"Whether we have a D, R or an 'i for independent' after our names, women share a different life experience from men, and we bring that difference to the choices we make and the decisions we come to. Having a woman in the White House, and not as The Spouse, is a change whose time has come, despite the fact that some Democratic Party leaders have decided otherwise. But with the Palin nomination, maybe they'll realize it's not up to them any longer."
-- Tammy Bruce, feminist author, putting a really-rough smack-down on the Democratic Party - on their own terms* - for the SFGate.
Read this article: it's a doozy. I have to check out this lady's books,...
* For the record, I'm not buying all this talk of sexism and racism: this is an American political election, and - by definition - the shit gets rough. All I hear is a lot of excuses for why various campaign strategies aren't working, but, in truth, they're not working simply because the strategists - and the candidates - are (through our system, bit by bit) finally being forced to reveal the bogus filters they see the world through. (And, in the case of the Democrats, that's NewAge:) Once the true nature of their ideologies bump up against the real world,...well, we can all see the result: they lose.
Personally, it all makes me so damn proud to be an American: historically speaking, this is "The New World," and it's becoming quite clear that (no matter what our very-real problems) we've got the smartest damn people on the planet here. We will NOT be going for the NewAge okey-doke - no matter how it's adherents try to spin it - and for me, after all I've been through with this belief system, watching my metaphysical menace's political self-destruction (at the hands of my countrymen) is becoming gratifying beyond my wildest dreams.
Thank you, America!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!