Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NOW-NY Slams Ted

Albany Times Union reported The National Organization for Women’s New York chapter issued a scathing reaction to Sen. Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton. Actually, the word “scathing” feels inadequate here. Read for yourself:

“Women have just experienced the ultimate betrayal. Senator Kennedy’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard.
Why, because her opponent is a man. Should he not want the PERSON he feels is best for the country.
Women have forgiven Kennedy, stuck up for him, stood by him, hushed the fact that he was late in his support of Title IX, the ERA, the Family Leave and Medical Act to name a few. Women have buried their anger that his support for the compromises in No Child Left Behind
Does NOW favorleaving children behind?
and the Medicare bogus drug benefit
I hve read that it has saved 85% of the seniors money? Is NOW opposed to seniors like they are opposed to children?
brought us the passage of these flawed bills. We have thanked him for his ardent support of many civil rights bills, BUT women are always waiting in the wings.“And now the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one).
Maybe the prospect of a Clinton in the whitehouse overrides having a woman in the White House.
Ben Smithblogged Whoa. The New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women attacked Ted Kennedy for his endorsement today with some real heat.. The Times Union reported it first (writing, "'Scathing' feels inadequate here."), and I confirmed its authenticity with the president of the organization, Marcia Pappas.... National NOW puts out a conciliatory statement.

bryguy commented I'm sorry, but this is laughable. Ted Kennedy chose the candidate he thought could best move the country forward -- and it wasn't Hillary. Get over it!

Andrew commented Can I offer some cheese with that whine?

Young Feminist commented Wow. I'm a feminist and an Obama supporter and this is just ridiculous. Incidentally, this is as good an example as any of why many young feminists do not feel represented by NOW.
Just as many teachers are poorly represented by the teachers unions,or why many workers are poorly represented by their unions.

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