The Winning Women of the 2012 Election
Once I read this Jezebel article Tuesday morning about women in the 2012 election, I began to get anxious about the possibilities. Years of having Republicans beat down on women, gay folks and minorities was wearing me down. I didn’t think we could do it. All day at work I checked 538, Maddow Blog, and about fifteen news sites in a constant cycle.
I watched MSNBC on election night (for the Maddow, of course) and when the results starting coming through, I tweeted things like HOLY SHIT ELIZABETH WARREN FUCK YES!
The voters told the Republicans where they can stick those intrusive ultrasound wands. So many amazing women won national elections. The 113th United States Congress will be filled with some of SLLS’s favorite political women, including Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, and Claire McCaskill (like everyone else I am obsessed with her fashionable daughters who could be in Girls).
If you want to read some powerful words about what this election means for Americans, women, the LGBT community, marijuana advocates and so many more, please read the transcript for Rachel Maddow’s Wednesday show. Here’s a sample from the segment on the crazy anti-abortion faction losing:
But by all means, Republicans, follow the anti-abortion movement`s advice and campaign harder on your abortion politics next time. Really. Really, go for that one third of the electorate that thinks they agree with you on this issue before they’ve heard you really explain it. Maybe you can petition to change the rules of mathematics so that 36 percent will add up to a majority.
Regardless, definitely talk more about rape, you guys. Keep it up.
It just felt so good to know that things can change. We can affect change.
Bonus Smart Dame: Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sesame Street
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