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Misogynistic, right-wing me 
Saturday, January 12th, 2008 | 11:04 pm [personal]
I got the following email in response to the Open Letter to New Hampshire I posted earlier this week:

It took me a minute to realize that your screed wasn't a Colbert-esque send-up of the usual bone-headed, misogynistic, mean-spirited, right wing anti-Hillary silliness that is the stock in trade of conservative political hackdom. Too bad that you don't see all of the (obviously) unintentional humor generated by your plaintive cries of betrayal over Clinton's historic win in New Hampshire.

When Hillary is inaugurated as the first woman President in US history, I'll be sure to check your blog (If you haven't committed Hara-Kiri yet) for your sure to be hilarious hissy-fit at the American electorate.

Mean-spirited, sure. No argument there. But misogynistic? My beef with Hillary has nothing to do with the fact that she (presumably) has a vagina. And even if I was a misogynist, I’d like to think I’d put Hillary’s being a power-mad minion of Satan ahead of her sex on the list of reasons not to vote for her.

Being called right-wing stings a smidge, too. Is the fact that I wrote the letter to bitch about Hillary winning the primary over the incredibly liberal Barack Obama not enough of a tell? I must have slept in the day they redefined conservatism to include making fun of Ron Paul, Ann Coulter, and Glenn Beck, and repeatedly advocating gay equality, among the many other decidedly progressive issues I’m constantly shooting my mouth off about.

Besides, I was a nice guy. I was this close to putting Hillary’s ass in the Cocksuckers Hall of Fame this year, but I didn’t. Does her campaign call or write to thank me? Do they cut me a humongous check to show their gratitude? Yeah, right.
Monday, January 14th, 2008 | 01:46 am (UTC)
Wow. Just a glance at any other post you've ever written would have helped the guy figure out how foolish he was being, and yet he felt compelled to write before reading anything else. He was that outraged. I'm impressed.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 | 03:23 pm (UTC) - A Knee-Jerk Response
Isn't the charge of misogyny always a Clintonite's Pavlovian response to any sort of vigorous criticism of Hillary? It's everyone else's fault that she is seen as such a divisive figure. Funny how there are lots of women in Congress and functioning as Governors who somehow don't inspire the level of loathing Hillary does. So perhaps gender isn't really the issue.

I've lived in New Hampshire for 25 years, and I'll say that people are fooling themselves if they don't think that race played a significant role, not only in Obama's NH primary loss, but in the disparity between the polling and the actual primary results (strange how the polls were spot on in predicting the Republican primary, you know, the one where a black guy wasn't running?). This state was the next-to-last to recognize the MLK Holiday, and black faces are essentially foreign. So it wasn't surprising to find Hillary doing well among less educated NH voters, for whom the presence of a black person is, shall we say, unsettling.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008 | 03:25 pm (UTC) - Put it in
Hillary's ass would belong in the Cocksucker's Hall of Fame if her presence in that august institution wouldn't seem so ironic in light of her husband's sexual indiscretions.......
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