The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Don't Blame Martha, She Voted for Hillary
Lynn Forester-de-Rothschild nails it with this piece, linked at The New Agenda. Anybody in their right mind knows that this is not about Martha being a "bad candidate." Or running a "bad campaign."
We now get a glimpse of *why* Martha stood for Hillary til the bloody end of the 2008 primaries. The genius of knowing her own constituants... and what they would back in the long run. Martha surely saw the huge losses coming for her party under Obama. Even in Bluest of Blue, Massachusetts.
But she tried anyway. For that I give her credit.
I hope she keeps trying, too. Just like Hillary. Personally, I place this loss squarely on the shoulders of the man whose seat Brown will be taking. Ted Kennedy. And his buddy John Kerry. They knew who their constituants wanted at the top of the Dem ticket in 2008. But they backed the empty suit anyway. Eff you, Teddy and Johnny. Eff you both. And your little boiz club too.
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.