What does a miserable person who can’t accept reality do on St. Patrick’s Day? Eat a Sheppard’s Pie? Drink a Guinness? Or do they double-down on statements they made that infuriated many American women?
If you picked option three, you’re the big winner!
Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wrote a lengthy Facebook post this past Saturday evening explaining her comments during an interview in India the weekend prior.
“We [Democrats] do not do well with white men, and we don’t do well with married white women,” Clinton told the crowd in Mumbai. “And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of and ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever believes you should.”
While Clinton pointing out demographics isn’t controversial, her comment that white American women vote the way an important man in their life votes received backlash, including criticism from Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
In the Facebook post, Clinton explained that she was “asked about 2016” and “whether [President] Trump is the ‘virus’ or a ‘symptom’ of something deeper going on in American society.”
“My first instinct was to defend Americans and explain how Donald Trump could have been elected,” Clinton wrote.
We would hope that the “instincts” of someone who wanted to hold the highest office in the U.S. — and probably the world — would defend the American people.
Clinton blathers on for a little bit before addressing the “white married women” comment. I thought she had already written a book, but this is apparently her sequel.
Here’s what Clinton wrote:
I also mentioned something in passing that's gotten a lot of negative attention: that there is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around. As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance – even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it. I was out there having a conversation, and this was one piece of a larger point about how Democrats need to do better with white women, because I know in my heart that Democrats have much more to offer them. Do I believe that some women look at a powerful woman and question whether she can lead, maybe voting for the man their husband is voting for instead? It may not be universally true or easy to hear, but yes, it’s a dynamic still at play in our society. I know this because even I spent parts of my life wondering if I could achieve the same as male leaders, and a lot of that insecurity stemmed from my gender and how society views women. When I was serving in various roles in public life, I was always more popular when I was working for or defending a man then when I was out there on my own. That’s the point I was making, in an effort to explain to an audience some of the many dynamics that have gone into these tumultuous last few years.
I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.
Was that an apology to "white men" and "married white women?" I'm not sure.
Clinton must not have believed in herself too much, because if she did she never would’ve used her gender as a crutch for why she didn’t accomplish certain things — like being on the ball when she was Secretary of State, (coughs) Benghazi.
The fact that she says her popularity was the result of supporting a man just goes to show that Clinton never had the individual acumen to achieve great things on her own, because she’s always to busy blaming everyone else but herself for her shortcomings as a politician.
Of course Clinton wants to look to the future. If we looked at the past, we wouldn’t find much that she’s said of any pertinent value.
Hillary, this is how a woman with no excuses explains how she got to where she is: