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  •  my wife is a citizen activist who suffers (1+ / 0-)
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    falina

    frequently from migraines

    every once in a while they are so severe she loses a day. more often, she has a miserable day, and talks more than she normally would, and goes to meetings with public officials or interest groups, strategy meetings, writes tons of emails, a million things that have to get done in spite of her migraine. she gets way more done than anybody, even with the affliction.

    now, unlike Bachmann, she does not spout empty mean spirited falsehoods, but that is a different issue.

    Politics is not arithmetic. It's chemistry.

    by tamandua on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 11:27:57 AM PDT

    •  I really think (1+ / 0-)
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      Dems should stay the FUCK out of this fight. The migraine crap was started by rethugs and the fight should stay between rethugs.

      It is truly, truly ugly for anyone to suggest that someone with migraines is unelectable to the presidency. LOTS of women in this country suffer from migraines and still function normally simply because they have to keep going with their normal daily routine, despite the pain.

      We shouldn't be encouraging this crap and we sure as shit shouldn't be posting it on the front page of this site. It's pretty disgusting and smells of sexism. I won't vote for this batshit crazy woman, but my reason for not voting for her is not because she gets migraines. There are a thousand and one reasons why Bachmann is unelectable, and as supposed champions of women, progressives shouldn't be choosing this as one of them.

    •  Did not mean to reply to you, tamandua. (0+ / 0-)

      I meant to post it as a general comment to the diary.

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