Ed Driscoll

Strike A Pose, There's Nothing To It

Glenn Reynolds explores the state of modern feminism:

One might almost think that feminism has become nothing more than a subset of the Democratic Party’s activist base. Actually, that has become so obvious that even Maureen Dowd managed to figure it out when she famously commented: “”Feminism died in 1998 when Hillary allowed henchlings and Democrats to demonize Monica as an unbalanced stalker, and when Gloria Steinem defended Mr. Clinton against Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones.”

It’s all about supporting the right people politically, even if it turns you into a groper’s support group.

Or as one rather prominent Democrat recently wrote:

In his new book, dedicated to his mother and maternal grandmother — the women “who raised me” — Sen. Barack Obama accuses fellow Democrats of being “confused” as the Democratic Party “has become the party of reaction.”

Equal parts reaction and confusion is usually a dangerous combination.

Update: And speaking of which, here’s the 7,322,923 violation of Godwin’s Law by a prominent member of the left, and the 2,387,457 Oreo reference in regards to a competitive black Republican candidate.

Another Update: Related thoughts on the dangers of making the personal political, from the aptly-named Only Republican In San Francisco.