by Patrice Lewis
This would be funny if it weren’t so sad. It seems former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright chastised young women voters who didn’t want to support Hillary Clinton and threatened them with eternal damnation.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
“And you have to help Hillary Clinton,” said Albright. “[She] will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Which raises the question: help each other with what? What is so important to women that only Hillary can provide it?
Let me get this straight. Hillary Clinton, whose traitorous neglect caused the death of four men in Benghazi, will “always be there” for us? Hillary Clinton, whose willful undermining of national security by refusing to use a secured email server for highly classified documents, will “always be there” for us? Hillary Clinton, who supported and covered up for a husband who is a documented rapist and possible pedophile, will “always be there” for us? Hillary Clinton, who between her and her husband have left dozens of mysterious “suicides” and “accidents” in their wake for those who crossed them, will “always be there” for us?
Always be there for us? In what level of hell? If you’ll pardon my language … to hell with that.
According to Albright, women are supposed to support Hillary simply because she’s a woman. This is the same logic that claims everyone must support Obama because of his melanin level (regardless of his policies), or they’re “racist.”
Unable to run on a platform involving anything as old-fashioned as integrity, truthfulness, honesty or policy strength, Hillary has fallen back on what had, in decades past, been a tried-and-true trump card (if you’ll forgive the pun): She’s female. In the opinion of Madeleine Albright, this sole biological accident qualifies her for president.
“There has never been a president who knows what it’s like to menstruate, be pregnant, or give birth,” Kate Harding wrote in the online women’s magazine Dame shortly after Clinton declared her candidacy. “Me, I intend to vote with my vagina.”
(This, dear readers, is why some people believe women should NOT be able to vote. When I see logic like Harding’s, sometimes I agree with them!!! Many women are too apt to vote with their emotions, or, in this case, with their reproductive organs.)
Is this what has come down for feminists, where they must view politics through the lens of sexism and oppression in order to be, well, women? How lame is that?
Older feminists apparently still subscribe to the notion that women, in order to be part of the “sisterhood,” must think, act and especially vote in lockstep. Women are supposed to be “representatives of an oppressed class defined by a group identity,” in the words of Kate O’Beirne.
But this time it’s not working. I’m not talking about conservative women – you couldn’t pay us enough money to vote for Hillary – but instead young female voters, who are supposed to be Hillary’s biggest fan base, are abandoning her in droves and clustering around an old worn out socialist, Bernie Sanders.
Apparently, a woman who gives every indication of being a two-faced, power-mad, unstable, vindictive witch is not the woman who appeals to young voters. By contrast, Bernie Sanders comes across as mild and pure in his socialism-driven agenda, an agenda that dovetails nicely with all the progressive brainwashing kids experience in public schools these days.
Young people might be brainwashed, but not yet so fogged that at some deep-down level they can’t recognize lying hypocrisy when they see it, such as when Hillary suggested she was doing a great favor to Americans by running for president.
And it’s driving Hillary nuts. She can’t understand why her popularity is waning and must rely on “super delegates” to pretend people actually want her in office.
“I spent my whole life trying to knock down barriers,” Hillary said. “I never thought I would run for elective office, let alone run for president. But I always believed that service is the rent we pay for living in our country.”
Really? Her ambition to be president is purely based on selfless love for country? Or could it be the culmination of a lifetime of power-mad money-grabs? The Clintons have grown staggeringly rich through decades of shady deals and strong-arm tactics. This isn’t rent, it’s extortion.
And this, don’t forget, is the woman we’re told will land us in hell if we don’t vote for her.
You see, Hillary misunderstands the purpose of the presidency. The role of the executive office is not to fulfill her own personal goal of being America’s first woman president. The purpose is to lead our nation in the global economy, making decisions that are best for America’s citizens and for our future, within constitutional limitations – something Hillary is patently unsuited for, as her history abundantly demonstrates. (Can someone, anyone, tell me something Hillary has actually accomplished?)
But Hillary sees the presidency solely through the lens of feminism. It’s something a woman must do in order to … um … well … um … be president. Hillary thought she was a shoe-in for executive office simply on the basis of having two X chromosomes, by stumping on the platform that anyone with a similar genetic makeup would unquestioningly fall in line. Results are showing she’s wrong.
Young progressive voters are supporting Sanders because he actually has a platform they agree with. As much as I disagree with that agenda, at least he’s honest about it. But Hillary? “Vote for me because I’m a woman” isn’t cutting the mustard.
In other words, Hillary is still tiresomely, wearily, playing the gender card. Dear, it’s getting old.
“While many older women’s rights advocates see the election of Clinton as the next logical step in a broader movement,” notes the Washington Post, “some younger activists have expressed resentment at the notion that they should feel obligated to vote for Clinton simply because she’s a woman. Some have argued in recent months that Sanders, with his calls to end income inequality and make college free, is arguably the more feminist candidate.”
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In Hillary’s case, they’re wrong. The road to another Clinton presidency is paved with broken ideas, broken promises and broken bodies. Hang on for a very bumpy ride.