SAINTHOOD AND FEMINISM And how BOTH Are relevant when IT COMES TO HILLARY CLINTON
“ Why is there ONE standard for me and not for everybody else”(Hillary Clinton,2/23/16)
When Hillary raises her voice she is portrayed as “shrill” or “crabby”, When Sanders raises his voice( which he does repeatedly) nobody suggest he is “shrill” or out of line.
Feb.3, 2016 Morning Joe, MSNBC. The host and his guest Bob Woodward repeatedly made these claims about Clinton. This story clarify’s the issue.
What is SAINTHOOD?
It never really occurred to me until earlier today as I was replying to one of the all too numerous and ongoing posts on Facebook about Hillary Clinton. This post as well untold news stories, quotes comments, etc about Hillary Clinton.
They all seem to run about the same:
-SHE IS HIDING SOMETHING
-SHE COMMITTED A CRIME
SHE ISNT FOR THE LITTLE GUY. SHE IS FOR THE CORPORATIONS.
-SHE ISNT A LIBERAL. SHE IS A FEMINIST
-SHE DROPPED THE BALL ON BENGHAZI AND PEOPLE DIED AS A RESULT.
-SHE ISNT BARAK OBAMA. And it goes on and on and on from there.
No matter how many allegations of WRONGDOING, MISREPRESENTING , VIOLATING, IMPROPER CONDUCT, DIRTY, HIDING SOMETHING.,ETC…
SHE IS STILL HERE. STILL FIGHTING. STILL TRYING TO BECOME A PUBLIC SERVANT IN ANOTHER CAPACITY.
No matter what amount of PERSONAL DESPAIR, TRAGEDY, EMBARRASSMENT IN A PUBLIC WAY UNKNOWN TO VIRTUALLY ANY OTHER PERSON ALIVE, DISRESPECT and even DEFEAT. ,ETC.
SHE IS STILL HERE. STILL FIGHTING, STILL WILLING TO PUT UP WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE.
A lesser person would have surely gone into HIDING or at least stayed out of the Public Spotlight. But not HILLARY CLINTON.
Shortly after President Bill Clinton’s Second Inauguration in 1997 allegation of Sexual misconduct by President Clinton surfaced and became headline news. President Clinton denied on National TV that he had acted improperly. Hillary Clinton went to her husbands defense in a very public way. Within days President Clinton addressed the nation and ADMITTED to an improper sexual relationship. He apologized to the Nation to his Wife , Hillary and their daughter Chelsea. He asked for forgiveness.
The next day the Clintons left the White House to go to Camp David for a time of Personal healing. TV programming was interrupted to show the Clintons leaving the White House to go to Camp David. I will never forget the look on the face of Hillary Clinton that day. It was the look of unbelievable DISDAIN for her husband. He had just publicly embarrassed her in a way many women are embarrassed on a daily basis. But Hillary Clinton was no ordinary women. She was the FIRST LADY and her embarrassment was shared with MILLIONS.
Many, myself included thought Hillary Clinton would simply vanish from the public stage and when President Clintons term ended she would DIVORCE him. Who would blame her.
Back to my Reply to a post about Clinton. I wrote as part of my reply “WHY IS IS IT THAT HILLARY CLINTON SEEMS TO BE HELD TO THE STANDARD OF A SAINT”
So I looked up SAINTHOOD and under of line of books known as DUMMIES I came across this. Requirements for SAINTHOOD. I found this( paraphrasing )
Evidence of having led an exemplary life, goodness and virtue worthy of imitation.
Further to be granted Sainthood testimony from witnesses and experts is gathered and the ENTIRE LIFE OF THE PERSON IS EXAMINED WITH FINE DETAIL. EVERY SKELETON IN THE CLOSET IS TAKEN OUT, ALL DIRTY LAUNDRY LOOKED AT…IF ANY EXIST, THAT IS.
Wow. I thought I must be on to something. Nobody has had their CLOSET LOOKED INTO MORE THAN HILLARY CLINTON and with a comb so fine it’s not even marketed yet.
And yet nothing has exploded. There have been no news flashes saying HILLARYS CLOSET turned up…NO CRIMES CAME UNEARTH.
But STILL the search goes on, deeper and deeper, no matter what the cost in terms of MONEY or REPUTATION. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent, Ad nauseam…And STILL NOTHING.
So why do people OBSESS about Hillary Clinton.
My Conclusion is really both logical and in my opinion, the only conclusion. It is BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN.
I checked on the latest polling data about Hillary Clinton and in particular the ATTITUDES about her by Men vs. Women.
Hillary Clinton is easily viewed very well by Women, even Republican women. But she does not fare nearly as well with MEN.
This is fairly typical for Women who like Clinton have become PUBLIC FIGURES. BUT HILLARY CLINTON is UNLIKE any other WOMAN.
If she wins the Democratic Nomination Hillary Clinton will be the FIRST FEMALE NOMINEE OF A MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY.
She is the FIRST former FIRST LADY to seek to become PRESIDENT and if elected she will be the FIRST WOMAN TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Hillary Clinton has stated the following when giving her view of a woman:
“There is no formula on how Women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each Woman makes for herself, and her family. Every Woman deserves the chance to realize her GOD GIVEN POTENTIAL”
A Century ago the thought of a WOMAN as president would have been considered CRAZY. Men were in control then and to this day in many ways still are. Feminism has comes very far but in this Country we still have a way to go.
It would be ludicrous not to believe that FEMINISM plays an IMPORTANT part in the way people view, judge and conceive of Hillary Clinton. History shows my conclusion to be valid.
From the very beginning of Bill Clinton’s campaign for President Hillary Clinton’s unique role as his WIFE and confidant were questioned and by many.
When President Clinton announced his HEALTH CARE AGENDA. He said that his Wife, the FIRST LADY was, based on her commitment to Health Care and Womens rights the logical candidate to lead the fight for Universal Health care. The response was INAPPROPRIATE, NOT THE ROLE OF A FIRST LADY, FIRST LADIES DONT MAKE POLICY. These same remarks are still being generated about Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton’ s feminism is NOT just for the cameras. It has been a fiber of her being. She often speaks about WOMENS RIGHTS even in places that don’t believe in that, or worse oppose Women’s Rights. Clintons voice cannot be tamed when it comes to the issue of WOMENS RIGHTS. She won’t allow that to happen no matter what the cost or whom it offends.
As Secretary of States she chose her Fashion irregardless of tradition or culture. She doesn’t care about her methods for increasing the role of Women in society because there should be no DOUBLE STANDARD.
Finally, Hillary Clinton has been a leader and Spokesman promoting EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN.
Given all of the above it is easy to see why HILLARY CLINTON is held to the standard of a SAINT.
Fair or not. It is hard to come to a contrary opinion. But I know as I publish and share this story CONTRARY OPINIONS WILL BEGIN FLOWING IN LIKE A RAGING RIVER. Bet on it.