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.
PUMA = Party Unity My Ass