Monday, April 03, 2017


Guardian UK: The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders and the millennial feminists - In this extract from her book, Susan Bordo asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election
For while Trump supporters hooted and cheered for their candidate, forgiving him every lie, every crime, every bit of disgusting behaviour, too many young Democrats made it very clear (in newspaper and internet interviews, in polls, and in the mainstream media) that they were only voting for Hillary Clinton as the lesser of two evils, “holding their noses”, tears still streaming down their faces over the primary defeat of the person they felt truly deserved their votes. Some didn’t vote at all.


Seadog said...

Hillary lost because of her arrogance and her haughty disregard for the base of the Dem. party. Even today you see it in the leadership of the party. They're no different in their denial of reality then Trumpf and his followers are in a perverse way. The sad truth is a huge number of Americans have not benefited from the neo-liberalism of the past 40 yrs. and are being discarded or left behind. Trumpf played to these people and is still playing to them to hold onto power. He'll probably succeed. On the left though denial of the disaster that the third way has visited on the base of the party is just what it is. The Dems. are the party in trouble, not the GOP. The GOP has almost all the power now and into the foreseeable future. Why is that? What did Hillary do to stop this or Obama or any of them? I have no sympathy for Hillary or Bill at this pt. I just wish they'd vanish their day is done.

Jim Sande said...

I accept what you say, don't think I'm not being receptive cause to a certain extent I have to agree with you. I believe one of the main reasons why Clinton lost is that her personality is not the type that 'bubbles' over into the media well. She does not light people on fire as it were. She comes across as flat and insincere. I know a lot about her personality type because it's mine as well! INTJ, a blessing and a curse. I've spent my life trying to be more subjective and caring but I fail at it miserably as does Hillary and I do know that she wants to be that. But what she is good at is objectivity and facts and knowledge and a few other things, she would have made a far far superior president to turd head.