One of the arguments for supporting the democratic nominee this fall is that a failure to put a democrat in office will result in the further erosion of reproductive freedom.
This argument annoys and angers me because 1) it’s fear-based and 2) democrats have been selling out women for years now. If there’s one thing Democrats have become quite consistent at it’s declaring the rights of women to be something “we” can afford to undermine.
The latest example is SB 776 in Michigan which was just passed 74-32 with 24 Democrats voting for it. It outlaws, on the state level, so-called “partial birth abortions”. There is no exemption for the health of the mother.
Yet, board after board, blog after blog, talking point after talking point insists that unless I vote Democrat this fall my rights as a woman will be eroded. That sound you just heard? That was me snorting at the preposterous idea that my rights as well as the rights/privileges of others will be protected by Democrats.
It’s become quite clear that when an election season rolls around, there isn’t any group/idea the Democrats won’t sell out in order to get/remain in power.
So until such time as the Democrats quit selling out women, gay people and a host of other groups/ideas – fuck them all. I will no longer be party too such a scam.