Democrats and Suffragettes
I received an email from the Jen O’Malley Dillon, Executive Director of the DNC today. I’ll spare you the absurd text of the entire email, but here are some excerpts:
For the first 144 years of this country’s existence, women were not guaranteed the right to vote — and winning that right did not come easily.
Women’s suffrage took a movement. It took organizers who worked tirelessly and allies who fought for the cause in the halls of power. On August 18th, 1920, when the legislature of the state of Tennessee voted to ratify the 19th Amendment and affirm its place in the Constitution, it passed by a single vote.
But the fight for full equality is not finished. In 2008, a woman in the United States earned only 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. For women of color, the disparity is even greater.
We have a choice with this election about whether we want to continue the fight to bring down barriers — whether we want to move forward or backward. We’ll decide whether we want to honor the legacy of those who couldn’t vote but reached for that right. But all those decisions begin with the promise that you will participate in the fall elections.
That’s right, everyone. Just vote Democrat. Everyone will be equal! We’ll all sit around and praise Dear Leader and ride our unicorns beneath the double rainbows. All it takes is your vote for a Democrat.
The reality is this: Democrats have absolutely no authority to claim that they have a woman’s best interest at heart. For example, Obama talked a big game on closing the wage gap. Except… he refused to pay women the same as he paid men in his Senate office. From NRO almost 2 years ago (source):
Obama’s commitment to federally mandated pay equity stretches from the Rockies to Wall Street and beyond. And yet it seems to have eluded his United States Senate office. Compensation figures for his legislative staff reveal that Obama pays women just 83 cents for every dollar his men make.
A breakdown of Barney Frank’s legislative staff salaries according to Legistorm reveal a similar discrepancy. (H/T fmaidment)
The reality revealed in the email is that Democrats feel as entitled to the female vote as they do to your money. They are willing to play to the inner feminist in all of us and pretend that if they just get women out there, they’ll do the “right thing” and vote Democrat. Because, after all, the only reason any of us are treated better than dogs is because of the Democrat party and their tireless efforts to bring us to justice.
A vote for the Democrat party is not a vote for “equality” – it is a vote for high spending, entitlements and abortion. Pandering and gender quotas do not a fair society make. Equating today’s political climate to that of the suffragettes is nothing short of embarrassing – all Americans have the right and duty to vote. This is not the 1920′s, and we are fighting a very different battle.
What they seem to forget is that Susan B. Anthony was a Republican. The first time she was able to cast a ballot, she voted for every Republican on the ticket. It’s amazing how these facts simply slip their minds when they’re busy trying to stake their claim on those who should be bowing to the altar of the Left.
I am more then the “sum of my girly bits” and have the ability to vote on issues that do not revolve around my uterus. The implication that somehow they deserve my vote is deeply disturbing, and I’m tired of being told what to think because I’m a woman. It’s demeaning, especially coming from those who claim to be my champion. Go ahead and lift up my skirt this November, Janis Baird Sontany. I’ll proudly slap you for being inappropriate and then vote Republican.