May 23, 2008

"If Golda Meir... heard about Golda nutcrackers, she would have bought them by the case and given them away as party favors."

Peggy Noonan channels Golda Meir... and calls Hillary Clinton a prissy sissy for complaining about sexism.
It is blame-gaming, whining, a way of not taking responsibility, of not seeing your flaws and addressing them. You want to say "Girl, butch up, you are playing in the leagues, they get bruised in the leagues, they break each other's bones, they like to hit you low and hear the crack, it's like that for the boys and for the girls."
Butch up!

But really, the cries of sexism are a way to try to hit low and hear the crack. It just hasn't been too effective.

15 comments:

paul a'barge said...

...try to hit low and hear the crack...

said about sexism/feminism?

No pun intended, right?

Trooper York said...
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Mortimer Brezny said...

Whiny victimhood and weepy radical feminism is not a smart tactical move. For anyone. Ever.

Ben (The Tiger) said...

And so they unlearn the lessons of the last two months.

Here and I thought she'd figured it out...

Zeb Quinn said...

But really, the cries of sexism are a way to try to hit low and hear the crack. It just hasn't been too effective.

I don't think so. It is in itself a wussy way to fight, fighting from a position of weakness, really not all that far removed from playing the femme fatale card. Golda, Indira, and Maggie wouldn't ever have dreamed of using the tactic, and that's her point.

Fen said...

try to hit low and hear the crack...


Oh, crack blocking. For a second I thought her metaphor involved a whip. Gah.

MadisonMan said...

There's a big difference between Golda and Hillary. Golda is from Milwaukee. Hillary is a FIB.

peter hoh said...

Is that baseball line a quote from "A League of their Own"? I Googled it and came up with nothing.

Fen said...

Football term for a legal block that often results in knee injuries.

Bruce Hayden said...

One question I have is whether Hillary! is serious about this, or if she is just using this politically to get sympathy from women.

And, I note that Obama seems even more thin skinned than Hillary! here. Attacking him in any way is considered a racist personal attack, even if the attack involves his voting record or his actual statements.

Must be nice. If you attack the female candidate, it is considered sexist, and if you attack the (half) black candidate, it is considered racist.

The reality is that they are vying for the most powerful job in the world, and should expect to be attacked continuously as long as they continue to run, and if they win the job, as long as they are in office. Sorry.

rhhardin said...

Hillary still hasn't played the jug-eared moron card.

montana urban legend said...

It's not been too effective because white males are effectively the swing "biological" demographic in a race between a white woman and a black man, and deriding them as sexist should they be unpersuaded by Hillary's campaign and the character she's exhibited during the course of it is probably not the most intelligent way of appealing to them.

Like her and her advisors, her followe--, sorry, her supporters have been pretty dumb in their use of this tactic.

vbspurs said...

LOL, this is priceless by Noonan:

Where to begin? One wants to be sympathetic to Mrs. Clinton at this point, if for no other reason than to show one's range.

It somehow reminds me of that blistering theatre review Katharine Hepburn received from Dorothy Parker when she wrote, "She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B".

Cheers,
Victoria

bearbee said...

It's a pity we have a field of whiners. One about gender, the other about race.

As Noonan says: Boo-hoo.

They both have position, power and wealth and all they can do is whine and pander.

blake said...

No one's taken me up on my offer to oppress me like the Obamas have been oppressed.

I'm still open to the mid-six-figure job where I funnel money from my spouse's earmarks, and groom my children for their ivy league educations.