There will be backlash, Barack Obama, when you attempt to squelch women’s voices…

We are all well aware of your ego inflation by now.  We have watched the media use the most heinous practices against Hillary Clinton in order to trample her down and crush her, and we’ve watched you apply the same tactics, too, throughout this campaign.

Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro do not owe you any apologies for anything they have said, nor do they owe the American public an apology.

The truth of the matter is that you look like a bully and a chump.  Perhaps you are, aren’t you?

For instance, what happened in Chicago to Alice Palmer?  She was a Black Woman that you managed to just sweep aside, didn’t you?  The truth about what you did to her is right here in WordPress, hot off the presses of the Chicago Tribune.  Thanks to whoever has been kind enough to set up the blog “Against Obama.”

These are some VERY dirty tricks you pulled.  Very, very dirty tricks on Alice Palmer.  It was 1996, wasn’t it?

From the article above:

“The day after New Year’s 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the city’s South Side. And they kept challenging petitions until every one of Obama’s four Democratic primary rivals was forced off the ballot.”

Operatives?  You had operatives back then?  How interesting. The article goes on:

“Palmer served the district in the Illinois Senate for much of the 1990s. Decades earlier, she was working as a community organizer in the area when Obama was growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia. She risked her safe seat to run for Congress and touted Obama as a suitable successor, according to news accounts and interviews.

But when Palmer got clobbered in that November 1995 special congressional race, her supporters asked Obama to fold his campaign so she could easily retain her state Senate seat.

Obama not only refused to step aside, he filed challenges that nullified Palmer’s hastily gathered nominating petitions, forcing her to withdraw.

“I liked Alice Palmer a lot. I thought she was a good public servant,” Obama said. “It was very awkward. That part of it I wish had played out entirely differently.”

It’s VERY disturbing to a white feminist to see what you did to a woman of color, Senator Obama.  One of your own “people.”  You pushed her right out of your way.

You know, to a lot of us feminists, you don’t look good.  Your tactics with Hillary Clinton and now Geraldine Ferraro are no different than with Alice Palmer are they?  Misogyny on your part just makes you look bad, really, really, bad.

Not to mention your “operatives.”

You see, to a feminist, Alice Palmer is my sister, just like Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro are.  Alice Palmer and the work she did in Chicago is as important as any other woman’s.  It’s as important as yours.

Your “operatives” this time around, have target-marketed you right onto the computer screens of an American public who knows almost nothing about you politically.  You’ve used advertising, one of the oldest tricks in the book to promote yourself as some rising white ball dawning over a disgruntled heartland.

Many of us question your substance.

Many of us have no intention of voting for a logo.  Or the various permutations of your logo so that it can be made “one size fits all.”

You’ve managed to raise tons and tons of money to advance your own agenda this time around by using the web for advertising in a time when the FEC is oddly enough “on hold.”

Feminists from the second wave see right through you, Obama.

Yes, we do.

 

2 thoughts on “There will be backlash, Barack Obama, when you attempt to squelch women’s voices…

  1. This is interesting stuff. I’ve heard for awhile now about how he forced his opponents off the ballot. I didn’t realize his main opponent was a woman. Fascinating. I may update my post to include this.

    Chicago Tribune is the paper of record, these days.

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