She rudely interrupted Bernie Sanders, and he properly chided her for doing it: “Excuse me, I’m talking!”
Well, Bernie is paying a political price for saying that today. This was "a moment that we will remember from this campaign for a long time to come," some Clinton supporters insisted. CNN commentators blasted Sanders' "tone" in that encounter.
Why is it okay for Clinton to rudely interrupt Sanders but it's not okay for Sanders to chide her for doing it? After all, last week, when Donald Trump did much worse to Senator Ted Cruz, Cruz deflated him by urging him to "breathe, Donald, breathe," and to "count to ten, Donald."
But, you see, it's a problem when it's done to Hillary Clinton--because the sexual grievance industry and its media enablers say it's a problem. In a word, it's sexist. This, according to that bastion of fairness, NPR:
Historically, male politicians have had to walk a fine line in coming across as too aggressive against female politicians — and if Clinton is the nominee, it's an issue Republicans will have to find a way to handle as well. While this hasn't been a big problem for Sanders before, it was clear Clinton was getting under his skin on issues he's very passionate about. And it's a moment you can expect to see again, more than likely.Transmogrifying non-sexist, innocuous conduct into a sexual grievance is something the sexual grievance industry and its media enablers are paid to do. College administrators kowtow to their tyranny, but the rest of us in the vast Middle America know it's bullshit.
They remind me of the New York Magazine reporter who interviewed the undeniably brilliant Justice Antonin Scalia a few years ago. When Scalia opened up about his deep religious beliefs, the reporter was aghast. Scalia responded with this: "You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil? . . . . You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the Devil!"
Same with the Bernie Sanders incident. The people who supposedly took offense at Bernie's "tone" are so far outside the mainstream, they have no clue how ridiculous they sound. No sane and rational person thinks what Bernie Sanders did was sexist.
Last August, in a Republican party debate, Fox News' Megyn Kelly asked Donald Trump about a series of comments he'd made about women. The question was intended to destroy him, once and for all. Kelly and Fox News misread the mood of the American people. Trump responded:
I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China. We lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody.
And frankly, what I say, and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, although I could probably maybe not be, based on the way you have treated me. But I wouldn’t do that.Trump's response was met with an ovation that still resonates. Political correctness is one of the things his legion of supporters--men and women, educated and uneducated, Republican and Democrat--are fed up with.
I am not a Trump supporter, but I would pay to see him debate Clinton this fall.
If they need a "safe zone" because of Bernie's "offensive" tone to Clinton this past debate, they will jump off a cliff when The Donald gets through with her.