Dear John Boehner,
I must admit, in the past, I have referred to you as ‘John of Orange’ and I have also made fun of you for crying all the time. I mean, you ARE kind of orange and you DO cry a lot. But this isn’t why I am writing to you. I’m writing to you because I am an American woman and I voted for Obama. I voted for equality—equality for all, not just women. I think this idea of equality must be very frightening and disturbing to you. You see, you’re an old-timer, stuck in the stale belief that men are somehow superior to women, blacks, gays, Hispanics and anyone who is not a white male. There are many ways to illustrate this point, but the most recent, and frankly very disturbing, example of your fear, is your refusal to cooperate with a bipartisan coalition of Senate Leaders and extend the Violence Against Women Act.
Really Boehner??? I wonder why this is? Is it just because you hate that our black president was re-elected and wish to punish victims of domestic abuse? Do you just hate all women? Are you afraid that if men who beat women are punished—somehow your penis shrinks and you are less of a man? Boehner, how is it that you can believe misogyny will prevail? Were you not PAYING ATTENTION on November 6? Women kicked your collective Teapublican asses. Just ask Elizabeth Warren and Claire McCaskill.
If you haven’t noticed Boehner, women are really pissed off. Men like you have wanted to shove trans-vaginal ultrasound probes up our vaginas. You want to rob us of equal pay. You are FINE with the fact that a rapist can sue for the custody of his rape child in thirty-one states—even though he was not punished for RAPING the woman. (Of course, it WAS probably her fault. She has breasts and we all know she’s asking for it.) You want to take away Planned Parenthood clinics that provide preventive care and cancer screenings and you scream lies that they are abortion mills. Women have made it clear to you Neanderthals that we are over your idiotic bullsh*t.
The fact that you and other GOP leaders take cues from Limbaugh, O’Reilly and Hannity proves that down deep, you are all sincere cowards. Sad, little, tiny men who believe that because you are elected male officials, somehow you are above everyone else. I believe that 2014 will be your wake-up call and you’ll be scratching your head wondering what the hell happened—just like Romney and Ryan are doing.
Your party and its refusal to let go of all of the things that made you guys LOSE this election—misogyny, racism, inequality and the belief that the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove would be your successful Sugar Daddies—will prove to be your ultimate demise.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
If you guys would only learn and work with the president for the benefit of all, you might keep your seats while doing a good thing. You still have time to be a positive leader, one who initiates positive and progressive growth for all Americans. But you won’t and actually, that’s what I am hoping for and counting on. Because the more you guys obstruct and refuse to acknowledge that your views and strategy are outdated, the more chance we have of a Democratic majority in the House in 2014.
So, Boehner, have another scotch and soda after your spray tan and pretend that women aren’t paying attention.
Kimberley A. Johnson – Feminist, Activist & Liberal Woman for Equality
Kimberley A. Johnson – A.K.A. The Anti Coulter is the author of The Virgin Diaries and an activist for women’s rights. Like her on Facebook, Twitter or friend her on FB HERE. Vist ARKStories to check out all of her books