Dear Mr. Harold Ford Jr.

By: BettyJean Kling

Harold Ford Jr. was against it before he was for it!

This is not a matter of Pro Choice v.s Pro Life – it is a matter of another man stepping up to lie, cheat and steal in order to take a seat from another woman.  The damned Democratic Party may have just got away with that BS once by pushing Hillary aside for Barack Obama but I will be damned if they are going to get away with it again.

Harry- pack up that carpet bag and go back to Tennessee where you belong. You and those Dems just don’t get it – the jig is up we have your number and we are mad as hell and we’re not gonna take it anymore. Take a peek at what’s happening in Mass. Win or lose we are making history there and we sent one hell of a message in Jersey and Virginia too. Can’t you hear us yet? Maybe a personal letter will help? I am helping to circulate the following letter and gathering signatures so you will see just hold strongly we feel about keeping you from running against Senator Gillibrand for Senate in NY State.

Dear Mr. Harold Ford Jr.,

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to serve New York State in many capacities – as public officials, community leaders, and advocates for the causes we believe in. All of us have worked extremely hard to promote women’s equality and ensure reproductive rights for women and we are proud to call New York one of the most pro-choice states in the country. This is the standard we expect of NY politicians, Mr. Ford, and based on your own words and deeds, you simply do not measure up.

Your views as a Member of Congress, a candidate and a political commentator do not match your current claim that you’re pro-choice.  Being pro-choice means you stand up and fight for a woman’s right to her own medical decisions, even when it’s not always popular. You played politics with women’s choice in your Tennessee Senate Race – proudly calling yourself pro-life and spending campaign money on ads to showcase your anti-choice record. Today, in The New York Post, you decry the “pro-life” label, but when it suited your political ambitions in 2006, you stated clearly that you’re “pro-life” and that you “don’t run from that.” You certainly seem to be running from it today.

Senator Gillibrand, on the other hand, even before she sought political office, proudly volunteered with pro-choice groups in her spare time. As a member of Congress she had 100% voting records with NARAL and Planned Parenthood. We never questioned where she stood on protecting a women’s right to choose, even as she ran for election in a relatively conservative district. Now as Senator, she has continued the fight for choice, having stood boldly against the dangerous Stupak amendment to protect a women’s right to choose in the health care debate. She is and has always been our unwavering champion.

This, Mr. Ford, is why women across the state and pro-choice groups such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood have spoken out against your possible candidacy. It’s not about bullying, but rather about making our voices heard. You are not pro-choice, you do not share our values and as such you will find yourselves lacking support among pro-choice women in New York.

Please know that we will work tirelessly to promote Senator Gillibrand’s strong record on choice and expose your non-existent one. We will make sure women all throughout New York know that with your words and with your votes, time and time again, you have shown us where your heart truly is when it comes a woman’s right to choose.

In the Spirit of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan: “Everyone is entitled to his[or her] own opinion, but not to his[or her] own fact”. The facts are clear, you are not a champion of a women’s right to choose. Senator Gillibrand is our champion and we are proud to support her for U.S. Senate.

Sincerely,

Judith Hope

Please advise, by return email to me, Judith Hope judithhope@mac.com if you are willing to sign on to the letter. It would be very helpful, as well, if you would circulate the letter to others who may be willing to sign, and let me know ASAP

Many thanks for your help on this.  It’s important.

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8 Responses

  1. As a HYER I don’t understand why everyone is going after the “2” year seat(only to have to repeat the process almost immediately); instead of trying out for the 6 year Schumer term.
    UGH…!!!

  2. Opps…!!
    NYer

  3. Since it is well documented that this guy is a liar, why should we sweat? In a real democracy of one vote per person we should be fine. Those of us who have experience with the DNC’s tactics know better. I am still irritated with Gillebrand for supporting ACORN and fear that she has alligned herself too closely with Obama but she is clearly the better candidate. Who knows if Obama is planning to send the ACORN and union workers into this race. We know he has no fondness or respect for women.

    http://www.mixx.com/videos/10352457/youtube_meet_harold_ford_jr_ann_coulter_s_favorite_democrat

    This isn’t about whether or not you like Ann Coulter or Fox in general it’s aboutanother man using the audacity of hype to unseat an woman. tpt/ny is right..why not Schumer?

  4. Here we have an African-American woman’s perspective on Harold. This, by the way is the same author that at one point featured the famous “Sarah Palin is a cunt” tee shirt that was posting on Obama’s website.

    http://www.zimbio.com/Emily+Threlkeld/articles/19/Blog+Asks+Michelle+White+More+Like+Harold

    • And to think I spend over a year being called a racist ! I never ever ever for one second ever think along these lines- but I sure got my eyes opened as to how blacks and particuraly how balck women view whites and particuraly wite woman! Holy goodd God in heaven- I never knew they carried such anger and hatred and racistfeelings toward us. I should be afraid to walk freely among them for God sakes now that I know what they think of us!
      Ugly trophy wives? Indeed!
      And why might I ask don;t they blame their black men ?
      This was one eye opener- it sure isn’t just Jeremiah bull frog Wright”s church – these Black people hate us! Who knew?

  5. That is my point- This is the same tactic they used on Hillary and I will be damnecd if we are going to fall for it again, as you aptly stated man using the audacity of hype to unseat an woman.

    The man is a liar.

  6. We share the border with Tennessee. So we also, get the news in Tennessee.

    Some refer to Harold Ford Jr. in the local newspapers as being a hypocrit and an elitist! Flat out calling him a turncoat who abandoned his longstanding moderate values and abandoned the Bluff City (Memphis) and the people who helped place him into office!

    There was a picture in the local newspaper The Commercial Appeal today with Ford along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Brother Al Sharpton and Sen. Malcolm Smith and the photo op was for the support of Haiti. The title of the article was ‘New Yorker’ Ford flees Tenn. record (Ex.-moderate totes liberalism in Senate race)

    According to Trevor Aaronson a Florida-based freelancer and a former reporter for the The Commercial Appeal, Ford will be flying out to Haiti on Monday with Brother Al Sharpton and Sen. Malcolm Smith.

    What a coincidence! Could this possibly mean that Brother Al Sharpton is taking Harold Ford Jr. under his wings? Only time will tell, where this story leads!

  7. Thank you for this lil tidbit – it turns out to be a big bit of news. Keep us up to date.
    heheheh he can run but he can not hide- we are on him like flies on molasses.
    thanks you Lady!

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