Posted by: Joolz2u | November 5, 2008

Getting Over It

Don’t tell me to get over it. There is no “getting over it”. Fraud and misogyny and corruption were rewarded last night, and yet people are celebrating. Black Panthers with Billy clubs stood outside a polling place to intimidate voters, and yet people are celebrating. Gay people in California have fewer rights than stray animals, and yet people are celebrating.

This is a hollow “victory” for the Democratic party, but they don’t realize it yet. Everything they accused the Republicans of doing in 2000, they have done this year. In pursuit of a warm, fuzzy, feel-good moment, they have placed our country in the hands of a fraudulent, corrupt opportunist who no more represents the struggle of generations of African Americans than I do.

The Democrats have jettisoned their most loyal base: women. They don’t need us, except to sit down, shut up and support the men. We are too old, not nearly hip and trendy enough to count in the “new coalition”. We are old-school Feminists who believe that women – ALL WOMEN – deserve respect for their achievements. We have the nerve to be offended that two strong, accomplished, intelligent women were treated worse than whores by the Party. The Democrats have stooped to viciousness, lies and election fraud and yet people are celebrating.

Don’t tell me to get over it. There is no “getting over it”.

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  1. THanks for this Julie. I will never get over this. I am tired of my rights being used as political poker chips. The Republicans don’t want to give me fulll rights, neither do the dems. This has really been one of the saddest days of my life.

  2. Thank you. Thank you! You are more right than I can express.

    This is a sad day for our country, and many in this country are too damn blind to see it. That pisses me off more than I can say.

  3. Hugs to both of you.

  4. […] Getting Over It Don’t tell me to get over it. There is no “getting over it”. Fraud and misogyny and corruption were rewarded last night, and yet people are celebrating. Black Panthers with Billy clubs stood outside a polling place to intimidate voters, and yet people are celebrating. Gay people in California have fewer rights than stray animals, and yet people are celebrating. This is a hollow “victory” for the Democratic party, but they don’t realize it yet. Everything they accused the Republicans of doing in 2000, they have done this year. In pursuit of a warm, fuzzy, feel-good moment, they have placed our country in the hands of a fraudulent, corrupt opportunist who no more represents the struggle of generations of African Americans than I do. The Democrats have jettisoned their most loyal base: women. They don’t need us, except to sit down, shut up and support the men. We are too old, not nearly hip and trendy enough to count in the “new coalition”. We are old-school Feminists who believe that women – ALL WOMEN – deserve respect for their achievements. We have the nerve to be offended that two strong, accomplished, intelligent women were treated worse than whores by the Party. The […] […]


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