Some Republicans out there like to pretend that they believe New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez could beat Hillary Clinton in a 2016 presidential election. Admittedly, it would be more probable than Sarah Palin ever being president, but that isn’t saying much.
These Republicans, however, forget that Democratic women are not looking for a female candidate per se, but rather a female candidate who is a Democrat; a candidate who will rule subjectively and emotionally, a candidate who daydreams about all the wonderful abortions occurring every day, a candidate who will require the taxes from men and only men to pay for birth control, a candidate who will sign an executive order requiring men to go on pity-dates with dog-faced feminists.
This is not Susana Martinez. Martinez is too classy.
That being said, she’s still unfit for the presidency. The left-wing Mother Jones has a long write-up on the governor (it’s their attempt of a takedown to ensure Clinton has no competition in 2016, which is a silly worry because that definitely won’t be a problem). They obtained emails and audio recordings between Martinez and various of her cabinet members, revealing that she and they are vindictive and potty-mouthed.
Such character traits have never been a problem for Democrats, of course. Indeed, the more abrasive and vicious a Democrat is, the more he or she is praised by the media and rewarded with liberals’ votes. Martinez, on the other hand, according to the obtained material, referred to her 2010 opponent, Diane Denish, as “that little bitch,” and that’s supposed to disqualify her from a 2016 bid.
But her petty politics and vindictiveness, as detailed further at Mother Jones, are not the reason I say she’s unfit for the presidency; it’s her team’s response to Mother Jones that I don’t like.
“Today,” wrote a spokesperson for Martinez, “an extreme left-wing blog posted four-year-old material from private conversations undoubtedly sent to them by individuals or their allies who are either under federal indictment, or have had their homes raided by the FBI for their role in stealing or distributing Governor Susana Martinez’s email.” (Pure conjecture, that.)
“That the national Left is trying to smear the first Hispanic woman governor in American history because they view her as a threat is about as surprising as the National Enquirer reporting that Elvis is still alive” (emphasis my own).
That is what makes me mad—appealing to shallow emotions. If that’s what we would have to look forward to during another non-white person’s presidency, count me out of it. I’d just as soon stay home on Election Day than vote for someone who would attempt to appeal to my emotions by acting as if her sex and race, and the historicity of being the “first” of them, are relevant.