The “misogynist” Republican Party! Your Correspondent has reached out to, and is awaiting callbacks from, these oppressed Republican women:
- Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential nominee
- Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico
- Nikki Hailey, Governor of Florida Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona
- Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma (Note—of the 5 sitting women governors, 4 are Republicans)
- Any of the 5 GOP women currently in the US Senate
- Any of the 24 GOP women in the House of Representatives
- Local Congressional candidates Gabby Mercer and USAF COL (Ret)Martha McSally
- Mia Love, candidate for the US House from Utah
In the meantime, let’s go back to the story we’re following!
I just learned from VoteVets.org that Tammy Duckworth, a veteran of the Armed Forces and a patriot is being attacked by Republicans.
Zounds! Tammy Duckworth lost two legs in combat in Afghanistan? Why would Republicans attack her? Funny, but the article linked above doesn’t say. For all we know, Duckworth was sitting on her Chicago-area porch, doing the crossword puzzle, when Tea Party goons attacked her!
With a little bit of research (one Google search), it turns out that Tammy Duckworth is running for Congress in the Chicago area. As a Democrat.
Tis the season for partisans to attack each other, isn’t it? And, something tells me that the Democrats and their supporters—in Chicago!—are dishing out plenty of dirt themselves.
Perhaps the Illinois Republicans thought that they were supposed to make fun of veteran candidates. That tradition was exercised as recently as 2008, in this Democratic Party ad mocking John McCain for his inability to send e-mail.
Turns out that John McCain has trouble typing, because of the injuries he sustained while a POW in Hanoi.
(Come to think of it—that ad was produced by the campaign of another Chicago Democratic politician—Barack Obama. Maybe it’s a Windy City thing…)
Your Correspondent also conducted exhaustive research* on VoteVets.Org, the nonpartisan, selfless veterans watchdog group that alerted us to the plight of Tammy Duckworth at the hands of Karl Rove. Google “votevets.org” for yourself and you’ll see that they are regulars on MSNBC and critics of most anything Republican.
As a Gulf War veteran myself, IMO it’s poor form for veterans who want to be pundits to use their fellow veterans as podiums, from which to practice their punditry. I speak for myself. I do not presume to speak for all veterans, nor do I imply that all veterans share my views.
Finally, Your Correspondent went looking for evidence that veterans are indeed turning en masse against the misogynist Mitt Romney and his GOP. What did I find? Well…
Veterans retreating from President Obama
President Barack Obama is trying hard to win veterans, but it looks like they’d prefer a new commander in chief.
The Obama campaign had been hoping that veterans and their families — especially among the post-Sept. 11 generation that served in Iraq and Afghanistan — would be part of their path to victory: They’re a high turn-out demographic and concentrated in battleground states, with nearly 1 million each in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, and 1.6 million in Florida.
But recent polls make clear that the president’s campaign is losing the battle. Even as Obama leads in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia, Mitt Romney is up by double digits among veterans in those states. Nationwide, he’s got a commanding 20-percentage-point lead over Obama and has even overtaken the president with younger veterans.
“It’s no contest,”said Maurice Tamman, a Reuters data news editor who has polled on veterans and the presidential campaign.
What is WITH these veterans! Don’t they know they’re being attacked? By misogynists, no less!
It’s them Republicans again! Dey misogynizing! In public, too!
As always, your comments are welcome—unless you’ve earned a banning. Even yours, HP! (Of course, you WILL have to come out of your bubble).
* I actually skimmed the entire Google search results page this time