No sooner had Pres. Trump nominated judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court that the women were out protesting with professionally pre-printed signs:
— Carrie ❤America 🇺🇸 (@carrieksada) February 1, 2017
Notice also the all-purpose SEGURO, LEGAL Y ACCESIBLE (SAFE, LEGAL AND ACCESSIBLE) pro-abortion sign, perhaps recycled from another demonstration.
Lacking pre-printed signs, some showed up to a Mad-Lib protest:
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) February 1, 2017
This constituency most likely include people who think Meryl Streep was brave for wasting a lifetime achievement speech by ranting about Donald Trump; who approve of women who reduce themselves to their private parts and wear ridiculous hats and costumes while littering and vandalizing the Mall and the largest building complex privately built, owned, operated and maintained entirely by women in the world; who think obstructing airports over an executive order they haven’t even read is a good idea; who see nothing wrong over an entertainer vowing to “punch people [he doesn’t agree with] in the face” with “soul, heart and joy“; and who don’t realize that parroting talking points convinces no one.
So last night, I jokingly tweeted, “The DNC ought to start its own religious order: Our Ladies of Perpetual Outrage.”
Well, surprise, surprise, it already has: United by post-inauguration marches, Democratic women plan to step up activism
The poll finds 40 percent of Democratic women say they will become more involved in political causes this year, compared with 25 percent of Americans more broadly and 27 percent of Democratic men. Nearly half of liberal Democrats also say they will become more politically active, as do 43 percent of Democrats under age 50. Interest in boosting activism is far lower — 21 percent — among independents and Republicans alike.
What remains to be seen is whether Our Ladies of Perpetual Outrage™ will be as effective as the Tea Party (which was not as well-funded or publicized by the media), or whether, as Victor Davis Hanson phrased it, they will continue to remain “clueless that their present rabid frenzy is doing as much political damage to their cause as is the object of their outrage.”
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.