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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:13 PM

There is a reason big girls donít cry. We havenít the time. FROM HELEN:

Margaret, as you would expect, I have been glued to the news ever since the voting started in Iowa and now moves on to New HampshireÖup there near you, honey. I bet politicians are worse than the leaf peepers in fall. Being so close to Vermont, I am wondering if you can tell me why the youngsters are so excited about Senator Sanders? I thought all of us old fogeys were too square these days.

I saw a young woman on MSNBC talking about how Hillaryís feminism was not her feminism. Oh honey. If you only knew. When my mother was your age, she wasnít allowed to vote. When I was your age, journalists wouldnít have even bothered to ask for my opinion. They would have wanted my husbandís instead. Your opinion actually made news around the world. Thatís just remarkable. Trust me when I tell you that my motherís feminism became mine. And mine became Hillaryís which most definitely became yours. Feminism isnít a vote. Itís a birthright.


Much more plus a wisecrack from Margaret at http://margaretandhelen.com/2016/02/08/there-is-a-reason-big-girls-dont-cry-we-havent-the-time/

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:18 PM

1. I am an old crone voting for Sanders, but, dismayed that some younger women are so unaware of the

struggles and how it is still a CURRENT fight for those of us involved in the decades of battle.

Just like the voting rights - the older women of color who I've worked with at the polls say, "I can't believe I have to come back and fight the same old shit, yet again."

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:23 PM

2. I am a Hillary supporter, but certainly

understand Bernie's appeal.

Like you, I am dismayed that we women have to keep fighting the same battles over and over again.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:53 PM

4. Well, same here, but I share a lot of her viewpoint

I've said from the beginning that I'm a BernieBroad but that I'll vote for whatever stiff the party gives us in the general because the other party has fallen completely down the rabbit hole and even their moderates are lunatics.

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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:38 PM

3. I have adored "Margaret and Helen" for years!

Helen speaks for me - and does it much better than I can. She's a combo of Ann Richards and Mollie Ivins and tells it like it is.

If you will all humor me, I think I would like to talk to those young ladies who arenít too concerned about seeing a woman in the White House this time around. Of course, you can always feel free to ignore me.
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My point is, sometimes elections are about big things. The day we elected Barack Obama, we changed the world for the better, forever. And no matter how hard the Republicans have tried to minimize that, we all now know it is possible and that possibility will change lives for generations to come. The day we elect a woman to the White House, we change the world for the better, forever. Unless that woman is Sarah Palin or Carly Fiorini Ė then we get a do over.

Now just settle yourself down. Iím not saying we should vote for Hillary just because she is a woman. Iím just saying thatís a good place to start. Read a book sheís written. Look up her biography and study her career without the political pundits like Andrea Mitchell telling you how to think. You might discover that sheís been fighting a revolution for years.

Hillary Clinton has a long list of accomplishments. She went to Yale, became a lawyer and instead of joining a big firm, she went to work for the Childrenís Defense Fund. Eventually she taught law and served as First Lady of Arkansas and then First Lady of the country. I remember how the press criticized her because she said she wanted to be more politically active as First Lady. In fact, years before Obamacare, Mrs. Clinton led the effort for universal healthcare. Oh my goodness but the Republicans raked her over the coals for that. But she didnít give up. She worked with those same Republicans and was at least able to get the State Childrenís Health Insurance Program which provided healthcare to millions of children. She also set up the Office on Violence Against Women and was an avid supporter of the Foster Care Independence Bill and championed the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 And thatís just the the short of it.

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