Sunday, February 26, 2006

Turn The Goddamn Radar On!

Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
So you might be surprised to learn that I'm on just about every lefty political email list there is. I don't remember actually signing up for any of them, but there it is. The most diligent emailer by far is the Democratic Party, and one of the most tedious regular emails I receive is from the Democratic Party Women's Vote Center. This is because I hate women.

Oh, and also because originally, their emails literally took a half-hour to read. I couldn't believe how long they were, and I couldn't imagine anyone who would sit there and read them. Even the choir would get bored by this particular preacher.

They seem to have learned their lesson somewhat, and the emails have gotten shorter. They've also lost their substance.

Anyone who's been paying attention to the news this week will be aware that the South Dakota legislature just outlawed abortion in the state. The bill is currently awaiting both signature from the governor and a showdown with the new right-wing Supreme Court. Good times.

So naturally, the Democratic Party Women's Vote Center went to town about this. Oh, wait, no they didn't. They didn't even fucking mention it at all.

Now, some of you may be surprised to learn that I'm a dude. I got balls and everything. And I'm infuriated by the idea that abortion might once again be illegal. I would imagine that most women who even remotely consider themselves feminist or liberated or whatever term they choose (it's all about choice after all) are even angrier.

And those women (and we men who love those women and believe in their inherent equality, if not superiority) have no major party to turn to.

Thanks again, Democrats. You've always got your finger on the pulse of things that matter most.



At 9:44 AM , Blogger Ted Carter said...

Sadly, the "bombard them 'til they are tired of the topic" approach to winning political battles is a very effective one.


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