Camille Paglia is receiving Today’s AYFKM? Award for an article I just read over at Salon. 2009 has been a year of numerous dark first time events in our country’s history, including the latest, Ft. Hood, “let’s not call the islamic jihadist terrorist anything other than a criminal” media spin.
Now I have an additional reason to be ashamed, as if the Marxist Apologist-in-Chief, 30 some communist czars running the country’s policy, and Rahm Emanuel weren’t enough to be ashamed of and want to apologize to the entire sane world for such a Coward-in-Chief, and the 69 million sheep that were led astray into voting these fascist children into office, I have been reminded that Nancy Pelosi and I are of the same gender. You have no idea how disheartening that is, and what is worse, Camille Paglia is touting Nancy as some kind of Joan of Arc leading women to accomplish agendas darkly, just like the males in power. I wonder if Camille’s head was spinning on her shoulders while writing the following piece? Why on earth would women need to be more like men when we are perfectly capable of just about anything, (and sometimes more), just the way we are? How does Nancy stack up against the aforementioned Joan, Queen Elizabeth (1), or Hatshepsut? P.A.T.H.E.T.I.C.
Sure, her healthcare bill is a mess, but her gritty maneuvering shows her mettle.
Well, that is definitely an interesting way to take a less than stellar piece of work and appear to make it a positive. What is this? Sesame Street?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap.
“A giant gain for feminism last weekend”? Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Who in their right mind would or could be proud of someone doing such an infinitely shoddy job on such a foundation stone of American life, and more than likely, making dark deals and stunning her opponents with her ruthlessness, to get to the finish line? THAT is the role model we want for ourselves, our daughters, and our sons? This is the stateswoman, and her methods that we want to be teaching our children about for decades to come?
Obama has ushered in the “It’s not how you play the game, it’s all about the win!” era with full in-your-face gusto, and Camille, being the good little liberal, has swallowed the teachings and is now regurgitating the dogma.
“…she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone…”. Once again AYFKM?!!!!! Pelosi has just proved she can travel on an even lower road, lose all moral underpinnings, and shred the Constitution just as well as the boys, and for that, we should look to her leadership as women? We don’t need someone LIKE NANCY PELOSI conclusively demonstrating the spine we already have and show each and every day of our lives.
It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled to deal with the nationwide insurgency of town hall protesters — reputable, concerned citizens whom she outrageously tried to tar as Nazis. Whether or not her bill survives in the Senate is immaterial: Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians and is certainly well beyond anything the posturing but ineffectual Hillary Clinton has ever achieved.
“…Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians…” This “new” standard is the reason that the 9/12 Moms exist, that Asamom.org exists, that female bloggers and their readers are having to shoulder the added weight of writing, researching, and educating a public that is just starting to wake up.
Here is the rub, ladies and gentlemen; true Americans believe that it is not whether you win or lose, but rather how you play the game. It is a basic tenet of being an American, and that which separates us from the Obamas, Pelosis, Chavezes, and Hitlers of the world. True American Patriots will always be at a disadvantage at the beginning of any battle because as a people with a moral compass, we will not SINK to the depths that certain others among us will, which begins the race of the tortoise and the hare; and we all know how that ended. Keep your chins up, and continue walking in the light.
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