Does Hillary Clinton sacrifice feminist principles for expediency?
A trove of documents relating to Hillary Rodham Clinton came out this week from the late Diane Blair, a University of Arkansas political scientist and long time HRC friend.
In one respect, do people - other than right-wing Clinton haters - really, really want to revisit the Lewinsky mess and all those other things from the early 1990's? Is any of this at all relevant today?
But forget Bill & Monica. The NEW REPUBLIC's Isaac Chotiner makes a fairly persuasive case, I think, that anyone other than Hillary Clinton would have been skewered for deriding "whiney women" (feminists) castigating Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR), facing accusations of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. (Packwood eventually resigned for gross misconduct). Why? HRC needed Packwood's vote for her health-care overhaul...
And from The NEW YORK TIMES, a classic example of how the Clintons' global web could pose some problems for a Hillary Clinton Presidential bid, such as all-too-close ties to a Ukrainian oligarch mired in a trade dispute, which positions him in opposition to those blue-collar, steel workers in Pennsylvania and Ohio (the Dems who favored HRC over Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries)...
A politician sacrificing principles for expediency? Oh, no! I'm shocked - shocked!
Besides, feminazis - politicians or not - only trot out "feminist principles" when they are expedient. Like equal pay for equal work (but guys are still expected to pick-up the check).
Mike from Delaware
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 10:09am
Actually I'd like to hear more about Elizabeth Warren.
Hillary's got so much baggage that the TEA folks & folks like elRushbo & Jensen would use as fodder.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 11:09am
I shudder to think that after 8 years of Julius Rosenberg as president from 1993-2001 that we would get Ethel Rosenberg from 2017-2025. By then, the selling of America to the Chinese and all other communist entities would be complete, but neither would get the electric chair.
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