The Daily Show was full of uncomfortable truths yesterday. Let’s see if I can summarize them (go watch it yourself to see if you agree):
1.) Obama is pandering to the LGBT community. He says he’s all for marriage equality. Yeah! But he still supports states making up their own minds. Boo. Did I mention that gay advocacy groups have withdrawn their campaign contributions to Obama’s campaign because he refused to sign onto a non-discrimination clause in government contracts? You don’t think there could be a monetary motive for this “evolving” position that comes 5 years after he announced he was running for president?
2.) North Carolina just passed the most reactionary law on same sex marriage as it is possible to pass. Not only have they explicitly forbidden in no uncertain terms that gay couples may not marry under any circumstances, they have also outlawed civil unions and domestic partnerships. That will apply to straight couples as well- and their families. If you are a child of one of these families, you should have chosen your parents more responsibly and if the wrong parent dies before you reach maturity, well, tough noogies, kid. Social security for minors of the wrong deceased parent was not YOUR birthright. By the way, Obama’s evolution on marriage equality came *after* the state of North Carolina voted it out of the question so, presumably, he’s ok with the decision this state has made. He didn’t say he was going to try to do anything about it.
3.) Obama had a significant challenger in the West Virginia primary election from a felon in Texarkana, Texas. Keith Judd won 40% of the vote in West Virginia after getting on the ballot with a $2500 filing fee. The WV primary is closed to party members only so 40% of WV’s Democrats would rather vote for a felon than Obama. Obviously, they are racists. Or maybe they are just royally pissed off Hillary Clinton voters from 2008 who beat the snot out of Obama in the primary but whose votes were trashed at the convention. Oh, and Obama’s campaign pretty much called them racists back then too. So, not a lot has changed. Except the “racists” have watched the candidate they did NOT pick turn out to be a lousy president. So, you know, there’s that.
4.) Finally, Kristen Schaal did the Life of Kristen, a take off on the life of Julia, a cartoon of how the typical American woman will benefit from Four. More. Of. The. Longest. Years. Of. My. Life. Yes, to the Obama administration and campaign org, we are cartoons, mere blips of data, carefully mined to hit the principle component sweet spot. In case the point was missed, we’re not individual human beings with our own unique talents and dreams, and with the drive, ambition and agency to attain self-actualization like men are. No, we’re Non-Mom Moms. It’s just easier for the Obama administration to do data reduction on a demographic it has made no attempt to understand or work with over the past 4 years and has pretty much left to defend itself against the insane Republican party. Wasn’t it part of the plan to leave us out there on our own without a champion against those rabid snapping crocodiles? So that Obama would look like a hero in return without having to lift even one of his finely manicured pinkies?
More and more, I get the feeling that the outrages against women are bunched so that it becomes too overwhelming to respond to each one. We’re just sitting here on the curb after a multi car pileup wondering what the f^&* just happened. Can’t get birth control, can’t get an abortion, can’t get a job, can’t get food stamps, will get a LOT less social security after paying a LOT more after 30 years of work. I guess we’re supposed to feel relieved that Obama says we have the right to have birth control. Jeez, it’s almost like Reg of the People’s Front of Judea saying men have the right to have babies. What does it really mean to Obama except that he thinks he has said *just* enough to keep the women on his side without pissing off the evangelicals too much.
But here was Schaal’s parting shot after noting that she once again gets to choose between two males who are pandering to her for office:
“Please run for office, Hillary Clinton”
It wasn’t me, this time. Nooooo, this time it was a member of a popular late night TV show. And by the way, millions of viewers, and a LOT of women, all thinking the same thing. Yep. It’s that bad.
5.) Note that Schaal didn’t say “Please run for office in 2016, Hillary Clinton”. We want her now. Nevertheless, there is no way Hillary Clinton is going to run for office in 2016. I notice that every single one of the mainstream media posts I read that mention Hillary also mention this unbelievable and stupid 2016 scenario. Do they think we are really soulless secondary beings with the IQ of children? So, I’d just like to say to all of you women out there who are desperately hanging on by your fingernails waiting for for Hillary because everyone from the NYTimes to Nancy Pelosi has sworn and promised that she is going to run in 2016:
Hillary Clinton is not running for president in 2016. It’s not going to happen.
The sooner you accept that, the sooner you can do something about your present situation. The 2016 meme is designed to 1.) enforce “learned helplessness” and make you passively accept your fate and 2.) turn your attention to supporting Obama. But if you do that, you will, like Kristen Schaal, have to choose between two guys for president and they don’t give a shit about your concerns because the idiots in charge of the Democratic party and their clueless creative class activists have no intention of ever letting Hillary Clinton near the White House in 2012- at least, not yet. (I’m betting there have already been discussions about this) Their troubles are not your troubles. They just need to make sure you are sufficiently depressed about not getting Hillary but not too depressed to not go to the polls in November.
Is that what you want?? Did you see what Obama did to get the LGBT community back in his win column? (I think they’re stupid if they settle for some meaningless words) If you are a member of the majority segment of the population and are sick and disgusted and angry that once again, you have to choose between two guys, don’t take it. Tell the next person you see that Hillary is NOT running in 2016. It’s the one thing I believe she means when she says it. She will be 69 years old. The Clinton years will be a faded memory and by then, the economy will be in shambles and our liberties as American women will be gone. You know they will.
Don’t tell me there’s nothing you can do about it. Tell them you aren’t going to vote for Obama. What difference does it make? No, seriously. I don’t for a minute think that Romney is worse on women’s issues than Obama is. Are you kidding me? You could maybe make an economic argument about Romney but Obama has been so bad in that area as well that it’s not very convincing. You might as well vote for Stewart Alexander or Rocky Anderson or whoever that Green Party woman is. Save your Democratic votes for Congress.
Why settle? Oh sure the Democrats are going to protest and call you stupid racists but so what? You were right in 2008 and they weren’t so who are the stupid ones, the ones who see clearly what reality is, or the ones who are too afraid of their own shadows and too enamored with their own aspirations to do the right thing?
BTW, Hillary has ditched her contact lenses and make-up. She says she’s going to do it if it feels right and who cares. Indeed. Unfortunately, it just means we want her even more.