Mika Brzezinski calls Hillary 'pathetic' for playing gender card on Bernie Sanders
My jaw actually dropped this morning as I watched the first hour of Morning Joe today, boning up on the progressive spin of the day. There was Mika Brzezinski, crusader for “women’s issues,” denouncing Hillary Clinton for playing feminist victim.
Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner summarizes. Video follows.
Mika Brzezinski, liberal co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," said Tuesday that it was "pathetic" for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to charge one of her opponents with sexism.
Over the weekend, Clinton had referred the first Democratic debate two weeks ago, wherein her closest rival, Bernie Sanders, said that "all the shouting in the world" would not solve gun violence.
"I've been told to stop, and I quote, shouting about gun violence," Clinton said at a campaign event on Friday. "Well, first of all, I'm not shouting. It's just when women talk, some people think we're shouting."
On Tuesday, Brzezinski, who has written two books on women empowerment in the workforce, said Clinton was being disingenuous.
"That wasn't even funny, that's pathetic," Brzezinski said. "I know sexism. Hillary Clinton knows sexism. She should know better than to let her staff make her do that. She needs to do better."
"She needs to get out there and tell everyone to stop writing lines for her, they're bad," Brzezinski continued. "Really bad. And when we talk about sexism, when we talk about women and equal pay and all things things that are important, let's not denigrate it with that stupidity. Let's not. Because we embarrass ourselves. I'm like, cringing."
Here is video of the segment.
Why did common sense suddenly hit Mika? Could it have anything to do with Sanders being to the left of Hillary? She’s right, of course, but then again, she continues to complain about women not being paid equally with men, a phony issue. The law already requires equal pay for the same job. The reason women on average earn less than men reflects the career choices women make, including taking time off for childrearing.
Well, it’s a start. Wouldn't you love to hear the calls Mika has gotten from the Clinton campaign?