Well, you know Hadley?

A long-running justification for this loathing of Clinton, one that has been trotted out often since her election loss, and now again as an excuse to bash her book, is that she is uniquely unlikable. “She was a terrible candidate!” go the cries, ignoring the fact she was the most qualified candidate in a generation, who got more votes than any candidate ever, with the exception of Barack Obama in 2008.

Misogyny is hating all women, not just hating one of them.

22 thoughts on “Well, you know Hadley?”

  1. ignoring the fact she was the most qualified candidate in a generation

    How was she more qualified, and since when did qualifications matter for a presidency? I wish more people would ask this.

    To me, it seems like something her supporters came up with to counter the fact that Trump wasn’t a career politician. When Obama ran on the basis of being a short-term senator and a “community organiser”, nobody mentioned qualifications. And if qualifications mattered, how come the left didn’t acknowledge that Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska?

  2. ““She was a terrible candidate!” go the cries, ignoring the fact she was the most qualified candidate in a generation…”

    Clearly, the voters disagree with Hadley on what qualifications they want to see in a prospective President.

  3. Tim

    ‘And if qualifications mattered, how come the left didn’t acknowledge that Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska?’

    But Tim, she is a wrong-thinker, so it’s OK to attack her and it’s not misogyny.

  4. Sarah Palin managed to attract votes from the same voters who are being accused of misogyny.

    Not sure if the problem was uniquely Hillary, or rather all the Democratic Party baggage that accompanied her. The BLM movement was closely associated with the Democrats; yet it was a turn-off for a lot of people.

  5. Clearly, the voters disagree with Hadley on what qualifications they want to see in a prospective President.

    But when the voters disagree with the SJWs in the media, it’s simply because they’re thick, racist (or, in this case, misogynist) pricks. See also Brexit.

    This can easily be cured by ending democracy and putting the bien pensants in charge.

  6. The Democrat voters didn’t want her in 2008, picking a relative unknown instead, much to the consternation of the party. Determined not to make that mistake again, they proceeded to stitch up the 2016 primary to ensure she got the nomination – something which almost didn’t work thanks to the Democrat equivalent of Corbyn – only to watch the electorate reject her.

    It’s almost as if she was unpopular across the board and only garnered as many votes as she did because Trump was equally unpopular.

  7. I could agree that she was the most qualified candidate ever:

    “She is a candidate with a number of years of hands on experience in government qualified by the fact of having demonstrated extreme incompetence, dishonesty and a tendency to corruption”

    And that is why she lost. She was over-qualified.

  8. To attribute Hillary’s non-election to sexism requires us to believe that 2016 USA is more sexist that 1969 Israel, 1979 UK, and 1989 Pakistan. Pakistan! A country so sexist that a girl gets shot for suggesting girls should get an education. And the claim is that the US is more sexist than that.

    Quite a stretch.

    (Bhutto was actually elected in December 1988, but the 1969-1979-1989 progression is just too nice)

  9. Gamecock: “I’m waiting for the Bond movie on Hillary’s life.”

    There is no point to a Bond movie in which Bond commits suicide under mysterious circumstances 40 minutes in.

    And the Police/FBI are baffled.

  10. Knowing Me, Knowing Steve

    I’m a connoisseur of misogyny, so this:

    she was the most qualified candidate in a generation

    …is classic feminine credentialism, aka notunderstandinghowtherealworldactuallyworksism, on acid.

    I say feminine because women tend to be more impressed with badges and baubles and meeting attendances and often confuse them for things that actually matter – as anybody’s who’s ever dealt with HR girls knows. It’s like they’re forever trapped by the paradigm of classroom-based education.

    So they discount Trump’s impressive real-life achievements of building skycrapers and running successful businesses while gold-plating Hillary’s record of haunting the apparatus of government to nobody’s obvious benefit except her own (and her donors’).

    The idea that you can Tracy Flick your way to the highest democratically elected office in the land, despite not being likeable or trustworthy or able to climb a flight of stairs, was always mad. Elections are literally popularity contests. If you can’t kiss babies or talk to taxi drivers without looking like you want to burn the peasants out of their huts and hunt their children for sport, you’re in the wrong business.

    “B-but I know who the Finance Minister of Pakistan is!”, moans the beady-eyed, criminally inclined she-hag, still not grasping why she lost.

  11. Not only does she know who the Finance Minister of Pakistan is, she’s got his bank account details as well.

  12. Surprisingly, being the best qualified candidate to continue the policies which have lost them their jobs and made their towns wastelands didn’t appeal to those affected.

  13. “B-but I know who the Finance Minister of Pakistan is!”

    I was a local councillor, and I didn’t know who *ANY* council officer was, I sent emails to “head of X service”, their actual *names* was irrelevant. I would expect the same in Government – somebody who thinks “I’ll discuss this with Bobby McBobface” instead of “I’ll discuss this with Estonia’s Finance Minister” is approaching the job in the wrong way.

  14. ‘Misogyny is hating all women, not just hating one of them.’

    1. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women.

    I mistrust women, so I am a misogynist. I don’t hate women, I just don’t trust them. Based on dealing with them for 68 years.

    ‘A man who is not a Liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a Conservative at sixty has no head.’ – Disraeli

    A man at sixty who trusts women must be married.

  15. whilst on holiday i had an argument with the stupid american woman in our group. She blamed misogyny for the loss. When asked for the positives of Hillary Clinton she kept on stating stating how successful she was as secretary of state. When i asked her to demonstrate one of these successes she said ” she prevented a nuclear holocaust” I knew then that the stupidity was ingrained and ignored her for the rest of the trip which was hard as her only topic of conversation was that Trump was an arsehole and Hillary was brilliant bellowed out at every opportunity.

  16. Whenever I encounter someone moaning about Trump I always nod sympathetically and then say, “well, there is one good thing about Trump. At least thanks to him Hillary Clinton will never be President. You have to admit that’s a pretty good result.” Then I watch them steam.

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