Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"We Need A Woman President" - And Other Stupid Statements

I found it fascinating six+ years ago when many American voters elected Barack Obama because he was black. He had no leadership skills to speak of. In fact, he had no leadership experience at all. He was a community organizer turned politician who spent precious little time actually attending Illinois Senate sessions before he was elected as a U.S. Senator from that state.

Obama didn't do much as a U.S. Senator either. He often did not vote for bills on the floor - even those he co-sponsored.


When he decided to run for President many Americans, Democrats mostly, voted for him to aleve their "white guilt syndrome." Voting for a black man, regardless of the fact that he wasn't vetted, had a mediocre record at best, and had no leadership experience, made them feel better about themselves - sort of a make-up for slavery and the oppression of black people over the years.

While it may have made some people feel better - it's a stupid reason to vote for someone to be the leader of the free world.

Those who argued against Obama being elected were labeled racists by all those people suffering from white guilt syndrome. The main stream media worshipped him. Chris Matthews said he got a tingle up his leg every time he heard Obama speak. Sounds to me like ol' Chris has a secret.

Fast forward to 2015. Many of those Americans who voted for Obama because he was black are now clamoring that we "need a female President." Really? Why do we need that?

I have no problem with electing a female President (not Hillary but someone else) but being female is not an automatic qualification. Has Hillary done anything that best qualifies her to be President? So far the only things I've heard that she accomplished are living in the White House for 8 years, being a (mostly ineffective) Senator for 6 years, being a (mostly ineffective) Secretary of State for 4 years, and being a woman. So if we toss out living in the White House and being a woman, since neither are qualifications for the Presidency, she served her country in a mostly ineffective way for 12 years. That would give her more experience than Obama for a first term election but that's not really saying much.

Not surprisingly, Hillary's daughter, Chelsea, is behind her mother's campaign. Sadly, she says her mother should be elected because she's a woman.

"… when you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it’s important, for, yes, symbolic reasons — symbols are important; it is important who and what we choose to elevate, and to celebrate," 
the Clinton daughter said yesterday. "And one of our core values in this country is that we are the land of equal opportunity, but when equal hasn’t yet included gender, there is a fundamental challenge there that, I believe, having our first woman president — whenever that is— will help resolve."

Sadly, there will be many in this nation who vote next year only for historic and symbolic reasons. It won't matter that Hillary will be a terrible President. It won't matter that four Americans died in Benghazi on her watch and she lied about what really happened. It won't matter that she destroyed her private e-mail server so Congress couldn't get a look at it concerning her classified e-mails as Secretary of State. It will only matter that she's a woman and she's Hillary Clinton. 

Did they not learn from the Obama experience? Wait... what am I thinking?

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