After contemplating the horrifying notion of pro-choice Jews voting for a likely-anti-choice Republican presidential candidate, because they don't like President Obama's views on Palestinian statehood, I wrote the piece at the link above.
Thanks to Jodi Jacobson
, editor of RH Reality Check
, who posted it this morning.
, I really, really hope you are a reader of Jodi's. She does amazing work.
Then, when you have a chance, go to today's New York Times
. It discusses President Obama's strategy of seeking votes in Colorado, say, because Ohio and other states like it are proving tough at the moment.
This is exactly why I'm suggesting that Jewish, pro-choice women voters are so important to President Obama's election. We are Democrats through and through, and we live in Ohio and other big, tough "rust-belt" states. (Remember: Winner takes all in the Electoral College. Every vote counts.)
A happy new year to all and most especially to President Obama.
Labels: #2012 Presidential election, #abortion, #Jewish voters, #President Obama, #pro-choice
Girls' School for Politics Open Now
At the link above is my back-to-school blogpost, which appeared late last week in RH Reality Check
and in Huffington Post Politics.
Though not all of you are enrolled in this school, if you are curious about the lessons it teaches, I think the post will be informative.
Related to this topic, September is the birth month of Jane Addams
, one of America's greatest politicians, though she was never elected to any government office.
The first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, among other great political acts, Addams was president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
during another warring time in our history.
Of course, Addams wouldn't have known and, if she had, she probably wouldn't have liked, the term "girl power," but that is what she was all about.
And that's what we need to be all about, too. Read here
, to learn how to think about girl power in these times.
Labels: #Barack Obama, #Hillary Clinton, #Huffington Post, #Jane Addams, #Michele Bachmann, #RH RealityCheck