Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has apparently learned nothing from the backlash to her distastefully political remarks during the 2016 presidential campaign, because she’s still out there carrying the left’s favorite narrative about what happened to her girl, Hillary Clinton. In a discussion at Columbia University last week, the 84-year-old said that Clinton could not overcome the culture of misogyny that colored the campaign and allowed Donald Trump to say things that he would have never been allowed to say about a male opponent.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” she said.
Gee, did you watch the Republican primaries, Justice Ginsburg? Yeah, Trump went after Crooked Hillary pretty hard, but did he attack her any harder than he went after “Low Energy” Jeb, “Lyin” Ted, or “Little” Marco? Say what you will about him, but Trump is an equal-opportunity offender. And if a woman can’t survive in such a “macho atmosphere,” then maybe what we’re really saying is that they can’t stand up to the pressure of being President of the United States.
After all, Trump has come under some of the most withering, outrageous criticism we’ve ever seen lobbed at any political figure, male or female, in the history of this country. If he were a woman, how much of it would be slammed as “sexist” in nature? Well, come on, we already know the answer to that, don’t we? Because when Obama was attacked (with much milder insults, we might add), the media and the Democrats assured us that it was all rooted in racism. So it would be with Hillary or any other woman who ascends to the presidency. If you’re a member of any sort of marginalized group (which, to the Democrats, means anyone who isn’t a white, straight Christian male), then any criticism of you is coming from a place of bigotry. It’s just that simple.
And, like many simple things, it’s stupid and incorrect.
It’s just hard to believe that the original, egalitarian feminists – the ones who really just wanted women to have an even playing field – would have approved of what this movement has become. When you’re reduced to blaming “sexism” for your own failures, you’re just hurting your own cause. Because, really, what is the answer to that? Stop being sexist, America!? Okay, good luck with that. That’s not a solution, it’s just a slogan. And it’s based on the faulty premise that America IS sexist in the first place.
Isn’t just the slightest bit possible that voters just…didn’t like Hillary Clinton?