It usually blows my mind into infinite, disgusting little pieces when political correctness seizes hold of reality and claims it for itself. Which means, of course, every single day. Surprised I can still write.
Donald Trump is being pilloried for suggesting Hillary Clinton would not have 5 percent of the vote were she not a woman. “The only thing she’s got going is the women’s card,” he said Tuesday.
Thursday, instead of backing down, he escalating the matter. “Without the women’s card, Hillary would not even be a viable person to run for city council positions,” he said on the Today show.
This, apparently, is insulting to all women everywhere.
“Do you understand why people find that to be kind of a demeaning comment?” Today host Savannah Guthrie asked.
I do not understand. I know she wasn’t asking me, but I do not. In the real world, where most voters live, the prospect of having the first woman, African American, Hispanic, Jew, Croatian – you name it – as president is an appealing thing to some. And no doubt part of Hillary’s support is based on her sex. And no doubt, as Trump said, it’s hard to figure out what the accomplishments are that qualify Hillary to be president.
Name one, quick!
Now name a foreign policy failure during the Obama presidency.
Not as hard to do, is it?
What’s particularly disturbing is that Clinton herself is making the case for her candidacy based on being a woman, and she doesn’t get called on it.
Remember this? Here, she not only touts herself as the first woman running for president, she suggests that because she is a woman, ipso facto, she cannot possibly be part of the establishment. So she is either unaware of the gains women have made in the past 50 years or she thinks the ladies are too tender to play with the big boys.
Well, look, I’ve got to just jump in here because, honestly, Sen. Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you that it is … It is really quite amusing to me.
Maybe Guthrie should ask Hillary next time she’s on why she is insulting women in this manner.