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Fem Fight - so much for "Sisterhood"
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro is sure it is all a matter of latent sexism:
"I think what America feels about a woman becoming president takes a very secondary place to Obama's campaign - to a kind of campaign that it would be hard for anyone to run against," she said. "For one thing, you have the press, which has been uniquely hard on her. It's been a very sexist media. Some just don't like her. The others have gotten caught up in the Obama campaign.

"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," she continued. "And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept." Ferraro does not buy the notion of Obama as the great reconciler.
Has the press been "sexist" in its coverage of Hillary Clinton? Or is it a simple matter of a politician with a lot of baggage getting the sort of coverage they deserve/earn?

Regardless of which choice you make, the Obama campaign is not at all amused with Ferraro's choice of words.
“I think if Sen. Clinton is serious about putting an end to statements that have racial implications,” Susan Rice, an Obama foreign policy adviser, told MSNBC Tuesday, “…then she ought to repudiate this comment.”
You'll remember Susan Rice as the Obama advisor that stated neither Obama or Clinton were ready to answer the 3am phone call. Now, though, she wants Clinton to repudiate Ferraro's statement, calling it, in effect, implicitly racist.

Heh ... these are Democrats who are leveling the charges at each other folks, you can't help but laugh. A lot of hoisting and petards are evident if you ask me.

Meanwhile another feminist weighs in on Hillary Clinton. In fact, you might consider Germaine Greer to be a "super-feminist". You might also conclude she's not much of a fan of Hillary Clinton:
"I don't like Hillary because she's so bossy and cold and manipulative and stuff, and I don't think having her in power is going to make any difference, basically, because she will have the same set of advisers," Greer said.

"I can't see that Hillary would appeal to feminists because, why is she there? She is there because she is Bill's wife, and it's a bit useless to pretend, 'Oh, it's because of her wonderful job as a senator,'" she told Australia's Nine Network late Monday.

"I just don't think it's true. When she had a big job in government, she blew it," said the British-based Greer, referring to Hillary Clinton's work on health issues during her husband's administration.
Oh, my. That's not sexist, is it? Or is it? Who is deciding those things these days?

Is "Sisterhood" kaput for good? Funny that she wants to talk about Hillary Clinton but that she and here feminist cohort didn't have much to say about Bill Clinton's antics.

Oh, and one final note to the Obamamanicas on something which really has nothing to do with feminism but does deal with reality. While it is certainly true that Obama has instilled "hope" for "change" which will bring bipartisan paradise simply because he wants it, it was Ferraro who served up that bit of reality in her interview(which, unfortunately was overshadowed by the "if Obama were white" remark):
"I was reading an article that said young Republicans are out there campaigning for Obama because they believe he's going to be able to put an end to partisanship," Ferraro said, clearly annoyed. "Dear God! Anyone that has worked in the Congress knows that for over 200 years this country has had partisanship - that's the way our country is."
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Identity politics is of course, by its very nature, racist, sexist, etc. The real fun comes from watching its adherents try to avoid that basic fact.
Written By: Bithead
A few weeks ago Geraldine Ferraro was whining about how Barrack supportsers didnt want Florida and Mich counted even if that was following the rules. And why did she say this was? Becuase they were partisian and didnt want Clinton to win. All the while she failed to see that she was doing the same thing as the Obama supporters (trying to get her candidate to win) but cloaked it in the name of fairness.

What a bunch of hypocrits.

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Written By: Chevy Rose
Geraldine Ferraro can’t be wrong all the time, and this time she is right. Barack Obama is only a presidential candidae because he is black. That is essentially the same thing said by Shelby Steele, who is every bit as black as Obama, to wit half.

I can think of no other president canidate with a resume as thin as Obama. While Mrs. Clinton is wrong about most things, she right when she says that Obama foreign policy experience consists of a speech he gave in 2002.

If Obama had the courage, not his long suit, he state that Mrs. Clinton is merely a proxy for her husband.
Written By: DavidL
You guys are right — the Republican party has totally transcended issues of race and gender. Republican primary voters and party leaders are totally blind to race and gender — it’s just a sad fact that there are no qualified black or female candidates, is all.
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You guys are right — the Republican party has totally transcended issues of race and gender. Republican primary voters and party leaders are totally blind to race and gender — it’s just a sad fact that there are no qualified black or female candidates, is all.
I recall quite a few Republicans on the nuckle-dragging gun forums I read who wanted to draft Condi . . . but then ’cause she’s Republican I guess she no longer qualifies as "black" or "female".
Written By: Don
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Funny how that works, isn’t it, Don?

I guess Mithras is just afraid of a strong woman.

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