Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D. is a Gynecologist, Director of the New York Menopause Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Assistant Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is a board certified fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Allen is also a member of the Faculty Advisory Board and the Women’s Health Director of The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC). Dr. Allen was the recipient of the 2014 American Medical Women’s Association Presidential Award.

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen

The Boys of the Fourth Estate, led by the blowhard Chris Mathews, “entertained” the television audience on the first night of the Democratic convention before House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi  spoke. Bill Maher repeatedly stated that American voters are idiots who don’t understand anything unless it has LOL at the end of it.  “Americans deserve what they get” he said over and over. I love it that for this most impressive part of our democratic process,  at the National Democratic  Convention,  we have a misogynist comedian speaking for American voters.

Chris Mathews then enjoyed himself describing a “cat fight” between Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton and Speaker of the House, Pelosi.  It couldn’t be about a difference of opinion.  It had to be about two women mud wrestling.

“This is like a marital dispute”, Mathews hammered again and again, referring to the Obama-Clinton divorce negotiations.  She should have brought her women to the Big Tent sooner, he meant. Well, lots of Clinton supporters wanted a bigger settlement than the divorce lawyers were offering, Chris!  Some Hilary women wanted her to be given the Vice Presidency as her alimony.  They believed that she could have given this historic candidacy a certain chance of success and that Obama chose Biden because he was a coward and afraid of Senator Clinton.

The Pelosi speech was ordinary with a typical Greek chorus of ‘Barack Obama is right and John McCain is wrong’.  Her speech ended with a reminder of Obama’s patriotism and the too often spouted, once again with no passion,   “God Bless America”.

A post Pelosi speech interview was conducted by Ann Curry most intelligently from the floor with really hard questions about Clinton support for the Obama candicacy.  House Speaker Pelosi tried to reassure the television audience that Senator Clinton was an important part of this campaign. Lots of smiling from Pelosi but no significant reassurance.

Why is this race so tight Ann Curry asked President Carter?  Shouldn’t the Clinton support have come  home sooner?   Carter pointed out that after 9 Democratic conventions he had a sense of history about the purpose of the conventions.  “This is where we will all come together to create a unified party to support the candidate who can win”, he said.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, formerly an important Clinton supporter, was interviewed and spoke with passion and conviction that Wednesday night would demonstrate the real commitment of Senator Clinton to the candicacy of Senator Obama. 

“Post rational” was the new term to describe the Hilary Clinton supporters who are not following her lead to support Senator Obama as the nominee for the Democratic presidential  candidate.  That sounds a lot like IRRATIONAL, an infamous term used to describe histrionic women throughout history. 

Caroline Kennedy spoke like a candidate should with grace and eloquence.  Her introduction of her Uncle Teddy was emotional and articulate, She reminded us that” he put the American dream within reach for so many American families.  He was always there for others.  He has taught us about dignity courage and the power of love in his current  fight.”  The video tribute to Senator Kennedy was inspiring but this was overshadowed by his astounding courage as he spoke brilliantly in support of Senator Obama’s candicacy. “The dream lives on”.


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