Despite the many challenges and trying times confronting the nation today, defeated presidential candidate Democrat Hillary Clinton is only fixated with her humiliating loss to Donald Trump in last year’s election. As she promotes her new book about the favorite topic she’s obsessing about, what else but her setback, every day she tells mainstream media new reason to explain her embarrassing loss, blaming anyone and anything but herself.
Her latest alibi declares that she did not get as much support from white women voters because they were scared off by their husbands, boyfriends and male employers. She said sexism was a factor in her defeat.
Hillary who failed in her presidential ambitions twice, first to fellow Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, and of course, to Donald Trump last year, said:”When women are serving on behalf of someone else, as I was when I was Secretary of State, for example, they are seen favorably. But when they step into the arena and say, ‘Wait a minute, I think I could do the job, I would like to have that opportunity’, their favorabilities goes down.”
Such statements seem to contradict how Hillary has always projected herself as an advocate of women’s issues, or even as a liberal, politically-correct feminist. How could she even suggest that women, and white women in particular, did not vote for her simply because they were scared of their male partners, or superiors at work? In this day and age of supposed women empowerment and gender equality, does it mean she actually believes that white women, compared to black or women of color, are not capable of thinking for themselves? That they don’t have a mind of their own when exercising their right of suffrage? That they can simply be bullied into voting for their husbands’, boyfriends’ or bosses’ choice?
Has it also not occurred to “in-denial” Hillary that she may not have enjoyed great support with women, or as to her own reckoning, white women in particular, not because she was “merely” a woman, but because she was Hillary Clinton, a person they could not trust. And that gender may not have anything to do with their mistrust of her.
In an interview with NPR, Hillary even shared the conversation she had with Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who supposedly agreed with her by telling her that a woman’s unpopularity is directly proportional to her success.
Hillary said:”Sheryl ended this really sobering conversation by saying that women will have no empathy for you, because they will be under tremendous pressure- and I’m talking principally about white women- they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for ‘the girl’.”
Hillary also said that Sandberg saw the same behavior from women supporters of Bernie Sanders during the primaries who supposedly resorted to vile attacks against the women who stood up for Hillary.
Isn’t Hillary the one who’s spreading sexism and demonizing women, especially white women, by making them appear to be insecure bitches who are hostile to fellow women who are achievers?
Trump indeed won 42 percent of women in last year’s presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. Does that mean that so many husbands, boyfriends, bosses were so strong and so forceful in dictating to the women in their lives who to vote for, and to not vote ‘for that girl’?
When will she get it- that it’s not about her being a woman, it’s her being untrustworthy, oppressive, lying Hillary that cost her the women’s votes, and the presidency?