Michelle Obama Watch Reminder

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This blog documents the myriad slurs being thrown at Michelle Obama. Rather than replicate efforts, I’ll remind y’all periodically to keep checking it out. Today the blog highlights this Op-Ed called “The Loud Silence of Feminists.”

–Ann Bartow

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  1. rootlesscosmo says:

    I was revolted by the ugly misogyny directed against Clinton, including from Supposedly LIberal Doods. But I have misgivings about the white feminists who are vowing to sit out the election, or vote for McCain, by way of a response, if only because the timing strikes me as questionable. One eloquent blogger argued that she’s tired of the Democrats taking women’s votes for granted. It’s a good point that needs to be made. But they took them for granted last time, and the time before that, etc. Isn’t it a little… odd that only now, with a Black man the likely nominee, do we hear voices saying “That’s it, no more”?

  2. Ann Bartow says:

    Rootlesscosmo, I don’t even know where to begin. Remember Ralph Nader’s candidacy in 2000? That was one prior example of “That’s it, no more” where race was not involved. And I think had Clinton lost to Edwards rather than Obama after a similar campaign, the reaction might have been similar. But who knows.

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I will vote for Obama, and I meant it. I also said I’d like to see Obama chose Clinton as his running mate, and I meant that too. At least some of the anger by Clinton supporters is at the Democratic Party machinery, and a united ticket might help address these issues.