Have Misogynists Destroyed Hillary's Chances?
“The misogynist attitude of some people in this country” never ceased to amaze Elton John at his Hillary Clinton fund raising concert. Hillary confirmed it when she told Michelle Norris on NPR’s All Things Considered, “...there has been, throughout this campaign, something of a double standard. I accept it; I live with it."
And suddenly it hit me like sniper fire on an otherwise peaceful Bosnian day. They’re right.
Clinton has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency. Not because she’s too far behind in the popular vote and delegate count to catch up, not because of misheard questions and misstated answers, but because people are too prejudiced to accept a female leader. Enough people to keep her from getting elected.
Mark Penn and Bill Clinton.
Both of these misogynists accepted positions working for a female leader, and both have undermined her by speaking out for her causes when they're in the US, while advocating for a trade deal she opposes when they’re south of the border.
According to ABCNews.com, "...the Clintons were angry to learn abut Penn's work [with the Colombian government] because they had been told that Penn had recused himself from controversial clients."
Except, Bill wasn't so angry that it made him recuse himself, either.
Nor was Hillary quite distraught enough to turn down her spousal portion of the $800,000 Bill brought home when he gave four campaign speeches for Colombia‘s trade deal. A Hillary campaign official (maybe not one doing business with Colombia) said the speeches had nothing to do with the trade deal.
This video proves otherwise, according to what ABC News’ Jake Tapper heard Bill say over the Colombian interpreter: "…the best thing we can do is to do the Andean Trade Pact, then finish the Free Trade [agreement with Colombia]."
Hillary’s new campaign team (same as the old one, except Mark has a new title, Demoted Guy) said lots of married people have different stands on stuff "from time to time", so why is it wrong if Bill and Hillary (of all couples) do, too?
CNN correspondent Brian Todd, on Lou Dobbs Tonight, told of other foreign deals Bill has made hundreds of thousands of dollars on, like the ones in in 2006 for a Dubai ports deal that Hillary opposed. And Dubai donated hundreds of thousands more to Bill’s library. A spokesperson for Hillary’s campaign said, at the time, that those dealings weren’t relevant to Hillary’s stand against the Dubai deal, either.
On his radio show, Lou Dobbs commented that all these deals by her underlings that undermine her own position make her look like a weak leader. As though, if a woman can’t control her own campaign for the presidency, it means she won’t be ready to lead on day one...or day two...or...
What a sexist. Another unfair, prejudiced, mean, male reason Hillary will be denied her birthright to be president of the United States.
Update: An April 13 LA Times article reveals Bill's deal with Alibaba, "a Chinese Internet company accused of collaborating with the mainland government's censorship of the Web." Which Hillary opposes. This added conflict of interest by her suddenly silenced surrogate may be the real reason she's handing out those "I'm not bitter" stickers at Bill's rallies.