Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: ‘Sexism’ in 2008 Obama campaign (what about the GOP war on women?)
Posted on 06/12/2014 7:32:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday there was sexism in Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign that she and the president needed to get past.
Beginning the process of working with then-Sen. Obama after I ended my campaign, we had an awkward but necessary meeting to clear the air on a couple of issues, and one of them was the sexism that unfortunately was present in that 08 campaign, Clinton told Robin Roberts on ABCs Good Morning America.
In her new memoir, Hard Choices, Clinton wrote that she rejected a request from the Obama campaign to attack Sarah Palin, who was then running for vice president.
That very first day, the Obama campaign said, Well, we want you to go out there and criticize her, and I said For what? For being a woman? No, lets wait until we know where she stands, I dont know anything about her. Do you know anything about her? Clinton said she told the Obama campaign.
In response to Clintons revelation, Palin tweeted: Look who fired the 1st shot on the real war on women. Hint: it wasnt the GOP. See this excerpt from Hillarys book, accompanied by a picture of Hard Choices.
A senior Obama campaign official said that the request for Clinton to speak was tailored specifically to Palins speech after McCain picked her as his running mate, in which she made a direct pitch for Clinton supporters.
Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America. But it turns out the women of America arent finished yet, and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all, Palin said at the time.
We wanted Hillary to go out and say the Republican platform is completely inconsistent with the principles on which I ran, said the official, adding that it was not supposed to be a broad-based knock on Palin.
At a White House press briefing Tuesday when asked about Clintons comments, Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted he had not seen the interview but commented that it was a historic campaign and one that the president is proud to be involved in. The reason why it was so historic is because you had a woman like Sec. Clinton who was running such a powerful, strong, sophisticated campaign.
On the Hillary front I saw this.
Does this mean that sexism is the new racism?
” - - - Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday there was sexism in Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign - - - “
Documentation file on Obama’s 2008 WAR ON WOMEN.
No that's homophobia.
Like being against 'marriage equality'
I’m a little fuzzy on chronology, but it seems Hillary had to give up her ‘08 campaign and had to have had this “awkward but necessary” meeting with Team Obama well before McCain announced who his running mate was going to be.
No wonder our country is doomed. We seem to be obsessed with ‘isms’.
Idiots vote for a black to avoid racism accusations. Then they decide to vote for Hillary to avoid charges of sexism. What is next? Vote for a gay or Muslim candidate to avoid charges of being anti-Islam or homophobic? Oh, wait - with Obama we got 2 or 3 of those categories, did we not?
As I said at the beginning, we are in serious trouble because presidential candidates are not judged by experience in the private sector, or past leadership experience with tangible results; or executive experience, etc.. Instead we vote for our selfish needs or a PC vote.
Silly dame...she still hasn’t figured out that in today’s Rat Party race trumps gender.
And sexual orientation and sexual identity trumps race.
Then there's the undocumented moving up fast.
Should read: "Racist idiots vote for a black to avoid racism accusations."
Anyone who voted for Obama based on the color of his skin is by definition a racist.