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Ah, the sexism argument finally emerges in full
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, January 10, 2008

And all it took was a loss in Iowa for Hillary Clinton:
By losing the first presidential contest, Mrs. Clinton may have succeeded in getting more women to see her as she presents herself: not a dominant figure of power, but a woman trying to break what she has called “the highest and hardest glass ceiling" in America.
How nice - she's now a "victim".
“I do want Hillary Rodham Clinton to take the White House, but until she lost Iowa, I didn’t realize how much, or how much it had to do with her being a woman,” said Allison Smith-Estelle, 37, director of a program against domestic violence in Red Lodge, Mont.
"How much it had to do with her being a woman?" Couldn't be her politics, or the arrogance she projected as the "inevitable" nominee, etc. It, of course, had to be all about her gender.
What bothered them as much as the Iowa results, said several dozen women in states with coming primaries, was the gleeful reaction to her defeat and what seemed like unfair jabs in the final moments before the New Hampshire voting.
Yeah, it's called politics. There are winners and losers. And winners have a tendency to be "gleeful" when they win. And competitors have a tendency to take jabs. Apparently that's all now taboo, because, you know, she's a girl.
 
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"How much it had to do with her being a woman?" Couldn’t be her politics, or the arrogance she projected as the "inevitable" nominee, etc. It, of course, had to be all about her gender
I don’t think she meant "how much it had to do with" in regards to Senator Clinton losing Iowa, but why she wants her to get the White House...
she’s a girl.
Frankly, I’d like to see some test results...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Sexism has done more harm than good. This is the inevitable backlash. Has backlash ever been a losing motivation?
 
Written By: Jenna
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Oh yes, let us girls all vote for her because we (presumably) have vaginas in common. Feh. Just as valid a reason as electing someone for the color of their skin, or just because they’re in your party, sure.

I maintain that the morons should not be allowed to vote at all. Then just the 300 or so of us remaining can sort it out.
 
Written By: Hazel Stone
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Gender and race have long served as valid bases for voting decisions. I don’t know why anyone would buck tradition now.
 
Written By: Jenna
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Hillary and the sex card.

I suspect that if Obama doesnt get the democratic nomination it will be due more to his race.

Gonna be an interesting few months.


 
Written By: retired military
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Yeah, RM, I was just thinking that myself. Given the front runners, you can hardly oppose either without blaming someone. Is Obama Sexist? Is Hillary Racist? Are their supporters guilty of either?

One wonders just how the victim card will play out when the victims are held in the CP world, to be fellow protected classes, and thereby fellow ’victims’.

 
Written By: Bithead
URL: http://bitsblog.florack.us
I look at Hillary’s manufactured moment of "tearing up" ( and the subsequent ladies running to her defense) as a sign of just how deeply in trouble she was. I don’t think her campaign planned to use that tactic until the general election when it would have had a much larger audience and "turned the hearts" of a greater number of people. I am glad she used it early. If she uses it again I think the electorate will see it as phony and she will suffer for it.
Of course, Hazel may be right about the morons, and this tactic may be just as effective the 2nd, 5th, 20th time Hillary uses it.
 
Written By: Tim
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Do not underestimate the percentage of the female normally-Republican vote that HRC would (or will, as you wish) get in the general election. You’ve seen it in action in NH in the independent vote.

A lot of people think that she would be easily defeatable in the general election. Uh-uh. She’ll get every one of the nominally Dem voters that turn out because they won’t have any other choice. Sure, some will set it out, but she’ll pick up 15-20% of the female Rep voters on that reflexive gender vote.

My prediction, which I’ve held for the last 8 years, is that if she gets the Dem nomination, the only thing that will beat her is another 9-11.
 
Written By: bud
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Sexism has done more harm than good. This is the inevitable backlash.
I thought the backlash was long past, and we were well into the backlash against the backlash.
 
Written By: Don
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Backlashes do more harm than good.
 
Written By: Jenna
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I maintain that the morons should not be allowed to vote at all. Then just the 300 or so of us remaining can sort it out.
From Jonah Goldberg’s new book:
Liberal Fascism combats the whole complex system of democratic ideology, and repudiates it, whether in its theoretical premises or in its practical application. Liberal Fascism denies that the majority, by the simple fact that it is a majority, can direct human society; it denies that numbers alone can govern by means of a periodical consultation, and it affirms the immutable, beneficial, and fruitful inequality of mankind, which can never be permanently leveled through the mere operation of a mechanical process such as universal suffrage....
 
Written By: Jenna
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If a man cried on the campaign trail about his campaign, he’d be finished. Cuts both ways.
 
Written By: jpm100
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curious, though, that Mkutra and David S. (who supposedly will never post here again, only he did, but he really means it this time!) NEVER comment on this stuff...
 
Written By: Joel C.
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A lot of people think that she would be easily defeatable in the general election. Uh-uh. She’ll get every one of the nominally Dem voters that turn out because they won’t have any other choice. Sure, some will set it out, but she’ll pick up 15-20% of the female Rep voters on that reflexive gender vote.
You’re kidding right? She’ll not only pick up 15-20% of the female GOP voters, she won’t alienate ANY Dem voters?

I think you really overestimate her ability to pick up women, and not to lose other voters.


 
Written By: shark
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I think you really overestimate her ability to pick up women...
Eh, I have always greatly overestimated my ability to pick up women, why should that change now?
 
Written By: Terry
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