I really couldn’t believe it when I started reading. I’d seen her tweet out the new post, Party’s Over, at her blog just 16 minutes ago as I type this, and decided to check it out. It’s a real heavy hitter for the first day of the year, and sure to provoke lots of ire in blogger boyzland. I can’t wait to see the fall out. Basically, she vindicates so many points that PUMA made, and then declares her vote is up for grabs. Now, I will believe that when I see it of course, but this is a huge moment of vindication for the PUMA movement. Here’s a taste of what she has to say, but I do recommend going to read the whole, sprawling piece:
For over 30 years, modern feminists like myself have been hearing that we must support Democrats, because if we don’t our freedoms will be on the line yet again. After supporting Democrats since my one vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980, what has finally happened through Pres. Obama is exactly what I was told this political party would guard against. So now, as the 2012 elections approach, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are once again relying on the theory that because Republicans are worse women like me can be suckered into falling in line one more time.
But it gets better. She even expresses sympathy for conservatives, especially women, and flirts with the idea that it’s okay for women to be more concerned with their finances than with whether they can have an abortion, should they ever need one:
It’s now even considered an extreme position to think women’s individual freedoms are important. On Obama’s conservative Plan B decision, you get replies like “it’s smart politically” or his fans argue from the right using parental rights over individual female freedoms.
Then there’s the reality that most women have more dire issues on their mind, because reproductive health choices are considered by most to be a given. For sexually active young females, poor women and those in rural areas, however, these issues are attached to one another. However, their stories don’t equal the same coverage as the majority of reports about women today.
Women often share the breadwinner role, so their focus is on who is protecting their bottom line.
Recently on MSNBC when they asked voters in Iowa about their choices, a woman said, “I need to take care of my paycheck, that’s why I’m supporting Romney.”
Why should women automatically bet that Pres. Obama will help their bottom line more than Mitt Romney?
Is it enough that the 111th Congress passed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which Pres. Obama signed?
Then she straight up calls the Democrats liars and, for the love of goodness I cannot make this stuff up, flirts with the Ron Paul train: (more…)
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