Will Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi ignore Women’s Equality Day on August 26, which is the second day of the Democratic convention?
Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi want women’s votes but continue to ignore and insult women. No recognition from Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi of the historic 160th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention.
I am pleased to send greetings to each of you attending the 160th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention. I am especially honored to be part of this special recognition of Women’s Rights. I thank the Seneca Falls Project, The National Women’s Hall of Fame and Seneca 160 for their support and recognition of this historic year for women along with our issues, struggles and triumphs.
This year has been significant for all of us as women. After traveling and meeting people from across America, I am more confident than ever about the future of our place and role in society. As someone who has had the privilege to benefit from many freedoms that are rooted here at Seneca Falls 160 years ago, I am encouraged and thankful for the continued effort and commitment to women’s causes that is evident here today. As women continue to distinguish themselves in aspects of society across America, we must renew our efforts to empower all women with the rights and opportunities promised by our founders and fought for by the heroic women and men who left an indelible mark in Seneca Falls 160 years ago.
I wish all the best for this special occasion and thank you once again for your continued support. I am proud of how far we have come and what we have accomplished. As I said last month, although we were not able to shatter that highest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it has got about 18 million cracks in it.
Is it any wonder that older women, who lived though the great struggles for the Equal Rights Amendment, the “liberation” struggles, and the day-to-day struggles for simple respect and dignity before the law, embrace Hillary and reject Obama?
Obama is falling short with some segments of the women vote. In particular, he currently polls considerably worse than his predecessors among all women age 65 or older. About one-third (35%) in this group support Obama, while 42% support McCain. In June 2000, Gore enjoyed a 53%-to-36% lead among women over 65, while in June 2004, Kerry held a more modest 48%-to-43% lead. Currently, nearly one-quarter of women 65 and older (23%) remain undecided about whom to support or say they will vote for another candidate, more than double the share that said that was the case at this point in 2004 (9%) and 2000 (11%).
Even among older women voters who identify themselves as Democrats, significant numbers have yet to declare their support for their party’s presumptive nominee. While Obama has a solid 69%-to-12% advantage over McCain among Democratic women over 50, nearly one-in-five (19%) remain undecided or would vote for another candidate. By comparison, just 4% of older Democratic men are undecided.
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Ricki Leiberman of Electability Watch echoes a theme from our Voting For Barack Obama (right hand column) series:
A local public official called to commiserate and express his concern about having to work with the BO gang – that if my mild dissent occasioned such an outpouring of venom and wrath, what would it be like to have them govern? Certainly something to be asking the SDs as they consider their awesome responsibility to select the electable candidate at the convention in Denver.
Ricki also comments about Arriana Huff n’ Puff still pretending to be fair and balanced. Big Pink is a partisan site but we are honest about it – we proudly wave a Big Pink Hillary flag. Arriana Huff n’ Puff and Talking Pimps Memo, and DailyKooks pretend to be fair and balanced.
Interesting to hear reports from many of you that your comments were rejected in response to the Huff Post article. The ‘gatekeepers’ had no problem publishing my home address and phone number, and yet rejected many of your well-reasoned thoughtful comments. Nonetheless, Jay Kallio reports that nearly half of the posts were favorable, in spite of the problems. Think what the balance would have been had they let all of you speak!
I am so proud that so many of you and others took the time to try and post comments, to push back. And one result of all this tumult is so many more people are DOING THE EW! The very best revenge!
Ricki’s grasp of history (herstory?) allows her to label the incense burners with an accurate tag: locusts!
All in all, the last few days have been quite a look into the MO of the Obama gang and supporters. At this point, ‘they’ have disappeared as fast as they descended – like a plague of locusts!
Heed Ricki’s advice which echoes our advice:
Finally, the emails and mail boxes are full of BO and DNC solicitations. Please remember to return them with a message to COUNT EVERY VOTE; please give NO money to BO or the DNC…
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As to the Howard Dean tour:
As he stepped off the bus he was greeted immediately by Guila Jackson, who loudly demanded that the party put Hillary Clinton’s name into nomination at this summer’s national party convention.
“We want a nominee who’s elected, not selected,” she said, gripping his hand tightly as he stood, a smile frozen on his face.
In 2000 real Democrats and Americans wanted a president who was elected, not selected.
In 2008, the same struggle – real Democrats want a nominee who is elected, not selected.
Thank you Guila Jackson for making Howard Dean’s tour so memorable.
The fight for the soul of the Democratic Party has begun.