WASHINGTON, February 13, 2016 – The self-appointed spokeswoman for America’s dying brand of feminism, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, doubled down on her contention that “there is a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” by which she meant those women that vote for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“I absolutely believe what I said,” Albright admitted in an op-ed for the New York Times, saying young women who refuse to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy fail to recognize “a viable female presidential candidate, once inconceivable, is a reality.”
Albright insists the “battle for gender equality is still being waged, and it will be easier if we have a woman who prioritizes these issues in the Oval Office and if the gender balance among elected officials reflects that of our country.”
Now that’s a novel idea. Proportional representation based solely on genitalia.
Albright didn’t help her cause by adding that “sexual abuse against women continues to plague our communities” many long years after Hillary’s organized campaign of intimidation against the sexual victims of husband Bill.
It was while serving as President Clinton’s secretary of state that Albright stood in support of the president’s assertion that he “did not have sex with that woman” Monica Lewinsky.
“He used Madeleine Albright… to give him feminist cover” and “foolishly parade in front of the cameras to declare” her “fidelity,” wrote New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in 1998.
Unfortunately for Albright and Hillary, young women are more enthralled by old man Bernie Sanders and his quaint 19th century notions of class warfare. He represents the strong, Mussolini-like masculinity of the jackbooted state and says he will gladly pillage on behalf of the unemployed and indebted college students with degrees in vocations no longer viable in our crumbling economy.
And stories of gender-war conspiracies, with patriarchal forces refusing to bow and worship before the “sacred feminine” – as in Dan Brown’s novel “The da Vinci Code” – isn’t getting much traction with the overly feminized younger generation (male and female) in search of economic security from a government a growing number of them see as a parental replacement.
Old-guard feminists don’t face a gender gap problem. They face a generation gap problem.
The pioneering feminist generation of Hillary Clinton, which sacrificed family in pursuit of fulfillment through career, now find themselves rejected by frightened and abandoned voting-age grandchildren in need of a hug.
And these youngsters are running into the loving arms of the soothing, “there, there” Bernie Sanders; mesmerized by his bed-time stories of an expanded, cradle-to-grave nanny state.