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Hatred Toward Hillary May Be Fueled By Sexism

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Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland. Cynthia Tucker Haynes says hatred toward Hillary is fueled by sexism.

Once upon a time, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a left-wing ideologue. Or so her conservative critics argued. After all, as a young woman, she had worked in the presidential campaigns of progressive icons Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. After law school, she had taken a job with a suspiciously left-leaning charity, the Children’s Defense Fund.

And her liberal enthusiasms didn’t stop there. As Bill Clinton’s first lady, she was an unapologetic feminist, lending her intellectual firepower to his administration, leading the charge to enact universal health care. She was branded a fire-breathing populist, a near-socialist bent on destroying a productive sector of the American economy.

She was vilified by congressional Republicans, right-wing radio pit bulls and health industry executives. Her health care proposal went down in flames.

Fast forward a few decades, and you’ll find that she is now a corporate sellout. Or so her liberal critics argue. She is a soulless centrist who lacks a guiding ideology. She is a warmonger, an untrustworthy political hack.

The only thing that hasn’t changed in the several decades of her public life is this: Hatred of her remains white-hot, unhinged, irrational. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates observed in a widely quoted New Yorker profile written in 1996: “Like horse-racing, Hillary-hating has become one of those national pastimes which unite the elite and the lumpen.”

What’s up with that? Why has Clinton inspired such rage, such resentment—fueled by very different sentiments and assessments—over the years? What has she done to earn so much antipathy?

Hillary-hate is a strange brew, a toxic mixture of ultra-conservative rage, populist suspicion and progressive resentment over her lack of ideological purity. It is stirred together with heaping doses of the candidate’s own anti-charisma, her calculating poses, her inability to give a simple answer to a simple question. But the ingredient that has fed the mix and fueled its growth is sexism, the lingering animus toward a woman’s leadership that still festers underneath our patina of equality for all. Without the yeast of sexism, it is impossible to imagine that Clinton would be deemed nearly as untrustworthy as the lying and fraudulent Donald Trump.

As her fight for universal health care underscores, the conservative assault on Hillary Clinton began during her husband’s presidency. It was aided, immeasurably, by the rise of a harsh, unrelenting hyper-partisanship championed by the inimitable Newt Gingrich and echoed through a growing right-wing media network. So it was that the president and his wife were accused of drug dealing and murder.

As special counsel Kenneth Star continued his torturous investigation of the Clintons, a besieged Hillary Clinton complained of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy” — a remark the Washington media establishment greeted as the ranting of a woman who could find no rational explanation for the political troubles of the Clinton White House. There’s no doubt the sex scandal was a problem of the president’s own making, but it’s also true that a vast right-wing conspiracy — funded by ultra-conservative 1-percenters such as Charles and David Koch and Richard Mellon Scaife — was out to smear the Clintons and ruin his presidency.

But as her husband contributed to his enemies’ campaign against him, Hillary Clinton has also made mistakes that arm her rivals. Her decision to use a private email server as secretary of state was a case of superbly bad judgment; her failure to acknowledge that early in her presidential campaign is simply inexplicable. She has also disappointed liberals with her hawkishness, including her support for the worst U.S. foreign policy blunder of the last 50 years, the invasion of Iraq. That vote alone may have cost her the presidential nomination in 2008.

She suffers further because she is simply not a skillful politician. She’s as smart as they come, and she has a formidable work ethic. She’s a policy wonk. But she lacks the ability to project warmth and empathy and camaraderie on the campaign trail, through no fault of her own.

Still, her lack of charisma doesn’t explain everything. Bernie Sanders, who yelled and gestured wildly from every podium he occupied, doesn’t exactly exude charisma. And the beloved Joe Biden, who was greeted rapturously when he took the convention stage, has been known to calculate his moves and to cater to big-money interests. So, ask yourself this: What’s different about her?

Cynthia Tucker won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007. She can be reached at cynthia@cynthiatucker.com.

 

Photo: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio June 13, 2016.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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Cynthia Tucker Haynes

Cynthia Tucker Haynes, a veteran newspaper journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, is a Visiting Professor of Journalism and Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Georgia. She is also a highly-regarded commentator on TV and radio news shows.

Haynes was editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper for 17 years, where she led the development of opinion policy. More recently, she was that newspaper’s Washington-based political columnist. She maintains a syndicated column through Universal Press Syndicate, which is published in dozens of newspapers around the country. Besides winning the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2007, Haynes has also received numerous other awards, including Journalist of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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  1. AgLander July 30, 2016

    The huge negative poll ratings against Clinton are not based on sexism, they are based on her record of incompetence, long running lawlessness and inability to connect personally with the American public…..she has a rigid, plastic personality that repels people away instead of attracting them to her.

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    1. TZToronto July 30, 2016

      You, sir, are living in an alternate reality, one created by your gods, Limbaugh and Hannity.

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    2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

      Ag, you’re still out to lunch. Please try eating more “brain” food. Then, get back to us.
      Speaking of rigidity, there are few I’ve encountered who are as dogmatic and rigid as you. You should take a sample of the last month’s worth of comments you’ve and you’ll see that you are primarily a broken record regurgitating the same Eeyore persona, but with a hard edge.

      Is that an icon of who you wish to be?

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    3. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

      You’re correct Ag. Give us a Condoleezza Rice or a woman of SUBSTANCE and not a lying, corruption tainted enabler and I’d be happy to vote for a woman. It has nothing to do with gender

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      1. The lucky one July 30, 2016

        Maybe you’re being sarcastic. That’s the only way I can interpret your characterization of Rice as a woman of substance. Her lack of truthfulness is too well documented to even consider here.

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        1. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

          And HC is a more truthful choice? My point is it’s not a woman thing like the msm would like you to believe.

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          1. The lucky one July 30, 2016

            I don’t know, certainly not a less truthful one. I don’t dispute that Clinton is not honest but Rice is a very poor person to contrast her with if you’re trying to emphasize that point. Rice was an active participant in the propaganda campaign of lies used to mislead us into a war we are still trying to recover from. True Clinton did vote for it but that’s different than leading the charge as Rice and her co-conspirators did.

            It’s not all a “woman thing”. There are many valid criticisms of Clinton but the fact that many of her male colleagues get a free pass or a wink and a nod over things that she is vilified for make me think there is something to that view.

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          2. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

            I’m not naive enough not to believe there are still some Strom Thurmonds out there but just to be clear, I am not one of them. Nor do i believe there are a majority to make this article valid

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          3. The lucky one July 30, 2016

            I disagree and there doesn’t need to be a majority to make his statement that Clinton faces gender bias inaccurate. There is also that some of the accusations against her are absurd while others though worthy of condemnation are done regularly by her male peers with little out all the attention.

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    4. The lucky one July 30, 2016

      Yah and Trump exudes warmth, LOL.

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      1. AgLander July 30, 2016

        I would feel comfortable having a beer with Trump. Relaxed, social conversation and feeling I’m in a safe, non threatening environment.
        I would NOT feel comfortable having a beer with Hillary Clinton. I’d be watching her talk in awkward spurts of programmed lines thinking WTF is wrong with this woman?…..while also being concerned if those darting, angry looking eyes that don’t seem to be focusing on anything are a sign that she’s about to grab a knife from the silverware setting and try to stab me!

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        1. The lucky one July 31, 2016

          Yah I suppose you would. I imagine you would be safe since the Trumpster goes nowhere without his bodyguards.Myself, I’d get pretty tired of his constant bragging and need to be fawned over. I’d probably get stiffed on his share of the tab and after a few beers I might slap that smirk off his face and get arrested or beaten by his thugs.

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  2. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

    Well well well…it has finally been said “out loud”. I have said for years that insecure men cannot deal with a strong woman. These kinds of pathetic men see it as a zero sum game, if a woman wins, then somehow their manhood is threatened. The other side of that coin is certain women – a strong woman in a power position feels to these women as a threat to their “way of life” and a threat to their men. It is very sad that we have raised so many children to become insecure little grown ups whose very existence depends on their sex roles. It is sexism plain and simple.

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    1. Dan S July 30, 2016

      After I was widowed a couple years ago not long after I met a lady at a bowling meet up she organized. She’s quite different from my late wife is a Nurse smart as a whip & very direct. I don’t dare cross her when she’s in a mood but we’ve been married over a year & very much in love. She’s the breadwinner by miles but I’m not intimidated neither should people be afraid of Hillary. There have been many capable women leaders like Margaret Thatcher so stop the sexism & vote for the most qualified person not based on gender

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      1. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

        you are a treasure and I hope your wife appreciates it:)

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        1. Dan S July 30, 2016

          Thank You that really means a lot to me. Today my stepson is heading out to caravan with other young millennials to campaign for Hillary Clinton across the state for the next 3 days. Young people do care about the future & certainly don’t want to leave it in the hands of someone as unstable or unpredictable as the GOP nominee.

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    2. TZToronto July 30, 2016

      One of Ms. Clinton’s biggest problems is women who can’t imagine another woman as President of the United States. One female friend of ours asserts that a woman having hot flashes is not capable of reliably making important decisions. . . . If we’re taliking about hormones, I’m guessing that Trumplethinskin (I got that from a comment on Huffingtonpost) takes testerone supplements. I think he ought to lower the dosage.

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      1. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

        Mrs. Clinton is well beyond the age of hot flashes. Just so you know:)

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  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

    There is one segment of America whose demographic profile fits quite accurately those men who are afraid of women who project intelligence and a strong personality—women who are unlike the stereotypical docile chained-to-the-kitchen type who were denied the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of education and to speak their minds om public.

    The opportunities afforded to us blacks during Reconstruction triggered an internal alarm in those males who preferred the conservative stance of maintaining the system as is, and which has been visibly prolonged by the behavior of men who have inherited the conservative “genetic” defect. These small men are a subspecies that reveal themselves in their hostility towards Hillary and all other women—maybe a twisted sort of genitalia envy.

    This deficiency motivates the more weak and fearful men in this forum and elsewhere men who have been sucked into the misogynist eddies of Trump and the GOP, who seek comfort and protection in the anonymity of the Internet, and who rarely venture out beyond their circle of like-minded men for fear of meeting women far superior to themselves—which means most women in the world.

    From a statement put out by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, we have the following excerpt:

    “… Two Wings of a Bird

    Despite the widespread acceptance of gender equality in principle—and the advancement of political and civil rights for women in many countries—full equality has not yet been achieved. In this statement issued in 1997, the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States emphasizes the full and equal participation of women in all spheres of life.

    The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the sexes is essential to human progress and the transformation of society. Inequality retards not only the advancement of women but the progress of civilization itself. The persistent denial of equality to one-half of the world’s population is an affront to human dignity. It promotes destructive attitudes and habits in men and women that pass from the family to the work place, to political life, and ultimately to international relations. On no grounds, moral, biological, or traditional can inequality be justified. The moral and psychological climate necessary to enable our nation to establish social justice and to contribute to global peace will be created only when women attain full partnership with men in all fields of endeavor.

    The systematic oppression of women is a conspicuous and tragic fact of history. Restricted to narrow spheres of activity in the life of society, denied educational opportunities and basic human rights, subjected to violence, and frequently treated as less than human, women have been prevented from realizing their true potential. Age-old patterns of subordination, reflected in popular culture, literature and art, law, and even religious scriptures, continue to pervade every aspect of life. Despite the advancement of political and civil rights for women in America and the widespread acceptance of equality in principle, full equality has not been achieved.

    The damaging effects of gender prejudice are a fault line beneath the foundation of our national life. The gains for women rest uneasily on unchanged, often unexamined, inherited assumptions. Much remains to be done. “

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    1. Karen July 30, 2016

      I think Hillary tried to address this in a small way in her acceptance speech. Many women of our age were raised in the stereotypical way you addressed. Finding our voices and our right to use them has been a process for some, but there are still women who fear that freedom and the responsibility it entails.

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      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

        Society has to undergo a process of achieving a balance in correcting these stereotypes. That’s why I and other men need to be active in changing attitudes by our deeds and not just by words, and providing support, WHILE AVOIDING BEING PATERNALISTIC IN THE PROCESS.

        Avoidance of paternalism is most crucial in any attempts at addressing wrongs.

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  4. charleo1 July 30, 2016

    Explaining the strange brew of Hillary hate, as the author describes, requires covering much of the same ground explored in explaining the same baseless, irrational, and over the top hatred of Barack Obama. The first President any other color than white. Hillary will be the first president of any other gender than male. Pointing to a simple fact that is proving even more powerful than of our differences in politics. Despite claims to the contrary, our aversion to real change of any sort scares the bejesus out of a good portion of the American electorate. Explaining the seemingly unexplainable, 20 point trust gap enjoyed by proven serial liar, Trump, over Clinton’s transparent, and successful 40 year record of public service. Trump is held to a different and much lower standard, enjoying the unjustified advantage, because he is male. And so, as we’ve seen happen previously with Obama, all negativity, any manner of spurious unfounded allegation, or single dimensional memes, flow easily. Being accepted at face value, their clear political motivations ignored, by the same majority White, and traditionally male dominated society, some would have us return to, and then, remain forever and ever.

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

      Right you are, as usual.

      The fear of change is natural and is part of being human from the cradle to the grave. But “conservatives” down through history have developed a virulent form of resistance, going back to Pharoah, Nimrod, the Saducees and Pharisees, Abu Sufyan and Umayyah, and many others like them.

      The conservatives of today insist on perpetuating the same degree of virulence, if not against the renewal of religion, then to new scientific ideas, to changes in health care, to new social protocols and dismantling of Jim Crow, and towards women who dare to step out of the shadows.

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      1. charleo1 July 30, 2016

        The essence of conservatism is to protect the status quo. This is not new, that any Conservative leans naturally to the school of thought, that if it ain’t broke, why fix it? The problem is of course, it was broke, and still isn’t working very well for a good number of their fellow Conservatives. The reaction of the Conservatives to this inconvenient truth, and where the whole Conservative movement starts to run off the rails, has been the induced narrative among a majority of status quo conservatives, that this empowerment of the classes thing is at it’s core a zero sum game. If it’s not working for this class, or that demographic, then what the Left is asking of them is to give up a part, or all of their advantage, in order to achieve this parity, or justice. Or, in the religious realm to follow the very fundamental tenets of Christ. Who was after all, all about the responsibility of Christians, not only to themselves, but to their fellow man, and to social justice. The question then becomes, what is a good Conservative to do? The Republican Party in league with the Evangelical movement have given many the convenient answers out of their conundrum they were looking for in crudest, and most dishonest way possible. By selling them a tremendous untruth, that upends most of what they had been taught about themselves, and their faith for the past 100 years.
        And the paradoxes are killing them with down to Earth, disciplined thinkers, all serious Conservatives consider themselves to be. And with what they see as a hallmark of their political philosophy. As Jeb Bush lamented the other day, “Conservatism is Dead, he said. “At least temporarily.” He stated as an afterthought. Although, he didn’t seem very sure at all of the latter.

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        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

          The Conservative mind-set has intrigued me for years as I study their pattern of thinking and their actions overall. The naysayers and detractors in this forum are a curious breed filled with animosity and driven by irrational anti-Christian sentiments.
          An eternal question is “What motivates them to act with a group-consciousness predicated on hate, irrationality, and divisiveness, aside from basic greed and contempt?

          This is the question the more enlightened in society need to reflect on, in order to redirect conservatives onto a path of normalcy.

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          1. charleo1 July 30, 2016

            Well said. Although, if we set aside greed, and contempt, I’m not sure how much we would have to work with. I once thought the Wingers I encountered on these blog boards were merely outliers. But since the advent of Trump-ism, I’m beginning to believe they represent the soul.

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          2. Bill Thompson July 31, 2016

            Doesn’t Donald Trumps rhetoric and popularity open up anyone’s eyes? He says it loud and clear he is speaking in the American people’s voice, not his own. Do you truly believe he goes into a business meeting and behave like that? The crowd loves the stupidity, you all work with the same people I do, what is the general level of conversation that you can engage in about serious business before they all walk away in boredom? However those who can hold the crowd engage in the lowest most depraved conversations (porn) and amuse their peers, isn’t that right? Well America operates at the lowest common denominator and they are the voters. There is no reason Trump should have gotten this far in the process but here he is why would he change now, he is doubling down on what has worked, the problem is everyone who uses their intellect believe their opinions matter to the common man and it doesn’t the American public loves bull crap sadly but its true. This has been about Donald Trump against Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Mit Romney, Jeb Bush, the Koch brothers the entire republican administration and a barrage of other democrats at the DNC including Bernie Sanders and the entire main stream media including some on the Fox News network. This whole thing says more about the USA than it will ever say about Donald Trump. Look at his children do you really believe he is who you see on stage? Anybody who does need to have their head examined. America is finally getting a chance to see itself in the mirror, compliments of Trump who has nothing to loose and every thing to gain. He is even in the polls with Clinton, doing what he is doing after eight years of control by a popular democratic president. Wether Trump, wins or looses America needs to know they have a huge problem and it is going to take the country to the bottom of the barrel on its own weight. All everyone else in the world has to do is stand aside, if they continue like this things will take care of themself. Donald Trump is a ‘CHAMELEON’, and if he wins it is because he has taken on the personality of middle America. If you haven’t it’s time to get off the beaten path and go drive through back woods America, I have done it. Try driving the extra hours and miles from north east America to south east America without using the interstate highway. Use the state roads and go through the many small towns, believe me you will finally meet America, something Trump already knows.

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  5. itsfun July 30, 2016

    Perhaps people hate her for lying and her incompetence as SOS.

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    1. Karen July 30, 2016

      too funny….we’re all lied to day in and day out and you’re a fine example of which you speak.

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      1. itsfun July 30, 2016

        So its okay with you to have Hilary lying to you. How can you ever believe one word that comes out of her mouth?

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        1. The lucky one July 30, 2016

          You can’t but the same is true of Trump.

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          1. Karen July 30, 2016

            How did so many people reach adulthood without learning analytical thinking?

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          2. itsfun July 30, 2016

            Have you?

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          3. itsfun July 30, 2016

            sad but true. We need a none of the above choice this year.

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        2. Karen July 30, 2016

          Let’s put it this way. How can I believe one word that comes out of your mouth? I have to take what people say, examine it for truth, think about the context in which it was uttered and decide whether I am going to accept it as a truth. When you declare
          “everything” that comes out of her mouth is a lie, you become suspect.

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          1. itsfun July 30, 2016

            I don’t care if you believe me or not. Just check her record of lies.

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    2. 788eddie July 30, 2016

      Another Republican who is trying to convince everyone that Hillary Clinton is as bad as Donald Trump. Save Your breath, (and, in this case, written innuendo).

      The evidence supports the statement that Hillary Clinton tells the truth.

      She testified before the Congressional Committee investigating Benghazi (more than one committee, in fact). This last time, she testified for more than eleven hours straight (I watched for more than 4 1/2 hours of it). Either she told the truth, or you’ve got to accept the idea that the five Republican Committee members (and their respective staffs) are incompetents. Your pick.

      Lying to a congressional committee is against the law and has very heavy penalties, including imprisonment.

      This is one registered Republican who is willing to accept that she told the truth. And anyone who can endure the kind of treatment she was given would make a good President of our country.

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      1. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

        Still, bad judgement to say the least. Take a good long long at the Clinton Foundation before making any snap decisions on her ability to make a good president 788. A good place to start would be You Tube’s Clinton Cash

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        1. 788eddie July 30, 2016

          You mean the Clinton Foundation that is estimated to have helped over 400 million men, women and children around the world? The same Clinton Foundation that is supported by former President George W. Bush? The Same Clinton Foundation that has been fighting for increasing educational opportunities for young women around the world?

          That Clinton Foundation?

          And you would like me to waste my valuable time watching a YouTube video created by another Clintin Right-wing hate group?

          No thanks! I’ve still got to re-arrange my sock drawer.

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          1. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

            Bush was a POS as well but go ahead and run to your safe space and refuse to hear a viewpoint that may differ from yours little cupcake

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          2. 788eddie July 30, 2016

            It is good and mature advice to stick to reliable sources. I don’t consider YouTube to be one of them.

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          3. Jim Samaras July 30, 2016

            This is a documentary which may be beyond your scope of comprehension. Many left wing publications have given credence to it but go ahead and put your little head in the sand but be aware of the candidate standing behind you loosening their belt.

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          4. 788eddie July 30, 2016

            Insults are not welcome, but that may just be the way you travel.

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          5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 31, 2016

            Jim, that infernal fire still rages within you. Are you able to comprehend what has happened in this country since the Pilgrims landed? Are you such a dullard that you can’t discern the trends towards a satanic ethos that has shrouded mainly the GOP as well as conservatives like yourself?

            The next time you open a book, try to read beyond the words on the page and try comprehending the bigger picture lying below those words and images.

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          6. Jim Samaras July 31, 2016

            All I’ll do is recite a favorite quote, “Never teach a pig to sing, it frustrates the teacher and it annoys the pig”, I being the teacher of course.

            Your under the misconception that I bring religion into the equation. I’ve never once in any of my posts mentioned the gospel as I feel it has no bearing on any decisions that come out of Washington. So your point is?

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      2. itsfun July 30, 2016

        I have read where Congress is about to charge her with perjury for lying to the committee. Doesn’t matter though she is above the law and only people like you and me go to prison.

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        1. 788eddie July 30, 2016

          Where have you been, itsfun. Rumors about congressional charges regarding the Clintons (mostly Hillary) have been floating around for about a quarter-century.

          Like similar old rumors about the impending “end-of-the-world,” they are worth about the same as a unicorn’s horn.

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    3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 31, 2016

      But you love Bush for not having a sound education, or Trump who may be up for rape charges?
      Come on—learn to think for yourself rather than be a puppet on Trump’s strings.

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      1. itsfun July 31, 2016

        I don’t love Bush at all, but his education has nothing to do with it. Will Trump be in the same court as Bill and Hillary. You love Hillary, but she defends a sexual predator. You need to learn how to think for yourself. You just puppet what the DNC tells you.

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  6. Hillary, through no fault of her own, cannot project warmth, empathy or camaraderie? Whose fault is it? Maybe that’s because she has none. The fact that she is a woman, the author suggests, is why people do not want her
    as president. I don’t want her for president, because she is extremely untrustworthy and this has no gender.
    She flip flops, lies and will do whatever
    it takes to get elected. I hope that, we the people, will be able to see through her
    carefully orchestrated facade before it is to late.

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    1. 788eddie July 30, 2016

      “She flip flops, lies and will do whatever”

      And Trump?

      She is a saint by comparison!

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  7. stsintl July 30, 2016

    Though never listed in any of Time magazines list of most influential people, Rupert Murdoch has been the most powerful person in the world over the last four decades. He has used his WMDs [Words of Mass Deception] to spread the poison of hatred all over the world. The Clintons, specially Hillary, has been his target for decades. If you repeat a lie over and over again, it gets accepted as truth.
    He sold Iraq War, on behalf of Israel, to UK and US. Present violence and hatred around the world can be traced to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire WMDs.

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  8. Okay, we have here two flawed candidates running for president. Choice #1 is Hillary, no job growth, nightmare Obamacare, which we will see soon is going to skyrocket the cost of
    healthcare, no strategy on Islamic terror and who is
    owned by secret organizations that have given her millions and millions of dollars.
    Donald Trump who wants our country to
    function again. At least you can say he is not bought by special interests. Hillary says follow the money. She is correct.
    Maybe someone will find her deleted
    State emails so we can see that she was
    just talking about yoga, etc. Please,
    how stupid does she think we are? Pretty stupid I guess.

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    1. The lucky one July 30, 2016

      “At least you can say he is not bought by special interests.” You can say that but it’s not true. His dealings with Russian oligarchs and subsequent sucking up to Putin is evidence of that.

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    2. CrankyToo July 30, 2016

      Well if she thinks YOU’RE stupid, she’s an astute woman, indeed.

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      1. CrankyToo. Good name. Once again, stooping to name calling. Not able to discuss issues.

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        1. CrankyToo July 30, 2016

          Mommy! Mommy! That mean liberal is calling me names! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

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          1. Good grief….What a small mind.

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          2. CrankyToo July 30, 2016

            Ouch! You really hurt my feelings with that stinging rebuke.

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          3. I doubt it. CrankyToo.
            All the best.

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          4. CrankyToo July 30, 2016

            And to you.

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          5. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 31, 2016

            Check again, homey. It’s your mind that’s cramped and constipated.

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    3. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

      Congratulations, you have bought into all the stories the right wing has been telling for 25 years. It’s probably too much to ask to cite your references. Here are the facts:
      Crooked Hillary:
      Six times investigated for “crooked” acts.
      Zero times evidence warranted going to trial for “crooked” acts
      Zero times found guilty of “crooked” acts.
      Crooked Trump:
      1597 times evidence of “crooked” acts warranted going to trial
      236 times settled or found guilty of “crooked” acts.

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  9. Where is there proof that Trump “sucks up to Putin” and deals with Russian oligarchs? Was it not Obama who told Russia that he had to wait until after he was elected until he could give them
    what they wanted? And as far as what you say “sucking” up to dictators, our
    current president has displayed this,
    time and time again. Hillary will continue. They own her.
    I would rather vote for Bernie. At least you knew where he stood.

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    1. CrankyToo July 30, 2016

      By all means, vote for Bernie.

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      1. Yes, running for political office is not for the faint of heart. But corruption is another matter.
        I guess it just boils down to whom do you trust more. Hillary may not have been able to be convicted for Benghazi, but she told her daughter another story and
        putting her server in her bathroom. Does that sound like the right thing to do?The fact that she stayed with Bill and attacked the women her husband cheated on her with, should make one pause.
        I guess you could say, “What difference does it make” Or maybe it’s a right wing conspiracy”.

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        1. Mama Bear July 31, 2016

          Then change things. Go. Make it happen. If you really believe someone like Donald Trump is going to help you cause then go in peace. I do know a thing or two about change, I stood on a corner in NYC with 400,000 other women in 1966 and burned my bra (ask your grandmother about that one). I was part of an underground that escorted young frightened women to a safe doctor, before Roe v Wade when over 1/2 the women who had abortions got infections and/or died from back ally or home procedures. I was protesting the VietNam war on May 4, 1970 on the Kent State campus. Go, change things. My generation tried and accomplished a lot of social change. We were not able to change politics, no one ever has been. Too much money, power, greed involved. But I would love to see it happen.

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      2. GodBlessRealAmerica!!! July 31, 2016

        By all means VOTE trump BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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    2. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

      a vote for either Jill Stein or Bernie is a vote for Trump. If you are comfortable with that then by all means do it – this is still America.

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      1. I cannot vote for Bernie. The system was rigged by Debbie Wasserman Shultz and the DNC as the emails illustrated.

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        1. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

          We have this amazing thing called “write-in” candidate. You can actually vote for your dog if you wish. Here’s the thing about the system…it is what it is, politics in this country have always been pretty rough and tumble and no place for someone who cries the blues. I don’t particularly like the rules of basketball, but…I either accept them or don’t – my choice. Now it’s yours. vote or don’t vote but stop crying the blues and put your man pants on.

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          1. Oddworld July 30, 2016

            What about working towards changing the rules? We are a nation of rule changers. Hillary and Obama are products of us changing the rules. Never settle for what things are…

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          2. Mama Bear July 31, 2016

            Let me tell you a story Oddworld….I have been doing this since 1968. I stood on a corner in NYC with 400,000 other women and set fire to my bra (ask your grandmother about that one). I was part of an underground who escorted young frightened women to a safe doctor, before Roe v Wade when over 1/2 the women who had abortions got infections and/or died from back ally or home procedures. I was protesting the VietNam war on May 4, 1970 on the Kent State campus. I do know a thing or two about change. Go, change things. My generation tried and accomplished a lot of social change. But politics? There is way too much money, power and greed for very much of that. But go, try. Here, though, you are preaching to the choir.

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  10. I am not able to. The DNC and Debbie Wasserman Shultz, whose emails were just released rigged the system.

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

      But, you’re OK with a narcissist and a possible rapist, with racist tendencies? What alien world are you from, my friend?
      Are emails that much of an obstacle for you, and narcissism is OK? Is that a Christian perspective, or a perspective you invented?

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      1. Not sure who you are referring too. Is it Bill Clinton?

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        1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 31, 2016

          I see that you’re a dullard. I would suggest you get a dictionary to look the words up, or use Google to read the definitions.
          Then, you will learn how far off base you are in not having recognized who the terms most appropriately refer to.

          Are all conservatives as dimwitted as you?

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  11. This is why I am not able to vote for Bernie.

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  12. Godzilla July 30, 2016

    This is one reason why people hate the corrupt globalist slut:

    https://youtu.be/td2pyyCau30

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  13. Another movie worth watching to educate ourselves is the documentary by Dinish D’Souza, Hillary’s America.
    I hear it is being well received at the box office.

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    1. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

      Dinesh D’Souza is a known right wing operative. He is the one who said Obama was a Muslim and not born in the US. Be careful what you believe, son, much of it is just propaganda.

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      1. So what if Obama is a Muslim.
        What is wrong with that? Propaganda works both ways.
        We should all be careful what we believe.

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        1. Mama Bear July 30, 2016

          It matters not to me what anyone’s religious beliefs are. My point is that Dinesh D’Souza is a master at propaganda. If you have not seen Obama’s America then you should. If you do not understand what propaganda is watch Fox News for a day or two. You sound very angry all the time and I am sorry for you. Change the world, that is your job when you are young. Do all you can to make things better and different. Just try to deal with that anger and you will get much more accomplished.

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          1. Yes, one’s religion does not matter. Doesn’t it bother you that Hillary and the DNC wanted to send out propaganda about Bernie and his religion to destroy his campaign? How can one trust these people. As far as news outlets go, journalism in this country was once natural and impartial. This no longer is true. What news agencies have you found that report news without showing bias?

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        2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

          I’m sure many Native Americans, and those who were enslaved, didn’t perceive Christianity as a Religion of peace by the way the British settlers and Conquistadors treated the indigenous people in the Americas and how the institution of slavery took shape in America.

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          1. What does that have to do with Hillary?

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    2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth July 30, 2016

      Well received by those who delight in hearing tripe based on falsehood—something Dinesh must have majored in while attending school.
      Dinesh is an interesting and confused fellow, much in the same way as Michelle Malkin and Bobby Jindahl.

      If you want to get an objective understanding on Islam, the last place to seek that is from anyone, like Dinesh(of Christian background). He has an ax to grind against Islam, and therefore can’t be objective about the subject. There’s a high probability that you would get a negative view of Christianity by certain Jews for similar reasons, or a negative perception of the Baha’i Faith by many Muslims(especially from many Muslims in Iran and in Egypt).

      I would highly recommend you watch “The Messenger”, a movie about Muhammad mostly from the viewpoint of the circumstances that existed in Arabia prior to His Message. “Muhammad and the Course of Islam” is a scholarly book that was written about 30 years ago by a Baha’i scholar(Hasan Balyuzi) that gives in-depth information about the Person and about the social milieu during and after Muhammad’s Revelation.

      Never seek information on a Religion, or a person, from anyone who is already biased against the Religion or that person !!!

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      1. Having read the Koran, I have a very good understanding of Islam.
        What we are discussing here is the question of Hillary and if she is worthy to
        hold the office of the presidency of the United States. Is she trustworthy? I am not worried about Mohammed. His works and legacy is documented. We are talking and seeking answers about Hillary.

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  14. Godzilla July 30, 2016

    Of course, Hellary is just an Obama with saggy tits. Maybe all you small minded useful eaters could learn something from your Messiah. This is what he and the witch think of all of us, including all you who support them:

    https://youtu.be/YfRtbIQ1kTw

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  15. Wait a minute, did Obama really say that? Cannot believe he was so transparent here.
    Where was this? I had to watch that several times. Can anyone disbute this?

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    1. Godzilla July 30, 2016

      The words came out of his mouth, it’s indisputable.

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    2. Do you know where this was?
      He is so arrogant. It does appear as though this is not doctored. I just cannot believe he says this and no one cares and we are going to blindly elect someone with the same agenda. If we listened to him before he was elected he did tell us he wanted to fundamentally change America.
      He is a Marxist. But this. He is somehow confident enough to come right out and say it!

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  16. In response to “MamaBear” who says some say Obama is a Muslim. What difference does it make what religion a peaceful person has. The DNC leaked emails show that Debbie Wasserman Shultz,
    tried to destroy Bernie’s campaign by attacking his religion. How can we trust these people?

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  17. ventolin63 July 31, 2016

    Hatred Toward Hillary May Be Fueled By Sexism…Cynthia, can you make a more feminazi comment than this one? Clinton is despicable on her own…no extra help needed 🙂

    Seriously, the woman draws antipathy with her PAST/PRESENT ACTIONS! She nominated Wasserman Schultz in her campaign after it got out that the latter pulled the strings in her favor leaving Bernie out to dry! She LIED about those emails and it was proven plentfully. She let those people die in Benghazi. She sold out to Wall St and to every billionaire willing to give her a buck for her political services which means ABUSE OF POWER! She sold our Uranium mines to RUSSIA for a couple of million and now Russia controls 20% off the output!!!

    I could continue like this for a while but I think it’s better for everybody to read Clinton Cash.

    I don’t feel hatred toward this woman…I even voted for her in ’08. But now, after all I found out, I’ll even vote for Trump before I think of giving her a vote. And I’m not the only one who thinks this way.

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    1. I of John August 1, 2016

      Using a term like “feminazi” how could you hate women?

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      1. ventolin63 August 1, 2016

        not women….women that are too dumb to go for Clinton just because she has a vage. And there are a lot of them, Cynthia included.

        HC LIES continuously and she’s at best an INCOMPETENT, as much in matters of state (Benghazi, TPP, etc) or security (email scandal, DNC hacks, etc).

        She passes herself for a feminist but she protected rapists and went full steam against Monica Lewinski just so that she can protect her philanderer of a husband and keep her grip on power.

        With all what HC did in her 40 year long political career the only woman willing to vote for her nowadays is either a retard, an idiot, or an uninformed one.OR a feminazi. And nowadays women know how to read.

        BTW, you don’t have to believe me, just read Clinton Cash or watch the documentary if it’s still online. And to think I voted for her in ’08?!? How times have changed…I’ll even vote for Trump before I vote for her again, especially now that Bernie turned TRAITOR on us!

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