Meet The Women Who Will Doom Us To A McCain Presidency

Yesterday, I appealed to all that was good, right, feminist and holy among us to stop with the attacks on groups like NARAL on the basis of disappointment over Hillary Clinton's likely inability to garner the Democratic nomination. Many of you suggested that the Democratic Party would, once the disappointment ebbed, come together and support Obama against John McCain and his choice-hating, abstinence-educating, unequal-pay-giving minions because even a guy that calls you "sweetie" is preferable to one who calls you a "cunt." Well, meet the ladies who would love nothing more than to prove you wrong: Cynthia Ruccia and Kimberly Myers.

They got on O'Reilly last night to say that they're so mad at the Democratic Party over sexism directed at Hillary that they're going to vote Republican in the fall "if it comes to that." Guess they really aren't mythological creatures.Ruccia and the other members of Clinton Supporters Count Too have decided that not only will they vote against the Democratic nominee if it isn't Hillary, they will actively campaign against Obama because, as far as they are concerned, the race is by no means over yet. In a press release yesterday, they stated

We have a plan to campaign against the Democratic nominee. We have the (wo)manpower and the money to make our threat real. And there are millions of supporters who will back us up in the swing states. If you don't listen to our voice now, you will hear from us later.


They believe that millions of other women will not only support them in their efforts to overturn the votes of millions of other Democratic voters (and women) who voted for Obama come the convention in August, but will also support their work to elect another (male) Republican President to spite the Democratic Party. A Republican, by the way who has no apparent problem with the misogyny directed at Hillary by his supporters.

Clinton Backer Backlash [Politico]
Women Threaten Obama Boycott [ABC News]

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@GoodMorningAngels: Personally, as an Obama voter who spent a long, long time contemplating who was actually going to get her primary vote, and who has consistently said since the first that she would happily vote for either of them, my increasing feeling of "STFU, Hillary" comes not from her female-ness, not from her passion, not from her politics, but from her BLINDNESS to the situation. Look, the woman has put in an excellent primary campaign. She has worked, and stumped, and campaigned, and talked, and listened, and debated like it was her job (and hey-o, it is!) She's intelligent, she's clear-headed, she's in touch with women's issues, she's a Democrat, she's a CLINTON — she's fab. But she's not going to win. She not going to make up the delegate votes. She's not going to win enough superdelegates. By god, she deserves to be President, but it's not going to be in this election year.

Her insistance on campaigning with the "Never gonna give it up!" attitude is meant to be inspiring, but at this point it's exhausting. The primaries finish up in June. I don't want to listen to another two months of "We can do it! We can do it!" Like someone on NPR said, Hillary must win 97% of the remaining delegates to surprass Obama, which is just. Not. Going to. Happen. It's a bitter end to a hard-fought campaign, but this is the time when the rhetoric in her campaign needs to turn towards the idea of Democratic unity and backing whoever the Democratic nominee is. Obama's been doing it, but obviously he's in an easier position because he's the frontrunner. Hillary's supporters are going to look to her to give them the OK to support Obama, and while I understand that she doesn't want to give in yet, doing so would render a lot of the above idiocy (meaning the clip, not you ladies) both moot and potentially stupid-looking. After all, if you truly support Hillary, don't you support the Dems through and through?