Time to panic
“Make no mistake — the Democratic Party and its nominee have created the powerhouse that is Sarah Palin, and the party’s increased attacks on her (and even on her daughter) reflect that panic,” Tammy Bruce writes in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The party has moved from taking the female vote for granted to outright contempt for women. That’s why Palin represents the most serious conservative threat ever to the modern liberal claim on issues of cultural and social superiority. Why? Because men and women who never before would have considered voting for a Republican have either decided, or are seriously considering, doing so,” said the writer, a former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women and a registered Democrat until February, when she declined to state a party preference.
“They are deciding women’s rights must be more than a slogan and actually belong to every woman, not just the sort approved of by leftwing special-interest groups.
“Palin’s candidacy brings both figurative and literal feminist change. The simple act of thinking outside the liberal box, which has insisted for generations that only liberals and Democrats can be trusted on issues of import to women, is the political equivalent of a nuclear explosion.
“The idea of feminists willing to look to the right changes not only electoral politics, but will put more women in power at lightning speed as we move from being taken for granted to being pursued, nominated and appointed and ultimately, sworn in.”