Today’s women’s movement, is just as important today as it was 160 years ago, when women’s rights began.
I believe this statement even more now, than I did when I wrote it back in May
In a speech yesterday Obama stated: “You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said to an outbreak of laughter, shouts and raucous applause from his audience, clearly drawing a connection to Palin’s joke even if it’s not what Obama meant. “It’s still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still going to stink after eight years.”
McCain’s campaign called the comments “offensive and disgraceful” and said Obama owes Palin an apology. Obama’s campaign said he wasn’t referring to Palin and said the GOP camp was engaging in a “pathetic attempt to play the gender card.”
As Democratic women, none of this should surprise us. The meaning is clear, we all know what Sarah Plain said about lipstick. The long history of the DNC and democrats in general, tell a compelling tale for today’s women. After much research, I found the treatment of women, by the democratic party has been appalling. For those who have read this blog over the past few months, it is clear we have always been second class citizens to the democratic party.
Granted, many of us do not agree with Republican Policies. However, this does not make sexism right. Nor should it become acceptable behavior of any candidate, under any circumstances. Native Americans have been subjected to many different atrocities, racism and the clear name calling, by mainstream society. The terms “Squaw & Medicine Man”, among some of the most offensive. So, we must now ask ourselves, how is calling Gov. Palin a “Pig” any different?
For months, we watched as mainstream media, aided in the sexism directed toward Hillary Clinton. Now, the tide has shifted, and Sarah Palin in caught in the cross-hairs. To many of us, it is like watching a old, “I Love Lucy” episode. We have the entire story memorized, the characters may change, but the story stays the same.
What I cannot seem to comprehend, is why the Obama camp cannot see the forest for the trees. Many months ago, The DNC, Brazile, Dean and all the others, said they did not need the base of the party.
They have intentionally driven us away, by insisting we all “fall in line”. The constant attacks, that Obama and the others continued to only anger the base and alienate them further. So, what precisely does Obama hope to achieve by calling Gov Palin names? His audience may find it amusing, but for those of us who have been called many names, it only shows us the true character of the man. On behalf of Native Americans Against Obama, I ask Obama to remit a apology.