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(114,904 posts)
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 03:38 PM Feb 2016

When Gloria campaigned for Bernie (his opponent was a pro-choice woman)

The sexism was bad. NOT from Bernie at all. This woman was the victim of a horrific abduction/rape a few years prior. She was accomplished, a lawyer and State Senator. She started a non-profit for women crime victims. Shee was treated appallingly by some in the local media and it seemed, embarrassingly enough, that sometimes the entire state was calling her Susie Creamcheese.


Sweeter, of course, is pro-choice, voted to increase the state's minimum wage and claims to be a moderate. She explains away her differences with Big Dick by saying it proves the GOP is the "party of the big tent." But jeezum crow, the air must get awful stale inside the tent. What's the old saying? If you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas. Susie must have a terrible itch this week that'll last well beyond the time her Hollywood-style TV spot 11 stops running.<snip>




Shortly after his release, on Dec. 7, 1980, Percy abducted Susan Sweetser at gunpoint, beat her, choked her, forced her fto engage in oral sex and raped her repeatedly. She was 21, three months pregnant with her first child.



"This will be an historic election. Why?" asked Susie Creamcheese from the podium. "Because we have the opportunity to replace the most liberal, most out-of-touch member of Congress, Bernie Sanders!"

Sweetser went on to declare, "I'm a second-generation American. I'm a mom of two daughters. I'm also a teacher and I'm a victim of a brutal crime. But I fought back! In 1990 I founded Survivors of Crime, and in the past year after a battle that lasted over a decade, I passed Vermont's historic Crime Victims Bill of Rights."

Sounds pretty good, huh? Susie Creamcheese's 90 seconds on the San Diego stage betrayed none of the difficulties her campaign is facing back in Vermont. A look at the Vermont side of things reveals signs of trouble in Sweetservill


to joining National Life, Sweetser was a confidential law clerk for the justices of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, and was the first woman attorney at the prestigious Burlington, Vermont law firm of Gravel and Shea, specializing in corporate, commercial and tax law. She is a member of both the New York and Vermont bar associations (she has section memberships in the Elder Care Section, the Trusts and Estate Planning Section and the Tax Section), is an adjunct professor of Business Law at St. Michael?s College and is a former member of the University of Vermont School of Business Advisory Committee. She is a much sought after speaker on estate, business, retirement and tax planning issues.

Sweetser served two terms in the Vermont Senate and was the youngest member of the Senate at the time. She chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee (the youngest Senate Judiciary Committee Chair in the country) and was a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. In July of 1995, she was named one of ten National Legislators of the Year by the National Republican Legislators Association. In addition, Sweetser served as Vice Chair of the National Council of State Legislators? Law and Justice Committee. She was the moving force behind Vermont?s anti-stalking legislation, bail reform law, violent career criminal act, Adoption Law Reform, Corporate Code reform and Uniform Commercial Code update. She also drafted the enabling legislation for Vermont?s Limited Liability Company Act.

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When Gloria campaigned for Bernie (his opponent was a pro-choice woman) (Original Post) cali Feb 2016 OP
Kick.this was only 20 years ago. cali Feb 2016 #1
Can you put this in context, what brought this up? HereSince1628 Feb 2016 #2
No. I just think it's an interesting backdrop cali Feb 2016 #3


(36,063 posts)
2. Can you put this in context, what brought this up?
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 03:57 PM
Feb 2016

Has some claim been made that Sanders said something and that this is evidence Sanders hates women?



(114,904 posts)
3. No. I just think it's an interesting backdrop
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 04:00 PM
Feb 2016

to Steinem campaigning for him, particularly in light of her comments about young women.

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