election 2008

A Democratic Feminist voter in California has something to say to my political party…

You really fucked up in 2008.

But that doesn’t mean that all of a sudden overnight I’m going to go all Republican on you.

I’m not.

I have supported Women Democrats in California for as long as I have voted — and that is YEARS.

You let me down when you didn’t help Hillary Clinton.  You turned your backs on her and look what you have done?  Look.  Two REPUBLICAN WOMEN just got some pretty big voter action last night in our state didn’t they?

Well, you DEMOCRATIC WOMEN forced my hand in that last big election.  I voted for McCain and Palin because I wanted to see women advance in politics.  At least that’s the thought I had at the time — before I got to see a little more of what Palin is made of.  After what happened to Hillary in my own political party.

I even told my pals over at The Confluence I would investigate the Republican Party’s women to see if their values matched ours.  It was so difficult to find any information at that time on them.  I mean STANCES.  Stances we all understand being California Democrats since the late 70′s.

I’m very pissed at you Barbara Boxer.  You backed a logo supported by big corporate interests didn’t you?

You knew Hillary Clinton was a feminist like us and you should have backed her with every ounce of your Democratic self.  But you didn’t.  You owe her an apology.  And you owe your own supporters an apology too — for not sending a woman like HILLARY CLINTON to the TOP.

Take a look at this off the LAT:

During an interview from Washington on Tuesday, Boxer said Fiorina’s position on abortion was out of step with most voters. “She wants to make it a crime, and that would mean women and doctors in jail,” Boxer said. “That is so out of touch with Californians.”

On Wednesday morning in Anaheim, Fiorina did not directly answer a question about whether there should be criminal penalties for women and doctors if Roe vs. Wade were to be overturned.

It’s been very unpleasant having to listen to the racist radio ads I’ve been hearing out of Whitman’s camp, Barbara Boxer.

Very, very unpleasant.

Is this what you wanted for California?  To see our state go the same way Arizona has gone?  Is it?

Why didn’t you have the fucking foresight as a California Democrat to put a woman in charge when you had that chance.  What the fuck was wrong with you?  I’m not going to vote for you, Barbara.  Not again, because you let me down by your non-support of HILLARY CLINTON who could be our President right now.

You voted for a man, didn’t you?

Well, I’m afraid I’m going to have to vote for a man too.  A pro-choice man, assuming I can find one.

Unless Fiorina changes her stance on this.

I had to watch the Democratic Party split in half two years ago and it has been so fucking ugly and painful you would not even believe it.

This is what is going to be called a PAYBACK VOTE, Barbara.  And ever single Democratic FEMALE I ever cast my vote for as a Californian.  You will not be getting my votes again.

There is one DEMOCRAT I do still believe in.  JERRY BROWN.  If he doesn’t represent our state I’m not sure who does.   He represents the GOODNESS of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  What is happening now would not be happening if HILLARY CLINTON were the president of the United States.  California VOTED FOR HER.  SHE WON THE PRIMARY.

And we have NOTHING now.

You supported A WHALE KILLER!

The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales.

The administration argues that the new deal will save thousands of whales over the next decade by stopping the three countries from illegally exploiting loopholes in the moratorium.

But environmentalists aren’t buying it.

“That moratorium on commercial whaling was the greatest conservation victory of the 20th century.

The candidate you picked was divisive for this country.  He target-marketed his way, just as Whitman is doing now.  The Democrats I know are holding their collective breath until he is OUT of office.  We don’t even see him as a DEMOCRAT to begin with.

Democrats in California don’t carry plastic shopping bags, or support oil drilling do we?

Democrats in California love whales, don’t we?

Democrats in California could have had Hillary Clinton.

Now, Barbara Boxer — look what just happened to our state last night.  Oh great.  Just what we needed.  California going RED STATE.  And you know something?  I hold every Democratic Woman I ever voted in responsible for this.

WE COULD HAVE HAD HILLARY CLINTON.

WE BETTER HAVE JERRY BROWN.

It’s a matter of California, staying CALIFORNIA at this point.

You know?  2010 might look very, very hopeful to me as a Democrat if those two could be in charge of things.

I’d feel like I could trust the political party I gave my loyalty to since the 80′s.  Once more.