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Issue is sex, not policy: NY Times Endorses Two Female Democratic Presidential C

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By Laurie Dobson

Too bad Kamala Harris couldn't make a go of her Presidential campaign, or the NYT would have gone triple threat, and made it a three-women gang-up against Bernie in their endorsement.

Maybe it's not too late? In fact, as it is thanks to the NYT, it is now a three-legged race.

As the gun goes off, with a few weeks left, we have Warren and Klobuchar making a hobbled run for the finish line with one of each of their legs wrapped around the other's. Being effectively joined at the hip makes for awkward walking and can be tricky to pull off onstage, but it's great for posturing in place. In a race, though, with Bernie actively running hard, I'm sorry but it's not much of a contest.

It is not hard to see that at this point in media land it's anyone but Bernie. These are desperation tactics. They will stop at nothing. It's getting ruthless. Two on one?

Let's see how this is going to work, though. One says one thing, the other nods vigorously? Or do they issue joint statements? Do they start attacking anyone who doesn't agree with their framing? Is there a new special place in hell for those who don't go along? Is this the new female bullying? Who is going to be the front-woman?

Let's simplify this. The question to ask here, is this: "Is that the best we have to put up against Trump?"

Fortunately, as seen from the internet, this tacky ploy is being mocked particularly, and spectacularly, by Women for Bernie, among a great majority of others. I speak as one of them. I do not accept any use of our gender to be made into a cause to unfairly skewer opponents. If this was fair, if this was accurate, if this truly was about women and women's issues, then Biden would be getting the hit for his repeated and inappropriate touching of women and girls. In what universe does Biden get a pass on women's issues while Bernie gets targeted? Nobody should be seriously considered for President who has that "touching" tendency.

This is the man, we can never forget, who was a major lynchpin in winning Senate approval for President Bill Clinton's welfare "reform" law putting a lifetime limit of five years on the time a parent with children could receive welfare benefits, an atrocity that primarily targeted and still targets single mothers and their kids.

Yet not a glove is laid on Biden; he is walking through the Democratic Primary unscathed, except for Harris' hit. That, I believe, is because it's Hillary Clinton's hand in the glove. Biden suits the Centrists in the Party, because he has declared himself a one-term candidate. That single-term idea works for many opportunists in the party hoping to succeed him.

Don't get me wrong: I am an unapologetic "me too" feminist. My issues are real. My experience with domestic violence, sexual harassment, assault, and discrimination are real. I stand with those who have been abused, targeted, exploited and diminished in their lives due to terrible policies of unfairness.

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