Well, well, well!
Since Sunday, two groups that Democrats have gleefully exploited and abused and held hostage — because what are they going to do? become Republicans? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! — have finally figured out that they must unite and ring the party’s bell to teach it a lesson in keeping its promises that it will never forget.
Leftist/Democrat/PUMA women went into revolt on Sunday over the Stupak amendment to the Pelosicare health care reform bill that just squeaked through the House on Saturday night. It turns out when you’ve spent your entire life fighting for a woman’s right to choose — which I support — when your party passes a healthcare reform bill that not only LEAVES OUT coverage of women’s healthcare needs BUT ALSO has an amendment barring all insurance providers, public and private, from paying for abortions — even though Obama/Pelosi promise it is just there to fake out pro-lifers and will never get made into law — then a critical mass of people start to wonder if they’ve been had!
Phyllis Chesler calls for the 2,000-plus prominent and mostly Leftist women who signed a petition in support of Obama’s candidacy in 2008 — thereby repudiating the far more qualified female candidate, Hillary Clinton — to wake up and do something:
Well, Obama’s and Pelosi’s healthcare bill has, so far, been passed in the House. Federal funding for abortion (except in cases of rape and incest) has been deemed not as important as the right of the poorest (male) person to receive various sub-quality health care treatments and benefits.
So: I challenge these left feminists to do something about this. I challenge my old friend Gloria Steinem to pick up the phone and call the White House. NOW’s old national President, Kim Gandy, was a frequent White House visitor. How about it, Kim? I know that the new National Organization of Women is already planning rallies.
But my question is: What will the prominent left feminist signatories really do about this?
Break with the Democratic Party? Form a third party? Work with the Republican Party? Apply for asylum in Saudi Arabia?
Leftist women don’t appear to have a plan for their mutiny, yet, but I expect one will crystallize soon unless the epidemic of Palin Derangement Syndrome set to break out around Nov. 16 so poisons their systems that they start to believe everything Obama/Pelosi/Reid say again.
Gays, however, have been betrayed by Obama and the Democratic Party more often and in far more ways than pro-choice women. And it turns out they DO have a plan. So yesterday (11/9/09) John Aravosis and Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlogGay began a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” campaign to make the Democrats pay a price for reneging on the promises they used to get so much gay money and labor during the 2008 presidential campaign:
What is this?
We are asking voters to pledge to withhold contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is passed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is repealed, and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed — all of which President Obama repeatedly promised to do if elected.
Why are you asking people to take this pledge?
Candidate Obama promised during the campaign to be the gay community’s “fierce advocate.” He and the Democratic party have not kept their promise.
Can you give examples of how the President and Democrats have not been fierce advocates for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans?
[What follows here is a very long list of Obama’s betrayals of, and insults to, the homosexual community. Surprisingly, it does not include Obama’s latest blow: just 13 days after telling the Human Rights Campaign fundraising banquet attendees that he would get DADT repealed, he had his Justice Department file a brief in support of it.]
I was appalled at the apologizing and groveling Aravosis did in the FAQ for defying Obama and holding him to account. That is how severely emotionally abused people behave. It is speaks volumes about how homosexuals really are treated by the Democratic Party and the Left.