Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Daily Snap!

Keli Goff amusingly presents her perspective on whether or not a sexist bias against Hillary Clinton exists in the media. SNAP!

"How will black women voters be able to decide who to vote for when faced with both a black and a female candidate?." In fact I have been holding my breath and waiting for the article titled, "Left Handed voters from the South who know black females, find themselves torn between loyalty to left handed candidate or staying true to their Southern Roots."

While no one will ever claim that chants of "Iron my shirt" are anything but the sexist rants of a raving misogynist who should be deplored, denounced, (if not tarred and feathered) accordingly, this does not mean that the majority of anti-Hillary sentiment is steeped in sexism. The reality is that Hillary Clinton was viewed as polarizing by a number of men and women long before she ever ran for president.

From my perspective, I would say absolutely not, but only for the most part. Clearly, there's Chris Matthews, but while his remarks sound sexist, in actuality they are simply stupid, as are most things this vapid mimbo says.

I am in agreement with Keli, because I feel exactly the same way. I have zero problems of voting for women, or being led by them. I gladly report to two women at my job, and most of those who report to me are women, all of whom I have tremendous respect for. I also have a female representative in the House, Nancy Pelosi, whom I respect - and vote for, though I don't always agree with her. I also have tremendous respect for Barbara Boxer and I think she's an outstanding senator. By the same token, I have voted more than once for Dianne Feinstein, but I will not vote for again. If she were running for president, I would not vote for her either, and it has nothing to do with her gender. Nor does Hillary Clinton's gender have anything to do with my decision to not vote for her under any circumstance. Plain and simple, Hillary is worse than a liar. She is someone to whom lies come so easily that she cannot distinguish the truth from a lie, and this is a trait she shares with George W. Bush. She is not someone with the slightest amount of integrity, and that is what is most important to me.

With that said, I may continue to make remarks about Hillary Clinton that sound sexist, and they would certainly be more likely to be interpreted as being sexist since they'd be coming from a man. So I am quite happy when Hillary Clinton is called out by women - and not about her gender, but about who she really is. A liar. And a fraud. And a charlatan. And... well, I could go on.

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