Bill Clinton (Kinda Sorta?) Accused Bernie Sanders Supporters Of Being Sexist
What are you doing, Bill?
Ah, politics. A world in which money rules, ego is everything, and self-awareness is totally optional.
In a move that pretty much embodies the "DGAF" attitude he's known for, former president Bill Clinton took aim at supporters of Bernie Sanders for using misogynistic language in their attacks against Hillary Clinton.
"She and other people who have gone online to defend Hillary, to explain why they supported her, have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat," he said during a rally in New Hampshire on Sunday, where, according to The New York Times, his appearance steadily evolved into an angry "recitation of grievances against Mr. Sanders and his fervent supporters."
It should be said that Bill's complaints about the sexist language used against Hillary are totally valid, but at what point are you beginning to not-so-subtly paint a win for Bernie as a win for the sexist dudebros of the internet? It's a fine line, to be sure, and I'm not sure if Bill is treading it lightly or ignoring it altogether.
Unfortunately, he isn't the only one taking young women to task for not automatically voting Hillary so that the sexists of the world don't win. The Clinton campaign recently brought out noted feminists Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright for some good ole fashioned guilt tripping.
"We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it's done," Albright said during a New Hampshire rally over the weekend. "It's not done. There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."
Ugh, ok. Regardless of how you feel about either candidate, young women shouldn't feel compelled to vote for Hillary lest they be labeled a bad feminist. I think it's safe to say that this race is getting uglier and more ridiculous with each passing day.