Digby has a post about a rather nasty but extremely to the point ad that the Republicans are running. It’s of a woman discussing her bad boyfriend and how he made promises he didn’t keep and now she wants nothing to do with his friends. And, you know, we’ve used that same metaphor here at The Confluence. The other one is “Don’t hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourselves”.
The difference is that we’re liberals. Yep, we’ve never been onboard the Obama bandwagon because we knew he was bad news. That didn’t stop the other Democrats from jumping into bed with him. I would have distanced myself a long, long time ago if I had been a Democrat running for Congress but who listens to us?
Oh, that’s right. We’re liberals. Wait, I already said that. But you know, you don’t have to be a knit-your-own-sandals type to be bashed by your own side as being insufficiently servile to the Obama mystique.
It’s sad that I have to keep repeating it though because suddenly we’ve become Rush Limbaugh listeners. How did that happen?? I’ve never listened to Rush in my life except in those clips at Media Matters- that I chipped in to help fund back in 2006.
Apparently, I have swallowed the line that all slutty women want is for government to pay for their free birth control too, is that what you’re saying, Digby? After all the stuff I wrote about the red beanie gang, the forced conversion of women to Catholicism and the defense I made of Sandra Fluke?
The Democrats have got a real problem. There is a war on women, no question about that. But they have done nothing to fight back. In fact, they made it worse by tying themselves to Obama and his campaign, which, incidentally, was the most sexist political campaign that I have ever seen.
I don’t know how many women this ad will appeal to. I am of the opinion that “friends don’t let friends vote Republican” but Democrats are not giving me a whole lot of material to work with.
If I were Democrats, I’d be uncomfortable too but blaming the victim is uncalled for. But they are so taken in by their own self-delusion that they just don’t get it.
Here’s a little reminder of what they put us through to get Obama into office: