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Do You Really Not Like Hillary Clinton, or Are You Just Sexist?

After years of navigating political land mines as a woman, one wonders : How could an ambitious woman rise in politics, if not with dogged persistence and guardedness that Clinton has demonstrated? That's why the criticisms wielded against Clinton from the younger generation right now seem unfair and yes, even sexist. As Lena Dunham, who is campaigning for Clinton, told Jill Abramson in the Guardian, "It feels so gendered, even from women, so harshly sexist. We never throw claims of too establishment or too stiff or even too selfish at male politicians. It's unfair in the deepest sense."

Clinton hinted at some of her gender-specific hardships in her response to Gipple. "I've been around a long time. People have thrown a lot of things at me. And you know, I can't keep up with it ... I just keep going forward, because there's nothing to it. I'm still standing," she said.

It's easy to like Sanders, who has rendered apt comparisons to comedian Larry David, and who has come into the race with lots of gusto and idealism and a strong grasp on income inequality. But when evaluating candidates, it should not be forgotten that Clinton has had to play within a far stricter set of standards simply to participate in the same game that Sanders is playing so well right now. It may explain, in part, why she has developed a reputation for being scripted and even dishonest, and it may also explain why she is not willing to take as many risks with her campaign. Her avowal of feminism may not seem so revolutionary in an era where "FEMINIST" blazes behind Beyoncé performing at the VMAs, but let's not forget that it is, in no small part, thanks to Clinton, that young people today can imagine a woman in the White House. We may be used to Clinton, but that doesn't mean that her presidency would not be revolutionary for America.


BOOM! New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton


For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job in the world. Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.

Hillary Clinton would be the first woman nominated by a major party. She served as a senator from a major state (New York) and as secretary of state — not to mention her experience on the national stage as first lady with her brilliant and flawed husband, President Bill Clinton. The Times editorial board has endorsed her three times for federal office — twice for Senate and once in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary — and is doing so again with confidence and enthusiasm.

The bros who love Bernie Sanders have become a sexist mob

But with the Iowa caucuses now days away, a subset of Sanders supporters has become extremely vocal. Their messages, which are oftentimes derogatory and misogynistic, are geared at Clinton supporters (or anyone who disagrees with Sanders for that matter). They've even become prominent enough to earn a nickname: the "BernieBros."

"They're a mob, and it's not positive toward their candidate, it's trying to tear you down from supporting Hillary," "They're a mob, and it's not positive toward their candidate, it's trying to tear you down from supporting Hillary," said one chief of staff for a Democratic member of Congress who's endorsed Clinton.


BBC Trending: Bernie Sanders supporters get a bad reputation online

Passionate support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has propelled him into a close race with fellow Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But some say that support has turned aggressive and abusive online.
After the 25 January Democratic town hall, Emily Nussbaum, television critic for the New Yorker magazine, tweeted some positive feedback for Hillary Clinton.
"I'm into Hillary, obviously, but I genuinely thought she did really well tonight," Ms Nussbaum wrote.
About a half an hour later, she followed up with this: "Man, the Feel The Bern crew (as opposed to Bern himself) is such a drag. Say anything pro-Hil & they yell 'bitch' & 'psycho.' V idealistic!"
Others - including a number of prominent members of the media - followed with their own reports of seeing Sanders supporters deploying vicious rhetoric towards anyone questioning the Vermont senator or his backers.


How many times does Bernie Sanders have to get caught cheating before we admit there’s a problem?

When the Bernie Sanders campaign improperly accessed Hillary Clinton’s private data last month, we all gave him the benefit of the doubt and assumed it was an isolated incident. After all, Bernie Sanders has been Mr. Integrity for decades. But since that time, he and his campaign have been caught doing one dishonest thing after another. And now two prominent liberal groups have each accused Bernie of cheating in the past two days alone. We must now admit that his campaign has gone off the rails, and that the democrats have a crisis at hand.


Most Of The “Most Valuable Progressives” Named By ‘The Nation’ Have Endorsed…Hillary?

If like me you’re a longtime and faithful reader of The Nation — a venerable publication celebrating its 150th anniversary — then you probably saw its recent cover editorial endorsing Bernie Sanders for president. That lengthy essay, along with many other Nation articles over the past several months, leaves the unmistakable impression that Sanders is the only truly progressive choice for Democratic voters.

Yet just a month ago, The Nation published its 2015 Progressive Honor Roll, an annual feature written by John Nichols, who happens to be a highly enthusiastic Sanders supporter — which named several strong supporters of Hillary Clinton among America’s “most valuable” progressives. In fact, of the individuals named on Nichols’ list, nearly every single one is backing Clinton (one exception is Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, “most valuable Cabinet member,” who must observe administration neutrality in the primary but — as a former top Clinton administration official — would very likely endorse her).


Is The Sanders Campaign Unraveling?

Just in the last 48 hours:

- Bernie starts lowering expectations of a victory in Iowa

- Bernie staffers racially profile rally attendees in Minnesota

- Bernie's people pretend to be union officials in Las Vegas

- Bernie fakes an endorsement from AARP

Sure looks like the revolution is imploding...

Bernie Bro Just Wondering Who Her Royal Highness Michelle Obama Thinks She Is Anyway

This particular young man is called Michael Sainato, and not only does he know, to the very core of his very earnest being, that Bernie Sanders is far superior to every other human being in history, but Mrs. Bernie Sanders is the other greatest human being (for a lady) in history as well:
The past three first ladies; Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and Hillary Clinton all share a common insincere, yet polished, demeanor inherent with an affluent lifestyle. Senator Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, provides an authentic alternative to this status quo.

Read more at http://wonkette.com/598261/bernie-bro-just-wondering-who-her-royal-highness-michelle-obama-thinks-she-is-anyway#sfSARkCtqxGXiBtA.99

Why Did Vermont’s Three Democratic Governors Endorse Clinton?

Kunin, Dean and Shumlin have refrained from attacking Sanders. But each has made it clear they believe Clinton would be a more effective president. Dean: “All this has made Hillary more than the best person for the toughest job in the world. I want her as my president, and I trust her to do the kind of job that is necessary in a very tough world.” Kunin: “He’s making a lot of promises. The question will be, is he really qualified? I’m glad he’s running, I think he’ll liven up the debates, certainly, and I think he’ll really underline and emphasize these central issues, which is good for the country.” Shumlin: “She quietly pulls people together and gets things done. Even though that’s not in vogue right now, I think that’s what voters will want in the end.”

Kunin, Dean and Shumlin know what it takes to be a chief executive. And they have chosen Hillary Clinton.


Bernie Sanders blocks President Obama’s FDA nominee in retaliation for Obama’s pro-Hillary stance

Yesterday President Obama gave an interview in which he listed off the strengths of Hillary Clinton and the weaknesses of Bernie Sanders, as a clear way of taking sides in the 2016 democratic primary contest. We’ve all been waiting to see how Bernie would respond to the blow, whether he’d accept it graciously or ignore it or get into a war with the President. One day later, we have our answer. Sanders now says he’s using his position in the Senate to suddenly block Obama’s FDA nominee.

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