The Progressive Art category showcases the works of Progressive artist in the visual and literary arts. All the works thematically support Progressive causes or deconstruct the Regressive agenda.
Last week's vote on Paycheck Fairness was just the latest example of right-wing misogyny (along with GOP leaders insisting women don't want equal pay because we little ladies prefer flexible hours so we can be soccer moms, and a Fox analyst insisting that lower pay for women helps us stay employed when the economy isn't so good). Not to mention the Ryan budget which shreds programs needed by women and kids. Do they think we're stupid, or did they forget we actually are allowed to vote?Continue reading
Like all good Jewish mothers, I secretly hope for a gay son - so he'll never replace me with another woman and I'll have a shopping buddy! (cue rim shot) Plus I love playing Yenta; same-sex marriage just gives me even more potential couples to fix up.Continue reading
Harry Reid has launched a new attack on the billionaire underwriters of the far right, using a phrase associated with a certain iconic '80s music video. So I couldn't resist turning myself into a vacant, glassy-eyed bimbo who doesn't really play her instrument (just like the glassy-eyed Tea Partyers aren't really pulling their own strings . . . )Continue reading
Mike Huckabee has revealed my secret - Democrats have turned me into a beggar for cheap government birth control because I'm a helpless victim of my gender and I need pills to control my libido! Meanwhile the GOP proves how much it respects me by giving me mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds and freeing me from the burdens of making decisions about my body and earning equal pay - what 'war on women'?Continue reading
So far the GOP isn't doing so well in its effort to 'rebrand' itself and attract women voters. Maybe that's because all the suggestions about 'sensitivity' in the world don't matter if your policies haven't changed! So here's a musical reminder - contrary to the House Judiciary Committee chairman's ludicrous claims, Banning abortions is NOT a jobs bill!Continue reading
There are so many holes in Governor Christie's story (if he's truly eager to get to the bottom of something he just learned about, wouldn't he ask a few questions of his staffers?, how could he lose 2 nights sleep the day after he just found out, etc.), it's way too easy to refute it. So I'm taking the low road, making musical fun of the whole thing. It's just too tempting!Continue reading