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Sunday, February 24, 2008
The Democrats: Butch v. Sissy
In an unusual development, Maureen Down makes some sense today:
And when historians trace how her inevitability dissolved, they will surely note this paradox: The first serious female candidate for president was rejected by voters drawn to the more feminine management style of her male rival.
Though, it's not really a paradox - Hillary went in trying to play the role of Mrs. Thatcher. but Democrats are more comfortable with Freddie Mercury (real name, according to Wikipedia: Farrokh Bulsara). If we adopt the leftist view and consider biological sex and gender to be separate concepts, it becomes even more obvious - the Democratic Party is the party of sissy little girls, whatever genitals they might actually have.
She goes on:
Hillary was so busy trying to prove she could be one of the boys — getting on the Armed Services Committee, voting to let W. go to war in Iraq, strong-arming supporters and donors, and trying to out-macho Obama — that she only belatedly realized that many Democratic and independent voters, especially women, were eager to move from hard-power locker-room tactics to a soft-power sewing circle approach.
Less towel-snapping and more towel color coordinating, less steroids and more sensitivity.
Business schools have begun teaching the value of a less autocratic leadership style, with an emphasis on behavior women excel at: reading emotions and social interactions, making eye contact and expressing empathy.
It's quite true. It reminds me of an old joke:
Q: What's the hardest part about registering as a Democrat?
A: Telling your parents that you're gay.
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An empty suit verses a empty pant suit.
Either is a demoralizing and depressing choice.
Posted by: deepblue | 2008-02-24 6:04:06 PM
Hilary's discovering, as Marcia Clark discovered in the OJ trial, race trumps gender.
"The 2008 press bias just goes to show once again what O.J. Simpson's defense attorney, Johnny Cochran, understood but feminist D.A Marcia Clark didn't: race trumps gender in the victimology sweepstakes. (Cochran wanted blacks on the jury while the clueless Clark wanted women. So Johnny let Marcia throw him in the briar patch by packing the jury with black women.)
The Clintons rode feminist resentment over Anita Hill into the White House. But playing the gender card is getting old with the media. This is not to say that the feminists don't retain vast power—ask Larry Summers!—just that they are now viewed as tedious, unsexy old harridans.
But race is still very much with us.
Thus Obama can insult Hillary without being called a "chauvinist", but when President Bill asserts that one aspect of Obama's image is a "fairy tale", he's denounced as a "racist". (The term "fairy tale" is racist because fairy tales are about African Americans, such as Snow White, Goldilocks, and Rapunzel … Oh, uh, maybe that's not such a good explanation of why "fairy tale" is racist. In fact, I guess there is no rational explanation. Which is the point: criticizing Obama for any reason, other than a vague "lack of experience", is "racist".)"
Posted by: DJ | 2008-02-24 7:04:21 PM
You are SOOOO right Adam!!! Democrats are all faggots or people with funny sounding names (that makes me pretty sure they must be terrorists), or BOTH!!! Thank-you for filling the small aching part of my soul with your shining light of truth. This much higher quality writing than any of that crazy smearing nonsense against McCain that you so righteosly criticized the other day. You, sir, are a GOD!!!
Posted by: Fact Check | 2008-02-24 7:41:59 PM
Hard to believe that came from Maureen Dowd...as for your comments FC, are you going to be okay?
Posted by: Markalta | 2008-02-24 8:20:52 PM
Straight from the horse's mouth. The "feminine management style" is an interesting analogy, but the Dem' race is really between no history vs. bad history. Even a broken clock like Dowd, is right at least once or twice.
Posted by: Condor | 2008-02-24 9:24:42 PM
Man, wingnuts have the funniest sexual hangups. Especially when they're fat nerds desperately trying to butch up, like this chump.
Posted by: Derf | 2008-02-25 1:07:27 AM
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