So. On “Nightline” last night, Hillary Clinton said this: “No woman has ever won a presidential primary before I won New Hampshire. This is hard. And I don’t expect any sympathy, I don’t expect any... allowances or special privileges, because I knew what I was getting myself into.
“Every so often I just wish that it were a little more of an even playing field....”
Get it, ladies? This game is rigged against the girl. (Y’all can relate, right?) So vote for Hillary and strike a blow against the “glass ceiling”!
Please. Enough. Yo, Hillary, you’re running against a black guy whose middle name is Hussein. If you want better odds than that, I don’t know what to tell you.
I busted Sen. Clinton on that gender-card shit when she first dealt it eight weeks ago. But, hey, it worked for her then.
The media was all aflutter when Hillary “almost cried” right before the New Hampshire primary. Then, in the debate before Super Tuesday, Clinton said flat-out: “Having the first woman president would be a huge change for America and the world.” And she rocked the female vote once more.
Now, with the stakes never higher, the Clinton campaign has released a TV ad in Texas appealing to women – as women – to vote for the woman. It’s embedded below. It’s called “One of a Million.” It’s deep.
Notice anything about the women in that ad? Go ahead, watch it... I’ll wait.
Okay. Most of those women are (let us say) “average-looking.” Half of them are overweight. I’m sure that was calculated. I am sure the Clinton strategists went out of their way not to cast anyone too pretty.
Not to be sexist or lookist about it, but we’re talking about Texas. Where children’s beauty pageants are a religious practice... and cheerleading counts as national service.
To hell with them Texas beauties. The Clinton campaign is like, “Find us a woman who looks like Ruth Buzzi. And one who looks like she’s got Down syndrome.”
And did you notice they got a sister to deliver the subtle putdown of Barack Obama? “I’m not a movement.”
Indeed, you’re not. Hillary Clinton just wishes you were.
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