November 03, 2014

Barack Obama writes his "Dear Latina" letter

People who aren't Gnu Atheists, or opponents of social justice warrior martyrdom probably won't get the reference to Elevatorgate, but here goes.

On MSNBC's "Weekends with Alex Witt," former DNC Chairman Howard Dean promises Democrats aren't taking African-American votes for granted.

Of course, in "discussing" issues with Kay Bailey Cheerleader, a kinder, gentler John Cornyn, it should be like shooting fish in a barrel, right?

And, of course, KBH is wrong; to the degree there is voter fraud, it's old white folks committing (or having committed in their name) vote fraud on absentee ballots by mail.

Indeed, a Shrub Bush special commission said so. Here's all the ways that vote fraud with absentee mail ballots can be done. And, those old white folks, and their enablers, ain't pulling the D lever.

That said, let's go to the header. At just past the six-minute mark on this video, Howard Dean says that Democrats, while not taking African-American votes for granted, may have done that to some degree with Latino/Latina votes on immigration reform:

At least Dean mildly called out Obama on the issue.

But, speaking of things, back to that header, and the Elevatorgate link. Richard Dawkins, for the unfamiliar, gave Rebecca Watson this response:
Dear Muslima 
Stop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you had your genitals mutilated with a razor blade, and . . . yawn . . . don’t tell me yet again, I know you aren’t allowed to drive a car, and you can’t leave the house without a male relative, and your husband is allowed to beat you, and you’ll be stoned to death if you commit adultery. But stop whining, will you. Think of the suffering your poor American sisters have to put up with. 
Only this week I heard of one, she calls herself Skep”chick”, and do you know what happened to her? A man in a hotel elevator invited her back to his room for coffee. I am not exaggerating. He really did. He invited her back to his room for coffee. Of course she said no, and of course he didn’t lay a finger on her, but even so . . . 
And you, Muslima, think you have misogyny to complain about! For goodness sake grow up, or at least grow a thicker skin. 
It drew immediate howls, and an eventual apology of sorts from Dawkins.

So, back to Howard Dean, and the man he mildly chastized:
Dear Latina: 
I know you're on an elevator, and it's late at night, and you barely know me, and it's been a long day at this conference. 
But, I really need ... 
Some money. 
Please, just five minutes with your checkbook, and I'll be "satisfied." 
I promise, those emails are true, too. 
You actually do have a chance to see me in person. 
If you contribute enough money, and contribute it now. 
Only your money can help me pass that comprehensive immigration reform that I want to pass. Only your money can stop me from having to pander to Republicans and swing voters. 
So, please? Five minutes? A quickie? 
Sincerely yours,
Barack Obama
Sadly Dear Latina never did get to see Dear Leader.

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