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July 6, 2008

PUMAs: We Are Weak — Hear Us Whimper and Whine

   I usually don’t read posts that make women look helpless and spineless but this post was in my ‘tag surfer’ so I read some of it.  A Clinton supporter who is peeved at Obama posted a piece that was so acrimonious that it made me wonder why some Clinton supporters feel this way. I’m not trying to denigrate the author so I’m not going to list the blog’s address.  (I’ll email it to you if you want to read the entire post in context but I won’t post it wantonly).

I am continually baffled at the anger towards Obama from Hillary supporters like this woman. I don’t believe all Clinton supporters are this way and I don’t believe that Hillary advocates these feelings.  Hillary is not a weak woman in any manner or form.  She is a strong woman and she is one of the most powerful women in America.  Do the members of “Hillary’s army” believe that acting weak is honoring Hillary?  They’ve got to be delusional if they believe that.

Below are some of the blogger’s quotes:

1.    “I’ve been thinking about the onslaught and barrage of negativism Hillary faced on a daily basis because she was a woman and because she was Bill’s wife.”

2.    “Mr. Obama we already know you’ll do and say anything to get elected so we don’t have to ask why YOUdidn’t say something about the reprehensible sexist behavior of the MSM when they were “reporting” on Hillary.

3.    “You made a speech about racism and you should have made one on sexism. Had you done so, many in us in Hillary’s army would hold a different opinion of you now.”

As a woman, life isn’t always fair but I refuse to be a victim.  I refuse to feel sorry for myself and act defeated and powerless and blame everything on someone else.  This is what these women seem to do.  They seem to have continuous pity parties and blame someone else for all their despair, anguish and misery.

They behave as if they live in Saudi Arabia and have no control over their lives.  They behave as if they can’t defend their rights and they need someone to save them from everything – even things they have complete control over.

The quotes give an indication of the author’s state of mind. 

The first quote: “I’ve been thinking about the onslaught and barrage of negativism Hillary faced on a daily basis because she was a woman and because she was Bill’s wife.”

I’m not trying to be catty or callous, but isn’t it time these women move on?  This woman is ‘living in the past’ — that cannot be healthy.  The primaries are over, Hillary has moved on.  This was a political race; Hillary has been in politics for 30 years and knew what she was getting into.  As she said in Eugene, Oregon on April 5, I don’t take any of it personally, and I don’t take most of it seriously. That’s what happens in politics.”  “If you can’t stand the heat, don’t run for president because it’s a really hot kitchen in the White House, I’ll tell you that much.”

The second quote: “Mr. Obama we already know you’ll do and say anything to get elected so we don’t have to ask why YOUdidn’t say something about the reprehensible sexist behavior of the MSM when they were “reporting” on Hillary.

I didn’t hear Obama utter not even one word against women or hear him being misogynistic towards Hillary.  Obama is a man surrounded by women and he seems to have a tremendous respect and love for them.  He has always been chivalrous towards Hillary.  How has the main stream media (MSM) become his responsibility?

The third quote: “You made a speech about racism and you should have made one on sexism. Had you done so, many in us in ‘Hillary’s army’ would hold a different opinion of you now.”

Obama made a speech about racism – it became an issue in his campaign so he addressed it.  Hillary could have, if she wanted to, have given a speech on misogyny – she choose not to.  As a matter of fact Hillary didn’t give any major speeches on women’s issues.  Not when she was in the White House and not when she ran for president.  She didn’t want to run as the ‘female’ candidate.  If she did, maybe she would have been the presumptive nominee.

Why didn’t all the women in ‘Hillary’s army’ get together and hold her accountable and responsible for not addressing misogyny and women’s rights and force her to give a speech about it? 

What about their responsibility?  Why didn’t ‘Hillary’s Army’ do more?  Why are they pretending as if they were the victims of some evil plot? 

Hillary’s army should be annoyed with Hillary for not doing more — not at Senator Obama for winning.

These women choose not to understand what a competition is.  Their responses seem to be extreme, unbalanced and plain malicious. By their actions, attitude and their simplistic thinking they have set back women’s rights by decades.  Shameful.

Paulette

 

PUMA = Party Unity My Ass

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13 Comments »

  1. Paulette, what a great post this is. Your response is right on target in every way. And Obama was a target for racial comments made. (I daresay I felt she and Bill intimated some themselves). Nevertheless, if Obama is to stand up for sexism in the MSM, then is Hillary not to be held accountable as well for addressing slurs and slams the MSM aimed at him? He’s even been portrayed as some kind of terrorist Muslim for God’s sake. Everyone needs to get a grip. Here’s something you might like to read from my blog that relates with a couple of good comments to boot:

    http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/hillarys-entrenched-supporters-spit-in-her-face/

    Comment by Bruce — July 6, 2008 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  2. Hey Bruce. Wow we both about the same topic on the same day — great minds! Just kidding I wouldn’t dare bring you down to my level. 😆

    Brilliant post and I love your blog. I have it marked on my ‘favorites’ and check in several times a day — except today because I was glued to the telly watching tennis.

    You are correct, it is like they’re spitting in Hillary’s face. I hate to say this but they make themselves seem like bitter, crazed and miserable women — everything a woman doesn’t want to be described as. They just don’t get that they are defacing women’s image. You know, maybe they do get it but just don’t care because they’re getting some attention and negative attention to them is better than no attention. SMDH. Sad. Oy vey!

    Comment by Paulette — July 6, 2008 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks. And I was glued to watching Wimbledon as well! (I wrote my post during a rain delay!) I guess we do have a few things in common. You don’t have to post this – it’s just for you.

    Comment by Bruce — July 7, 2008 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  4. Of course I have to post it — unless you ask that I remove it. I agree. Have a fabulous week!

    Comment by Paulette — July 7, 2008 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  5. Miz Paulette — once again, you’ve hit the nail on the head. These women display a neurotic obsession with the past and do not have the best interest of the democratic party in mind. Instead of taking their cue from Hillary, they buy into the victim mentality and indulge in the blame game. Let them wallow in their own unhappiness – the rest of the world moves on…

    Comment by angelic1 — July 7, 2008 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  6. Madame H — As much as I love the ‘sisterhood’ and love camaraderie among women — I cannot support anything these women do. Even though, as Bruce points out on his blog, many of these women are republicans and were just voting for Hillary because she’s a woman. No other democrat would have gotten their vote anyway. And that’s why Obama’s running a 50 state campaign. He is blowing their minds with his innovative thinking! Did you hear that he’s leading in Montana and competitive in Georgia? Incredible!!! 😀

    Comment by Paulette — July 7, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  7. Thanks for visiting my site. Enjoyed.

    Comment by OMGIAMGOINGNUTS — July 7, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  8. Excellent post, Paulette. You’ve hit the nail on the head.

    Comment by deannaizme — July 7, 2008 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  9. Hi Deanna! Welcome back. It had to be said…

    Comment by Paulette — July 7, 2008 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

  10. It did indeed have to be said. Makes me wonder … it sounds a lot like a blog I used to link to on my site. I linked to it because I think that reading people whose points of view you don’t necessarily agree with is important. But I took the link down this morning because the level of vitriol and invective was getting higher and I was getting so that I didn’t want to click it myself. So down it went.

    The level of anger out there is indeed disturbing. It makes me wonder, though: Is this something unique to this year or is it out there after every primary and this one is more visible because of the Internet? I don’t know. But I do know that it’s potentially harmful. This election is even more important than 2004 was. It’s going to take a long time to fix the damage the Bush administration has caused.

    Comment by deannaizme — July 7, 2008 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  11. Deanna, I agree, this is a very important election year – we have too much to lose.

    The Media is also playing some dangerous games — being superficial with information that potentially can give someone the wrong idea and make them vote with their fears not the facts.

    I believe that this level of anger must have always been out there but it reared its head this cycle.

    Things can be much better in America but I don’t get where ALL the anger is coming from. It is scary – imagine these could be our colleagues, people we walk next to at the mall and drive next to on the streets with. Scary.

    Comment by Paulette — July 7, 2008 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  12. I see your post is the featured blog on Republicans (tag). Great.

    Comment by Bruce — July 7, 2008 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  13. Wow. I just got home. I never would have known it. Thanks Bruce!

    Comment by Paulette — July 7, 2008 @ 9:57 pm | Reply


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