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Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

There are 23 comments on the WFAA-TV Dallas story from Jul 22, 2014, titled Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'. In it, WFAA-TV Dallas reports that:

Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Jul 23, 2014
Why would they want to bring Huma into this?
Just because

Beverly, MA

#2 Jul 23, 2014
...she is a woman, yep, no doubt Hillary already faces such sexism. And it is not subdued.

Her appearance and her "shrill" retorts have been made fun of by Fox News.

The constant need to point out that she wears pants suits is also a nice little slam.

Women are constantly scrutinized for appearance and demeanor in ways that are just starting for men.

I would prefer that equal rights be to ignore anyone's appearance. But instead, stupid humans are now taking some of that crap and laying it on men. So now men are made fun of for wearing "mom" jeans? Made fun of for being fat, or just not attractive.

Focus on appearance is inappropriate and immature.

So if the people of the United States cannot grow up and make decisions on candidates based on anything other than appearance, well they deserve what they get.

The problem is, that those of us who try to operate with a higher functioning brain pay the price.

People with brains are clearly outnumbered and it sucks to be one of them.

Where on this planet can someone live who thinks like an adult and not be in a minority?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#3 Jul 23, 2014
Just because wrote:
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Focus on appearance is inappropriate and immature.
It will backfire if the put downs are on age, appearance or gender.
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#4 Jul 23, 2014
Oh, please. Hillary will be treated exactly like one of the guys. She shouldn't be given special attention because she is a female. If she wants to be President she need to act like one. Stop whining, and expecting the little soft questions. Uncle Joe said today, rather graphically, he won't step aside for Hillary. Neither will 3 or 4 Senators, and 3 Governors like O'Malley, Cuomo, and Brown. Democrats will offer up a full field, and Hillary will be treated the same. It will be interesting to see if she is "man" enough for the job. It isn't a job for the "faint of heart".
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#5 Jul 23, 2014
A simple google search will verify that Hillary Clinton herself--and a bunch of other leftists as well--draw attention to her pant-suit proclivity.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Jul 23, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
It will be interesting to see if she is "man" enough for the job. It t".
It is naïve, dear, to think the loons will not witch, moan and gnash their teeth at her because she is a woman. it shouldn't be that way.

Hillary has the credentials and the experience and the cojones to become our next President

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#7 Jul 23, 2014
Nothing subdued about what Sarah Palin had to endure... And still does
Cat74

Bolingbrook, IL

#8 Jul 23, 2014
No, Hillary does not have the experience of many of the others. She wasn't an accomplished Senator, She was not a good Secretary of State, and sharing the W H with her Hillbilly *hore hopping Husband does not make her Presidential material. People who agree with you will vote for her, and people who see her the way I do will not. That's politics.
Still Inappropriate

Beverly, MA

#9 Jul 24, 2014
Far Away wrote:
A simple google search will verify that Hillary Clinton herself--and a bunch of other leftists as well--draw attention to her pant-suit proclivity.
It does not matter, when the focus is on appearance and not substance, then nothing gets done.

Both sides need to grow up and actually think before going to the polls.
Lack Substance

Beverly, MA

#10 Jul 24, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
Nothing subdued about what Sarah Palin had to endure... And still does
Well, when you demonstrate that your platform lacks continuity and substance, that is the appropriate target for disgust and dismay with a candidate.

Nobody made fun of her appearance, in fact, they swooned over her good looks. But again, not appropriate or useful.

What became fodder for the left to continue to bash her is that she quit her responsibilities as Governor of Alaska to go on a Fox News Junket.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#11 Jul 24, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
. That's politics.
Dear, we understand your hatred for Hillary but adding Senator and Secretary of State is NOT a bad addition to her resume.

Bashing her for her husband's bad behavior is ignorant and will galvanize supporters - especially women. Perhaps that is your goal?

McCain - "I don't think there's any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate."

Repub strategist -“If Hillary Clinton does indeed run in 2016, one of the most powerful weapons she will have in her campaign arsenal is ‘Republicans, in their own words.’ It’s a treasure trove of sound-bites and footage that could leave Republicans kicking themselves when it is all said and done.”

Pertraeus - "She’d make a tremendous president. Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times. In the wake of the Benghazi attacks, for example, she was extraordinarily resolute, determined, and controlled.”

Robert Gates:“Smart, idealistic but pragmatic, tough-minded, indefatigable, funny, a very valuable colleague, and a superb representative of the United States all over the world."

Henry Kissinger: Clinton is "a lady of great intelligence."

Interesting praise especially taking into account the sources of the praise, n'est-ce pas?
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#12 Jul 24, 2014
Lack Substance wrote:
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Well, when you demonstrate that your platform lacks continuity and substance, that is the appropriate target for disgust and dismay with a candidate.
Nobody made fun of her appearance, in fact, they swooned over her good looks. But again, not appropriate or useful.
What became fodder for the left to continue to bash her is that she quit her responsibilities as Governor of Alaska to go on a Fox News Junket.
That's a clueless observation for her stated reasons for resignation. Some accept it; others don't. The fact is that she was being innundated with law suits and ethics complaints (all found to have no merit) costing the state a fortune and Palin, personally, more than a half-million dollars. Magically, it all stopped once she resigned. Go figure.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#13 Jul 24, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, we understand your hatred for Hillary but adding Senator and Secretary of State is NOT a bad addition to her resume.
Bashing her for her husband's bad behavior is ignorant and will galvanize supporters - especially women. Perhaps that is your goal?
McCain - "I don't think there's any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate."
Repub strategist -“If Hillary Clinton does indeed run in 2016, one of the most powerful weapons she will have in her campaign arsenal is ‘Republicans, in their own words.’ It’s a treasure trove of sound-bites and footage that could leave Republicans kicking themselves when it is all said and done.”
Pertraeus - "She’d make a tremendous president. Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times. In the wake of the Benghazi attacks, for example, she was extraordinarily resolute, determined, and controlled.”
Robert Gates:“Smart, idealistic but pragmatic, tough-minded, indefatigable, funny, a very valuable colleague, and a superb representative of the United States all over the world."
Henry Kissinger: Clinton is "a lady of great intelligence."
Interesting praise especially taking into account the sources of the praise, n'est-ce pas?
Imagine that: diplomats being diplomatic. I see now; because people diplopatically say nice things about her, she's a shoo-in.

Please.....

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#14 Jul 24, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
Nothing subdued about what Sarah Palin had to endure... And still does
Sarah Palin has earned all he derision she has had to "endure", while crying all the way to the bank. This derision goes far beyond the fact that she looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig. The simple truth is that Palin has all the intelligence of a fire hydrant, and richly deserves all the ridicule we rational people have heaped upon her.

Of course Palin would be sent back to the obscurity she deserves, were it not for the complicity of her misfit disciples. But Sarah has made a pact, perhaps not with the devil, but with the almighty dollar, and as such, has little need to be concerned with the scorn she receives from those with 3-digit IQ's.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#15 Jul 24, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Sarah Palin has earned all he derision she has had to "endure", while crying all the way to the bank. This derision goes far beyond the fact that she looks like a cocktail waitress on an oil rig. The simple truth is that Palin has all the intelligence of a fire hydrant, and richly deserves all the ridicule we rational people have heaped upon her.
Of course Palin would be sent back to the obscurity she deserves, were it not for the complicity of her misfit disciples. But Sarah has made a pact, perhaps not with the devil, but with the almighty dollar, and as such, has little need to be concerned with the scorn she receives from those with 3-digit IQ's.
Thank you so much for demonstrating my point!
The second paragraph is also a helpful bonus, since It applies to Hillary Clinton even more than to Sarah Palin.
Cat74

Naperville, IL

#16 Jul 24, 2014
You don't suppose those Republicans uuhing, and aahing over Hillary want a job if she were to be elected President, do you? Please. It is a moot point, because there will be many candidates in the Primaries, but we were here when the Clinton's were in the W H. We read the books and stories. We saw the T V coverage. No spin. We were there
Cordwainer Trout

Cub Run, KY

#17 Jul 24, 2014
If there was something feminine about Hillary, there might be a bit of credibility in charges of sexism. Really, does the woman even know what a kitchen is?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#18 Jul 24, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
If there was something feminine about Hillary, there might be a bit of credibility in charges of sexism. Really, does the woman even know what a kitchen is?
I'll bet you know what a cesspool is.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#19 Jul 24, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you so much for demonstrating my point!
The second paragraph is also a helpful bonus, since It applies to Hillary Clinton even more than to Sarah Palin.
Don't mention it - really.
You can actually compare Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin without laughing? Hillary is a smart, sophisticated, capable person, while Sarah sounds like she was kicked in the head by a billy goat.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#20 Jul 24, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Don't mention it - really.
You can actually compare Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin without laughing? Hillary is a smart, sophisticated, capable person, while Sarah sounds like she was kicked in the head by a billy goat.
Sarah Palin warned us all about Russia but nobody listened.
They all believed in Hillary Clinton's Russia reset.
And here we are screaming and pointing at Putin while the world snickers up their sleeves at America's childish name-calling.

There is nothing funny about that.

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