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Preparing Their Excuses in Advance

Posted on | February 19, 2019 | 1 Comment


It’s only February 2019, and feminists are already playing the gender card in the Democrat primary race, Paul Mirengoff at Powerline observes:

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has barely commenced, but already Margaret Sullivan, the Washington Post’s media columnist, is whining about “sexist” coverage of female candidates. As evidence she mentions the “mocking” of Kirsten Gillibrand’s uncertainty about how to eat fried chicken.
However, candidates of both genders are routinely mocked when they eat “down home” food in an uptown manner. It happened to Donald Trump and John Kasich in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012. Sullivan ignores this history.
Sullivan notes that Kamala Harris’ “long-ago love life has been parsed.” I assume she’s referring to the story of her affair with Willie Brown, the then-married California power broker who got Harris appointed to two commissions.
Sullivan offers no explanation as to why this story should be off-limits. Instead, she conceals the reason why it shouldn’t be — the fact that the “love life” in question involved the most powerful figure in Bay Area, and arguably California, politics.
Is there any reason to believe that, if a male politician’s rise had been aided by a powerful female lover, the media would ignore it? Certainly not if the male politician were a Republican. .  . .

(Hat-tip: Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit.) What is this really about? It’s about feminists maintaining their psychological buffer against reality. They still cannot accept that Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. Having convinced themselves that they were “on the right side of history” — that Hillary was predestined to become Our First Female President — feminists were emotionally traumatized by her defeat. They marched in their pink pussy hats, listened to conspiracy theories about “Russian collusion” and indulged fantasies about the impeachment of Orange Man Bad.

More than two years later, however, Trump is still president, and feminists are subconsciously beginning to doubt their own narrative. Brett Kavanaugh is sitting on the Supreme Court, and every time the MSNBC/CNN nexus finds a “bombshell” that is supposed to finally destroy Trump, something goes wrong. Mueller’s investigation still hasn’t proved any “collusion,” those Catholic kids in MAGA hats really weren’t racists, and Jussie’s hate crime turns out to be a hoax. It’s like an old Chuck Jones Warner Brothers cartoon, with Trump in the role of Road Runner and Democrats playing Wile E. Coyote.

“SJWs Always Double Down,” as Vox Day says, and feminists are determined that next time, they’ll find a woman to defeat Trump. Jessica Valenti has declared her support for “Not a Man 2020,” i.e., she’s in favor of any of the women seeing the Democratic nomination. But anyone looking at these candidates — Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, et al. — must recognize how unlikely it is that any of them could accomplish in 2020 what Hillary failed to do in 2016.

We already know what’s going to happen: Joe Biden.


Biden will be 77 years old by Election Day 2020, and he is everything feminists profess to hate — a white male heterosexual. Except he is a Democrat, and he has a natural affinity for the Middle American white working-class voters Trump flipped in 2016. Every smart strategist in the Democrat Party (including those on the payrolls of other primary candidates) has to figure that Joe is the front-runner, and the ambitions of feminists are actually helping Biden’s chances. Think of what will happen in Iowa and New Hampshire, when there are five or six women competing for the feminist vote, with Bernie Sanders winning the Left-of-Lenin socialists, and there is Joe Biden, all alone appealing for the Regular Democrat vote. A year from now, after the Democrat primary field has been winnowed down to two or three candidates, Biden will be steamrolling to the nomination, and feminists will be forced to make excuses for why this old white guy best represents women’s interests.

This is not a vision that excites much enthusiasm among feminists, and so they have already begun complaining about “sexism” in the media coverage of female Democrat 2020 candidates. Pity them much?




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