Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Is No Friend of Women in Politics (Snarky Harpie Alert!)
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 ODonnell, 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.
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.
just another pro baby killer there...
Or maybe the idea of Identity Politics is just played out.
I bet that Jamie Elizabeth Stiehm is NO supporter of preborn females.
There you have it. In the bizarre world of Libtards we learn:
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.
Personally, I think being called a "feminist" is a insult.
For these vile leftist witches, it's always all about the dead babies.
“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 . . . . .
“Snarky Harpie”...I like that, I’m going to steal it and use it later...OK?
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???
” 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?
Wonder how many people will be voting for her because these old maids are against her?
Pray for America
...but aborting female babies is fine?
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.
“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.
Latte-sippin', snarky-by-nature, condescending narcisstic superiority-complex terminal-weakling communist bitch.
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.
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