There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.’
Old Hillary, who just won’t fade into a well-deserved and proper obscurity, has found yet another group of people to blame for her failure to become the 45th POTUS. This time it’s married, White women, specifically the 57% of White women voters who didn’t for her.
We do not do well with white men and we donâ€™t do well with married, white women. And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.
— Hillary Clinton
India Today Conclave 2018
Nor was this the first time she blamed White women, especially married White women, for her election loss. It’s a theme with Hillary, who felt that, as the symbol of modern Feminism, she was owed their support and votes.
Her Slip & Fall Self-Injury
And, Hillary being Hillary and being who and what she is, when the public’s response to her statement was outrage, rather than apologize she claimed she was right and lamented that so many women were to stupid, ignorant, or brainwashed to understand and appreciate her statement for the revealed truth that it was.
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, itâ€™s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance â€“ even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it.
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.
Yep. Hillary is shocked and lamentful that so many people “misinterpreted” her statement and were offended by it…but she was right and it’s solely the fault of the offended for being offended, or so Hillary is convinced.
This non-apology apology, nonpology, or fauxpology is one of the classic behaviors of a narcissist – the inability to truly apologize or take responsibility for their failures and/or wrongdoings. It’s extremely condescending and, since it it subtly – or not so subtly – insinuates that the people taking offense were excessively thin-skinned, overly emotional, and/or irrational in taking offense at the remarks in the first place, it’s not that far off from being a gaslighting technique – again, a common tactic of the narcissistic.
More ironically, this is behavior that Hillary and her ilk amongst the Feminists constantly and stridently harp upon as something that men do to women and that women must fight against.
Yeah, as Hillary throws herself down the stairs of irrelevance, I’m guessing that right now there’s a bit more than 57% of White women voters who aren’t with her. 😉
Maybe Women Just Don’t Feel She’s Got A Leg To Stand Upon
But perhaps people’s offense isn’t related to the substance of Hillary’s accusation but due to the fact that she, Bill Clintons wife even to this day, had the unmitigated Chutzpah to make them in the first place. Because, to paraphrase Moochelle Obama, no woman of prominence in modern times has voted by her words, actions, and inactions against her own voice and the voice of women than Hillary Clinton.
Because, after all, aren’t we all suppose to proclaim #IBelieveHer when we hear about Juanita Broaddrick’s, Paula Jones’, and Kathleen Willey’s of being sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton and then intimidated, threatened, and publicly shamed by Hillary? Are we, especially women, not suppose to same the same thing to and about the plethora of other women who’ve said #MeToo to being assaulted or coerced into a sexual relationship by Mr. Clinton? And let’s not forget Monica Lewinsky, who could no more say no than any of Weinstein’s victims.
But let us all just hold on to hope, in vain though it might be, that this self-injury will be lethal to Hillary. The sooner she’s cast down the stairs of irrelevance into the cesspit or landfill of history, the better for America.
I was just going to allow Obama to shuffle off into the sunset, as most ex-POTUS’s are both allowed to- and encouraged to fade into obscurity. I can’t quite do that yet though. One last thing needs to be brought up about Obama and his “legacy.” That is the fact the he could almost be considered the sole survivor of the Democrat party and he seem utterly unconcerned by that fact or the fact that he is a large part of why the Democrats are effectively an endangered species in elected office today.
Politically speaking, the legacy of Obama is that, largely as a reaction to Obama and the Dems’ slavish devotion to him, the Democrat party has lost between 1,100 and 1,200 seats in local, county, state, and federal governments. It can at this point be argued that they’re done, over, kaput.
But hey! Obama got elected and got reelected. He wasn’t a One-Term failure and that’s all that matters, right?
Here’s a thought that is equal parts sad, scary, and angering: consider that Obama may actually believe that he’s done a good job – perhaps even a heckofa job given all the obstacles he would perceive to face – as the President of the United States of America.
Such a belief on Obama’s part would certainly fit the pathology he presents. It would also fit the ideology and mores of his adopted culture. Hence, there’s a reasonable likelihood that Obama does, in fact, believe that he’s done and is doing a heckofa job.
Yeah, it’s a sad, scary, and angering thought that Obama may be patting himself on the back for “how well” he’s performed as POTUS.
Yesterday, June 19, 2015 Obama gave yet another speech, this time in Beverly Hills, CA, and he was not happy. Apparently, he’s become quite disillusioned and now believes that his constituency has failed him.
“When I ran in 2008, I in fact did not say I would fix it. I said we could fix it,” Obama told an audience of about 250 at a fundraising event here at the stately hillside home of film mogul Tyler Perry. “I didn’t say, ‘Yes, I can.’ I said, ‘Yes, we can.'”
The president continued: “If youâ€™re dissatisfied that every few months we have a mass shooting in this country killing innocent people, then I need you to mobilize and organize a constituency that says this is not normal and we are going to change it.”
— Barack Obama
This, of course, is Obama in a nutshell. The boy hasn’t failed; instead, he’s been failed by anyone and everyone. Or, at least, that’s how Obama’s pettiness and narcissism demands that he see things.
Yet, to borrow Obama’s catchphrase, Let me be clear – he’s not entirely wrong in what he said. A POTUS has deliberately limited ability to affect change and his greatest tool, the Bully Pulpit, only works if people respond to the POTUS’ rhetoric with action…and the Liberals, Progressives, and their minority tenants by and large have repeatedly failed to do so.
The problem with Obama’s belief, attitude, and angry rhetoric is that he’s stupid to believe that his constituency would ever take action. All of them are Statists looking for the Nanny State to take care of them and/or those who they see as possessing “protected traits.” If they were cognitively, emotionally, and philosophically willing and able to take responsibility for getting done what they feel needs to be done they wouldn’t have been likely to need the State to accomplish things in the first place.
True, they elected Obama because he was a Black. Yet they still expected him to be their messiah and to get the jobs they wanted done with as little effort and sacrifice on their parts as was possible.
This again is Obama in a nutshell. The boy doesn’t expect to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear; he expects the sow to do it herself.