At least that argument for why Hillary should be President isn’t based on fiction (just bad argumentation).
This sounds vaguely like last time when people wanted to vote for an inexperienced man all because he was half-black. Who cares about his policies, or his few votes as Senator, or his ideology, or the fact that he hadn’t really done anything. What was important was that he was black. And he danced on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Anyone who didn’t vote for him was labeled a racist. If you weren’t in favor of his “signature achievement” of the [not-so] Affordable Care Act, you were a racist. If you disagreed with any of his other policies, you were a racist. Also, saying that people only voted for him because he was black was racist.
Now, we’ve got a woman running for president, and the same thing will happen, except instead of racism, it’ll be sexism if you don’t support her. In fact, even calling her by her first name is sexist.
Pelosi weighed in and said that even though she’s not endorsing Hillary per se, she thinks what’s most important is that we elect a woman president. Her past votes in favor of the Iraq war, a war that Pelosi called a “grotesque mistake,” don’t at all disqualify her. Funny how liberals’ opinion of war changes when they see their leader carrying on the same policies of his predecessors.
After talking about how long ago the Iraq war vote was and why it’s irrelevant to today, she said:
“Again, Hillary Clinton has been a strong — she comes to this, yes, as a woman. That happens to be that she’s a woman. She’s so qualified. She has had great national security experience as a member of the armed services committee and secretary of state.
For these and so many reasons she’ll be one of the strongest, best prepared people to enter the oval office in a long time. There are some others but she will be among the best prepared to serve as president.
A war vote is a vote that everybody makes on the basis of what they think, know, what they believe, who they trust. There’s large number of people who supported the war. The consequences have been terrible in terms of what it meant to our veterans and the rest of that, but no. The answer is no. I don’t think it should disqualify her…
What’s important is what it would mean to elect a woman president of the United States. It’s a very major consideration. A very qualified woman to be president of the United States. Not just that she is a woman. When I became even whip, the response was so overwhelming from people saying how encouraged they were that we had broken not the glass ceiling, that’s nothing. We’re talk about the marble ceiling.
Especially encouraging was notes from dads, fathers, saying I have so much confidence in my daughter. I know she can do anything. Most people don’t even know there is a Speaker… it is not a common awareness, but imagine if that was the response, then what it means to have a woman president not only to the American people and women in our country and families but to the world to see that. I think it would mean a lot. Elections are about the future. They’re not about what happened 13 years ago [the Iraq war vote]. I don’t do politics in the Capitol. They’re about the future and that’s really what people want to hear.”