Please purchase "Trump the Press" through Create Space.

The book is on Kindle. Order here.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Dowd nails why women under 65 reject Hillary



On December 30, 2015, I wrote:
Bill Cosby's arrest for rape is a political nightmare for Hillary Clinton. Today, Mark Steyn asked; "Why is Bill Cosby finished while Bill Clinton is beloved?"
I'll be blunt. This is what many black people and young college students are asking: "Why was Bill Cosby arrested and Bill Clinton not?"
The world has changed in 20 years and Hillary Clinton has not. Her upper class upbringing that sex is dirty and a wife has to put up with a husband's philandering stands in stark contrast with today's assumption that when two people get drunk and have sex, the man is raping the woman.
The Bill Cosby-Bill Clinton is Hillary's own doing. She said she was going to bring in Bill Clinton. On paper, that makes sense, except when one considers that a core market for her is under 30 and most of them know little to nothing about his sexual predation. History marks it down as "he lied about getting a b---j--." But now the details will come to light. Paula Jones getting every dime she demanded of the Clintons for his sexual harassment will open a few under 30 eyes.
Other conservatives followed. On January 7, 2016, Donald Trump released an ad connecting Clinton to Cosby and to Anthony Weiner, but no one quite connected the changed world -- the new mores -- to the Clinton-Cosby scandals.

Now a New York Times columnist has.

From Maureen Dowd:
Instead of just admitting that he had had an affair with Monica Lewinsky and taking his lumps, Bill lied and hid behind the skirts of his wife and female cabinet members, who had to go out before the cameras and vouch for his veracity, even when it was apparent he was lying.
Seeing Albright, the first female secretary of state, give cover to President Clinton was a low point in women’s rights. As was the New York Times op-ed by Steinem, arguing that Lewinsky’s will was not violated, so no feminist principles were violated. What about Clinton humiliating his wife and daughter and female cabinet members? What about a president taking advantage of a gargantuan power imbalance with a 22-year-old intern? What about imperiling his party with reckless behavior that put their feminist agenda at risk?
It rang hollow after the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings. When it was politically beneficial, the feminists went after Thomas for bad behavior and painted Hill as a victim. And later, when it was politically beneficial, they defended Bill’s bad behavior and stayed mute as Clinton allies mauled his dalliances as trailer trash and stalkers.
The same feminists who were outraged at the portrayal of Hill by David Brock — then a Clinton foe but now bizarrely head of one of her “super PACs” — as “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty,” hypocritically went along when Hillary and other defenders of Bill used that same aspersion against Lewinsky.
Hillary knew that she could count on the complicity of feminist leaders and Democratic women in Congress who liked Bill’s progressive policies on women. And that’s always the ugly Faustian bargain with the Clintons, not only on the sex cover-ups but the money grabs: You can have our bright public service side as long as you accept our dark sketchy side.
Young women today, though, are playing by a different set of rules. And they don’t like the Clintons setting themselves above the rules.
I doubt she saw my post, but it is satisfying to have a notorious lefty agree with me that lefty hypocrisy has caught up with Hillary.

23 comments:

  1. But will it be enough to defeat her? Maybe adding in the emails and "foundation" it might, but don't hold your breath.

    ReplyDelete
  2. "Seeing Albright, the first female secretary of state, give cover to President Clinton was a low point in women’s rights. "

    In my best Church Lady voice: I can't recall who it was that said, "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women." Who could it be? Could it be....M-A-D-E-L-E-I-N-E A-L-B-R-I-G-H-T?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who is this Madeline Albright? I wonder. Could it beeee... SATAN?

      Delete
  3. Don and Dowd,who would have thought...Dowd,who's brother is a cop with political views far differnt from hers, has always been leary of BClinton but like everyone who wants to keep their job at the NYT has never supported anyone else in recent political memory, or mine any way. She will do the same with HC too ,saying she is the better one of the two and should not be judged by him. And who will younger women vote for? They already like Bernie,so they wont vote for Trump or any other R. If there is one thing women,especially unmarried ones, want today it is power. HC promises to deliver that because of her sex alone,and I see no reason to believe Dowd disagrees with this idea now or ever. It is that old Faustian bargain,you know, created when she got her first W2 from the paper of record.

    ReplyDelete
  4. None of this matters. If Hillary! is the nominee (which is by far the safest bet) then all of Dowd's hand-wringing will swiftly disappear down the memory hole, never again to be mentioned in polite liberal company. Instead, she and other feminists will bleat First! Woman! President! like so many of Orwell's sheep until Election day.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hillary is 'upper class' only in the sense she is one step removed from trailer trash..

    ReplyDelete
  6. Since it's Maureen Dowd I would change your headline to "...Why Women Under 65 (And Those Who Want To Be) Reject Hillary".

    Even for the legacy media types Hillarity! is an old and often indefensible story; Bernie has novelty appeal (as did Barack in 2008).

    Also the young, and the young at heart, like Bernie. So given a choice between hanging with a bunch of AARP folks at a Hillary rally or enjoying the youthful zest at a Bernie bash, what sane reporter would choose Hillary?

    And what legacy reporter wants to look in the mirror and see a middle-aged, middle class schlub with a spouse, two kids, a mortgage and limited professional prospects? When the alternative is to be twenty-five again and talking passionately about socialism?

    There is a little window here for Bernie to appear viable and the media to get behind him, which they are desperate to do. And I would much rather he be the nominee than Hillary.

    ReplyDelete
  7. "sex is dirty and a wife has to put up with a husband's philandering"

    Please. This has nothing to do with bourgeois sexual mores. It's about Hillary Clinton specifically, and her knowledge that her power and money began and ended with her husband.

    ReplyDelete
  8. "sex is dirty and a wife has to put up with a husband's philandering"

    Please. This has nothing to do with bourgeois sexual mores. It's about Hillary Clinton specifically, and her knowledge that her power and money began and ended with her husband.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's possible young women look at Hillary and realize that her resume is pretty thin. One term as senator with some votes the young folk likely disprove of, combined with a term as Secretary of State that sent the world into flames.

    They can try all they want to figure it out the gender angle but she's really just unqualified and I think all but the most partisan see it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. "stands in stark contrast with today's assumption that when two people get drunk and have sex, the man is raping the woman."

    So a woman goes to a bar has two glasses of wine, great sex that night and gets $$$ in a civil suit to be named later. I can look at that two ways --

    1) Victimology to the highest order.
    2) Pretty much destroys the idea that women no longer need protection by men, from me. (an old feminist standard)

    I don't condone rape. But the definition and context has become so broad that a ride on a NYC subway could have battery charges levied against a man.

    ReplyDelete
  11. JustOneminute: "Since it's Maureen Dowd I would change your headline to "...Why Women Under 65 (And Those Who Want To Be) Reject Hillary"."

    Oh, come on, dude. MoDo is only 64.

    wikipedia.org Maureen_Dowd

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure, now! Bernie will give her at least Four More Years.

      Delete
  12. And don't forget what the Democrats did to Bob Packwood, who had the unmitigated gall to take no for an answer when asking women for dates and was hounded out of office for doing so.

    ReplyDelete
  13. If you think the presidential campaign is interesting, wait until Hillary is defeated and the Clinton Machine loses its stranglehold on the Democratic Party. The battles for power and revenge will be epic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ...From your keyboard to God's ears. Pass the popcorn.

      Delete
  14. How about the late John Tower? Rejected for Sec-Def because of "womanizing" by the same people who have spent the last 25 years osculating the Clintons' collective buttocks.

    F**k 'em all, truly.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I don't like paying the Times the time of day but as I recall Dowd was right there defending Willie Slick as it occurred.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is the kind of thing Maureen Dowd knows how to do. She should stick with the zipper patrol and leave public policy to those who understand it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, good. Dowd is trying to sew together some tattered credibility, and the NYT gets to be pompous again.

    Will the Elites give a cr-p what the little women under 50 think? Why should they? They dont vote and dont count anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  18. you had it last year, times have changed and Hillary is a haggard old witch who hasn't kept up, and her defending the indefensible will ruin her.
    God bless the Secret Service agents assigned to protect both of them. Maybe a 50 yard buffer zone?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Come to think of it, I've never seen Don and Maureen in the same room...

    ReplyDelete
  20. "Her upper class upbringing that sex is dirty and a wife has to put up with a husband's philandering "

    Give me a break. Hillary didn't mind Bill getting some because she likes women better. She latched on to him to get power. Love has NOTHING to do with it.

    ReplyDelete