As I’m sure you recall, Sarah Palin put out a very vague, potentially very politically effective fear-mongering YouTube video called Mama Grizzlies last month. In it, she spoke of a “mom awakening” and made reference to the “mama grizzly bears that rise up on their hind legs when somebody’s coming to attack their cubs, to do something ADVERSE toward their cubs,” adding, “You thought PIT BULLS were tough, well you don’t MESS WITH THE MAMA GRIZZLIES.”
The Mama Grizzlies being, of course, conservative women ready to attack the Socialist policies put in place by President Obama. But conservative women aren’t the only ones who want to protect their cubs. Or so says EMILY’s List, a feminist group “dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.” They’ve made their own Mama Grizzly video as a counterattack to Palin’s, just in time for the 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage, celebrated today. Take a look:
The laydeez commenting on Jezebel have suggested that the video is confusing, maybe not effective, the makeup is distracting, etc. While I agree that the video could be more well-defined as either a comedic parody or a call to political action, I think it’s about time Democrats started employing the same time of spin Republicans have been so successfully using for years.
Regardless of where you stand politically, it’s important to examine where your candidates really stand on issues that will affect your family, so I thought I’d take a moment to direct you to some information about women running in key races this fall.
According to the WSJ’s Washington Wire, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock “cited three races that are prime targets for warring Mama Grizzlies.” They include:
New Mexico Governor
May the best woman win.