Ed Driscoll

The GOP: "At Least It's Not Infested With Sexists"

On Friday, I linked to thoughts on Hillary playing the sexism card by Peggy Noonan and Brent Brozell, and wrote:

One hopes that the unending alternate cries of racism and sexism by Democrats directed at their own constituents and media have some lasting repercussions. The next time the rhetorical racist or sexist card is played as a cheap debating tool against a Republican, he should consider replying with something along the lines of: Wait a second–all we heard for literally six months in 2008 from your party was how racist and sexist Democratic voters are. Perhaps you should get your own house in order before criticizing others.

Oh–it was just meaningless talking points back then to score points with your constituents? Some things never change, I guess.

And the Boston Globe noted this:

Though the bruising Democratic nomination fight is nearly complete and Clinton has mostly avoided direct attacks on Obama in recent days, she chose yesterday to lodge her strongest complaints of the campaign that she has been the victim of sexist coverage in the media.

“I think that both gender and race have been obviously a part of it because of who we are, and every poll I’ve seen shows more people would be reluctant to vote for a woman to vote for an African-American, which rarely gets reported on either,” Clinton told The Washington Post. “The manifestation of some of the sexism that has gone on in this campaign is somehow more respectable or at least more accepted.”

While racism should be equally rejected “when and if it ever raises its ugly head,” Clinton said, she believes “the press at least is not as bothered by the incredible vitriol that has been engendered by comments and reactions of people who are nothing but misogynists.”

In the Wall Street Journal, Donald Boudreaux takes Hillary’s remarks to their natural conclusion:

Hillary Clinton is now complaining that her candidacy has been harmed by sexism. Interviewed earlier this week by the Washington Post, Sen. Clinton said the polls show that “more people would be reluctant to vote for a woman [than] to vote for an African American.” This gender bias, she grumbled, “rarely gets reported on.”

So a woman who holds degrees from Wellesley and Yale