Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Charm Offensive

America's sweetheart, reminding us of our sins:
Hillary Clinton on Saturday partly blamed her 2016 presidential loss on white women and said that they voted for Donald Trump because their husbands told them to vote that way.

Clinton spoke at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai, India over the weekend, where a journalist introduced her as the "woman who should have been the president of the United States of America."

The event's host, India Today Editor Aroon Purie, asked Clinton how 52 percent of white women could vote for Trump after the "Access Hollywood" tape was released in the final weeks of the campaign, which featured Clinton making crude sexual remarks about women.

"Democrats, going back to my husband and even before, but just in recent times going back to Bill and our candidates and then President Obama, have been losing the vote, including white women. We do not do well with white men and we don't do well with married white women," Clinton said.

She went on to say that white women face an "ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."
That's sure to ingratiate her with potential voters. She wasn't done:
Clinton said that she was on the way to winning the white women vote until then-FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to leaders in Congress less than two weeks before the election stating that the FBI reopened its investigation into her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

"All of a sudden white women, who were going to vote for me and frankly standing up to the men in their lives and the men in their workplaces, were being told, ‘She's going to jail. You don't want to vote for her. It's terrible, you can't vote for that.' So, it just stopped my momentum and it decreased my vote enough because I was ahead. I was winning, and I thought I had fought my way back in the ten days from that letter until the election. I fell a little bit short," Clinton said.
Get your Stepford on, ladies.

This is nonsense. It's 2018. Men and women make up their own minds all the time. I know plenty of married couples whose votes essentially cancel each other's out. I also see a lot of married white women who post left-wing memes and diatribes on social media all day long. I also know conservative women who have left-wing husbands. Mrs. Clinton is a married white woman herself.

She had more to say:

If you want to know the truth, I think the main reason she lost is pretty simple: we all know people like Hillary -- nasty, hectoring, dismissive. You can't avoid all of them, especially if they are relatives, or neighbors, or co-workers. But you don't have to have them in your living room every day if you don't elect them to office. Trump may be a lot of things, but he's not a misanthrope. Hillary Clinton is the worst retail politician I have ever seen.


R.A. Crankbait said...

So those aimless white women voted the way their husbands told them to...and not the way Hillary told them to?

The nerve.

Bike Bubba said...

Oh, we didn't just tell our wimmin to vote for Trump, we threatened them if we didn't, of course. Hilliary's support of prenatal infanticide and exposure of classified information to the Russians and Chinese had nothing to do with it. :^)

Seriously, knowing a little bit about Indian culture, it occurs to me that Hilliary was treading on dangerous ground by all but invoking a caste system in the U.S. While vestiges (often strong) still exist in India, and outsiders are warned to be very aware of it, people in India are very sensitive about mentioning it. Talking openly like that is like going to Birmingham and mentioning to a casual acquaintance that Grandpa wore bedsheets every other Thursday night. Yes, it's true, but it's not something you just talk about.

Humorously, I'm told that Webster's is going to put her picture below the definition of "sore loser" next year.

Gino said...

When I first read that article yesterday I had to recheck the site thinking it came from the onion

R.A. Crankbait said...

The public falls, the wrist broken reportedly as a result of a slip in the shower, the impolitic - if not outright bizarre - public statements. And yet the long-distance psychiatrists and physicians say the Trump is the one who's not well?