Monday, February 8, 2016

To Hillary Clinton: From a "Bernie Bro"

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?

When Hillary 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.

12 comments:

  1. Full Disclaimer: I'm a progressive Independent and have no connection whatsoever to Bernie Senders or his campaign; so please don't hold him personally responsible for my remarks. That means YOU Hillary and Bill!

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  2. NEW GALLOP POLL:

    Monitoring Shifts in Presidential Candidates

    Net favorability ratings among Democrats:

    Bernie +57
    Hillary +47

    http://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/189110/monitoring-shifts-presidential-candidates-images.aspx

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  3. New York Times: From 3 Letters to the Editor...

    I find Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright’s arguments that young women who support Bernie Sanders need to wise up incredibly offensive. (Ms. Steinem has apologized.) How dare these women imply that young women who vote for Senator Sanders are simply too immature and absent-minded to understand that Hillary Clinton is the better candidate? Is it possible that some young women are voting for Mr. Sanders because they agree with his policies more?

    Although a 67-year-old feminist, I am horrified and angry that Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright think that Hillary Clinton should be nominated because she is a woman. That is no different from losing because you are a woman.

    If ever there were an opportunity to alienate young women voters, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright are carrying the torch with their bewildering reprimands of young female supporters of Bernie Sanders. The cluelessness of these feminist elders is astounding.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/opinion/a-firestorm-over-gloria-steinem-and-madeleine-albright.html?_r=0


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Albright#Controversies

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  4. “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” Hillary Clinton complained in an interview in 2014. But despite Clinton’s protestations, the reality is, ex-presidents are given pensions of nearly $200,000 annually.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/02/08/taxpayers-give-big-pensions-to-ex-presidents-precisely-so-they-dont-have-to-sell-out/

    Woman who accused Bill Clinton of assault to campaign against Hillary presidential run

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-clinton-women-idUSMTZSAPEC288843FQ

    15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World

    http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/15-ways-bill-clintons-white-house-failed-america-and-world

    Gennifer Flowers, a former nightclub singer, had just held a news conference where she claimed they had a 12-year affair and played tape recordings of their conversations. Questions were also intensifying about Mr. Clinton’s Vietnam draft record after his former R.O.T.C. recruiter, Col. Eugene Holmes, charged that Mr. Clinton was “able to manipulate” avoiding the draft.

    Hillary Clinton 's Brooklyn-based brain trust is now quietly taking steps to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself in the wake of her Iowa caucus narrow win by investing heavily in caucus states like Idaho, Maine, Colorado and Minnesota to keep Bernie Sanders from quickly converting his popularity with young voters...

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/how-clinton-plans-to-stop-sanders-momentum-218926

    Politico: "Stung by her narrow victory in Iowa ... the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides ... talk of shake-up echoes what happened in 2008 when Clinton was on the verge of sacking her campaign manager and several top communications officials ... “The Clintons are not happy, and have been letting all of us know that,” said one Democratic official ... Ultimately, the disorganization is the candidate’s own decision-making, which lurches from hands-off delegation in times of success to hands-around-the-throat micromanagement when things go south ... "They better worked this shit out fast, because who ever the Republicans pick is going to be 29 times tougher than Bernie" ... So far Clinton ’16, which is supposed to be modeled on the Obama efforts, has functioned sloppily ... Hillary Clinton has tasked her campaign manager Robby Mook to expand his role to messaging and beefing up the campaign’s underperforming digital operation, which is seen as a key to challenging Sanders’ primacy with Democrats under 30 ...

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/hillary-clinton-staff-shakeup-218955

    Clinton often says voters don’t care about the email scandal that shadowed her campaign for the first six months. That’s also the argument her top strategist employed Friday when asked if Clinton planned to release transcripts of her paid speeches to Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs to help prove there were no strings attached. “I don't think voters are interested,” he said.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/hillary-clinton-email-new-hampshire-218876

    Hillary on Goldman Sach transcripts: "Let everybody who's ever given a speech to any private group... we'll all release them at the same time."

    https://twitter.com/rickklein/status/696343124998778880

    Jeb Bush on MSNBC with Chuck Todd today: "If someone asks me to release my transcipts, I wouldn't care -- I have nothing to hide -- I don't change my views based on who I'm talking to."

    I'm still waiting for Hillary to take full credit for killing Osama Bin Laden — #Bosnia — I can't wait until the Democratic primary is over so I can go back to attacking Republicans ;)

    P.S. — And I'm sick of seeing Brian Williams on MSNBC. If I lied the way he did on the job, I would have been immediately fired and black-balled for life. But he gets a "second chance" — just like the Clintons?









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  5. Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski is going to hell, at least according to Hillary Clinton supporter Madeline Albright — she’s feeling the Bern!

    http://twitchy.com/2016/02/09/bernie-bros-hardest-hit-supermodel-emily-ratajkowski-is-not-supporting-berniesanders-for-the-boys/

    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem says young women are supporting Democratic presidential wannabe Bernie Sanders for only one reason — "to meet boys".

    Back in 1996, when Sanders was running against a woman (a state senator and a rape survivor and a woman who had devoted her life to helping other rape survivors), Gloria Steinem made the trip to Vermont to endorse Bernie Sanders.

    http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2016/02/08/chutzpah-alert.-remember-femnist-gloria-steinem-endorsed-bernie-sanders-rape-survivor/

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  6. The Bernie Bros rule the Internet

    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/the-bernie-bros-rule-the-internet-180426111.html

    My comment:

    I don’t shame women ... I love women ... I wish I had a woman right now. But there’s no shame in shaming a person in the game of politics. If it just happens to be a woman, so be it. Hillary has been complaining about ATTACKS against her for 40 years, but yet she keeps doing what she’s doing (to satisfy her own personal ambitions) while trying to force herself upon us as our President. Hillary and Bill have always whined like stuck pigs whenever things weren’t going well for them --- as if THEIR problems are supposed to be ours. They were in the White House and aboard Air Force One for 8 whole years. They’ve had it all. They are filthy rich and can have anything they want, do anything they want, go anywhere they want — and at any time they want. Am I supposed to feel sorry for them because a few guys insulted her womanhood in the comments section of a blog post? That’s ridiculous. We’ve got kids going hungry at night, homeless people living on the street, and people suffering without healthcare. There is NO way I will condemn anything anyone says about a Clinton. They know how dirty politics is, and they are playing the dirty politics right now by trying to make Bernie’s supporters look like raving lunatics. They can both go screw themselves as far as I’m concerned. The more they complain, the more I resent them.

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  7. Why does Katrina vanden Heuvel give Joan Walsh so much space at The Nation? I'm tired of hearing from her in my newsletters. As a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, for opposing views it would be nice to hear from other pro-Hillary voices besides Joan Walsh all the time.

    It was bad enough hearing Joan Walsh all the time on MSNBC gushing over Hillary. MSNBC is owned by Comcast. MSNBC fired Ed Schultz the very next day after he reported on Hillary Clinton's support for the TPP trade agreement.
    http://bud-meyers.blogspot.com/2015/09/can-dnc-hijack-elizabeth-warren-to-best.html

    Last year Comcast was forced to abandon a $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition after spending more than $400 million on lawyers, lobbyists, and consultants. Two months later Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
    http://bud-meyers.blogspot.com/2015/11/comcast-nbc-cnbc-and-msnbc-endorses.html

    Joan Walsh supports Hillary Clinton, who only beat Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire with voters over 65 and those making over $200,000 a year (the top 5%). That sounds like Joan Walsh.

    I get the feeling that Joan Walsh doesn't like men in general, and especially white men, and more especially, old white men — and extra especially, angry old white men — people like me. I wish Bernie Sanders could get Elizabeth Warren on his ticket (I would have voted for HER as president). But I always get the feeling that Joan Walsh thinks that anybody who doesn't like Hillary is a misogynist and sexist. That is total B.S.

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  8. Why is it OK that Obama offered Hillary Clinton the job of Secretary of State (and wasn't accused of sexism after saying Hillary was "likeable enough), but not Sanders -- especially if Sanders lacks foreign policy experience ... as Clinton claims?

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  9. Carly Fiorina on Facebook:

    To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others [Hillary Clinton and her supporters] define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you're a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn't shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and uses all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.

    https://www.facebook.com/CarlyFiorina/posts/10157165012225206

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  10. New York Times - Feb. 13, 2016 - Maureen Dowd - “When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/opinion/sunday/when-hillary-clinton-killed-feminism.html

    Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her ... It turned out that female voters seem to be looking at Hillary as a candidate rather than as a historical imperative. And she’s coming up drastically short on trustworthiness ... Hillary started, both last time and this, from a place of entitlement, as though if she reads her résumé long enough people will surrender. And now she’s even angrier that she has been shown up by someone she considers even less qualified than Obama was when he usurped her place. Bernie has a clear, concise “we” message, even if it’s pie-in-the-sky: The game is rigged and we have to take the country back from the privileged few and make it work for everyone. Hillary has an “I” message: I have been abused and misunderstood and it’s my turn.

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  11. Bernie Sanders Is Winning Feminists, Even at Hillary Clinton’s Alma Mater

    http://time.com/4220427/bernie-sanders-wellesley-hillary-clinton-femisim/

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  12. Hillary always seems like she's lying! She's too harsh and underhanded for my taste! Lacks integrity and that's the biggest factor for me as to why she's not qualified to be president!

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