Time for Team Hillary to break out the gender card for young liberal women who prefer Sanders

posted at 1:21 pm on February 8, 2016 by Allahpundit

I did not expect the “aggressive gender demagoguery” chapter of the campaign to begin until after she’d clinched the nomination, or at least had lost a single primary. But I suppose it’s never too early to start shaming your opponent, especially when that opponent is up 20 points with a demographic that’s supposed to be “yours.”

This feels like the right way for feminism to end, with the would-be first woman president smearing other women as traitors and boy-crazy for preferring a man on the merits of his ideas.

While introducing Mrs. Clinton at a rally in New Hampshire on Saturday, Ms. Albright, 78, the first female secretary of state, talked about the importance of electing a woman to the country’s highest office. In a dig at the “revolution” that Mr. Sanders, 74, often speaks of, she said the first female commander in chief would be a true revolution. And she scolded any woman who felt otherwise.

“We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done,” Ms. Albright said of the broader fight for women’s equality. “It’s not done. There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”

[Gloria] Steinem, 81, one of the most famous spokeswomen of the feminist movement, took the sentiment a step further on Friday in an interview with the talk show host Bill Maher. Explaining that women tend to become more active in politics as they become older, she suggested that younger women were backing Mr. Sanders just so they could meet young men.

“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” Ms. Steinem said.

Actually, I take it back. The right way for feminism to end is with an accused rapist scolding his wife’s critics for sexism:

Former President Bill Clinton, the accused rapist and serial sexual harasser, lashed out at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday at the cohort of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders backers dubbed “Bernie Bros,” accusing them of engaging in “vicious trolling” of Hillary Clinton’s supporters.

“People who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain why they support her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane — not to mention sexist — to repeat,” Clinton told a crowd of 300 gathered at Milford Middle School Sunday afternoon according to Politico and Bloomberg Politics.

If anyone should have absorbed the lesson that leftism trumps feminism among those who adhere to both whenever the two conflict, you would think it’d be Bill and Hillary. Her viability as a candidate exists only because feminists have spent decades turning a blind eye to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him, a benefit of the doubt that no Republican and few Democrats of lesser stature would receive. (Poor Kathleen Willey is planning to lead a new campaign against Hillary this year, as if that’ll do any good with any Democrats who’ve tuned her out until now.) Like the Kennedys before them, the Clintons were in a position to advance The Cause, therefore they got a pass. Hillary relies on that benefit so completely, in fact, that she doesn’t bother to curb her own rhetoric on rape even though it opens her up to obvious questions about double standards. The Clintons’ problem is that Bernie Sanders is the left’s hero this year and will remain so until they’re convinced he has no shot at the nomination. He’s the one advancing the cause — for the moment — and, like I said, leftism trumps feminism. That means the sort of cheap gender-solidarity pander being pushed by Albright and Steinem will do no good right now and may actually harm Hillary by showing some young voters just how much nasty calculation is involved in the demand that people vote their genitals. Why make this move so soon and risk alienating anyone when Hillary’s still on track to do well in South Carolina and beyond?

Two quotations for you to ponder before you watch. One comes from a young woman Democrat in New Hampshire: “You have to go for who has the best ideals. Just because she’s a woman doesn’t necessarily make her the best candidate.” The other comes from reporter Molly Ball: “I had one young woman say to me she thinks Hillary is only there because of her husband.”



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Albright is a demonic troll from hell.

Cherokee on February 8, 2016 at 1:24 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”…

TRANSLATION: Hillary! may be a liar, a crook and a thief. BUT, she’s a FEMININE liar, crook and thief!

GarandFan on February 8, 2016 at 1:26 PM

All the young ladies Hillary’s trying to harangue into voting for her are, like, “who are these old hags?”

jdpaz on February 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM

“We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done,” Ms. Albright said of the broader fight for women’s equality. “It’s not done. There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”…

Palin on line two, Albright, she wants to know if you’ve been putting away aloe for when you finally tip over and head south.

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM

Ain’t it great.

cozmo on February 8, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Hillary is one hot woman.

Said no one, ever.

ConstantineXI on February 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

And when Palin was running for VP, where were they?

ConservativePartyNow on February 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other

Sarah Palin?

rbj on February 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Pass the popcorn.

Best primary season ever!

RockyMtnGirl on February 8, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Sarah Palin?

rbj on February 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM

To these harpies, she isn’t really a woman. She just has the parts.

Bitter Clinger on February 8, 2016 at 1:32 PM

If anyone should have absorbed the lesson that leftism trumps feminism among those who adhere to both whenever the two conflict, you would think it’d be Bill and Hillary. Her viability as a candidate exists only because feminists have spent decades turning a blind eye to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him, a benefit of the doubt that no Republican and few Democrats of lesser stature would receive.

Proof positive of that is that in 1999, NOW issued an official press release, pleading with the Clintons to refrain from using the “sluts and nuts” slur they were aiming at their accusers.

For over a decade that NOW press release languished in the archives of the NOW website, but magically about a year ago they vanished it into their rabbit hole, unaware that it would never go away completely and still can be found in its entirety at websites that don’t try to emulate the Communists by making things (and people) disappear.

Del Dolemonte on February 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM

“When you’re young, you’re thinking: ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” Ms. Steinem said.

The funny thing about that is I’ve always suspected that Bill became a dimocrat simply because it gave him access to looser women.

Flange on February 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM

With all the crap going on with NK, Albright has a lot of balls to have her mug out in public.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on February 8, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Halfbrights comment and Hillary’s reaction have got to be an easy ten points to the negative for the hag.

antipc on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Shut up you old hag.

Albright responded to Palin’s remarks in a statement to the Huffington Post on Sunday. “Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden.”
/http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/05/palin-misquotes-albright_n_131967.htmlblockquote>

Nothing to do with politics, huh?

magicbeans on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Btw. Steinem, Not2Bright and Hillary, who’s eyes are more venomous?

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

It’s not going to help her. That’s something you allude to, but shouldn’t be too obvious about. She’s losing.

cimbri on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on February 8, 2016 at 1:36 PM

Probably more than anyone else in the democrat party…except Hillary that is.

cozmo on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Bill Clinton changed his tone in NH today.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Flange on February 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM

If you’re a “quantity over quality” kind of guy, leftwing gatherings are the place to be!

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on February 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM

magicbeans on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Um, BAM!

cozmo on February 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM

The screen grab is awesome, as if geek-aura was captured in a spray can and everyone got doused with it.

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM

Bill Clinton and Not2Bright own N. Korea.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”…

Hillary is a manwoman.

Schadenfreude on February 8, 2016 at 1:40 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!

That’s kinda catchy, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey should have used that in the ’90s.

antipc on February 8, 2016 at 1:40 PM

This is what desperation looks like.

dirtseller on February 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM

If you’re a “quantity over quality” kind of guy, leftwing gatherings are the place to be!

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on February 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM

I’m pretty sure that’s Bill’s motto.

Flange on February 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Um, BAM!

cozmo on February 8, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Oh yes. Will any reporter have the temerity to get Albright on camera and ask her about that quote. I won’t hold my breath.

Oh, and pass the popcorn.

WisRich on February 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM

The funny thing about that is I’ve always suspected that Bill became a dimocrat simply because it gave him access to looser women.

Flange on February 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM

He knew it would give him a get out of jail free card for assaulting any woman, that’s why Bill chose the demorat party.

If Drunky could get away with leaving a woman to drown, Bill figured “Hell, everything below that has to be fine too.”

Bishop on February 8, 2016 at 1:43 PM

I don’t know, it might make a good bumper sticker:

“Vote for Hillary! Four years of hell is better than eternity in hell!”

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on February 8, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Hillary is one hot woman.

Said no one, ever.

ConstantineXI on February 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

Said no respectable human being ever… You’d be shocked, SHOCKED I say at what I’ve heard young, warped, college indoctrinee’s spout lately.

bernzright777 on February 8, 2016 at 1:45 PM

She’s get the hippie chicks back from Bernie if only she put Lanny Davis out front.

Just saying.

Seth Halpern on February 8, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Will any reporter have the temerity to get Albright on camera and ask her about that quote.

WisRich on February 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Poor ol’ Maddy was just diagnosed with dementia, yesterday.

antipc on February 8, 2016 at 1:48 PM

magicbeans on February 8, 2016 at 1:37 PM

Oh, it needs to be said twice, lol:

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeleine Albright’s somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that “There’s a special place in Hell for women who don’t help other women.” At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: “Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics.” She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Oh good heavens…..Hillary…..sigh. I’m starting to feel more optimistic about defeating her if she gets the nomination.

Jill1066 on February 8, 2016 at 1:50 PM

TRANSLATION: Hillary! may be a liar, a crook and a thief. BUT, she’s a FEMININE liar, crook and thief!

GarandFan on February 8, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Feminine? NEVER. Female? Probably.

GAlpha10 on February 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM

If a gop SOS said this part 43

cmsinaz on February 8, 2016 at 1:51 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”…

Albright and H.R. Clinton had better break out the asbestos underwear in that case, since I’ve not seen either of them fighting to help women who are forced into burkas and hajibs thereby effectively being erased from society, forced to undergo female g e n i t a l mutilation often making sex and childbirth a nightmare, forced to live in fear of honor killings if they displease a man, forced to forego an education, forced to do without gainful employment, forbidden to operate a motor vehicle, forced to be housebound unless accompanied by a male relative, forced to marry men they’ve never met, forced into marriage when they are still children.

For those who might be inclined to argue that the plight of Muslim women is not a western problem, thanks to rampant and indiscriminate immigration there are 500,000 women and girls who are either already victims of female g e n i t a l mutilation or in danger of becoming victims of this horrific practice in the United States today. There is a reported case of FGM in the UK every 109 minutes.

Until H.R.Clinton and Albright can satisfactorily justify turning their backs on these women they have no right to chastise or castigate anyone.

thatsafactjack on February 8, 2016 at 1:53 PM

Hag…

PatriotRider on February 8, 2016 at 1:55 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!

Regular hell just isn’t hellish enough anymore.

otlset on February 8, 2016 at 1:56 PM

…so sad when penguins (demented or otherwise) start to lose their feathers.

Looks like it’s just a bit past time for maddie the wayward nuclear penguin to get on that last glacier and float off into the sunset.

GrassMudHorsey on February 8, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Hillary is one hot woman.

Said no one, ever.

ConstantineXI on February 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM

…she had a baby once…………..how drunk can someone get?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

“People who have gone online to defend Hillary and explain why they support her have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane — not to mention sexist — to repeat,” Clinton told a crowd of 300 gathered at Milford Middle School Sunday afternoon according to Politico and Bloomberg Politics.

…this is rich huh…

…a DirtBag marries a Skank and complains about the bed he’s been forced to lay in…go back to Pedo Isle and you won’t have to defend the old bag you married anymore…

Pelosi Schmelosi on February 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Like the way Hillary helped the women who were accosted/abused by her husband?

MAzingrace on February 8, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Lol.. Democrats are so completely pathetic and this election really showcases it.

Have two completely unqualified and untrustworthy (and VERY old, and very white) candidates who are contrary to almost all the supposed core values of the democrat platform? No problem.

As long as they promise you “free stuff!”.

Keep religion and state separate?

Absolutely, if it causes people to need to take stock of their lives and act responsibly. But if it can be used to shame opponents? Perfectly fine!

The hypocrisy is basically endless this cycle.

“One heartbeat away”…..

KMC1 on February 8, 2016 at 2:02 PM

This feels like the right way for feminism to end, with the would-be first woman president smearing other women as traitors and boy-crazy for preferring a man on the merits of his ideas.

AP is the best.

jaime on February 8, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Is Steinem implying that young women who support Hillary are all lesbians?

avi natan on February 8, 2016 at 2:05 PM

There’s a special place in hell who pull political crap like this. And Ted Cruz.

CivilDiscourse on February 8, 2016 at 2:06 PM

“talk-show interruptus”

——— Steinem

Skanks gotta skank.

hillbillyjim on February 8, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Skanks gotta skank.

hillbillyjim on February 8, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Heh!

bernzright777 on February 8, 2016 at 2:17 PM

….and may actually harm Hillary by showing some young voters just how much nasty calculation is involved in the demand that people vote their genitals.

Well, geez, last time Beyoncé demanded that women “vote with their lady parts”, and it worked.

Ugh, I despise these people.

herm2416 on February 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Well, geez, last time Beyoncé demanded that women “vote with their lady parts”, and it worked.

Ugh, I despise these people.

herm2416 on February 8, 2016 at 2:29 PM

Buy stock in bleach wipes.

The term “polling places” will never be the same.

hillbillyjim on February 8, 2016 at 2:34 PM

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”

Isn’t that what Hillary did when she actively deliberately smeared the women who accused her husband of sexual misconduct?

If Bill and Anthony Wiener have consensual sex with a White House aide, will Hillary:
1) Stand by her man and fire the Aide?
2) Pay the Aide with our Federal Tax dollars in a settlement?
3) or both?

barnone on February 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

…she had a baby once…………..how drunk can someone get?

JugEarsButtHurt on February 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Bill allegedly did. Or Webster Hubbell…

Unfortunately Hildabeast Junior, having already given birth to Hildabeast III somehow managed to get some man (or at least a turkey baster) to knock her up a second time…

ConstantineXI on February 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other

So if you accept that, then by the same token I suppose you would have to go with the principle that men who help Hillary instead of Bernie are doomed as well.

There’s a special place in hell for women men who don’t help each other

Leaving the theological arguments aside though, I firmly reject the notion that helping elect Hillary is ‘helping women’ along with the notion that electing Bernie is ‘helping men’.

On the other hand, if I were supporting and defending Hillary, then as a religious person, I’d be much more concerned about Revelation 21:8.

s1im on February 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Hey Rush just sang this:

Where the boys are…

…someone waits for me
A smilin’ face, a warm embrace, two arms to hold me tenderly

Where the boys are, my true love will be
He’s walkin’ down some street in town and I know he’s lookin’ there for me

In the crowd of a million people I’ll find my valentine
And then I’ll climb to the highest steeple and tell the world he’s mine

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Well, not all of it. LOL

Fallon on February 8, 2016 at 2:45 PM

…because no one gets Millennials excited quite like old “Straddlin'” Madeleine Albright.

Glenn Jericho on February 8, 2016 at 2:52 PM

* Uterus Clinton 2016 *

petefrt on February 8, 2016 at 3:04 PM

Wrong linky. Right linky.

petefrt on February 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM

Will the LSM question Amb. Albright what she thinks about the most recent (of two very recent) transgression of the PRK?

Could either boost or destroy a journalism career.
I’ll go with ‘destroy’ and so it will never happen.

Missilengr on February 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other rapists get away with it!

Go there, rhymes with ditch.

S. D. on February 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”…

Does this include transgender “women”? How about transgender “men”, who self identify as men but have lady parts? This is just too confusing. I’m glad we have a transcranial intellectual like Mrs. Halfbright to sort it all out for us.

NOMOBO on February 8, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Gloria Steinem: Making life miserable for everyone since the Civil War….

Hank_Scorpio on February 8, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Leftist women should rightly be insulted by these idiots.

But they won’t be. They’ll line up and do as they’re told, just like they always do.

runawayyyy on February 8, 2016 at 4:01 PM

If anyone has the connections to make special place reservations in he[[it would be these two.

bluesdoc70 on February 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM

There’s a special place in hell for womyn…

vnvet on February 8, 2016 at 4:37 PM

does your vagina lean far enough left to vote for Bernie?

burserker on February 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM

apparently hot air is blocking my witty ‘v_gina’ analogy, why is this site pg13?

burserker on February 8, 2016 at 4:46 PM

There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!

“…A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater…”

The Schaef on February 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM

What is the level reserved for dumpy, amoral socialist bureaucrats?

Whatever it is, I suspect they’ve got seats reserved for Albright, Cankles, Merkel and that horrid creature at the IMF: LaFugly, or whatever her name is.

orangemtl on February 8, 2016 at 5:07 PM

All the young ladies Hillary’s trying to harangue into voting for her are, like, “who are these old hags?”

jdpaz on February 8, 2016 at 1:27 PM

^THIS.

I wouldn’t vote for Hillary if you PAID me. I wouldn’t vote for Bernie if you paid me, either, but that’s not the point. Hillary is a terrible human being.

Cheshire_Kat on February 8, 2016 at 6:47 PM

CivilDiscourse on February 8, 2016 at 2:06 PM

And you. You’re a pos.

CWforFreedom on February 8, 2016 at 7:58 PM

This feels like the right way for feminism to end, with the would-be first woman president smearing other women as traitors and boy-crazy for preferring a man on the merits of his ideas.

Well, why not. That same woman is only able to run for president because … of who she was married to.

Why, it’s almost like this brand of feminism is only about getting power….

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 8, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Actually, I take it back. The right way for feminism to end is with an accused rapist scolding his wife’s critics for sexism:

Can’t top that. Horribly true.

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 8, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Satan has requested more time to get enough fuel to properly prepare Hillary’s special place.

virgo on February 9, 2016 at 12:50 AM