Thursday, October 06, 2016
Hillary To Women: "I Will Ease Your Burdens"
Hillary told a crowd of women in Pennsylvania the other day, that she, herself a "nurturing mother and grandmother," will "ease their burdens."
Women are special. God created them that way.
I love the women in my life---my wife, daughters, and granddaughters.
I think most men feel that way. We hear about those who don't.
Hillary is counting on the fact that most people feel that way----however, she may not have counted on some of her allies in the progressive Left media taking a closer look.
And publishing what they see.
At a campaign stop in Haverford, Pennsylvania a few days ago, Hillary told the women and many young girls in attendance she empathizes with women, mothers---especially black mothers dealing with law enforcement targeting their children.
She told the women the governments of other countries provide much more for mothers and women than our government does. She said she will work to ensure that the United States provides more.
Particularly regarding child care and pregnancy leave. She said, "Women come in on Monday to have a baby and must return to work by Thursday or Friday."
She told one 15-year-old girl in response to her question about appearance, "With my own eyes I see the damage Trump has done when he talks about women and how they look."
The teen asked, "How will you undo some of that damage?"
Clinton said, "We need to laugh at it. We need to refute it. We need to ignore it. We need to stand up to it. Let's be proud of who we are and let's support other women and girls and be proud of who they are," she said.
And, one more thing: "It takes a village, but the village has to be there for people," she said, followed by a series of promises for more federal spending on women.
And a second "one more thing"---"We have to look at the whole life cycle."
This is a message---a talking point, she has been repeating for the past several years in her quest to become the first woman President of the United States.
Some media---yes, including some on the Left, have taken a closer look.
Her profile does not look like someone qualified to be telling women she will "ease their burdens."
POLITICO, certainly not a conservative or right leaning news organization, published an article last year titled, "Has Hillary Really Helped The World's Women?"
They write, "Many leaders of this nation have had doctrines named after them---from The Monroe Doctrine to the Truman Doctrine to the Bush Doctrine---but so far there's only one that can be ascribed to a woman: the Hillary Doctrine. As Hillary Clinton herself defined it 'the subjugation of women [is] a threat to the common security of our world and to the national security of our country'."
POLITICO continues: "But for proponents of this doctrine, perhaps no irony was crueler than seeing its namesake, then Secretary of State Clinton, smiling broadly in her trademark pantsuit as she walked the red carpet from her plane in Riyadh with the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal...The moment brought to mind the incongruity no less extreme than if Frederick Douglass had been appointed ambassador to the Confederacy and found himself sipping tea and making small talk with Nathan Bedford Forrest. For, in Saudi Arabia, the subordination of women is as peculiar and pernicious as was slavery in the antebellum south."
The article goes on to include similar sights in Algeria, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, etc.---and, POLITICO notes, they are all big donors to the Clinton Foundation.
In the end, they kind of credit her with at least saying she wants to help women.
The Huffington Post, a far Left publisher, published this article: "Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent Values that Help Women."
The essence of the article is summed up in this paragraph: "Not liking Hillary has nothing to do with her being a woman. It has everything to do with the hypermasculine values she espouses. Hillary is that rare combination, even in our grotesque political landscape, of a smooth talking neoliberal with the worst tendencies of a warrior-neoconservative."
The article concludes with this: "If only, for a single moment in this campaign Hillary had showed some humanity, a momentary break from her constant triangulating and having it both ways, thinking she's obligated to always give a confusing double-edged answer to every question...this fails to resonate with voters looking for feminist values."
It has been said, "Sometimes things are not as they seem."
Conservative Mercedes Schlapp turned the light on regarding this notion that Hillary is a savior for women following the Democratic Convention earlier this year.
Schlapp wrote, "Many in the liberal media were overjoyed Tuesday night when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to clinch the presidential nomination for a major political party. The wall to wall coverage that followed her victory speech made it appear as if the mainstream media had closely coordinated with Mrs. Clinton's talking points focusing on her gender and the presidency."
Well, the media did focus on that---and continues to do so, with a few exceptions noted above.
Schlapp said, "As a mother of 5 daughters, I wish I could get excited about Hillary Clinton's historic moment, but she is a poor example and the wrong messenger for women seeking empowerment and better lives for themselves and their families."
"Despite her claims as a trailblazer for her gender, Mrs. Clinton has ridden the coattails of her husband and spent much of her career destroying women tied to her husband's sexual escapades," she says.
Schlapp notes that while Hillary has Tweeted "Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed and supported," she was the woman that dismissed Monica Lewinsky as a "narcissistic loony toon" and helped discredit and destroy the reputations of other women such as Gennifer Flowers and Kathleen Willey.
This mother of five daughters says, "Mrs. Clinton's flagrant contradictions on women's issues expose her true character."
And she says her "'I am woman/ hear me roar' speech may play well with her allies in the media, but women need to look beyond her rhetoric and the snazzy ads. If they do, they'll quickly realize that Hillary Clinton who bashed women and called them bimbos in the 1990's is the real Hillary Clinton running for the White House on 2016."
Shakespeare's play "Macbeth" introduces one to Lady Macbeth, a woman who is most skilled at persuading others, including her own husband, to believe things that are not true.
The story is one of deception and manipulation perpetrated by both the Lady and her husband upon others, forcing them into more and more lies and ultimately into self-deception, with both believing their own manipulations and lies.
Macbeth's quest to be king is a tragic quest with him becoming imprisoned by his own illusions caused by the build up of self-deception and denial.
Before Lady Macbeth takes her own life, Shakespeare gives us this defining line from the Lady to her husband:
"Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't." (Shakespeare 1.5. 64-66)
Shakespeare had likely read Proverbs 27:6: "Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
Standing at, possibly, the most critical "fork in the road" in our history, America needs the truth, not kisses from those who seek to lead.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.