Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Will the Democratic Party miss us when we leave?

Excerpted from Angry White Female: White Women Take the Gloves Off (Froma Harrop):

What's dangerous for the Democratic Party is that, for many women, the eye of the storm has moved beyond Hillary or anything she does at this point. The offense has turned personal. They are now in their own orbit, having abandoned popular Democratic Websites that reveled in crude anti-Hillary outpourings -- and established new ones on which they trade stories of the Obama people's nastiness. ...

The women talk of being taken for granted by a party leadership that never spoke out on some of the outrageous Hillary bashing -- and despite the close race, joined the early rush to crown Obama.

"Many of us feel slighted," said Lynn Eyrich Harvey, 76, from Los Gatos, Calif. "We feel that years of supporting the party is unimportant, that we are to sit down and shut up -- but be sure to vote Democratic in November."

1 comment:

Puma said...

I feel pretty much the same way, and said I would vote for McCain, but after hearing Hillary's speech, I'm not sure now. I'm starting a discussion, and inviting Obama and McCain people to join in to try to unify the two groups. If you're interested, here's the link:
http://pumas4change.wordpress.com