Sunday, January 20, 2008

Is Hillary Clinton a closet sexist?

Renew America, 15 January 2008,
By Carey Roberts

Last week Hillary Clinton overcame a
double-digit deficit in the New
primary to surprise opponent Barack Obama. How did she
manage to pull off the near-miraculous upset?


First, in a heart-warming display of female bonding, she
indulged in a
tearful moment at a Portsmouth, NH café.
Then she traveled to Salem where
two planted hecklers
chanted "Iron My Shirt," proving to the ladies the
is still plotting a return to the good-ol' days of barefoot

So how do I know they were plants?

We know Hillary's operatives worked this stunt twice
before in Iowa. And
think about it — does anyone
believe that security would allow a couple of
looking guys to haul a 3-foot sign into the room?

Still, you have to admit the ruse was masterfully
staged— the overweight
baffoons who admitted to
being Republicans, Hillary directing the lights be
up so photographers could get a good angle, and the
response of the security detail.

Hillary's come-back was as polished as a slab of
New Hampshire marble: "Oh,
the remnants of sexism
are alive and well." (Cue laughter and clapping.)

Columnist Mary K. Ham wrote the incident was
"almost too perfect." New York
Times writer Maureen
Dowd opined that Clinton was forced to "fend off
by playing the female victim." And Michelle Malkin called
it plain

But since Hillary has raised the 'S' word, maybe it's time
to inquire of
HRC's sexism. Isn't turn-about considered
fair play?

As far as I know, Hillary Clinton has never come out and
said, "Girls Rule,
Boys Drool." But a lot of things lead me to
believe she has a problem with men.

Over the years she has floated claims that range from half-baked
cants to
fantastic lies, all suggesting that men are oafish brutes.
For example,
Hillary's campaign website features this chestnut:
Women unfairly "earn
only 77 cents for every dollar men earn."

Hillary, you pay persons based on the number of hours
they work and the
skills they bring, not because of
their genitalia.

There are the Chicken-Little allusions to the dreaded patriarchy.
that Iowa had never elected a female governor,
senator, or congressman,
Hillary warned darkly, "There has
got to be something at work here."

Hillary, there is more to life than working 18-hour days and
pretending to
enjoy rubber chicken dinners at campaign

There are the endless men-not-welcome slogans and
events: Mothers and
Daughters Making History, Empowered
Women for Hillary, Moms for Hillary,
Nurses for Hillary,
Abortionists for Hillary (just kidding), Women of Color

luncheons, You Go Girl! buttons, house parties —
the list goes on.

It's the reliance on tired feminist clichés. Basking in her
New Hampshire
win, Clinton told her supporters that she
had finally found her "voice."
Yes, imagine a grown woman,
a national senator, a presidential aspirant,
admitting she's
been too timid to speak out all these years.

And then there's that irritating refrain, "it's time to break the
glass ceiling in the land."

Hillary, there is no glass ceiling — it's your inability to run an
campaign and to not diss white men who represent
the second largest
electoral block in the nation.

She works the victim angle to a T. During her recent
debate Mrs. Clinton
was asked why voters didn't see her
as likeable. This was her
I-am-woman-hear-my-roar answer:
"Well, that hurts my feelings, but I'll try
to go on."

As former Clinton advisor Dick Morris observed,
"In her victimhood, Hillary
has achieved the popularity that
proved elusive in her previous incarnations."

There's her ironclad rule to never mention issues
of concern to men, like
the woeful underfunding of prostate
cancer research, discrimination by
divorce courts, and
false allegations of domestic violence.

And if she believes in helping children, why doesn't
Hillary do something
to rein in those nanny-government
programs that shove fathers out of their
kids' lives?

It's the nasty put-downs. Remember that quip she
made in Iowa about "evil
and bad men"? And Hillary
once raved about a book she read called "Demonic

Males." Just imagine the political fall-out if Obama ever
read a book
called, "Big Bad Whitey"!

Once Mrs. Clinton recounted the time she received a
sympathy note during
her darkest days in the White House
that read, "Whenever you have trouble
coping, just think of Snow
White. She had to live with seven men."


Worst of all, she displays no compunction in playing
the estrogen
supremacist card. Here's the pick of the
litter, from a 2005 lecture:
"Research shows the presence
of women raises the standards of ethical

behavior and lowers corruption."

Sexism with a smile, Hillary-style.


Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His
best-known work was an exposé on Marxism and radical feminism.

Mr. Roberts' work has been cited on the Rush Limbaugh show. Besides serving
as a regular contributor to, he has published in The
Washington Times,,, Men's News Daily,, The Federal Observer, Opinion Editorials, and The Right

Previously, he served on active duty in the Army, was a professor of
psychology, and was a citizen-lobbyist in the US Congress. In his spare
time he admires Norman Rockwell paintings, collects antiques, and is an
avid soccer fan. He now works as an independent researcher and consultant.

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