I'm not sure if I'm really an official card-carrying "Bernie Bro", but I am a very strong supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders.
And I'm angry, and if I had a podium and a soapbox right now, I'd be shouting! (Even though I might be accused of being an old angry white man).
Whenever I hear Bernie Sanders "shouting", I hear an angry man — but to me, his anger sounds more focused and directed at establishment politicians, crooked bankers, tax-dodging corporations, a racially biased justice system, slimy lobbyists and the corrupt political campaign finance system we have. I don't hear him being angry at women — and I certainly don't feel that any of his remarks were in the least bit sexist.
Whenever I hear Senator Elizabeth Warren "shouting" when she raises her voice during one her impassioned speeches, I hear her anger much the same way I hear Bernie Sanders's when she rails at the big banks — or when she promotes expanding Social Security or raising wages (for everyone, not just for women).
But whenever I hear Hillary "shouting", I hear her anger being directed at those who would dare to criticize her, or disagree with her on policy positions, or resent her for what appears to be her lack of integrity and honesty. If she were a man, personally, I would feel the same resentment I feel for her now; but not because I'm a misogynist. But because I hate it when she plays the gender card for votes. To me, as man, that is disgusting — and I suspect many women feel the same way too, and for the same reason (We don't want a Panderer-and-Chief.)
Does Hillary think that running for President should be some sort of affirmative action movement for women, and that just because she's a woman, she should be our next president? I'm quite sure that many white men didn't vote for Obama in 2008 just because he'd be our first black president, any more than just because he was a man; but only because he campaigned on a more progressive and populist message than Hillary did — and that all those old angry white men didn't vote against Hillary just because she was a woman (No Hillary, you weren't a victim of sexism. So get over it already!)
Hillary claims she can unite the country — Republicans and Democrats in Congress, because she is "a progressive who can get things done." But she's so divisive on gender issues, how can she possibly unite a Democratic Party, let alone a country that is divided by opposite political ideologies?
shouts, raises her voice to make a point to
show passion, to me, she sounds angry at me (even if she had never read
any of my very critical blog posts about her). To me, she sounds like she's more
angry that she might lose a presidential election that she is about the real
issues that plague ALL Americans, both male and female. She accuses Bernie of
"false innuendos" and "sexism", when it's actually she
herself who does this.
And the more she accuses Bernie of these false claims, all the more reason I have to resent her. She is insulting half the population with her sexist remarks; and all the more so when she plays the gender card. So it strikes me as very odd why some supposed "feminists" have come out to support her (regardless of the DNA on Monica Lewinsky's blue dress). It was the fact that her husband, when confronted with the facts, lied to the American people — and then used the full force of the Clinton political machine to slander and disparage her husband's victims, while now claiming that the victims of sexual assault should come forward. Really!? That is absolutely incredulous!
The hypocrisy is even more astounding (and equally shocking) when I hear Bill Clinton on the stump on the campaign trail for Hillary making the same unfounded charges against Bernie. It's unbelievable that Bill, a serial philanderer, is accusing Senator Bernie Sanders of sexism. And yes, it pisses me off that these so-called feminists (like Katy Perry) wants to put Bill back in the White House again for what might be another 8 more years! Sure, reward bad behavior with another 8 more years aboard Air Force One! (If I were at a podium, I'd be shouting right now!!!)
Stupid me, and I thought the feminist movement was more about equal rights and opportunities for women and men alike. But whenever I hear Hillary (and Bill) play the gender card, they sound more like they are creating competition and discord between the sexes. (But then again, that doesn't mean I'm going to go out and burn my jock strap either.)
If Hillary was cheated on by her husband and chose to stay with him, that's HER business. But if she's going to be angry at me or anybody else just because we don't want him back in the White House for another 8 more years, then she can shout all she wants. I'm not voting for her in the Democratic primary!!! And if she continues with her maligned attacks on Bernie, I won't vote at all in the general election if she is the Democratic nominee!!!
Obama may have found her to be "likeable enough", but I don't. But not because she's a woman or because she "shouts". But because she comes across as a greedy, narcissistic, back-stabbing, politically expedient flip-flopping opportunist who can't be trusted.
I wish Bernie Sanders could get Senator Elizabeth Warren to run on his ticket — and end Hillary Clinton's despicable and pathetic claims of sexism once and for all. If she thinks Bernie is a sexist, how is she going to deal with all the male despots and dictators in this world? Offer them a "reset button"?
She should just leave us alone already and go away! I don't want to see her on my TV for the next 8 years dueling with the Republicans in Congress. They hate her enough already as it is. She already had her 8 years in the White House. It's time for new blood. She had her chance and failed. Let someone else try to fix what she and her husband helped destroy over the past 30 years — the middle-class.