Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter just cannot win these days. He takes a stand against Nancy Pelosi’s bid for Speaker of the House, we assume to position himself for a U.S. Senate run, to show that he’s an independent thinker here.
Instead of the accolades we believe he was expecting, he is crapped on by feminist activists who claim that Perlmutter’s actions are anti-woman. Just read this tweet:
Per @CharlesPPierce, it is 5 white guys agitating for this: the #FiveWhiteGuys are Moulton, Ryan, Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Bill Foster of Illinois. Great – women just did the heavy lifting and mostly women won, but 5 white guys coming to “save us”
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 14, 2018
Amy Siskind is no ordinary activist with 30 followers and a cat. Here are just a few of her credentials, according to her Wikipedia page:
“Amy Siskind is an American activist and writer. In 2008 she founded The New Agenda, an organization devoted to the empowerment of women, and she is its president. She is the author of The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year (2018).”
Of course, Siskind and her gal pals are the least of Perlmutter’s problems regarding 2020. Rumor has it that his U.S. Senate run is doomed from the start since he’s left a trail of bad blood from his false start in the 2018 governor’s race.
It seems that Perlmutter is stuck between a rock and a hard place.