Diary entries relating to "politics"
Monday, November 12, 2012
In tough economic times, the Presidential election is practically handed to the other party. What happened this time? I think women made the difference.
Woman make up the majority of voters in this country, so it's always a mistake to alienate them.
First of all, a Republican made a major gaffe: Republican...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
When I hear the right wing attacks on Planned Parenthood--which are really attacks on abortion--I remember something I used to say to the conservative ladies I knew in Texas: You can't have it both ways. Actually, the whole controversy should be moot because Federal tax dollars are not allowed to pay for abortions, no matter who facilitates them--...
Friday, January 14, 2011
When I heard Sarah Palin's reaction to shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on BBC America News, which we watch every night, I didn't know what the phrase "blood libel" meant. The announcers on the show evinced surprise at Palin's statement and one commentator said, "Does she know what it means?" Since I didn't either, I thought...