Monday, June 2, 2008

A consumate Hillary supporter - Part 2


From kossak altruista:

You, woman screaming into the cameras: you are old enough to remember the pre-Roe v. Wade days in America. Remeber coat hangers, Drano, women hurling themselves down steps, women dying and left unable to bear children from illegal botched abortions? Remember birth control outlawed? Remember the early 1970s, when a woman could not get a credit card or bank loan in her own name---when a woman needed an adult male co-signer's permission for them because we were deemed incompetent to manage our own financial affairs? Remember when sexual harassment and open sex discrimination were legal? Remember when we didn't have rape shield laws, when marital rape wasn't illegal? Remember when a woman being used as a punching bag by her husband had no recourse---had no earning power, no options, when the police she turned to often were abusers themselves and sympathized with the husband, when domestic violence shelters weren't even a twinkle in anyone's eye?

Sadly, people vote their emotions, and there's often little rationality to emotions. Unless these Clintonuts can be talked down from their ledges, they may actually do something as stupid as voting for McCain. Imagine how they'll feel two years into a McCain presidency.

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Hillary supporters must be so proud of themselves.

(hat tip to the always wonderful Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake)

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