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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Misogynistic attacks on Hillary Clinton have been the norm for as long as she’s been in the public eye. From her fashion sense to her hairstyles to her public displays of emotion, endless criticism has been leveled at Clinton that few male politicians have had to endure. Sadly, the sexist shade isn’t only thrown by those on the right, nor is it limited to men. Male or female, right or left, Hillary always seems to be in the crosshairs of those who make comments about her that they’d never make about a man. Welcome to “The War on Woman.”


“I don’t think arguing vote for me because I’m a woman is enough,” proclaimed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), at a local chamber of commerce event. And he wasn’t just talking about Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Secretary of State he defeated last year to retain his Senate seat. Oh, no. He was referring to Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State… of the United States of America. You know, the single most powerful and influential diplomat in the world? Yeah, that Hillary Clinton, the one currently leading the field in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“You may recall my election last year,” said McConnell. “I beat my opponent with women in my race because the gender card alone is not enough. I’m sure there are millions of Americans who would love to have a woman president. But a woman president to do what?”

Meaning what, exactly? That if a man is elected president, he will of course have oodles of fancy, important, president-y things to do, but a woman would be at a loose end? Gee, where would a former lawyer, First Lady, Secretary of State, senator, and two-time presidential candidate even begin? What could Hillary Clinton possibly know about legislation, diplomacy, economics, or foreign policy, for crying out loud? She’s just a woman! She has cookies to bake, socks to darn, and a husband to obey. Presidenting is man’s work!

Welp, that’s pretty much how the Democratic frontrunner reacted when a reporter from the Huffington Post asked her in a Facebook Q&A what she made of McConnell’s sexist slight:

Wow. If that’s what he said, Mitch McConnell really doesn’t get it. There is a gender card being played in this campaign. It’s played every time Republicans vote against giving women equal pay, deny families access to affordable child care or family leave, refuse to let women make decisions about their health or have access to free contraception. These aren’t just women’s issues, they are economic issues that drive growth and affect all Americans. Anyone who doesn’t get that doesn’t understand what our lives are like. -H

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Clinton’s comment about equal pay is especially potent, considering that last year McConnell reduced the Paycheck Fairness Act to a “bizarre obsession” that’s part of the Democrats’ “never-ending political road show.” Equal pay for equal work, insisted McConnell, is nothing more than Democrats wanting to “blow a few kisses to their powerful pals on the left.”

If by “powerful pals,” Senator, you mean women… you betcha.

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  • bestofandy

    I wonder what Donald Trump says about this McConnell loser?

    • FireBaron

      Frankly, nobody really cares what THE DONALD says about anyone. It’s all his bloviating which will collapse two sentences into the first debate, should he actually have the stones to show up.

      • bestofandy

        Who else is going to expose this McConnell character for being a political sell-out to corporations. McConnell is a LOSER big time, but nobody knows this until some like Trump makes his winded and self serving statements.

        • Louis Allen

          You really must mean Hillary and Nancy.

  • stcroixcarp

    Mitch, remember your words, the “gender card” works both ways. Just because someone is male doesn’t mean that he’s an automatic winner.

  • 1Zoe55

    McConnell and the other congressmen who met in a townhouse in Washington, D.C. the night of President Obama’s first election are traitors to America. The meeting’s purpose was to oppose and to obstruct President Obama to ensure that he would be a one-term president no matter the cost to America. These cowardly traitors did not succeed but their antics slowed the success of many programs. McConnell’s allegiance should be to America and, secondly, to his state but he lets his racial hatred determine his actions.

  • plc97477

    I think someone forgot to tell the turtle that women are allowed to vote now. And we do in large numbers.

  • The similarity between “Knuckle Head Smith” and Mitch is uncanny. Perhaps, there’s a genetic link? Naaa! The former was more astute and had better comportment than the latter.

  • greenlantern1

    I am a male.
    I am a Caucasian.
    I USED to be a REPUBLICAN!
    Rep. Tammy Duckworth makes me proud to be an American!
    So did the WACS!
    So does the memory of Molly Pitcher!
    Perfectly clear?

  • Whatmeworry

    No other person with Hilary’s past would even consider running for dog catcher

    • Daniel Max Ketter

      Gee, the dog catcher is always chasing after my sweet linda, her snout and whiskers sort of give her away.

    • Donald Trump is a racist scumbag, and does not represent the reublican party

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        Donald Trump does sooooooo represent the crooks of the GOP. Sorry but you reap what you boys all sowed.

    • Daniel Max Ketter

      You know, Ford makes crappy cars and Mr. Richards should be awarded
      every dime! I worked for that pathetic company for 30-years, and had
      seen so many attempts of cutting corners of safety and environmental
      waste by management that made me sick! Fortunately, the UAW organized
      line workers played hardball with their management in making a half-way
      safe vehicle, and saved them from many lawsuits. However, I would today
      rather buy a Prius or any Hyundai over any Ford products. Darn tooting

    • Linda Rae was so ugly, when she were born they
      put tinted windows on her incubator

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Actually, it should surprise no woman who knows the Code of the Good Ole Boy Mutton Chops breed that McConnell feels “gender is not enough.” Of course, to a good ole boy like McConnell….enough from any woman is NEVER enough.

    This only serve to separate today’s REAL mature minded American men from the little boys in adult bodies all lusting for control of women that will never again happen in their lifetimes.

    Give it up boys. Women no longer need you good ole boys for support. And, thanks to your male egos, trying to keep women on the back burner is NOT working anymore. All you managed to do was fire women up more. Since 52% of the US population are women, you dopes of the little boy brigade actually think women will not vote for an educated, accomplished woman like Hillary? Where are your brains? IN your butts? That figures.

    • Louis Allen

      Lenore: your constant “war on men” I see.
      Get over it, dear?

  • Louis Allen

    Wow! So funny (and telling) how to all of you leftist/liberal/socialist half-brains, the mere utterance of a FACT, that the gender card is not enough (duh!), constitutes a reason to get all flustered and to claim that as proof of the ridiculous “war” on women.
    But then again, that becomes understandable when you realize that facts are a leftist/liberal nincompoop ‘ worst enemy!