THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNDRELS: Obama claims sexism is the reason Hillary Clinton isn’t doing well.
Last week, Nancy Pelosi blamed Hillary Clinton’s disappointing performance in the polls to the fact that third-party candidates like Gary Johnson are siphoning off her vote. This week, President Barack Obama is getting in to the act of preparing Dems for Hillary Clinton’s defeat by trotting out the tired old excuse that sexism is weighing her down in the polls.
Obama, speaking at an event in New York City on Sunday, suggested Americans are biased against “powerful women,” which is why Clinton isn’t running away with this election.
“There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president,” Obama said at the fundraiser for Clinton. “We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women and it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly.”
Obama added later: “This should not be a close election but it will be, and the reason it will be is not because of Hillary’s flaws.”
Actually, it is because of Hillary’s flaws. But this is more proof that in a Hillary administration, all criticism will be dismissed as sexism, just as under Obama it is all dismissed as racism. Which is yet another reason why, if you want honest government, you need to elect a straight, white, male Republican who won’t have such excuses to fall back on.