Hillary & friends, stop playing the gender card

19 thoughts on “Hillary & friends, stop playing the gender card”

    1. Funny, I don’t recall ANYone I know saying that. I heard a lot of people say they wanted to vote for him because he was smart. Quite a few wanted to vote for him because he campaigned as a progressive. But I don’t remember talking to anyone who said, “Oh, we HAVE to vote for Barack Obama — he’s black!”

      But then, I didn’t speak with you at the time. Was that the reason YOU gave? Or is it that you voted Republican and that’s how you consoled yourself at the incredible loss your candidate’s suffered?

      1. I didn’t say you were an American. But I did make the jump to thinking you must have voted in an American election simply because I didn’t think anyone else would have the unbelievable conceit to broadcast that they knew what strangers were thinking.

        After discussing it with my daddy, I now realize that people are really the same all over the world. Oddly enough I find that both encouraging and depressing at the same time. But then, being only three-and-a-half years old, I’m still learning some of the obvious stuff…

      2. I did not vote for Barack Obama because because he is black,I did not vote for him because he was not who I think would be best for America! I wanted to see General Colin Powell run…but that did not happen.

    2. It’s okay to vote for anyone you want. But I think anyone who voted for Obama just because he was black was being, at the very least, short-sighted. I voted for him because I thought he was he was very smart and shared many of my ideals for the country.

  1. I too thought Albright’s statement was odd, but then I just assumed it was a sound bite taken in the context of a burst of enthusiasm. There is great danger, I submit, in viewing politics through the lens of sound bites. Consider, for example, Howard Dean’s notorious outburst of enthusiasm that doomed his candidacy. Gaffes are par for the course.

    1. Apparently what she said was the umpteenth repetition of a trademark line of hers. But I’d never heard it before. And in the moment, I found it really offensive.

  2. I’d LOVE to vote for a woman for President, but not one with the corporate ties/obligations that Ms Clinton has. Despite her protestations that she is a “progressive,” Ms Clinton is not liberal enough for me. Don’t misunderstand me, if Bernie Sanders does not receive the nomination by the Democrats and if he does not choose to run as an independent, I will vote for Ms Clinton, but I have great reservations about the baggage she carries with her. And NEVER would I vote for any of the clowns vying for the Republican nomination!

    I know you don’t care much for sports, but I can’t help myself: Hooray for the Broncos and hooray for Peyton!

    1. I’d love to have voted for Elizabeth Warren. Maybe in 2020? Not at all sure I could ever vote for Hillary, but if it’s the only way to keep Trump or Cruz from winning, I might be forced to — while holding my nose.

      I don’t follow pro football much anymore, but you can’t avoid it if you live in Denver. I’m very happy for Peyton and wanted the win for him, not particularly for the Broncos.

  3. I was offended, too. (this time and previous times.) Pick the best qualified and the most skilled no matter who or what they are – that’s what we taught the younger generation who are now voting. Shaming people into voting for you? Arrogant and out of touch , granny.
    On another note: Cheers for Wade and Peyton! Loved his statement that “he’s part of the team. He may not be the lead vocalist all the time anymore, but he’s still in the band.” They found a way to win nu outsmarting them. Well done!

    1. I’ve been wondering how many votes they’re actually driving away with their gender thing. Just the opposite of what they’re trying to do. Even if they guilt some women into voting for Hillary, they’ve offended a lot of others. Seems to me they ought to just shut up about it. It’s obvious she’s a woman.

      Yeah, I’m really happy for Peyton. Now he can retire on a high note, knowing he did all he could do this season.

    1. Running for president is tough, period. Brutal. It’s hard to imagine going through all that it takes just to get elected, and then having to go through what it takes to actually be president.

... and that's my two cents