Republicans ARE the party of ideas.[Update]
by LatinoVoter, Sat May 10, 2008 at 04:38:56 PM EDT
I want to write this diary to express my deepest apologies to Barack Obama. When he was pandering to Republicans and Independents by praising Reagan and the Republican Party as being the party of ideas I was really upset.
IMO the ideas that Republicans have had were and are distaster for the country. But today I've learned that I was wrong and Barack Obama was right.
Yesterday I read this horrible example of misogyny by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis):
According to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, she may be starting to more closely resemble another famous movie character: The psycho lady played by Glenn Close in "Fatal Attraction."
When asked about whether Clinton should drop out of the race on Fox 13's "Good Morning Memphis" program today, Cohen said: "Glenn Close should have stayed in that tub."
Yes, a Democrat compared Hillary Clinton to a psycho bunny boiler because she won't stop campaigning and just let Barack Obama be crowned. And who do you think came to the defense of Hillary Clinton and commented on the blatant misogyny happily expressed by a Barack Obama supporter? Was it Barack Obama? Nancy Pelosi? Howard Dean? Ted Kennedy or Rahm Emmanuel who were fretting about the things Bill was accused of saying in South Carolina?
The McCain campaign commented on it. Yes, that old guy's campaign whose supporters brought us "How do we beat the bitch?!" apparently took offense where no DEMOCRAT did.
"Fatal Attraction" comparisons are kind of TABOO but that isn't stopping the Obama campaign. Check out the story here. ABC's Jake Tapper's analysis is right on here: "I'd posit at the very least that it's not keeping with Obama's lofty campaign rhetoric to compare Clinton's tenacity to psychosis." The Obama campaign already had to repudiate one surrogate yesterday. Will they denounce this one as well?
So strange to see the Republicans take on the roll of supposed "progressives" and calling out disgusting misogyny when it rears its ugly head. Who would have thought that the ideas that Republicans have is speaking up when people of conscious should.
Even though Barack says he doesn't read blogs if he should ever come across mydd.com and see this then I hope he accepts my apology. You were right, Republicans are the party of ideas.[Update] The usual suspects launched into the comments section of the diary and failed, like always, to do the right thing. A number of the Obama supporters that have responded so far have failed to do the one thing that they should do. They failed to denounce, reject, condemn etc the really awful comment and analogy. Imagine for a moment if someone on our side had compared Obama's "winning" to something like similar and just as wrong. Imagine the outrage and cries of racism and everything else you'd hear. Can women feel the change and unity in the air?