Hillary’s DNC embed, Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
Do you notice a difference between young women and women our age in their excitement about Hillary Clinton? Is there a generational divide? Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.
You’re one of a dwindling number of progressive politicians who oppose legalization of even the medical use of marijuana. Where does that come from? I don’t oppose the use of medical marijuana. I just don’t think we should legalize more mind-altering substances if we want to make it less likely that people travel down the path toward using drugs. We have had a resurgence of drug use instead of a decline. There is a huge heroin epidemic.
I don’t talk about my daughter much, but this is the first Presidential election where she can vote. She and her politically engaged female friends are supporting Bernie Sanders. In the words of one of her friends: “what’s the difference between Hillary and a Republican?” Granted, that’s an overstatement, and it’s also a small sample, but I think it’s possible to imagine that there are a few other young women whose lack of excitement about Hillary could possibly be due to engagement with the political process, not complacency. And, yes, they know what Roe v Wade is, and why it’s important. Could she be any more condescending to the young voters that Democrats need to turn out in big numbers?
Hillary is a wee bit to the left of DWS’ retrograde position on marijuana. Even so, I can see why Sanders is more appealing to young women (and men) on that issue. DWS 70’s-era “marijuana is a gateway to heroin” position, coupled with a grudging acceptance of medical marijuana, might play well with her senior citizen constituents, but it’s a sad joke to a generation that recognizes, correctly, that alcohol is a more dangerous drug than pot. 71% of them support legalization.
Another couple of bricks in the wall from the political numbskull responsible for the limited number of Democratic debates, and the positioning of those debates at times where they won’t be watched.
(via Kevin Drum)