Monday, September 8, 2008

Tammy Bruce: Feminism and Sarah Palin

A great article on Palin, feminism, and the two parties from Tammy Bruce of RCP.

She hits it out of the park.

My favorite chunk:

"Virtually moments after the GOP announcement of Palin for vice president, pundits on both sides of the aisle began to wonder if Clinton supporters - pro-choice women and gays to be specific - would be attracted to the McCain-Palin ticket. The answer is, of course. There is a point where all of our issues, including abortion rights, are made safer not only if the people we vote for agree with us - but when those people and our society embrace a respect for women and promote policies that increase our personal wealth, power and political influence.

Make no mistake - the Democratic Party and its nominee have created the powerhouse that is Sarah Palin, and the party's increased attacks on her (and even on her daughter) reflect that panic.

The party has moved from taking the female vote for granted to outright contempt for women. That's why Palin represents the most serious conservative threat ever to the modern liberal claim on issues of cultural and social superiority. Why? Because men and women who never before would have considered voting for a Republican have either decided, or are seriously considering, doing so.

They are deciding women's rights must be more than a slogan and actually belong to every woman, not just the sort approved of by left-wing special interest groups.
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Definitely read it.

1 comment:

rb606 said...

What got me were these sentences at the end of Tammy's article:

On the day McCain announced her selection as his running mate, Palin thanked Clinton and Ferraro for blazing her trail. A day later, Ferraro noted her shock at Palin's comment. You see, none of her peers, no one, had ever publicly thanked her in the 24 years since her historic run for the White House.

I was just stunned, as a tear came to my eye.

Imagine what it must have meant for Geraldine Ferraro to finally hear those words she had been aching to hear for 24 years - and to realize who was thanking her, and who had not...

I certainly know at times in my life when I've poured out my heart and was wallowing in self-pity, feeling unappreciated, the healing power that hearing "thank you" has had.

This simple act says mountains about Sarah's character, more than reams of analysis.