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November 03, 2016

Real Question from the Atlantic, Headed by Frequent Ben Rhodes Relay Jeffrey Goldberg: "Why Is Hillary Clinton So Widely Beloved?"

Get out of my mind, you silly bitches!


Why Is Hillary Clinton So Widely Loved?

Her fans are drawn to her intelligence, her industriousness, and her grit.


CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE 3:59 PM ET POLITICS


We do not see, often enough, the people who love Hillary Clinton, who support her because of her qualifications rather than because of her unqualified opponent, who empathize with her. Yet millions of Americans, women and men, love her intelligence, her industriousness, her grit; they feel loyal to her, they will vote with enthusiasm for her.

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There are people who, when Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be president of the United States, will weep from joy.

Hillary Clinton was guilty immediately when she stepped into the view of the American public as the first lady of Arkansas. She was a lawyer full of dreams. She had made sacrifices for the man she loved, waived her plans, and moved to his state. But she also dared to think herself her husband's equal, to assume herself competent enough to take on expanding access to healthcare and reforming the Arkansas public education system. She was guilty of not being a traditional first lady. She offended the old patriarchal order. The conservative media loathed her.

Politicians are ambitious; they have to be. Yet for Hillary Clinton, ambition is often an accusation.

Yes yes, we hate her for her vagina.

Pro-Tip: No one has thought about Hillary's Vagina for 45 years and precious few did before that, too.

A conservative writer labeled her a congenital liar when she was first lady, and the label stuck because it was repeated over and over--and it was a convenient label to harness misogyny. If she was a liar, then the hostility she engendered could not possibly be because she was a first lady who refused to be still and silent. "Liar" has re-emerged during this election even though Politifact, a respected source of information about politicians, has certified that she is more honest than most politicians--and certainly more honest than her opponent.

FBI Fact Check: False.

Because she is already considered guilty in a vague and hazy way, there is a longing for her to be demonstrably guilty of something. Other words have been repeated over and over, with no context, until they have begun to breathe and thrum with life. Especially "emails." The press coverage of "emails" has become an unclear morass where "emails" must mean something terrible, if only because of how often it is invoked.

Just because you don't understand the email issue, dum-dum, doesn't mean people who get their news from places other than Snapchat and Tumblr don't.

PS, ignoramus: There is a 99% chance that 5-7 hostile actors hacked her secret server.

The people who love Hillary Clinton know that the IT system at the State Department is old and stodgy, nothing like a Blackberry's smooth whirl. Hillary Clinton was used to her Blackberry, and wanted to keep using it when she became secretary of state.

Ah yes. The "It was all for the convenience and the lulz" claim, resurrected.

Another question The Atlantic could have asked: Why does everyone find giant mutant huntsman spiders so deliciously adorable?


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