Is a year and a half long enough to get over an election result?
Well, we already know that it’s not nearly enough time for Hillary Clinton to get over it; she still spends the majority of her days brainstorming new excuses for her 2016 defeat. What are we up to, a list of 125 now? It’s somewhere in that vicinity.
But even if we can forgive Hillary for not getting over it, what’s Michelle Obama’s excuse? She and her husband were finished as soon as the Clintons moved into the White House, anyway. Yet here she is, back out in public to hector women for allowing Donald Trump to become the 45th President of the United States. In a speech for the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles this weekend, the former First Lady said it was time for women to reckon with the kind of mindset that drove some of them to actually VOTE for that awful, horrible, no-good billionaire.
“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think,” Michelle said. “What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know? When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are.
“That’s what we have to explore,” she continued, “because if we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men…if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to…what, then we have to have those conversations with ourselves as women.”
Yeah, it’s a “crazy bar” to expect a woman to have some semblance of the charisma we expect from literally any other candidate for president.
It’s a “crazy bar” to expect that a woman running for president have some kind of professional record that isn’t hopelessly marred by misconduct.
It’s a “crazy bar” to ask for a female candidate who isn’t under an active FBI investigation.
People like Michelle Obama still believe that if the Democrats had nominated a man with Hillary’s resume, that man would have trounced Trump in 2016.
We believe the opposite to be true. We happen to think that Hillary’s greatest (only?) strength was her dream of smashing the glass ceiling; without it, her lack of experience and total dearth of private-sector accomplishments would have been startlingly obvious. The only reason anyone knows who Hillary is – the only reason she was a “viable” candidate in the first place – is because she was Bill’s wife. She didn’t work her way up the ladder. She didn’t prove herself worthy of the Democratic nomination. She was gifted a place at the table because she managed to convince people that she was “co-president” in the 1990s.
The only thing crazy about the bar set for Hillary is that it was placed so low. It’s time for Michelle Obama and the rest of Hillary’s feminist supporters to take off their PATRIARCHY glasses and see the truth.