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6/28/2012

Stupid Girls

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:38 am

I do my best to keep politics out of The Gull Reef Club, but I received the following and am compelled to comment. I am on a lot of political email lists. Today’s money-seeking email comes from Democrats.org, and Donna Brazile apparently has lent her name to the signature block. Now, it’s not unusual for a political party or candidate to seek money. Nor is it unusual for said party to use language that is meant to appeal its base and impart a sense of urgency to donate. Today’s email is no exception. It begins by reminding me that the Democrats are the big-tent party, embrace everyone, yadda, yadda…

Then I get to this passage:

When women fought for their right to vote, and the 19th Amendment granting them suffrage was passed, who got their back? President Woodrow Wilson, a big Democrat.

Shitty grammar aside, let’s examine this. Specifically, 19th Amendment granting them suffrage (emphasis mine). Granting? Nobody granted me a damned thing, certainly not Woodrow Wilson and certainly not a Congress full of men in 1920. It’s shameful to see the spread of such historical ignorance, such civil rights ignorance from such an established group. How did this slip by? Did NO ONE review this email before it went out? I can’t be so cynical to think the Democrats want me to believe big government is the endower of female suffrage. Pathetic.

In the event this rant is lost on you, the 19th Amendment makes it so the government can not deny anyone the right to vote based on sex. Again, it granted nothing.

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