Wednesday, December 05, 2007
As a Woman , as a mom, a nurse, a single woman with a child, I have some pretty strong views of WHAT I want to see discussed in this Election Cycle. I feel like at this point Our Government is Humpty Dumpty, and it is going to take all of us to repair The Broken Parts, and there are many and work for all. That means that we all need to look at the Damage with Honesty, and with Scrutiny. No More Lies, No More Propaganda. So People say , but as a Woman doesn't Hillary speak to you ? I have to say NO. She is continuing on a Path that does not acknowledge the Depth of the Damage, or the scope of Repair Work that is needed ( Impeachment). She uses words like "prosperity" and "unity" that make me ill at this point, because they are not part of ANY reality that Families and Single Women are facing at this point. I want Someone that will speak of WHAT matters, and the Damage on ALL Fronts.
I want Someone that will speak about the Broken Parts: the Iraq Mess, the Lies, Our Place in the World, the Environment, the Economy, the Healthcare Crisis, the VETS crisis, the Housing Crisis, etc etc. It is time to end Storybook Politics and time to grab Tools and Repair Manuals, and it starts by Looking the Truth in the Eye. No More LIES. We The People have had Enough.
I do believe that we can not be well behaved and polite anymore....especially if we are women. I believe that we have to speak strongly for what we believe in....and support other women that speak strongly. Now that being said, I am want to apologize for Hillary's antics on the trail this past week, I am embarrassed that she is using Republican Tactics of being snippy and petty. I should not aplogize for her, but as a woman I was hoping that she would conduct herself better on the trail as she campaigns. That being said, she should know better, that being shrill is not going to do anything but drive people away. Men don't want shrill, they Know Shrill, it is even expected. ( And in many ways just gives us reason to give compassion to Bill).
Attacking a Child's Dreams and Aspirations is so Republican, and so smallminded. I hope someone explains this to her, and explains that Women don't like this, and neither do men....But if her handlers think that it is impressive, then we know that they found the Rove Playbook helpful.
Speaking Softly and Plainly and Honestly and with Great Care is also another way to speak, a way in which people would listen. It is sad, because if she only would speak about things that mattered to women that would actually give her more credibility. She is lacking sincerity, she comes across as cold, and distant and yes, condescending. Many Great Women have spoken up and spoken well....Maybe we need to remember them better....and more often. For me it is women like Florence Nightingale, Madame Curie, Rachel Carson, Maya Angelou.....And yes, there are some that spoke less Softly like Mother Jones. But they all spoke the Truth.
All the Democratic Candidates need to remember to speak the Truth, and that includes speaking about WHAT is painfully on the table, Healthcare issues, Iraq, Economy, and the LIES and MESS of this Regime, including Gitmo, Torture, Illegal Spying, Rendition and on and on.
"I was taught that the ways of Progress are neither swift or easy". Marie Curie
So what are your thoughts on this....Any Women that have stirred your soul and inspired you.