Hillary Clinton wasted no time in responding to Trump (T)’s remarks about punishing women who choose to have an abortion; no one had to ask her, she tweeted her reaction immediately. She denounced him and the GOP as dangerous to women’s rights.
Sanders, on the other hand, did not respond to Trump’s comments. Were it not for Rachel Maddow asking him for a reaction (see video below) he would have simply ignored Trump’s attack on women. In that interview with her he explained why it was OK for him to ignore Trump’s attack on women.
Sanders made it patently clear that women’s issues have no priority in his campaign. He said that Trump’s attacks on the working class and Muslims are more important – and can’t be ignored, than his attack on women.
Sanders totally dismissed Trump’s comments as “stupid remarks” that do not deserve media attention. He even got visibly annoyed when Rachel questioned him about his dismissal of the comments as less important compared with ‘real problems’, i.e., the economy, workers salaries, the environment…You name the problem, it is more important than women’s problems.
You could even hear Sanders laughing when Rachel quoted Cruz as being even more explicit at how the GOP would attack abortion rights. [at 2:06 in the video]
Interestingly enough, Sanders is thoroughly offended by Trump’s attacks on Muslims, warning that Trump’s comments put Muslims in danger of losing rights and being physically harmed. He is so worried about their well-being that he sees it fit for himself to come out and make forceful public condemnation of said attacks. Those attacks deserve the media attention.
But Sanders feels no need to protect women from politicians who threaten their lives, their rights, their health, their freedom and their human rights.
Of all the presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton is the ONLY ONE who includes women’s rights as part of her platform. That is one of the reasons she is hated by
- many men,
- by the ‘establishment’,
- by conservatives and the GOP,
- by the pro-life movement…
All that hatred that you see in the MSM, all those negative ads and headlines…it all stem from this unmentionable fear of a woman standing for women’s rights.
In social and political history, nothing scares the bejesus out of powerful men more than assertive women. Hillary Clinton is that type of woman. Hillary has a history of standing for women’s rights and abortion rights. That’s a no-no for men who hate women.
If you are a woman, if you are one of those progressive men who understand the causes and sources of the oppression of women; if you are a man or a woman who worries about the future of your daughter and, finally, if you are a man or woman who understand that women rights are human rights, then you vote for Hillary Clinton.
Because all the current candidates, including Sanders, dismiss women rights, you can expect their administration to trample on those rights.
It’s time for women to assert their needs. It’s time for women’s issues to come to the front; it’s time to stop relegating the oppression of women to the end of the line of progress.
Only Hillary Clinton can do that.