Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not NOW, not Ever

I saw a letter from the National Organization of Women on the Team Sarah website recently, in which this group has come out publicly in endorsing Obama and, more importantly, smeared Sarah Palin (I have included a copy of the letter at the bottom of this post for everyone to see it for themselves). Now, I have never paid attention to this organization, or their movement, so I really had no idea about who they are, or whom they represent, other than in the most general of terms. But I was so outraged by this letter that I decided to go find out what I could about their organization.

What I discovered is that, for all their bluster and self-acclamation, they really are just another fringe group, a small, but well organized (and highly motivated, like so many on the left) bunch of women's-libbers who are stuck in the bra-burning 1960's. On their website, they state that they have 500,000 donating members, and chapters in all 50 states. That sounded like a lot of women until I went to the last Census report and found that there are 140 MILLION females in this country. Suddenly, this organization looks like the Branch Davidians down in Texas a while back. And like the Davidians, they probably shouldn't be ignored, because they have the potential to be dangerous.

These kinds of groups, like the Left in general, are only successful because they are great at getting attention. That, and their members devote a lot of spare time to their cause, not unlike sports fanatics, NASCAR fans, gun enthusiasts and fishermen. Each of these groups has a huge number of people who like the particular hobby, but very few who live and breath for it. The liberals are like that too. Very few of them actually spend much time getting involved in their cause, but they like the message, or more to the point, they like the idea of something for nothing, reward without effort, and someone taking care of them so they don't have to do much except nod their heads when prompted.

So, the NOW organization is dangerous. They are vocal and get the attention of the media, thereby making it look and sound like they represent the majority of women when, in actuality, they represent about .0035 of one percent, or one female out of every three hundred females in our Country! Where do they get off with this bunk?! They represent virtually nobody!

I think that it is high time that we the people stand up, shake off the shackles of complacency, laziness and fear, and start standing up for what we believe in. We have been sitting on our hands, or our tongues, while these little factions with their special interests have been screaming at the tops of their lungs, getting support from the other little pods of oddballs around them, forcing one thing after another on the majority, while we just sit quietly, hoping to avoid their wrath by not making waves. Well, what do you think it is that they are doing? Making waves of their own, that's what!

Look, if we don't start standing up for our beliefs, we will soon be outlawed in our own country. I don't mean that like it might sound, but seriously, where will this end if we don't start demanding majority rule? Will we wait until the liberals shut down conservative talk radio? Will we wait until our public schools make being non-gay socially unacceptable? Or, will we finally stand up and say "wait a minute" when the liberals start outlawing our churches if we don't allow same sex marriages to be performed in them?

How far are you, personally, going to allow this to go before you finally stand up for yourself? For your family? For your children?

Here is the disgusting letter from NOW:

The National Organization for Women has endorsed the Obama-Biden ticket for just the reasons listed below. They usually do not endorse, but in this case believed it was absolutely necessary to take a stand. if you agree, please pass this on.

Subject: Women and Sarah Palin

Friends, We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate that has a real possibility of becoming fact. Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-(and possibly first)-most-powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and altogether devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and from which we've so demonstrably benefited.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

If you agree that Palin is an irresponsible, even dangerous, choice for VP, please consider participating in this drive.

Gentlemen, send this to the women you know and care for. I know it's tough to understand the way this choice is impacting women, but I have never seen so many women so outraged, angry and distraught in my entire life. We'd like our voices heard. If you agree, PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY! If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.

I love the closing line,"stranger things have happened". It's like they already know that they are merely a fringe group and that there aren't enough of them to do anything about Sarah, so they are asking for help from 'gentlemen', their sworn enemy, to help them now. Hysterical!

And my favorite part; "this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship,". If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black! Here is what Webster's online dictionary has as a definition of the word partisanship:
2 a: a member of a body of detached light troops making forays and harassing an enemy b: a member of a guerrilla band operating within enemy lines

Enough said, right? To coin a phrase from the last time citizens in this country stood up to terrorists, another fringe group, "Let's roll people!"

That's reality from my backyard.


  1. My mother and grandmother and great-grandmother didn't fight for the politics NOW wants me to think they did, that's for sure! I was raised to believe that women can be strong as women and that we don't have to become manly or butch in order to have power. I like Palin because she's strong and smart, and she's a real woman. She takes pride in being a woman. We need more examples of women of feminine strength, not women who try to make themselves stronger by espousing manly attitudes and behaviors.

  2. Thanks Tristi, as a man, I can think what I think, but to hear a woman legitimize my thoughts and feeling on this means a lot.