Election 2016

Sign of Progress: Millennial Women Don't Care That Hillary Clinton Is a Woman.

It's a BFD that nobody really cares that Hillary might become the first female president.

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New York Daily News

So Hillary Clinton has made history as the first (presumptive!) nominee of a major political party. Odds are good that she will be the next president of the United States, and our first female chief executive.

And yet…young women just don't seem to care a rat's ass (nor do many older feminists, such as Naomi Klein). Democratic millennials (voter-brats below the age of 35 or so) prefer Bernie Sanders because while he is even older and whiter than Hillary, he's at least preaching a fake revolution that boils down to "Medicare for all." Really, what is wrong with the kids these days? They don't drink, drug, or fuck like they used to, and you can pacify them with the promise of low-co-pay hip replacements and discount Rascal Scooters. Jeez, this used to be such a great country. Three generations from burning bras and ROTC buildings to demanding college presidents wash inoffensive chalk messages off campus sidewalks. Make America great again? Sure, why not.

According to Asche Schow at the Washington Examiner, Hillary doesn't wow Lady Youth for a variety of reasons, including being stuck in the past:

Clinton appears to be fighting the battles of her generation of women, not today's. She still tells stories of past sexism (or questionable accounts of current sexism) that just don't appeal to many young women today. We get it, women had it tough in the past, but today we're making progress (without government interference) and don't have to keep whining about the bad old days of "Mad Men"-style offices….

It made it difficult for Clinton to constantly play the "woman card," because it didn't need to be said and the prospect of the first woman president doesn't seem like something necessary to advance women in America….

Clinton just isn't that inspirational, even if she does check one box for presidential diversity, and millennials — outside of the most stalwart outrage feminists — see that. She's going to have to do a lot more than constantly remind people she's a woman to win the rest of the millennials over.

More here.

Let me add also that Clinton has been embroiled for decades now in all sorts of real and imagined controversies and has never acquitted herself with much grace.

Luckily for Hillary, she's running against the biggest jackass to ever suit up as a Republican presidential nominee (presumptive!). Even still, Clinton is so unappealing that she and The Donald are crepey-neck-and-neck at this point in time.

Just a day or so ago, Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown noted that the response to Hillary Clinton's pathbreaking (presumptive!) nomination has "been a collective meh."

Let's not let this moment pass without giving it its due: That this long-awaited—and long-delayed—watershed is an anti-climax is a tremendous sign of social, economic, and political progress. Women of Hillary Clinton's vintage (she was born in 1947, about six months after Donald Trump) were born into a world that did not even pretend to treat women equally. Hillary's cohort had to put up with enormous amounts of horseshit and most of what they got, they had to fight for. The patriarchy—yes, it did exist and still lumbers on, though now like Tor Johnson in an Ed Wood movie—didn't exactly go gentle into that good night.

Tor Johnson
Wikimedia, public domain

As someone who was born at the tail end of the baby boom (I was hatched in 1963), all I can say is thank you to all who came before and fought battles that I never had to engage. My parents were born in the 1920s and I inherited a world that was much freer and fairer than theirs had been, and I know my own kids (born in 1993 and 2001) are living in a world that is better still. But that ongoing social, economic, and political progress also means that Clinton's gender means less and less as time goes on. Which is exactly as it should be.

Clinton, like her peer Trump, will be judged not on the basis of her gender but the content of her character. Which helps explain why both candidates have historically low approval ratings and why "Democratic, Republican Identification Near Historical Lows."

This will almost certainly be the last presidential election that will include only baby boomers (Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate is 63). In keeping with my dream of becoming the Vidkun Quisling of my generation, I can only hope it will be the last. The baby boom has already scarfed down too much shrimp and tenderloin in the buffet of life to be allowed to keep doing so. Soon enough, it will be Gen X's and the millennials' time to screw things up however they see fit. Indeed, it's already past time for that to happen. If only they weren't so lazy or entitled.

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  1. She’s going to have to do a lot more than constantly remind people she’s a woman to win the rest of the millennials over.

    “Oh, very well. I’m a lesbian.”

    1. She’s a woman. All this time I thought bill was gay.

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  2. OT: Dining at a North Korean chain restaurant in Bangkok. Make sure you check out the band.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/07/…..index.html

    1. It is so difficult to find a good North Korean restaurant that will serve authentic North Korean cuisine, especially one for orders to go.

      1. What is the problem? Is our turf quality is too high to be authentic?

    2. The real experience is just sitting and staring at an empty plate. :[

  3. How is Hillary going to remind voters that she’s a woman? More to the point, how will she prove that she’s a woman?

    1. I expect full disclosure of her sex change operation while taking enemy sniper fire in Bosnia.

    2. Oh, Lord, don’t give them ideas.

    3. More to the point, how will she prove that she’s a woman?

      Her incessant whining was insufficient?

      Wow…you’re strict!

  4. I look forward to all the rehashing of Bill’s rapey stories.

    1. You can read them in Hustler. “This is a true story, I thought this would never happen to me. I was taking a tour of the White House one day and got lost in the oval office when the president walked in………”

  5. I was gonna do some snide comments about Milenials and whatnot, but, fuck it, any article that includes Tor Johnson deserves a thumbs-up!

    1. “One thing’s sure: Inspector Clay is dead ? murdered ? and somebody’s responsible!”

    2. “Time for post to Reason!”

  6. Fuck you Quisling. After 2 Trump terms we elect anyone over 60 and the Boomers can rule through 2033, at least.

    1. No way Trump is gonna win. Sorry, bud.

      1. when was that said before? Hmmmmm In a normal time, maybe not, but the opponent is Hillary, one of the few people who instead of rising to an occasion, becomes demonstrably worse with more power.

        1. Should have drafted Ron Paul.

  7. “Luckily for Hillary, she’s running against the biggest jackass to ever suit up as a Republican presidential nominee (presumptive!).”

    Really?

    Are you sure?

    1. She’s running as the Republican too? I knew she was a sleazy cheater, but man…

      1. Nice catch!

  8. Gen X, if there is such a thing, already fucked things up by allowing the parasitic and morally vapid baby boomers do what ever the fuck they wanted without calling them on their bullshit. I suppose that makes me an accessory to the crime.

    If this is progress, then Nick must have a pretty low bar. I guess with standards like these it is ok to pat oneself on the back every time you don’t kill someone

    1. Gen X, if there is such a thing, already fucked things up by allowing the parasitic and morally vapid baby boomers do what ever the fuck they wanted without calling them on their bullshit

      In fairness, though, it’s how we were raised.

      1. *returns to mopping up father-in-law’s vomit while he babbles about his imaginary friend*

      2. that is a shitty excuse.

      3. I’m like 90% sure it isn’t our fault considering that the vast majority of those in power are still Boomers. Incumbency is a bitch.

  9. Holy shit, she looks like a fucking Mao caricature in that photo.

    1. The photo some mag ran of her gazing on her moment of victory had an expression on her face resembling nothing so much as a high-priest of Cthulu watching as the seas start to roil in response to her chanting.

    2. Menopausal Jesus!

  10. Gender is just a social construct used by the patriarchy! But it’s the most important thing in the world when we say so!

    /progtards

    1. I’m going to be using that for replies to the derptards

    2. The key is to make sure your social construct comes out on top (euphemisms, etc..)

  11. The millennial crowd is not your freedom/liberty crowd. They may not care that Clinton is female, but they will vote leftist/proggy/Marxist in big numbers.

    1. If you can get them to the polls. I think they haz a sad now that the Berninator has crashed.

  12. “first female Prez nominee”?

    That’s the least of her accomplishments.

    She’s also the first Prez nominee to have accepted money from foreign governments while the ‘Sec of State’.
    .

    1. You act like she just took that money! She got them great deals on US arms in return! She took money, waaahh, Donald Trump takes money all of the time! Donald Trump has emails too!

      1. But Donald Trump didn’t take money from foreign governments while he was the Secretary of State.

        No one’s ever done that before.

        Why, they might even give her the Nobel Peace Prize for that accomplishment!

        It deserves something.

        1. I pointed this out in the comments to a WaPo article and someone replied and said “the Clinton’s have never taken a Salary from the Clinton Foundation” and of course some WaPo lackey/hack starred that comment, but not my reply which pointed out they’ve been paying their employees with CF money and that money is fucking fungible whether they took any of it directly or not, they have been in control of it.

  13. Where have all the anti-war democrats gone?
    Long time passing…

    Where have all the anti-war democrats gone?
    a long long time ago

    Where have all the anti-war democrats gone?
    Gone to cheer Hillary the chief chicken hawk war monger
    (almost) every one…..

  14. Soon enough, it will be Gen X’s and the millennials’ time to screw things up however they see fit. Indeed, it’s already past time for that to happen. If only they weren’t so lazy or entitled.

    Die faster and we will.

  15. It looks like Jill Stein is taking votes away from Gary Johnson.

    He’s not getting 15 percent.

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  16. As for the “bad old days” – I’ve yet to hear a single woman confirm that she was pressured to put out in order to keep her job. Slept her way to a promotion, yes, but only on her terms.

  17. i had someone argue with me that if hillary was a man, but with the same baggage, people would love her/him. it’s all sexism you see.

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