Saturday, July 14, 2007

Why does everybody hate Hillary?

"Why is she hated by progressives and right-wingers alike?" The Independent's title asks. This is more puzzling to The Independent than it should be:
She is probably the most competent in the field. Virtually everyone agrees that she should have the best chance of wresting the presidency from the Republicans in 2008 and repairing the damage from the wrecking ball (omega) of the Bush presidency. She also has Bill Clinton by her side, a formidable campaigner who took to the road for the first time in Iowa this month.

But behind the scenes, Americans are deeply worried at the prospect of having Hillary (and Bill) back in the White House. While she inspires ordinary women voters, men are not so moved and she has the highest voter-disapproval ratings of any top-tier candidate in the race. She also has a big problem with left-wing feminists.
According to the sub-title:
They say she is a scheming control-freak who will stop at nothing in her bid to become the first Mrs President.
Jane Fonda is also quoted, calling her a "ventriloquist for the patriarchy with a skirt . . . " That's what Hillary gets for trying to disguise her leftism as centrism. The radicals scream with rage and everyone else senses that she is a phony, and a not particularly charismatic one at that. Did I mention that she wants to bring back the 55 miles-per-hour speed limit?

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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