Hillary for President? Really?
There's a lot of blather going the rounds of the liberal echo chamber that goes something like "It's about time we had a woman president." Is it really?
Five years ago the mantra went "It's about time we had a black president." Look how well that's worked out for us, as individuals and as a nation.
Do women really believe that having a female president will help them get a job where they personally will get both respect as well as a respectable income level? Really?
Women should realize that blacks, men and women both thought the same thing when Barack Obama was elected. Yet after five years of an Obama presidency, black unemployment is significantly higher than white unemployment. You can follow most of the relevant (and stupefying) statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Saying that it's Hillary's "turn" is insulting to her (which bothers me not a bit), as well as to all women and the vast majority of men.
How can that be, you ask?
Well, it implies that Hillary could never be elected based simply on her own merits, experience and accomplishments, so she must be elected by ignoring all that and focusing on what bathroom she uses.
All other women should feel insulted to be told that the only reason to elect one of their own is that there is not another lone woman in America who would qualify for the position, because they are either utterly incapable of independent decision making, or have a history of making terrible decisions (with such decisions exemplified by a decision NOT to abort a child, as we saw done to Sarah Palin). Yeah, I think that should really make American women feel really, really good about themselves and energize them to run right out and vote for Hillary.
Finally, such a claim implies that every American male (regardless of their skills, education, experience, demonstrations of leadership and competence) should be disqualified from even being considered for the presidency because they are guilty of the crime of hiding trace amounts of testosterone within their bodies.
If former senator and former secretary-of-state Hillary Clinton wants to run for the presidency, I'm certainly not going to stand in her way. OK, I'll admit that's a lie, but I was trying to sound polite. But if her only claim to the Oval Office is that she has a vagina, only a fool would be unable to see another Barack Obama-style presidency coming toward us like a freight train.
Of course, her campaign slogan might ignore her gender altogether and simply declare "At this point, what difference does it make?" If she is nominated, and then elected, the nation will surely find out to its regret just how much a difference it makes.
Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller, a two-tour Vietnam veteran and writes frequently about political idiocy, business and economic idiocy and American cultural idiocy. Jim also blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com, and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org