Jerry Moore: Clinton has no credibility on claim of victimhood
Well, well, well. Hillary Clinton is actually concerned with how men treat women.
In an interview with Lois Romano of the Washington Post, the U.S. senator from New York said this:
“The manifestation of some of the sexism that has gone on in this campaign is somehow more respectable, or at least more accepted, and I think there should be equal rejection of the sexism and racism when and if it ever raises its ugly head. But it does seem as though the press at least is not as bothered by the incredible vitriol that has been engendered by the comments and the actions of people who are nothing but misogynists.”
Clinton claims that her quest for the Democratic presidential nomination has been impeded because she is a woman. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has made similar comments.
I don’t doubt there are many people who believe Clinton’s gender would prevent her from being an effective president. Sexism is one of the oldest sins known to humans, and women have paid a horrible price for it.
But what kind of credibility does Hillary Clinton have in decrying the atrocious manner in which men treat women? Where were her objections all the times her husband abused his positions of authority to use women to satisfy his desires?
Bill Clinton is the quintessential poster boy for misogyny. And when his critics have challenged his fitness for public service given his questionable character, Hillary Clinton has been his chief defender.
It’s not that Hillary Clinton doesn’t possess many of the traits needed by a president. She has been involved with policy issues for many years and can hold her own in the midst of world leaders.
However, she thinks that people will believe whatever she says — even if it can easily be disproved. Then she refuses to take responsibility for either shading the truth or outright lying.
If Clinton is looking for the primary reason people have declined to support her run for the White House, it’s that she’s untrustworthy even by a politician’s standards. Yet she has made herself out to be a victim of gender bias and expects everyone to take her word for it.
Given that she has no hope of securing the nomination, it’s obvious most voters saw through her tall tales this campaign season.
Jerry Moore is a news editor with Suburban Life Publications. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.