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Listening to Bernie Sanders calling Hillary Clinton "unqualified" to be President is - like absorbing a body blow. Wow. How many times - how many men - to me, personally, to my face, like this is to hers -

I'm reminded of Twisty Faster's old IBTP tag, "men hate you."

Date: 7 Apr 2016 08:43 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] legionseagle
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I am reminded of that appalling man David Starkey who, finding himself on a Newsnight panel which was all woman apart from the moderator, David Dimbleby, tried to undermine Victoria Coren Mitchell with the gibe, "But of course, Victoria, arithmetic was never your strong point."

At which point she just Looked at him. I have never before seen a glance which so eloquently conveyed, "You pathetic little worm, I just happen to have been the only person in history to have won the European All-Stars poker tournament twice so not only is your comment objectively ridiculous, and the whole audience knows it, I've actually been accustomed to men insulting me when there was actual serious money riding on it, so kindly go fuck yourself, no-one else can be bothered."

I have the memory of her Look stored, and bring it out on occasions such as this one.

Date: 7 Apr 2016 08:54 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] staranise
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If she's unqualified, everyody is.

Date: 7 Apr 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] anghraine
anghraine: leia c. esb; text: you'll never know how tough it is to be the one who isn't chosen (leia [not chosen])
Yeah. :\

Personally, it's like...okay, I was always going to vote for HRC (as a pragmatic voter--not just general electioneering, but over whom I think can realistically accomplish their goals). But I thought Bernie was filling an important role in the race. He's pushed income inequality into the conversation and pulled her (slightly) to the left. There's a place for ideals in the rhetoric. But things like saying she's unqualified and that her ambition is going to destroy the Democratic Party? Shaking his finger in her face? It does feel like being slapped out of nowhere.

Someone like Trump is mind-meltingly awful, but at least you know what to expect. This feels more like betrayal.

Date: 18 Apr 2016 06:24 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] metaphortunate
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Yes. Yes indeed.

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