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Sunday: In the “War on Women”, who fired the first shot?

What?! We were only joking. It's the Republicans who hate women. Are you on the rag again? {{bitch}}

(Like the picture?  There are plenty more where that came from.

<= do you see the “Obama Staff” logo on the shirt?  Isn’t it charming?)

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

The setting: New Hampshire, January 2008.

The event: The Democratic party debate

The assessment:

Barack Obama looks down and away from Hillary Clinton as he says, “you’re likeable enough, Hillary”.  It shows a dismissive and disrespectful attitude towards her.  His body language is indicative of a someone of greater stature dismissing a subordinate while barely recognizing her.  This signalled to other pols and media people that it was OK to treat Hillary badly and intensify what was already developing into a very bad year for women.


Before we go all warm and fuzzy on Obama calling Sandra Fluke, let’s just remember that whatever has happened to Rush, or will continue to happen to him, has happened in spite of an almost complete absence of assistance from Obama and the Democrats.  Ditto with any success against the myriad anti-female bills working their way through state legislatures.

After we exile Rush permanently to blogtalkradio, and we would be fools to settle for anything less, and we are feeling our cheerios, let’s take a good look around and remember who were our allies in the last 20 years that Rush has been spewing his fecal vomit against any woman who has had to fight for her equality and, in particular, who has used the Republicans’ unrestrained attacks on women’s rights to their political advantage in the past four years without lifting a finger to help us.

Paraphrasing Obama himself, whenever he and the Democrats are feeling blue, we should “periodically” reassess whether we should give a sh&*.