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
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sun and Fresh Food Going to My Head? I Actually Feel Sad for Last Year's Groupies...
I have been in California for a week now. Surrounded by Liberals and Libertarians.
It's a curiosity to me, how one's climes can affect one's politics.
Anyways... Yesterday I went to the post office and saw some LaRouche Dems outside, protesting with signs that said "Impeach Obama." Twenty-somethings, bitching about how Obama lied. How his White House is bought and paid for by Wall Street. How he stole their votes.... and then sold them out.
I felt sorry for them. Not bitter. Not angry. Just sorry. Sad, as I imagined them former Obama groupies. So trusting... these fresh faced, first time voters of 2008. Trusting of a Democratic party that would goad them with promises from of "Superpresident," and then turn on them ... mortgaging their futures... in some "too big to fail" bank scheme.
I have yet to meet a midwest style "Conservative" in these parts. I don't see any pick-up trucks with McCain / Palin still on their bumpers, like I do back home. (There they just scratch out the McCain part and hope for a future Palin run. No kidding.) Besides the Libertarians who live in the hills surrounding the SF Bay. The ones who want nothing to do with either major party. Besides them... it seems that the LaRouche Dems ARE the "conservatives" here. In the sense that they kinda sound like the "smaller government" crowd. They want Obama impeached.
At any rate, I am quite surprised at how few pro-Obama propaganda pieces I see in greater San Fran. I suppose the lustre has worn off?
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.