Barack nominated Republican Chuck Hagel yesterday to the post of Secretary of Defense. It's a very sad moment for a number of reasons. First, I find this reaction telling, CBS and AP have a story entitled "Hagel nomination cheers Iran, worries Iraq."
I'm really tired of Phyllis Bennis and other whores who clearly hate the country and have something other than peace or democracy in mind as they go around whoring for Chuck Hagel. To them, the headline is wonderful.
Meanwhile where are the feminist leaders?
I came of age as women were prepared to stand up for themselves and for others. We had a whole world in front of us and who knew how we might reshape it?
Now anti-choice Hagel, who doesn't think rape results in abortion, who has a zero rating from the HRC on LGBT issues from his time in the Senate, is going to be in charge of the Defense Dept. barring some major shake up in the Senate voting pattern.
It's just a very sad and very depressing moment because no one wants to lead.
At Third on Sunday, we devoted 7 articles to the possible Hagel nomination:
- Truest statement of the week
- A note to our readers
- Editorial: The Wrong Choice
- TV: Recess is over
- World's largest polluter to be run by who?
- Because appointees always follow orders . . .
- Chuck Hagel's military 'expertise'
- The face of intolerance
- Don't Appoint Anti-Choice Senator
- Iraq in 2012
- Murray pushes for a plan for veterans and servicem...
- Sadie Robinson on the 'fiscal cliff' deal
And we did that because we knew it was outrageous and affront.
But while we stand up, so many other people just act like they don't notice or that's it's no big deal.
I never would have thought that someone could be put in charge of a department that impacts women's health and they could be anti-choice and the feminist movement would just go along silently.
I find it to be very, very sad.
And that's why I didn't blog last night. I was too upset. I still am actually.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: