Hillary Clinton whined again this week about criticism she should “go away” after losing to President Donald Trump. She claims the calls are based in sexism, arguing critics never asked that of losing candidates who are male.
That began to happen after the election … I was really struck by how people said that to me — you know, mostly people in the press, for whatever reason — like, “Oh, you know, go away, go away.”
Sexism? Democratic Women Ask Hillary To Go
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a female Democrat from North Dakota and state Trump won with 63 percent of the vote, said earlier this month that Clinton cannot go away “soon enough” due to Hillary’s remarks about Trump voters at a conference in India. It was the comments by Hillary, not her gender, that frustrated the female senator.
Hillary stated at the conference, “If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won. I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, Make America Great Again, was looking backwards.”
Hillary ridiculed conservative voters, “You didn’t like Black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want, you know, to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is … working for a woman now, you don’t like it. Whatever the reason was, Trump stirred that up.”
I pointed out earlier in the week that Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri, told MSNBC Hillary’s recent comments appeared to be “criticizing Missouri voters” and this “wasn’t helpful.” Hillary had complained she lost in part because White women refused to stand up to the men in their lives who may have pressured them to vote for Trump. The female senator’s criticism was notable because she was an outspoken Clinton supporter during the 2016 election.
“For those of us that are in states that Trump won we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her” — Claire McCaskill on Hillary Clinton
Senator McCaskill told the Washington Post Hillary’s comments were “fighting words.” She added, “I have great respect for Missouri voters. And there are a lot of reasons they voted for Donald Trump. Some of which I completely understand. I mean, frustration is a powerful motivator. And if you’ve played by the rules and worked hard all your life and you’re further behind this year than you were 10 years ago no wonder you want something completely different.”
Clinton claims Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change, John Kerry went on to the Senate and became an excellent secretary of state, and says she’s really happy John McCain kept speaking out, standing up, and saying what he had to say. Hillary seems to forget, although they lost, a majority of Americans respect them. America does not respect Hillary.
“For heaven’s sakes, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate,” said Clinton, referring to the 2012 Republican nominee’s campaign for Senate in Utah.
Hillary Clinton, as we know, was viewed unfavorably by some 54 percent of respondents and favored by only 41 percent in polls up to Election 2016. Both she and Trump were deeply unpopular by historical standards. America refuses to forget her links to Wall Street, missing emails and alleged responsibility for the security failures that contributed to the attack on the Benghazi consulate. But the roots of hostility towards her go much deeper.
Ronald Reagan biographer and historian, Craig Shirley, who worked as a conservative political consultant for decades, reminds us Hillary Clinton arrived in Washington DC as first lady “from Little Rock with a reputation already established” as “such a militant feminist and difficult to deal with.”
As Hillary noted in her first autobiography, she received tremendous criticism for her controversial statement, “I’m not sitting here some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette” in response to a reporter’s assertion she and Bill had “some sort of understanding and arrangement” about his infidelity and sexual misappropriations. She was likewise hammered for saying, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies” in response to current California governor Jerry Brown’s attack that she had only been a successful lawyer because her husband had steered business to her firm.
There’s something about Hillary’s manner, persona, voice, smirk that just grates on a lot of people. People don’t like to be talked down to, and she has a terrible habit of talking down to people, with that smirk.
Shirley admits the “the press pounded on her” in Arkansas and then in Washington, but he does not believe this affected her relationship with the media or was the driving factor in people’s attitudes towards her. “There’s something about her manner, persona, voice, smirk that just grates on a lot of people,” he said. “People don’t like to be talked down to, and she has a terrible habit of talking down to people, with that smirk.”
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