Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wow - What Timing...(Correction)

Ahem. So NOW these women want to do something about the blatant sexism and misogyny that has been RAMPANT for the past 18 months? and pick up on some of the issues Clinton addressed?? Yeah, Okay. Whatever. Here's an action from Clinton Democrats to a bunch of women Demcoratic Senators who figured that now it was SAFE enough to do so, they will speak up. Grrrr.

Dear Clinton Dem,

Today Senator Barbara Mikulski joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to announce their "Checklist for Change," a list of ten issues Congress can immediately address to improve the lives of the American people. They include: providing equal pay for equal work, keeping jobs in America, making health care affordable, taking care of our military families and veterans, restoring America's credibility in the world, protecting our environment, making America energy independent, preparing for future disasters, enforcing fiscal accountability and protecting the family checkbook. This is a blatant pander - a "checklist" of hot button items to women.

Call me cynical, but this sudden urge to "do something" about issues most important to women strikes me as "just words."


Please phone these leaders and tell them if they really care about the concerns of women they should stand up and endorse Hillary Clinton. If they care about equal rights and equal treatment that they should stand up against sexism in the Democratic party. If they care about women's rights they should investigate the treatment of Hillary Clinton by the media. If they care about reforming healthcare, they should help Hillary Clinton get into the White House. If they care about keeping jobs in America, they should not be endorsing the guy that once again has flip-flopped on NAFTA.

Specifically ask Senator McCaskill "Why, after accepting approximately $500,000 from Emily's List did you feel no obligation to back the more qualified female candidate for President?"

Sen. Klobuchar accepted roughly $300,000 from Emily's List. Why didn't she endorse Hillary?

Sen. Boxer was mum during this whole primary season. Why the sudden concern about women's issues now? Senator Boxer launched an investigation into the horrific treatment of the Dixie Chicks after one of them publicly criticized Bush. Where is that outrage about the treatment Hillary has received? Where is the investigation?

NOT ONE OF THEM called out the media for the sexism!

Here is a video Link.

1. Senator Klobuchar
1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Main Line: 612-727-5220

2. Senator McCaskill,St. Louis
5850 A Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

3. Senator Debbie Stabenow
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 203-1760

4. Senator Mikulski
503 Hart Office Building, Washington D.C., 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4654

5. Senator Mary Landrieu
Washington, DC
Voice: (202)224-5824

6. Senator Boxer
Washington, D.C.
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3553

Los Angeles
312 N. Spring Street, Suite 1748
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-5000

7. Senator Cantwell - Address Corrections
915 Second Ave. Ste 3206
Seattle, Washington 98174
Phone: (206) 220-6400

511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3441

* special thanks to Jennifer Lee for work on this.

Keep Fighting!

"I also think it is important for women to help one another.

I have a saying: There is a special place in hell for women who don't"

~ Madeline Albright


Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

And this is my letter to several of the Senators:

This primary season you sat silently by while Hillary Clinton was demeaned, denigrated, attacked for her gender, and smeared by the MSM, leaders of the Democratic Party, and her opponent. NOW, all of a sudden, you want a Checklist for Change on ALL of the issues about which CLINTON was speaking???? SHE was the one who was going to effect these changes, not Obama. SHE is the one with the experience, NOT Obama! SHE is the one who had the support of 34 Flag Officers, including TWO Joint Chiefs of Staff! SHE is the one who supported health care for all. SHE is the one who has done more for women and children over her adult life than MANY others in Congress ever, most DEFINITELY Obama. SHE is the one the PEOPLE chose. SHE did NOT sign on to the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill - OBAMA did, and WE are paying the price for it. SHE is NOT the one who went behind the people's backs and spoke with Canada about NAFTA, and assuring them it would stay the same.

And yet NOW you and others speak out, you and other women senators who have received money from Women's Organizations like Emily's List, but who did NOT support the most qualified candidate for president who also happened to be a WOMAN. No, rather than speak out in solidarity with the best candidate in the field, you WERE SILENT!!!!

You have some nerve. You and the other senators have some nerve speaking out NOW. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!?!

I have lost complete and utter respect for the Democratic Party, and for the women who have signed on to this CHARADE. You should be ASHAMED of yourselves!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Yeah, NOW they want the sexism to stop. This is nothing more than a ploy to protect Michelle Obama. She's another hypocrite. I heard her talking about how Hillary made it possible for other women to run for President because no one will treat women like that next time. She doesn't mention that it was her asshole husband who gave her the brush off and the street finger.

That whole group of women should be ashamed of themselves. Every one of them make me sick.

Diamond Tiger said...

Watch your blood pressure sister! Wow. Your comments are right on the money! I am so sick of BO copying HRC's notes in class. I sent emails to all of them. Here is just one.... Keep up the great work!

Dear Senator Mikulski:

Would you please add an item to the Checklist for Change? Would you please stand up and vote for the real nominee of the Democratic Party in August - Senator Hillary Clinton? This would be something Congress could do Right Now to effect change in this country.

Thank you.
Puma Independent