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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:32 PM

@BarbraStreisand - What's the issue about Secretary @HillaryClinton getting $225k a speech when Pres








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What's the issue about Secretary @HillaryClinton getting $225k a speech when Pres Bush 41/43 got $1m/Trump $1.25m. OK for men but not women?



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Robert Sandy ‏@frodofied 41m41 minutes ago

@BarbraStreisand @HillaryClinton PREACH!
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Lesley Abravanel ‏@lesleyabravanel 42m42 minutes ago Boca Raton, FL

@BarbraStreisand @HillaryClinton Yaaaas Kween! The double standard is infuriating. #ImWithHer


Linda ‏@westcoastprof 4h4 hours ago

@BarbraStreisand @HillaryClinton sadly its her competitor on the democratic side that made it an issue.


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Reply @BarbraStreisand - What's the issue about Secretary @HillaryClinton getting $225k a speech when Pres (Original post)
riversedge Mar 2016 OP
LAS14 Mar 2016 #1
DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #2
Light63 Mar 2016 #4
BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #23
BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #26
sheshe2 Mar 2016 #3
livetohike Mar 2016 #5
BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #24
cosmicone Mar 2016 #6
Light63 Mar 2016 #7
dubyadiprecession Mar 2016 #8
Cha Mar 2016 #9
Rose Siding Mar 2016 #10
Hekate Mar 2016 #11
SharonClark Mar 2016 #12
BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #27
Lucinda Mar 2016 #13
riversedge Mar 2016 #14
Hekate Mar 2016 #18
Her Sister Apr 2016 #22
SunSeeker Mar 2016 #15
DURHAM D Mar 2016 #16
SunSeeker Mar 2016 #17
BlueCaliDem Apr 2016 #25
Post removed Apr 2016 #19
Democrats Ascendant Apr 2016 #20
Name removed Apr 2016 #21
Hekate Apr 2016 #28
George II Apr 2016 #29
PeaceNikki Apr 2016 #30
George II Apr 2016 #31

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:35 PM

1. good point!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:43 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:56 PM

4. This is EXACTLY what I've been telling my BS-supporting friends!

If a company wants to pay BS to give a speech at more than $200,000, I don't think BS is going to turn it away. All politicians get paid by giving out speeches. It might be that NO ONE or NO COMPANY has wanted to ask BS To deliver a speech for a large sum of money! BS looks very PETTY and SMALL when he criticized Hillary for George Clooney's fundraising dinner. I guess should Clooney approach BS to voluntarily provide a fundraising dinner for him, I really doubt BS would turn Clooney away.

BS, stop being so petty and small. You are much better than that. I guess this primary competition has really shown people of who you truly are!

And that is also the reason why I don't think BS will go gently away at the Convention after his defeat. Hillary and the DNC have to be prepared should BS run as a third party after the Convention.

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Response to Light63 (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:24 AM

23. Hillary Clinton has said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them."

Bernie's certainly showed his true self (petty, vindictive, loud, obnoxious, things the world evolves around him, narcissistic), and it ain't pretty.

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:28 AM

26. +1!

Scales have fully dropped from these eyes. I've always supported Hillary, but am now totally, thoroughly and completely disenchanted with Bernie.

Were the NV episode and the ongoing barrage of negative campaigning really worth it for him? IMO, he has lost a LOT of goodwill recently - and that loss is reflected in the people I know in real life, some of whom are Bernie supporters.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:55 PM

3. Thank you Barbra.

What's the issue about Secretary @HillaryClinton getting $225k a speech when Pres Bush 41/43 got $1m/Trump $1.25m. OK for men but not women?


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:59 PM

5. Bernie is jealous. Doubt anyone would offer him half of that. n/t

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Response to livetohike (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:26 AM

24. That's what I believe is the core reason for his whiny criticisms: envy.

He only wishes he could get that much for a speech! I seriously doubt he'll get anything anywhere near that after he loses the primaries. Aside from students, who'd want to listen to him??

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:17 PM

6. Bernie has been giving the same speech since 1960

 

He needs new material to get more than ... say ... $27

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:38 PM

7. Great insight!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:48 PM

8. Barbara Streisand just burned bernie! Take that..

Mr Sanders!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:49 PM

9. "@BarbraStreisand @HillaryClinton sadly its her competitor on the democratic side that made it an

issue"

Thanks rivers~

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:00 PM

10. Well duh. Such a screaming NON issue. Who falls for this simplistic smear?

NO proof of quid pro quo. Zero! -neither historically or ideologically. SUCH a bill of goods Sanders is selling. He even has to use a joke to make the point. It's ALL innuendo and supposition.

And that 27 bucks he bellows about? He's not beholden to an army of those who expect a certain ideology? Much damage has been done to nations, including our own by being entrenched in ideological rigidity.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:22 PM

11. It's okay for men but not women. Also, all True Democrats wear sackcloth and travel barefoot....

...with a begging bowl for their meals. True Democrats spit on offers of money because it comes between them and God....or something.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:24 PM

12. K&R - Made my day!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:29 AM

27. This ...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:24 PM

13. KNR

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:12 PM

14. The Sexism in American Politics by @BarbraStreisand

Just found this tweet.


The Sexism in American Politics by @BarbraStreisand http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbra-streisand/sexism-american-politics_b_9548016.html … @Hillary2016 #feelthebern #wipolitics




The Sexism in American Politics

03/25/2016 02:48 pm ET | Updated 3 days ago



Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?

Twenty-two years ago, I had the honor of introducing Hillary Clinton at a Humanitarian Award dinner, given by The Elie Wiesel Foundation. I said of her then and it holds true today, “There is no one in this country who would deny the competence, intellect, stamina, warmth and courage of Hillary Rodham Clinton... But the criticism of Hillary Clinton has again demonstrated that the strong, competent woman is still a threatening figure in our culture. ...A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. But a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion... Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of the acclaimed biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, said of Hillary Clinton, ‘I don’t think there is a First Lady who has been treated as rudely and meanly except for Eleanor Roosevelt.’” Both of these women boldly risked the scorn of “those threatened by the image of a woman carrying the fight for social justice into the public arena.”

It seems that nothing much has changed. It’s been 24 years since I said in a speech for Women in Film, “Men and women are clearly measured by a different yardstick. And that makes me angry. Of course, I’m not supposed to be angry. A woman should be soft-spoken, agreeable, ladylike, understated. In other words, stifled. Language gives us an insight into the way women are viewed in a male-dominated society.

A man is commanding, a woman is demanding.

He’s assertive - she’s aggressive.

He strategizes - she manipulates.

A man is forceful - a woman is pushy.

He shows leadership - she’s controlling.

A man is a perfectionist - a woman’s a pain in the ass.”

It’s been decades since those speeches, but there is still outright sexism in much of the commentary on Secretary Clinton’s campaign. The Women’s Media Center and Media Matters have done wonderful work documenting the explicit - and more importantly since it’s often unseen - implicit sexism of the political and media punditry. After Hillary Clinton won five primaries on March 15th, Fox News’ Brit Hume tweeted, she’s shouting angrily in her victory speech... “What’s she mad at?” When MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted she should, “Smile. You just had a big night,” should we have been surprised? Hillary Clinton has a great smile and smiles often. So does Barack Obama. So does Bill Clinton. But no one would tell those two men to smile.

Hillary Clinton is dealing with our current reality rather than the delusions of reality TV. Karen Weaver, the new mayor Flint, Michigan said in dealing with the water crisis that Hillary Clinton “has actually been the only candidate, whether we’re talking Democratic or Republican, to reach out and talk with us about, ‘What can I do? What kind of help do you need?’” It’s one thing to talk about something and another thing to do it. Clinton gave Weaver a roadmap on how to get the results.................



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbra-streisand/sexism-american-politics_b_9548016.html

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Response to riversedge (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:37 AM

18. Bookmarking this thread just to keep this essay and the classic list demonstrating...

...what the double standard is.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 09:55 AM

22. BS was a mediocre college student!

 

Just saying!


HRC GROUP READY!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:53 AM

15. "sadly its her competitor on the democratic side that made it an issue."

Sad indeed. And he raised the issue after promising he would not run a negative campaign.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 01:03 AM

16. That is what happens when you let a

non-Democrat in who does not respect the party.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 01:07 AM

17. Yep. nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:28 AM

25. K&R Durham D! This exactly! eom

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 09:46 AM

20. Ummm, you are in the Clinton group...

And btw, no one votes with their vaginas. Just a dumb comment.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:37 AM

28. I strongly suggest you take this to St Bernard's Group or to General Discussion: Primaries.

I'm sure it will find a welcome there more suitable to your .... Insights. Or whatever they are.

I also suggest you read the TOS you signed on the way in to DU, and the rules for this Group at the top of the main page for this Group. Otherwise your stay will be brief.

Bye.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:48 AM

29. I don't have a vagina and I'm voting for Hillary Clinton.

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Response to George II (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 12:07 PM

30. So you're voting with someone else's vagina!?!? For SHAME, George!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 12:09 PM

31. Sorry.

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