Blogress diva Ann Althouse has a smart post on U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s “likely” run for Joe McCarthy’s seat in the United States Senate. The Madison-based law professor wonders at her Congressman’s fund-raising appeal where said Democrat chided those “cynical voices” who doubted her “from the very beginning”, dismissing her as an outspoken lesbian:
I think the problem is that she’s too liberal. But I understand the strategy of disparaging those terrible voters by calling them homophobic and sexist instead of facing the reality that they aren’t as far left as she is. Speaking of “cynical voices.”
Does seem Ms. Baldwin is aping the strategy of all too many gay Democrats. It’s all about her sexuality, not her policies. Note, she’s the one bringing up her sexuality.
We don’t need another big-spender in the U.S. Senate, another politician enamored with Obama’s big-government policies. We need someone committed to cutting the size and limiting the scope of the federal government. And that individual is not the Obama loyalist from Madison.
To be sure, it would be great to have a lesbian in the Senate. So, let’s draft Cynthia Yockey to take on Ben Cardin and Tammy Bruce to take on Dianne Feinstein. Both women would be vast improvements on the incumbents.