Why are there so few women opinion makers and so many male opinion makers who go on to become pompous gasbags on Sunday morning talk shows? Why do I get the feeling that when MoDo dies or retires, she’ll be replaced by someone like Kevin Drum?
Why do I get the feeling that the lack of female voices in major media outlets has to do with the fact that they are unlikely to identify with the villagers? Why are the villagers so much like the Taliban in their repression of women in the public forum?
Why do otherwise smart bloggers make a big f&*(ing deal about re-electing an African-American president when it was clear that the re-elected dude’s whole campaign revolved around making giant leaps of hyperbolic meme planting about how evil his opponent was while simultaneously re-inforcing learned helplessness to make sure his own disgusted base didn’t defect to third parties? Why doesn’t this blogger see that many people felt they didn’t have a choice and it had nothing to do with melanocyte density? Why doesn’t the blogger understand that if the disgusted had a choice they would have ditched the dude even if he had been the first purple skinned president in history? Why doesn’t he understand that this is not a triumphant moment but an indication of the feeling of impotence in the electorate? And why doesn’t the blogger admit that the ability to “win” a nomination and have a series of unfortunate events lead to winning an election is no guarantee that the candidate will be anything more than an inexperienced, mediocre, banker sycophantic president who is a notoriously poor negotiator, even in his second term? Why won’t the left shut up about Obama because going on about racism and politics is about as out-of-touch with everyday living conditions as it is possible to get and the rest of the electorate, even the ones on their side, is starting to resent it?
Why doesn’t the blogger understand that it is even less possible now for an intelligent, left of center female to win the presidency than it was 4 years ago and that it will probably never happen in my lifetime because Obama’s campaign showed how to take out the female competition?
Why doesn’t the blogger understand that there were/are dozens of women who were more qualified to be president and had years more legislative experience than Obama and they were never even considered by the Democratic party? Why do we just assume that they wouldn’t have been better presidents than Obama? Why do I get the feeling that the next conservative grand bargaineer that the Democrats try to rush through will be a woman and the meme machine will say “It’s her time!” and everyone will jump on the bandwagon and inadvertently elect another Reagan lover?
Why do most left blogosphere bloggers act like no damage was done to women by the hateful way women candidates were treated in 2008? Why are they living in la-la land about how women’s standing has been set back? Why are they so fucking clueless?
Why do I get the feeling that Democrats are as dumb as a box of rocks?