Posted by: Jim Clayton in Opinion, Trending Commentary March 19, 2018 0
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Hillary Clinton received such a backlash after insulting half of America’s women with her comment saying most white women vote how their husbands and bosses and sons tell them to vote that she decided to apologize, but she is such an arrogant, self centered, vicious, mean, nasty, angry,bitter woman that it really wasn’t an apology. It was more of a “I’m sorry you misunderstood me you idiots” kind of apology.
Hillary took to Facebook to make her apology saying:
During an interview last week with an Indian news publication, I was asked about 2016, and whether Trump is the “virus” or a “symptom” of something deeper going on in American society. Like most Americans, people overseas remain shocked and dismayed at what they are witnessing daily.
My first instinct was to defend Americans and explain how Donald Trump could have been elected. I said that places doing better economically typically lean Democratic, and places where there is less optimism about the future lean Republican. That doesn’t mean the coasts versus the heartland, it doesn’t even mean entire states. In fact, it more often captures the divisions between more dynamic urban areas and less prosperous small towns within states. As I said throughout the campaign, Trump’s message was dark and backwards looking. I don’t need to list the reasons, but the foundation of his message, “Make America Great AGAIN” suggests that to be great we have to go back to something we are no longer. I never accepted that and never will.
I’m from the Midwest. I had plans that, had I been elected, would have focused on the real needs of hard-working yet struggling Americans in every part of the country. Raising the minimum wage. Paid leave. Affordable college. Affordable, quality health care for everyone. Training for good jobs that don’t require a college degree. And giving workers a larger share of corporate profits and tax cuts. So far, Donald Trump has done nothing positive to ease the pain of the people who most strongly supported him, from the loss of jobs in coal country to the opioid epidemic to the tax bill that increases the debt by $1.5 trillion with a massive corporate tax cut, only 13% of which went to workers in the form of bonuses or pay raises.
I was also asked about women, specifically white women, the majority of whom have not voted for Democrats in recent history. I did better with them than previous Democratic nominees, but still lost them overall to a candidate
who relies on scare tactics and false attacks, masking the fact that he is otherwise no friend to most Americans.
I also mentioned something in passing that’s gotten a lot of negative attention: that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around. As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance – even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it. I was out there having a conversation, and this was one piece of a larger point about how Democrats need to do better with white women, because I know in my heart that Democrats have much more to offer them. Do I believe that some women look at a powerful woman and question whether she can lead, maybe voting for the man their husband is voting for instead? It may not be universally true or easy to hear, but yes, it’s a dynamic still at play in our society. I know this because even I spent parts of my life wondering if I could achieve the same as male leaders, and a lot of that insecurity stemmed from my gender and how society views women. When I was serving in various roles in public life, I was always more popular when I was working for or defending a man then when I was out there on my own. That’s the point I was making, in an effort to explain to an audience some of the many dynamics that have gone into these tumultuous last few years.
I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.
But our future requires us to learn from 2016. We need to protect our election systems from intrusion by Russia or anyone else. We need to combat voter suppression and the propagation of fake and misleading news. I fear we are not doing anywhere near enough on those fronts, and I know we can do better.
I love our country every bit as much as a private citizen as I did as a candidate, Secretary of State, Senator from New York, and First Lady. That’s why I don’t want us to remain passive in the face of these threats. I want us to be free to focus on the future. A future in which I hope to be fighting for Democratic values of equal opportunity, social inclusion, and strong communities; for an economy that works for everyone; and for lifting up the next generation of leadership, particularly women.
So to those upset or offended by what I said last week, I hope this explanation helps to explain the point I was trying to make. And I hope now that we can get back to the real business before us: Protecting our democracy and building a future we can all share.
What a bunch of cockamamie BS. She was the one who wanted to put the coal miners out of work not Trump. It was Trump who gave them their jobs back and opened a new mine. She’s all for raising taxes and talks about cutting taxes. She talks about our elections being free of Russian collusion when she was the one colluding with Russia.
She says Trump is masking as a friend to America when she is the one who hates America along with Obama. Trump loves our military and loves the country and its’ people, all races and colors not just white people as she claims. There are plenty of quotes from her making racist statements. She blames her gender among the 53 other excuses she states for not winning. It goes on and on as you can see for yourselves.
She has spent the last 14 months whining and complaining and blaming everyone and everything for her loss when it was her all along who ran a terrible campaign. Who really is to blame for you losing Hilary? Surely it’s impossible it was you.!!!
Hillary you are a very angry, mean, nasty, vindictive,bitter woman maybe from all the cheating and crap you had to put up with from your serial adulterer husband Bill all those years in order to get where you wanted to be only to lose it all in the end. You must feel so rejected and frustrated and probably hate yourself. So go away quietly Hillary. Noone wants you around anymore. We’re sick and tired of your blaming and complaining. You were the reason America elected Trump. We weren’t fooled by him as you say. America knew what you were about with your Marxist views and pro government handouts to the masses by taxing the rich. Trump is giving everyone a tax cut not just big corporations as you say and more in their paychecks by cutting the FISA tax in their checks. He’s giving 12,000 and 25,000 dollar deductions to people filing their taxes. I doubt you could bring myriads of big companies back here from overseas to build as Trump is doing thus creating thousands of jobs. I doubt you could get six million people back to work in your first year as Trump is doing. Trump is making America great again and will remain great as long as it stays away from the likes of you Hillary. So go away quietly Hillary and be a good grandmother to your grand daughter and tell her about the good old days when you almost one. America is in good hands now.