OMG, I am hot under the collar right now. Have to get this out before I blow a blood vessel because if I stroke out, there goes P&L. We wouldn’t want THAT now would we? What am I hot about? The rising voices once again of the Obama Feminist Chorus. Internal polls for women voters must be making them sweat, because the only time we see this utter bullshit is when they get scared. I’m not even waiting for the morning to post this. I’m writing it up and going straight to press with it.
It all started when Sandra Fluke published this piece of claptrap on the HuffPoison today. Because, like the rest of us, she has very little professional opportunity even with her degrees, she’s pimping herself out to Obama’s campaign for the summer.
President Obama is in Denver today to outline the choice in this election and how it will affect every woman in America. This election decides whether years of struggle for basic health care rights that so many women fought for will be rolled back. I’ll be standing with the President in Colorado because I believe we must defend those rights — and that means reelecting a President who stands with us.
This choice is personal for all of us because it will impact each of our lives. But for me, it’s intensely personal. Earlier this year, I was publicly attacked by Rush Limbaugh and others for testifying before members of Congress. I had shared stories of my friends and other young women, stories no different from those I’ve heard from women who also worry about having the health care they need.
First of all, you don’t speak for me, you self-righteous little <censored!>. But I was content to leave my little meager comment on your article and leave it at that.
Then I got a little excited about this from the Romney campaign. “Yay!” I said. Smart move, I thought. A civilized approach to appealing to women, run by actual successful women, finally. And to put Ann herself in charge of it? “Aaaaaawesooooome,” I sang!
But then I saw this. WTF? I thought. 1950s? Really? That’s all you got? But I read it, because y’all know how much I just eat up written stuff about women. And it was a blood pressure spiker, for sure.
President Obama on Wednesday accused Republicans of wanting to take the nation “back to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century” during a campaign stop aimed at securing support from women.
Stumping on a two-day, four-stop swing through Colorado — a state where Obama needs strong turnout from women in November — the president sought to hammer home the benefits his healthcare law includes for families, such as free mammograms and contraception and cancer screenings with no copay.
But the president also emphasized the differences between him and his opponent, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who he said would take the Affordable Care Act and “kill it dead” on his first day in office.
And I thought, really Day one, huh? Then he’s DEFINITELY getting my vote. Next up was this:
Targeting Romney specifically, Obama said, “He said he’d ‘get rid of’ Planned Parenthood,” as the crowd booed.
And I went, “Planned Parenthood? Who CARES? NOTICE TO OBAMA & FEMINISTS: I have all the reproductive freedom I need. I need a good job! And economic security! Guess who can deliver that? ROMNEY.” My poor daughter, wondering why her mom was yelling at the computer screen. So then I read more Fluke, who was quoted thusly:
In brief remarks, Fluke credited Obama, who she said “defended my right to speak without being attacked.
“Mr. Romney could only say those weren’t the words he would have chosen,” she said. “Well, Mr. Romney, you’re not going to be the candidate we choose.” Fluke also chastised Romney, adding, “we know he’ll never stand up for us and he won’t defend the rights that generations of women have fought for.”
And of course, that’s when my blood pressure spiked. Because you know what? If Sandra Fluke doesn’t have the ovaries that ALICE PAUL had, she doesn’t deserve to be speaking for any women, let alone claiming to speak for all of us. You remember Alice freaking Paul, right? The one who spoke out despite the fact that she was attacked, verbally and physically, and finally delivered voting rights to the whole damned country because she was willing to do it? Yeah. Exactly. We don’t need some precedent set where women can say whatever they want and no one can address them back unless they do it in nice, flowery language. We had that: it was called The Victorian Age, fatherfuckers. And it got us jack shit.
Pardon my language, but that one really burns my buns.
So then Team Romney’s new women leaders stepped up:
“Today, unemployment among women is higher than when President Obama took office,” Day said. “More women are out of work in the Obama economy, and the few jobs that are created go disproportionately to men. Women who manage the household budget are forced to make do with less as grocery store prices rise and wages fall. Mothers are terrified as they see their children’s future mortgaged by reckless government spending.”
Amanda Henneberg, a spokeswoman for the Romney campaign, also weighed in, saying that Obama’s “four years in office haven’t been kind to women.
And I was, like, “Damn straight. OBAMA segregated women’s healthcare with the ACA! And I am one of those women who has been set back over ten years financially. It will take me FOREVER to catch back up, and the sooner we get started, the less time it will take. It won’t happen under Obama.
But of course, the article gave Obama, crooning to the Feminist Chorus, the last word:
“Let me tell you — there’s nothing conservative about a government that prevents a woman from making her own health decisions,” he said. “Freedom is the chance to determine the care you need, when you need it.”
“The next president could tip the balance of the court in a way that turns back the clock for women and families for decades to come,” he said.
He also mocked Romney for not coming forward with a firm answer on equal-pay issues.
“When my opponent’s campaign was asked if he’d fight to guarantee equal pay for equal work, they said ‘we’ll get back to you on that,’” he said.
And you know what I said? Pfffftttt As if. Democrats will never deliver fair pay, and young women today are already demanding it. With SUCCESS. What we have is Democrat-endorsed PINK GHETTOS like teaching and nursing, run by unions who back the ghetto police up. Talk about voting against your own interests. We have ZERO attention paid to professional opportunity for women! And that’s the stone cold truth.
So I’ve got a message for Obama & The Feminist Chorus. I don’t need help from Democrats. I spent 20 years buying their idea of “help” and it didn’t help at all. I’m done. Romney 2012. I’m voting straight GOP in 2012, in fact, just to give Dems the message in totality. Any woman who actually cares about her future, who wants power in it, will join me. Those who don’t will get the same thing they’ve gotten for decades: Just words.
Fuck this noise. A man in the flop only gets the message one way: getting kicked to the curb. This is the year I kick my drunk-ass former Democratic boyfriend to the curb. He can suck it. I’ve got a man with a paycheck now, and he wants me to go to work, too. We’re going to try to build the middle class dream together. And if he doesn’t work out, I’ll kick him to the curb too. If it does work out, we might even get married. Because–and I know this will REALLY piss off The Feminist Chorus–I fucking love marriage.