlies," no doubt because I dwell in a city and fear states of nature without a coffee shop nearby.

Latte-sippin', snarky-by-nature, condescending narcisstic superiority-complex terminal-weakling communist bitch.

18 posted on 11/30/2010 9:45:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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Time to Take Back ‘Conservative’ From the Right
By Jamie Stiehm

Posted: July 23, 2010

For those who like Bob Dylan’s song lyric, “Good-bye is too good a word, babe,” let’s infuse it with fresh political relevance: “Conservative is too good a word, babe.” To wit, “conservative” is too good a word for Fox News, for the Tea Party movement, and for upstart Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich, the Republican party elder statesman whose idea of governance was to shut the federal government down. Each in its own way is trying to undermine our democratically elected government. It’s not just that they don’t fight fair; it’s also that they say and do some sordid stuff.


19 posted on 11/30/2010 9:51:42 AM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lab results for, Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm: Diagnosis confirmed, POSITIVE for PDS.
20 posted on 11/30/2010 9:55:41 AM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You stupid hicks from Arkansas and South Dakota are so stupid you voted your women legislators out because of Sarah Palin..
The writer probally can not understand why you even get to vote!


21 posted on 11/30/2010 10:03:49 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Lazamataz
I have yet to fathom the full meaning of "Mama grizzlies," no doubt because I am really ignorant of Western literary culture.

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
The Female of the Species

WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

~~~

There's more Mama Bear

Bears usually won't attack humans - but get between a mother bear and her cub, and she'll tear straight through you. Apparently, the same rule applies to human parents. Threaten their husband/wife, child, boyfriend/girlfriend, cat, etc., and you are in for a world of hurt. Never harm someone's loved one - whatever the goal, it's not worth the consequences. ~~~~~

22 posted on 11/30/2010 10:06:38 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin threatens the LEFT more than anyone I can think of since Ronald Reagan. This article reeks of FEAR. The stench of RATS disgorging and spewing unrelenting HATE tells me that SARAH PALIN is the most powerful woman in the United States today.


23 posted on 11/30/2010 10:10:38 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Lazamataz

Abortion, abortion — it’s always about abortion for these ghouls.

Well, I’m here to tell ya — abortion is the COWARD’S way out. COWARDS, all of them!!!! God forbid women actually allow their children to live and take responsiblility for them, stand UP to the other cowards in their lives who refuse to support them, and/or stop spreading their legs for every Tom, Dick and Harry that walks into their lives.

So many women in this country are so lame and weak willed ...and the same goes for the men associated with them. No wonder everyone is so stressed, so self centered and self absorbed ... no wonder our country has lost its will, it’s center.

I’m tired of being called backward by these self rightous schmucks. It’s THEY who are cowardly, sniveling and backward — backward enough to kill off their own family members — their own flesh and blood — because they want to live life on their own selfish terms.

We need to start calling them what they are — SELFISH COWARDS who couldn’t suffer a hangnail much less the experience of childbirth. Cowards who could not push through or raise a decent human being who can contribute to this world. Just COWARDS.


24 posted on 11/30/2010 10:37:09 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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Sarah Palin, a Republican who governed Alaska for about 15 minutes?

This ridiculous MSM meme is getting old. It's about time that influential Republicans (hello Michael Steele!!!) speak out about WHY SP resigned her position as AK governor ... FRIVOLOUS ETHICS COMPLAINTS brought by hyper-partisan Leftists in Alaska's 'Rat and RINO establishment!

This baseless legal harassment interfered with her ability to govern, and was beginning to cost the state treasury hundreds of thousands just to defend her in court. She was a popular political figure in her state, enjoying 80+% approval among the electorate, who did the RIGHT THING by stepping aside and appointing a like-minded successor. IMHO, by resigning instead of letting herself and her office be smeared by her political enemies, she put her constituents first and her personal interest second by tendering her resignation.

25 posted on 11/30/2010 10:37:34 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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I'm looking forward to Part 2 of the series, "Allen West is no friend of blacks in politics", soon to be followed by Part 3, "Raul Labrador is no friend of hispanics"

Yay, identity politics!
26 posted on 11/30/2010 2:21:48 PM PST by andyk (Hi, my name's Andy, and I was a BF 1942 / Desert Combat junkie.)
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To: Tublecane

Well, I don’t know exactly what you meant by that. Really, though, three-fourths (3/4) of a term is more than one-half (1/2) of a term at any rate, and is “the majority of a term”, unless my fractions fail me. And the libs are obviously blind with jealousy of Governor Palin. I don’t know what she will do about running. I think if a good Conservative male candidate comes along, she will acquiesce. I mean, who needs the browbeating she has gotten - the lies and lawsuits in Alaska by liberals terrified of her, the lies about her family? She would do better to exercise all the influence possible while she can, to make herself and her family a s*itload of money, and laugh all the way to the bank, then spend her time doing just what she pleases. - I’d honestly like to see her win the whole ball of wax, proceed to do like she did with the Alaska corruption, only in Washington, shut “Katie” Couric out of the White House, and keep on rolling like President Reagan did. - I tell you, I was never more impressed with that man than when he sent the jets to apprehend the terrorists who hijacked the “Achille Lauro”. After the Carter years (for whom to my eternal shame I voted for!) and foreign humilation after foreign humiliation, double digit disgrace after ddd; with Carter telling me that I was in a “malaise” - President Reagan coming on the scene and telling me that was hogwash, that America was a shining city on a hill was like a breath of fresh air. We soared after that. - Needless to say, President Bumpus bowing and kowtowing to the Muslim sheiks and snotnosing the British monarchy is scandalous. I’m ashamed even though I did not vote for him.


27 posted on 11/30/2010 6:31:26 PM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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