In a recent speech in Canada, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave what amounts to the most self-serving message of the week. She told the Canadian audience that she hoped America would elect a woman President in the very near future because she thought it would send “the right historical signal”.
Clinton makes this laughable claim with a straight face, and the world allows her to do so because she has somehow become the model for women’s liberation in a world gone mad. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and Nikki Haley are supposed to be too extreme or even unserious. While women like Nancy Pelosi, Cynthia McKinney, and Maxine Waters are supposed to be important and staid politicians.
There is a glass ceiling in our political system, but it’s not where the left leaning media would have us look. The double standard with women in politics comes from the leftist feminism that pours out of the Democrat Party and mainstream media.
Sarah Palin was unserious because she didn’t name any periodicals that she was reading in a discussion with Katie Couric – but Nancy Pelosi can say, “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it” without having to worry about any blow-back in the media.
Let’s face the truth folks, the gender bias in our American political system does not come from mainstream conservatism; it springs from the left. How about a few examples?
In the same way that African-American conservatives (or any minority conservatives) are reviled when they reveal their political beliefs, conservative women will often have their very womanhood attacked for daring to be conservative.
Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp writes:
“There’s a sense amongst liberals — who read identity politics into most everything — that conservative women are somehow traitors to their gender… Gloria Steinem is a repeat offender, having once referred to Kay Bailey Hutchison as a “female impersonator” and then later defaming Sarah Palin as “the wrong kind of woman.” Their fatal flaws, of course, were merely being Republicans. When women like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann are subjected to sexist and misogynist comments, by men or women, the women’s groups are noticeably silent. NOW, the National Organization for Women, only stands up for some women.”
The point of all this is that Hillary Clinton can say whatever she’d like about hoping for a female President – the only way she’ll be happy with a female President anytime soon, is if it’s the “right kind” of female. And for Hillary Clinton, she’s the only lady on that list.
“Let me say this, hypothetically speaking, I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime,”
Clinton and millions of other leftist feminists would be irate if the first female President was a conservative because to them, she just wouldn’t count.