I don’t think I can read one more memoir disguised as political commentary. To the the NY Times and Mother Jones and The Nation, to every quasi-liberal publication that has felt obligated to Oprah-ize this election, just stop it. I am a 47 year old mother of two, not a Bernie Bro, and Hillary Clinton has become “beyond gender” for me. She has proven that you don’t have to be a male politician to lie, be heavily influenced by corporate backing, or have an extremely hawkish foreign policy agenda.
One of her biggest donors, Haim Saban, billionaire media mogul, owner of Univision, has stated that his primary goals are to support Israel at any cost (billions of taxpayer dollars and counting), and control the media. She has already done some pre-election sabre rattling regarding Obama’s unwillingness to be aggressive in Syria and the rest of the Middle East, and if she is elected, I would lay some serious odds on hostile relations and subsequent military engagement with Russia, and perhaps China. When your donors have a clear agenda, and you can see evidence that she intends to promote that agenda, who cares if she’s a man or a woman.
I know everyone has already made their decisions in this matter, most likely, but I wish people could see beyond her progressive politics in this country (which I do not believe will translate into helping the middle class). Part of the problem is that she is propped up by the American media, per her donors, and they have a vested interest in keeping the public seriously uninformed as to the real effects of US foreign policy.