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Hillary Feminists have cost us 2 generations of no Female Presidents

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I listed 6 progressive ideas of the incoming Trump Administration just now in a new article: click here. I won't repeat them here.

This is about how the short-term-thinking faux feminists missed their big chance to have a woman in the White House, probably for at least 2 generations. Most people over 40 will probably never see a female American President.

First, think about how this will be remembered. A woman with decades of government experience could not defeat the most misogynistic, inexperienced man to run for president in modern American History. You'd probably have to go back to before women got the vote to fight someone more anti-woman. This is how it'll be remembered, in broad strokes.

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Second, the Democratic Party bench is shallow. This is why we had a 69-year old front-runner who no one actually liked running almost unopposed in the Democratic primaries. It took a 74-year old independent Democratic Socialist, for crying out loud, to give her a real challenge. Even then, she only won the primaries by trickery and collusion. This is the best a woman can do?

Third, there is little that is really pro-woman in Hillary's past. She even enabled her husband's multiple cheating episodes, putting political expediency above personal and just retribution - divorce etc. She will be remembered as an opportunist for that.

Fourth, her main competitors in the primaries, Martin O'Malley or Bernie Sanders have at least an equal claim to pro-woman policies. There is nothing necessarily pro-woman about having a woman candidate, just as there is nothing necessarily pro-man about having a male candidate.

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Fifth, the DNC was run by a corrupt woman, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, whose blind zeal for having a woman president made her unwilling or unable to face the very real flaws in this particular candidate. This is favoritism of the worst kind and it won't be forgotten.

Sixth, the story of Hillary Clinton will only get worse from here. If Trump appoints a special prosecutor, as he has promised to do, Clinton may end up in jail, along with her husband, and possibly even her daughter (2 women then). This is hardly an endorsement for "higher female moral character."

Seventh, the DNC completely ignored a real possibility of having a woman president in the White House in 2020, when Sanders would have been nearly 80-years old and perhaps too tired or even sick to run again. Tulsi Gabbards, a 2-time Iraq war veteran, Congresswoman, V.P. of the DNC until she quit that corrupt institution, was an odds-on favorite to be the V.P. of a President Sanders. She headlined for him and campaigned tirelessly for him. At just 35 - the minimum age required to be president, she would have been among the youngest presidents ever if given the nod in 2020. With the experience she would have had by then, and the backing of a successful Sanders Administration (presumably), she would have won easily against a by-then demographically challenged Republican Party (the Republican Party will NOT be so challenged now, because they will take the next four years to Gerry-mander and disenfranchise their hold on power for a decade or more).
It's the vision-thing, the inability of women to plan long-term, or at least that will be the knock against the women still in the Democratic Party, that is, those who haven't permanently fled to the Green Party, which will run either the other woman in the election again - Jill Stein - or perhaps another woman fed up with the corrupt Democratic Party.

It's sad. Yesterday, I thought we might have had at least a woman president - though her term might have tainted it for all future women, but at least shown it was possible. Now, I do not believe I will live to ever see it.

 

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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for (more...)
 

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