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Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:06 PM

There will always be a reason why a woman is not the right woman. Always a "better alternative".

The mythical "ideal" will always be just out of reach or unattainable. If it wasn't Hillary, it would be some other woman that doesn't meet the standard. There will always be some man that is better, not because he is a man, but just because.

There will always be comments about her voice. Her wardrobe. Her appearance. Her personal life choices. She will always be just a little too ambitious. She will always be defined by her spouse.

If you point out these differences in treatment, you will be playing the gender card. If she is arrogant enough to point out the historic nature of her goals, she is pandering.

I have come to realize that Yoko Ono was right.

Hillary Clinton is my choice. She is the most qualified. And make no mistake...a large percentage of the vitriol displayed by her opponents on the right and left is sexism. Virulent, hateful sexism.

I'm With Her.

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Reply There will always be a reason why a woman is not the right woman. Always a "better alternative". (Original post)
LexVegas Feb 2016 OP
Iliyah Feb 2016 #1
bluestateguy Feb 2016 #2
shenmue Feb 2016 #3
SunShine22 Feb 2016 #4
Hekate Feb 2016 #5
LexVegas Feb 2016 #6
Lisa D Feb 2016 #7
yallerdawg Feb 2016 #8
stonecutter357 Feb 2016 #9

Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:16 PM

1. Of course, but nothing to see here . .

They will negativity talk about her all the way to the WH. Look, they are still doing the same to Pres O. Corporate media will hype outlier polls that show her losing %.. Haven't seen that poll showing her catching up in NH. So, GOP/corporate media will 24/7 trying to keep her out of the WH.

GOP/corporate media will do anything necessary to win the WH. Keep up the faith. HRC will win!

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:19 PM

2. I agree

T'sall

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:20 PM

3. Too true

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:47 PM

4. Has the media given Bernie's Campaign a pass?

"Sanders staffers posed as union members in Vegas" " and "Sander's campaign caught falsely claiming that two New Hampshire newspapers endorsed him." If this was Hillary's campaign it would be all out attack.


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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 02:48 PM

5. I remember that crap here when Kagan and Sotomayor were nominated for SCOTUS

My gods, it was awful. According to a lot of guys, any female candidate for the Court was going to be sifted from all the people in the country, have to prove superhuman powers, turn water into wine, heal the sick at a touch.... By the time they were done it was clear no woman would ever qualify. What they didn't recognize was that no man would, either -- it's just that no man would ever be held to those standards in the first place.

I'm with Her.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 03:23 PM

6. I'm telling you, there will always be a "better alternative", no matter who it is. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:11 PM

7. Nailed it.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:16 PM

8. Only half the job done!

This is where conservative (as in not progressive) philosophy fails (or succeeds, if that is the goal).

It's equal opportunity - and ignore the outcome - we were fair and unbiased on the front end!

Institutional, culturally-pervasive sexism and racism are eliminated - if we just give them an equal opportunity upfront!

It doesn't matter if we elect a black president - irrelevant!

We'll get the right woman one day!

And then - we have the same ongoing disproportionate results - year after year, decade after decade, century after century.

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Response to LexVegas (Original post)

Fri Feb 5, 2016, 04:44 PM

9. K&R!

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