BERNIE SANDERS: SEXIST!!!???????

Ken Berwitz


How phony are some Hillary Clinton people?  How loony and PC has some of the far left become?

To answer, let me post the following excerpts from Annie Karni\’s article at politico.com:

“I\’m stunned that aman like Bernie Sanders, who has clearly committed his life to making thecountry a better place, would get sucked into this very dangerous rhetoric,which perpetuates sexist and misogynistic stereotypes,” fumed Christine Quinn,the former New York City Council speaker who sits on Clinton\’s New YorkLeadership Council and does fundraising for her campaign. “The candidate issupposed to set the tone, set the agenda. If Bernie Sanders does not want to beseen as someone who uses sexist language and perpetuates a dangerous sexiststereotype of strong women, then he should tell his people to stop. And if theydon\’t stop, he should fire them.”

Quinn, who ran for NewYork City mayor in 2013, said a recent BloombergPolitics story that quoted Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaveras joking that “we\’re willing to consider her for vice president … we\’ll eveninterview her” was beyond the pale.

“Seriously? Seriously?The absurdity of that statement almost merits no response. How arrogant andsexist can you be? It\’s not OK to let people with a long progressive record getaway with being sexist.”

 Sanders\’ predicamenthas its roots in the first Democratic debate earlier this month, when theVermont senator said “all the shouting in the world” won\’t fix the country\’ssystemic problem with gun violence – a comment Clinton and her allies havesince interpreted as an implicitly sexist filleting of the former secretary ofstate.

Sanders insists thatwasn\’t his intention. But the fight has since escalated with his top campaignbrass (notably, male) blasting Clinton for implying that Sanders\’ comment wassexist, and then joking they would consider granting the front-runner aninterview for a vice presidential slot on their ticket.

If you are like me, you\’re probably still searching for what Bernie Sanders – a man with an absolutely unblemished record of support for feminist causes – or anyone on his staff said that was in any way sexist.

The two comments which have “stunned” Christine Quinn (and others, as you will see if use my link and read the entire article, as I hope you do), are Sanders\’ campaign manager saying that if Sanders wins they\’ll consider her for Vice President (find the sexism there, I dare you) and that shouting won\’t solve gun violence (find the sexism there, I dare you). 

If we understand Ms. Quinn and her pals, therefore, it is sexist if, as the Democrat Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders offers a woman the VP spot, and it is sexist to say that shouting about gun violence doesn\’t fix the problem.

I\’ll just bet they are now making sure never to use the term “hard worker” too, on the grounds that, earlier this week, Melissa Harris-Perry said that was racially offensive.  I mean, Harris-Perry is not only a woman, she\’s Black (well, half-Black, but, as with Barack Obama, that doesn\’t seem to count).  

Too bad she\’s not a lesbian.  That would be hitting the Trifecta, and, I\’m guessing, it would mean no one could say anything about her no matter how they phrased it.

At the beginning of this blog, I promised to show how phony some of the Hillary Clinton people are and how loony and PC some of the far left has become.   I think I\’ve done so.  If you disagree, please explain why….and try not to shout (or offer me a VP position).

Oh, one other thing:  When Hillary Clinton was a United States Senator, the women on her staff were paid 72% of what the men were paid.  Is Christine Quinn fuming about that?  Calling Hillary a sexist?  

I didn\’t think so.

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