Radio talk show host, FOX News contributor and blogger Tammy Bruce penned an op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle today that makes the case for the McCain-Palin ticket to American women. While I disgree with Tammy on the abortion issue (she's pro-choice), she is a tremendous voice for conservatism in the arenas of national security, gun rights, economics, freedom of expression and respect for the Constitution.
A one-time stringent feminist in the mold of Gloria Steinem and a former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of NOW, today Bruce considers herself an "Independent Conservative," and argues passionately on issues such as radical Islamic terror, PC-madness and personal liberty. I always enjoy watching her go head-to-head with fellow FOX commentators like Bob Beckel. She's sharp, smart and knowledgeable.
Given her background, Tammy is a credible voice on the sexism of the Democrat Party, and her column should appeal to the more moderate (i.e., reasonable) Hillary voters and non-political women alike:
Clinton voters, in particular, have received a political wake-up call they never expected. Having watched their candidate and their principles betrayed by the very people who are supposed to be the flame-holders for equal rights and fairness, they now look across the aisle and see a woman who represents everything the feminist movement claimed it stood for. Women can have a family and a career. We can be whatever we choose, on our own terms. For some, that might mean shooting a moose. For others, perhaps it's about shooting a movie or shooting for a career as a teacher. However diverse our passions, we will vote for a system that allows us to make the choices that best suit us. It's that simple.
Amazingly, this election season has finally exposed the Democrats and the Left (pardon the redundancy) as the foul-mouthed, sexist bigots they are. Those of us on the Right have always known this -- at least those of us who are politically engaged -- but the true merit of what has occurred, including the reprehensible attacks on the Palin family -- is that it has painted a very clear self-portrait for every American to see. And if they still have doubts about the sheer malevolence of the Left, a scroll through the comments section at the end of Bruce's article should make it even easier to comprehend.