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MoDo Rampage

Maureen Dowd, even a bit foamier than usual, in the Times:

Obama also allowed Hillary supporters to insert an absurd statement into the platform suggesting that media sexism spurred her loss and that “demeaning portrayals of women … dampen the dreams of our daughters.” This, even though postmortems, including the new raft of campaign memos leaked by Clintonistas to The Atlantic — another move that undercuts Obama — finger Hillary’s horrendous management skills.
… It would have been better to put this language in the platform: “A woman who wildly mismanages and bankrupts a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar campaign operation, and then blames sexism in society, will dampen the dreams of our daughters.”

This is from a writer who partly blames her spinsterhood on the fact that she failed to become a domestic servant: “Being a maid would have enhanced my chances with men,” Dowd wrote in Are Men Necessary? (Because men fear educated, high-income women, obviously. Who’d want that?) The thing about cheap allegations of sexism is that they’re easier to get away with; as Obama is learning, cheap allegations of racism, on the other hand, can have real consequences.


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