Sandra Fluke: “When a young woman has been verbally attacked,” President Obama “thinks of his daughters, not his delegates or his donors.”

Sandra Fluke made a powerful observation at the Democratic Convention yesterday:

Our president, when he hears a young woman has been verbally attacked, thinks of his daughters — not his delegates or his donors — and stands with all women. And strangers come together, reach out and lift her up. And then, instead of trying to silence her, you invite me here — and you give me this microphone — to amplify our voice. That’s the difference.

Thinks of his daughters, not his delegates or his donors. Brilliant. Of her speech, Michelle Cottle at the Daily Beast noted the following:

With a nod to the Rushbo incident, she noted that among the choices we face is the difference between a man who would sit silent while a young woman was verbally attacked for her beliefs and a man who, when he heard what had happened, would invite her to speak to the nation and give her a microphone to amplify her voice.

It’s a great contrast, and a true one. I hope Sandra Fluke runs for office herself one day. Thanks, Rush Limbaugh!

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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