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Tue Aug 23, 2016, 12:48 PM

America loves women like Hillary Clinton–as long as they’re not asking for a promotion

It’s hard to remember these days, but just a few years ago, everybody loved Hillary Rodham Clinton. When she stepped down as US secretary of state in January 2013 after four years in office, her approval rating stood at what the Wall Street Journal described as an “eye-popping” 69%. That made her not only the most popular politician in the country, but the second-most popular secretary of state since 1948.
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How times have changed. “The FBI And 67 Percent of Americans Distrust Hillary Clinton,” booms a recent headline in the Huffington Post. Clinton’s favorability ratings currently hover around 40.8%. Bob Woodward complains that “there is something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating.” “Hillary’s personality repels me,” Walker Bragman writes in Salon.

How can we reconcile the “unlikable” Democratic presidential candidate of today with the adored politician of recent history? It’s simple: Public opinion of Clinton has followed a fixed pattern throughout her career. Her public approval plummets whenever she applies for a new position. Then it soars when she gets the job. The wild difference between the way we talk about Clinton when she campaigns and the way we talk about her when she’s in office can’t be explained as ordinary political mud-slinging. Rather, the predictable swings of public opinion reveal Americans’ continued prejudice against women caught in the act of asking for power.

http://qz.com/624346/america-loves-women-like-hillary-clinton-as-long-as-theyre-not-asking-for-a-promotion/


This article is from Feb., 2016, but I think it explains a lot of what's happening right now.

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Tue Aug 23, 2016, 12:50 PM

1. the right-wing smear machine too its eye of hillary-hate while it focused on obama-hate.

when the smear machine isn't constantly telling us to dislike hillary, we forget and like her again.

amazing how that happens.

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Tue Aug 23, 2016, 01:30 PM

2. It's about the repug hate machine,

up and running against Democratic candidates, especially those garnering lots of positive attention. It's really not too hard to understand, but very hard to accept and tolerate.

They are HATERS, and hate has become an American value in 'recent' years.

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