Sorry, Hillary, but I don’t want to send any signals


Huffpoop:

Hillary Clinton: Female President Would Send Right Signal

Hillary Rodham Clinton mused aloud about the significance of America electing its first female president. Left unsaid: whether she might try again to be the one.

In a video of a private Clinton speech posted to YouTube on Friday, Clinton told a Canadian audience that she hoped the U.S. would elect a woman to the White House because it would send “exactly the right historical signal” to men, women and children. She said women in politics need to “dare to compete” and the nation needs to “take that leap of faith.”


Sorry, Hillary, but I don’t want to send any signals. We tried that a few years ago and it didn’t work out so well. I don’t want to elect a woman because of her gender, I want to elect a woman because she’s the best qualified candidate.

Once upon a time I thought that candidate was you. That didn’t work out so well either.


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38 Responses to Sorry, Hillary, but I don’t want to send any signals

  1. HELENK says:

    not gonna happen. you backed backtrack and showed that you take party before country. that was enough for me

  2. myiq2xu says:
  3. wmcb says:

    Benghazi. It will be a cold day in hell before I vote for anyone who covered that shit up and prattled on about a video and a demonstration.

  4. Mary says:

    I don’t think or vote with my genitals, Hillary.

    And I don’t much like the party you’re a part of, anymore.

    Show me change, and maybe.

  5. insanelysane says:

    Hillary is more qualified than anyone I can think of in this country to be President. It isn’t because she is a woman . It is because she worked hard for 40 years to do the right thing. She has experience, wisdom, world view and gravitas.

    That said. Hillary will not run for President in 2016.
    She clearly said she did not intend to run.
    I take her at her word.

    I also HOPE she doesn’t run. That would be a stupid move on her part.
    She has a Rolodex that spans the globe 3 times.
    She can do more to advance civilization as a global figure and not get caught up in petty, disgusting American Politics.

    Go Hillary. Lead the world.

    • 49erDweet says:

      {{huge flock of birds fluttering}}

    • freespirit says:

      Finally, an intelligent remark, referring to the first paragraph. I don’t know about whether Hillary’s intent is to run, or not – or even, whether she should, but I agree that if she did, she would be the best candidate, irrespective of gender.

      People are not perfect. Things are not always what they seem. Sometimes constraints that can’t be exposed prevent people from acting according to the convenience and time tables of others. That doesn’t mean they won’t be answered.

      Pollyanna couldn’t make it in this political climate.

  6. Hillary aside—the problem of this argument is that there are too many places for sexists and misogynists to hide in it. I understand that some people have a problem voting for someone because they are female. However, as an interim measure, if we want women to ascend to hold positions in proportion to their numbers, which would be a symbol of equality in our democracy, we may have to vote in a gender based way. Otherwise, the pitiful numbers of female representation in this country won’t budge. Anyways, we certainly have voted by our genitals in the past—–how about all of that male representation? People voted for dicks and penises—–and proudly still do.

    The argument of NOT voting for a woman just because she’s a woman is something we may have to shelve until more women are leading things in this country. Clearly, history shows us that women need a more aggressive push for equality, and I don’t think anyone should be ashamed to want to improve on things by voting for women. To the contrary——

    • Mary says:

      Nonsense. I never voted by my genitals. Period.

      Neither should you.

    • HELENK says:

      Cynthia
      I vote for a person because I have a hope that they will do the best for the country. If I do not think that a woman who is running will not be the best for the country there is no way in hell I will vote for her.

      Women I would vote for
      Sarah Palin
      Jan Brewer
      Nicky Haley
      and a few others

      Women that there is no way in hell I would vote for

      Nancy Pelosi
      Claire McCaskill
      Debbie Wasserman Schultz

      and a few others

      I feel the same way about men that run also

      • HELENK says:

        PS

        I now count Hillary in the no way in hell catagory.

        backtrack – Benghazi are two of the reasons

      • there are women I can’t vote for either and I realize that that most people have women they could never vote for and that’s great. I just vote for most of the women most of the time.

  7. conner43 says:

    At one time, I would’ve taken a bullet for Hillary..fool me once……never again.
    If she would come before whatever committee and testify truthfully and openly, devil take the hindmost…maybe, but imo, she never, ever will stand up and do just that, so I will bid her good night and good luck.

  8. the implication is that it is an unprincipled stand and that is simply wrong. There are times when it is VERY principled to vote for the woman

    • wmcb says:

      I just don’t see that in what myiq posted, at all. He is speaking for himself. He knows better than to try to speak for all of us. 😉

    • Cynthia. Please consider that again. Is it also principled sometimes for a man to vote for a man? Or is it different when you do it? Isn’t that bias?
      IMO you’re fighting a battle won 30 years ago, and spending way too much energy on idiots. Of which there will always be plenty. Ergo our last few elections.

  9. 49erDweet says:

    The way one solves the World’s problems is to deal with them completely, not kick ’em down the road for a bit. Give me a candidate who can do that and I’ll send my own signal, thank you very much. Of any gender.

    • 49erDweet says:

      It frosts me that last had to be said. It should be UNDERSTOOD. But the Identity Politics Police have become Chocolate Brownie Fudgie scussbags.

  10. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    Bullshit becomes a lie only when the listener believes it. Obama has never lied to me.

  11. Karma says:

    Sadly, she was just acknowledging that Obots won’t vote for a woman unless it’s time to send a signal. Because original ideas or experience clearly had nothing to do with Obama’s election – it was about Dems proving they weren’t racists.

    If she had said this during 2008 the media would have called her a racist.

    That said, country before party. And if the best person for the job is a woman they will get my vote.

  12. HELENK says:

    OT

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/21/Corker-Amendment-permanantly-gives-citizenship-to-those-overstaying-visas

    Isn’t this just peachy.

    come on in and stay forever, do not have to wait your turn legally, that is so yesterday

  13. Somebody says:

    After Benghazi I’m done with Hillary.

    I agree it is well past time for a woman to be elected POTUS and since women are over half the population we clearly are not getting adequate representation…….BUT I won’t vote for a woman just because she’s a woman. Batshit crazy, stupid and crooked comes in all colors and both genders. I vote for the person that I think is the best candidate for the job. I always try to do my research, but sometimes that does prove difficult for certain offices. In my area we actually have a lot of women in local and state offices and I assume sometime soon some of them will run for federal offices.

    I’m home now from my grand tour of California. Now I need to catch up on what has been going on in the world for the past 3 weeks! I caught bits and pieces of the news a couple of times, but never went online. The previous post from today was a real eye opener. I have no doubt the pertinent topics were covered here at TCH while I was away so over the next few days hopefully I’ll get caught up on the news.

  14. taw46 says:

    Never say never. Guess I need to get that out of the way first. I also said I would never vote for a Republican, and I have now done that twice.

    But at this point, I can say I would not vote for her. She did not fight for us and what was right for our country. She went to work for him. And I will never forget Benghazi and what she said and did. All the best to her, but I do not want her to be President.

    Country is the most important to me. I am afraid it it too late for us. Most days, I think Obama will never leave that office.

  15. yttik says:

    The US does need a woman president and yes, it would break a major glass ceiling. Like him or not, Obama shattered the last frontier for black folks. Crappy President or not, just the act of him being elected signifies huge changes in this country and triggers many changes in the future.

    As to voting with my genitals, darn it all, I hate that false narrative! It’s a bunch of crap. Besides if I were voting with my genitals, I’d actually be electing some tall, dark…pirate, not Hillary Clinton.

  16. swanspirit says:

    So , Hillary would vote for Sarah Palin , over say Joe Biden ? works for me 😉

  17. foxyladi14 says:

    While it is true that She clearly said she did not intend to run.
    Not just once but many times.People do change their minds. And I think she will run and win. 🙄

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