The New York chapter of NOW has just accused Ted Kennedy of “the ultimate betrayal” because of his “endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s opponent” for the Democratic presidential nomination. (HatTip to Politico via InstaPundit). Hell hath no fury, etc.
No real surprise that a women’s group would get angry at anyone not supporting the woman, but this I find interesting:
He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one).
Does NY NOW feel betrayed only by progressive white men who don’t support Hillary? Do they excuse progressive black men who don’t support her, assuming that it’s of course to be accepted and in fact perfectly acceptable for blacks automatically to support blacks over whites, even white women? And what of progressive black women? Are they also allowed to support the black candidate without incurring NY NOW’s wrath?
The only thing I can’t figure out here is whether NY NOW is guilty of double standards, or more.