FAIR WARNING: This is a rant. With swear words and everything. Caution, earmuffs and burn cream are recommended before proceeding.
Oh my Goddess, did you read what our Dear Leader said last night? (I’m assuming that most of you didn’t watch, lest you die from Obama Narcissism Overload, or at the very least, overdose on the saccharine ejaculations of the chattering classes over the Bestest, Most Melanin-Enhanced Preznit Evah.) Did you fucking read what this condescending, preening creep said about being pro-choice in America?
First of all, he said that the issue of abortion is not just about women’s freedom. Yes, you heard that right, sweeties. It’s NOT about being free to control your own body. (I have to admit, a small part of me wonders if he read my post yesterday; the coincidence is just bizarre!)
THE PRESIDENT: You know, my view on abortion I think has been very consistent. I think abortion is a moral issue and an ethical issue. I think that those who are pro-choice make a mistake when they — if they suggest — and I don’t want to create straw men here, but I think there are some who suggest that this is simply an issue about women’s freedom and that there’s no other considerations. I think, look, this is an issue that people have to wrestle with, and families and individual women have to wrestle with.
The reason I’m pro-choice is because I don’t think women take that position casually. I think that they struggle with these decisions each and every day, and I think they are in a better position to make these decision ultimately than members of Congress or a President of the United States — in consultation with their families, with their doctors, with their clergy. So that’s been my consistent position.
All right, stay with me here, I know your heads are rotating 360 degrees and you’re wanting to projectile-vomit. I feel ya, sisters and brothers!
So on the one hand, he says that pro-choice Americans are wrong to make access to abortion about women’s freedom. Then, Both Ways Barack says that no one in the government should make those decisions for women because they’re the best ones to make that decision. So if no one in the government should make those decisions for women, then it’s a private matter, right? Then it IS about women’s freedom to control their own bodies without the government interfering, you fucking asshole!
Just a side note here: Remember Sarah Palin, the demon witch who had to be stopped from becoming President (even though she was running for Vice President, everyone knew McCain was practically dead!!11!!!!)? Our Beloved Barack is TO THE RIGHT of her on abortion.I’m not talking about their personal beliefs, because who gives a shit? What Sarah Palin believes does not matter UNLESS SHE TURNS IT INTO POLICY. Duh fucking duh! And Palin has not done one single, solitary thing during her time as Alaska’s governor to restrict access to birth control, sex education or abortion. In fact, her first State Supreme Court pick was a pro-choice woman. Eat it, Obots!
Conversely, Obama is making access to birth control, sex education and abortion MORE DIFFICULT because he will not sign this act, and as you know, he is expanding Bush’s faith-based initiatives (which includeds funding abstinence-only education, a practice that has been proven to increase teen pregnancy and STD’s), and taking funding away from birth control clinics in order to gain Republican budget votes that never materialized.
Point number two: His oft-repeated frame that a woman must consult with everyone in the world before she makes that decision that she is “in the best position to make,” including, of course, clergy, because everyone in the world is religious, as we all know. (Insert eyeroll here.) Once again, Obama’s inability to stand up to his evangelical base is making a mockery of his supporters’ claims that he is a feminist in any way, shape or form. Guess what, Barack, it’s not “My body, my pastor’s choice.” MMMMMKAY?
Point number three: Broken Campaign Promise #4,127,803, the Freedom of Choice Act. He was a co-sponsor of the Act in 2007, and promised pro-choice groups that the “first thing he’d do” as President was to sign that bill. And last night, he said this:
Now, the freedom of choice act is not my highest legislative priority.
Oh, of course not. Only a brain-dead, Kool-Aid imbibing, patriarchy-loving sellout would ever think that Obama gives a shit about people with scary lady parts.
You know, like this one, from a place called Reproductive Health Reality Check. Ah, the irony! Is this an article, or the introduction to a romance novel?
For those in favor of women’s rights, the first 100 days of the Obama administration has been like a honeymoon. We’ve continually been reminded why we fell in love in the first place. Coming off an eight-year abusive relationship (to put it mildly), none of Obama’s kindnesses are lost on us. He seems to be the kind of guy who does what he says he’s going to do, another relief.
Or this one, from perennial Obama fluffer, NOW’s disgrace of a President, Kim Gandy:
President Barack Obama’s first 100 days have brought real change for women.
Obama swiftly signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, repealed the Global Gag Rule, restored international family planning aid and acted to rescind Bush’s harmful health care refusal rule. He also signed the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program with important provisions for immigrant children, and created the White House Council on Women on Girls.
“While on the campaign trail, President Obama promised women and their families that he would not only tackle health care reform, but also end the politicization of women’s health. And in what by any measure has been a busy 100 days, President Obama has lived up to that promise,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “It’s been a tremendous 100 days for those of us committed to strengthening women’s health care and ensuring that young people have the information and care they need to become healthy and productive adults. Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, health care decisions are now being driven by sound science and not political ideology. That’s change we all can believe in — and change that will succeed in reducing our nation’s alarming rate of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. It’s change that puts prevention first — to the benefit of all women and their families.”
Wow, Obotia must be a lovely place to live. Where can I get a pair of those rainbow-colored glasses that turn bullshit into brilliance?
But I guess I shouldn’t be so pissed off. Why in the world are people angry about this stuff, anyway? Can’t we all just get along? Kumbaya, my Obama, Kumbaya….
I believe that women should have the right to choose, but I think that the most important thing we can do to tamp down some of the anger surrounding this issue is to focus on those areas that we can agree on. And that’s where I’m going to focus.
So in conclusion, Barack Obama tells me I don’t have the right to control my own body, and that I have to consult with my rabbi before getting an abortion, because I must make sure a penile-ly endowed human signs off on my decision; you know that a sweetie like me can’t be trusted to handle such moral and ethical decisions. Then, after promising to sign the Freedom of Choice Act IMMEDIATELY upon being inaugurated, he says, dripping with snide-i-tude, that it’s not his first legislative priority. So, no legal hope and change for me either. And finally, after treating me like shit, then telling me he’s not going to do anything to help me become a fully enfranchised member of American society, he tells me not to be angry, and focus on the areas of agreement I have with people whose views are diametrically opposed to mine.
Let me tell you something, Barack Obama. I am angry. I am angry WITH YOU. I am angry with the PKFD for deciding that you, on track to becoming the worst President in recent memory, perhaps surpassing your beloved Raygun, were in any way, shape or form an acceptable substitute for Hillary Clinton. You are a microbe, and she is a giant, and FUCK the Obama for America Party for depriving America of her and giving us you, you unqualified, thieving, corporatist, woman-hating, homophobic schmuck.
I am angry with all those so-called “feminists” who perpetrated the monstrously unfair attacks against Sarah Palin instead of supporting her run, while disagreeing with her policies. I am angry with the Obamedia and the fauxgressive blogosphere, from which I am hearing nothing but crickets regarding this latest salvo in the war against pro-choice Americans. And I am incredibly angry with organizations like NOW and Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Health Reality Check for pretending this fraud is going to do anything whatsoever to advance women’s rights during his already interminable tenure in the Oval Office.
Yes, goddammit all, I am angry beyond all mollification. Don’t you tell me I’ve got to make nice with any of these pieces of slime. I’m not ready, I’m not over it, and I goddamn never will be.