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After exhibiting the now universal buyer remorse for Obama,

How disappointed are the Obama warriors of 2008? “May your love for me not fade as quickly as your love for Obama,” read one pale pink e-card making the rounds on Valentine’s Day.

Pollitt has a strange defense for her idiocy in 2008

I’m still glad I supported Obama over Hillary Clinton. If Hillary had won the election, every single day would be a festival of misogyny. We would hear constantly about her voice, her laugh, her wrinkles, her marriage and what a heartless, evil bitch she is for doing something–whatever!–men have done since the Stone Age. Each week would bring its quotient of pieces by fancy women writers explaining why they were right not to have liked her in the first place.

You see, she was being protective of us, little women – and we should be grateful because now

This way I get to think, Whew, at least you can’t blame this on a woman.

For some reason, Woody Allen’s opening narrative in Zelig comes to mind:

when antisemites were beating him up, Zelig’s parents would take their side and join in the beating.

Let’s remember what were her reasons then?

-the propaganda that they were similar on domestic agenda

– the lie that

But on foreign policy Obama seems more enlightened, as in less bellicose. Maybe Hillary Clinton’s refusal to say her Iraq vote was wrong shows that she has neo-con sympathies;

-the unconscionable illusion that

both would probably be equally good on women’s rights, abortion rights and judicial appointments.

-some good ol’ fashioned CDS

Let’s say goodbye to the Clintons and have some new people make history.

-and finally, the cool crowd of “feminists” is with me

(with link to petition to sign)

Plenty of feminists support Obama, by the way. for example Kate Michelman, former head of NARAL, and Ellen Bravo of Nine to Five. I signed a letter from ” New York Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama.”Other signers include the historians Linda Gordon, Alice Kessler Harris and Ros Baxandall; the sociologist Judith Stacey; the political scientist Ros Petchesky,and writers Margo Jefferson and Meredith Tax. You can read it and, if you are a New York feminist, sign it, here .

So, all together now: thank you oh, enlightened ones! Thank you for Stupak, Nelson, FOCA on the back burner, abortion a moral issue, women when getting the blues getting abortions – and Democratic party breaking into pieces!

At least it wasn’t a woman’s fault… Just a bunch of them, signing a petition.

You did real good! And don’t you ever admit you were fooled or sold out, or anything! Or else, the misogynists will get you!

Me, I am old enough to remember the times when being feminist meant FIGHTING misogyny… But what do I know?

“He’s the one who campaigned on it”

In one of the previous episodes, B0bots were wondering

5.ย So which one is playing the part of Lucy this week?

Harry or Obama?

After Obama snatched the Public Option ball from them, by coming with “his own” optionless bill, his WORM guy Gibbs explains

The White House decided not to include a public option for insurance coverage in its final health care proposal because of concerns about vote count, spokesman Robert Gibbs suggested during Monday’s briefing.

But don’t despair, boys and girls B0bots, it’s in your hands, just like it always was

But the case isn’t fully closed. A campaign to get the public plan added to the legislation during the amendment process is still very much alive. And even Gibbs conceded that the provision could still come to a vote on the Senate floor.

“I think they have asked for a vote on the floor of the Senate,” Gibbs said. “And that is certainly up to those who manage those amendments and to [Majority] Leader [Harry] Reid.”

So, remember, if you are PO’d about the PO: it’s all up to Harry Reid! Unless of course, you’re from Nevada – and in that case it’s all in the hands ofย  the evil GOP!

Silly Democrats! Maybe I should add this new Fish cartoon for them

All papers today have the new, not improved HCR. An ominous cover on Newsday

a “sweetened for GOP” one in Moonie Times

with an article about CBOย  not being able to assess costs

CBO: Obama health ‘plan’ too vague to analyze

And what Moonie Times sees “sweetened for GOP” Chicago Tribune sees as a challenge

In NY, the Post introduces us to “Queens Queda”

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Not Your Sweetie

February 2010