The right has spent the last eight years telling us that racism is over. In fact, it’s so over that they’ve given themselves permission to use the “n” word, because they’re hip, like rappers.
It’s time to move on, now. These modern conservative (yes, that is an oxymoron) men are all about a woman becoming president. They love a babe who can rock a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as she can rock a bikini – as long as she can rock a bikini.
Sorry, Hillary, you just don’t fit the bill, at least as far as Christian right-wing pundit Don Feder sees it.
In his article entitled “Top Ten Reasons Why Hitlery (am I the only one who thinks that sounds like an awesome kitchen knife/hammer combo, for just $19.95, if you order within the next 30 minutes?) Will Never Be President.
Most of it is the usual stuff – Obama’s not Reagan so there are no coattails, emailgazis, etc. Of course, he hates her personality and Bill but he finishes his article off by saying how “hideous” she is:
10. The Hideousness Factor – Lyndon Baines Johnson was the last profoundly ugly candidate to be elected president, and he was a legacy of the martyred JFK. Voters don’t want a leader who looks frazzled or frumpy. We’re told that Lincoln was too homely to be elected president in an age of television and paparazzi. But Lincoln’s homely face had a dignity, a gravitas. If nothing else, we want a face that reassures us, not one that scares us, a la Night of the Living Alinskyites.
Just for your frame of reference, here is a picture of Feder:
And this is what his idea of “hideous” is:
Yes, Feder is a whack job. He thinks Ted Cruz is attractive enough to be president. In fact, he called him “Ronald Reagan 2.0.”
He’s anti-gay rights, loves Putin, and undoubtedly keeps a picture of Sarah Palin over his bed. Still, just because Feder is on the fringe, that doesn’t mean that Clinton won’t be subjected to the fact that while the glass ceiling seems to get lower and lower, women are still under added pressure to be smart, driven, charming and most of all, beautiful.
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