The Real Reason Hillary Clinton is Disliked – by Quaid – Daily Kos

The Real Reason Hillary Clinton is Disliked – by Quaid – Daily Kos

Hillary has been a Trailblazer For Women and Took Many Slings & Arrows for It

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

People forget that Hillary Clinton has spent her life being a trailblazer for women and she has taken a lot of slings and arrows for it.  I remember when Hillary Clinton was First Lady, I was so happy that we finally had a First Lady role model that I could identify with. 

Although Barbara Bush is a lovely lady by every measure, I couldn’t really identify with her because I was getting my law degree and planning on being a working mother while working my way up through my law firm.  Hillary’s life path was more similar to my future life plan and more aspirational to me.  I looked up to her that she, as First Lady, was accomplished in her own right in the workforce and was an equal to her husband.   

Hillary Was A Trailblazer As First Lady

If you remember, Hillary took a lot of attacks as First Lady for being a working, driven mother.  I remember my own mother attacking her for not staying home.  My mother more identified with Barbara Bush.  It was very unsettling to my mother that we had a First Lady that was trying to be more of an equal to her husband instead of being in a supportive role to her husband. 

There also was a lot of backlash that Hillary, as First Lady, was put in charge of Healthcare Reform.  No First Lady had ever taken on such a public substantive role and she took quite a lot of backlash for it.  Having a First Lady who was an equal in education and experience was a first, and troubling to many who wanted her to stay in line with the previous model of a First Lady’s role.  She broke the mould of First Lady and, at the time, it angered a lot of people.

Trailblazers Don’t Come Out Unscathed and I for One Have A Lot To Thank Hillary For

Back then, a lot of women and men felt threatened by Hillary.  She represented the divide in life choices for women at the time.  Women and men were much more divided over the choice.  Stay at home moms chastised Hillary for not staying home and caring for her child and working moms chastised stay at home moms for not pursuing their own life goals.  There was much more of a divide then and Hillary represented the divide to our nation. I do not feel that the divide is as great now. 

Thanks, in part, to Hillary, I think now women do not feel as threatened by the choice to either work or stay home.  She made the choice of being a working, ambitious mom acceptable and uncontroversial now.  But, her choices caused a lot of controversy then and she still bears the scars in the minds of a lot of Americans.  My mother decided she disliked Hillary 30 years ago when she was trailblazing a new model for women.

Thank you Hillary for being such a positive role model for me during those years that I was working to get my law degree; and as a young, working mother.  It was very hard for me to be a working mother because there was so much societal pressure to stay home and, of course, I wanted to be home with my kids.  But, I also wanted to achieve and accomplish goals.  Thank you Hillary for taking on the battle wounds to be a role model for young women to be educated, accomplished, equals with their husbands.  And for making the choice to work or stay home non-controversial today.

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  • ndtewarie  On October 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. ~Henry James

    Quaid, I don’t know where you were all these cassava years but you are living in a different world, the people’s eyes are opened now:

    The people even the Democrats don’t trust Hillary after the bare-faced lies she told about the email scandal. 2. She is not genuine with her judgement when she is living with a rapist and accusing her competitor for sexual perversity. 3. The Clinton foundations scandals and pay for play accusations are too blatant. 4. Her smile is too artificial and hypocritical. 5. She made too many errors of judgement especially with the Middle East and the Ben Ghazi incidents. The she had the temerity and callous gall to say, “What does it matter, they are dead”, referring to the 4 deaths at Ben Ghazzi.

    That is why sh’e going to lose, trust me. Norman

    • Tata  On October 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Bravo Norman! So, bold and unafraid. You know, I do not know the Clintons personally, so in that respect, l have no allegiance to protect their reputation. On the other hand, what is publicly known about this Power Couple, is open for discussion. Also, disturbing, is the role the MEDIA is playing in protecting the Clintons in this campaign. Moreover, one may not personally like Donald Trump but this is a democracy, and millionaires, billionaires and who ever else have no business dictating how anyone vote.
      You know……. we all tell little “white lies” sometimes, but we are not in the public sphere or running for higher office. So, for Hillary Clinton to engage in lie after lie, as our children and the rest of the world look on quizzicality.

      This behavior is unforgivable.
      You can hide from a thief but you can’t hide from a liar.

      • Thinker  On October 26, 2016 at 4:55 am

        The question of the media sources come up again. The public at large depends on the major networks. That is not enough. People who really want to get to the bottom of any matter have to read widely from a variety of online resources in addition. How many Americans are looking at Aljazeera, RT, Counterpunch, Salon, Politico, Frontpage, the Nation, the National Review, Slate, etc.

    • Thinker  On October 26, 2016 at 4:41 am

      She is NOT going to lose, largely because of the character of her opponent. But objectively, one can say that there is no doubt that Hillary knew about Bill lying about Monica Lewinsky and was not as surprised as she pretended to be when the truth came out. She also probably was aware that Bill raped Ms. Brodderick. She is no Saint but look at the alternative.

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Norman: You believe that the Office of President of the USA is a white man’s job.

    Dat is the be all and end all of your position – it is NOT dat you don’t know better.

    Or else, why don’t you tell us how wonderful and perfect the alternative is ???

  • Clyde Duncan  On October 29, 2016 at 9:51 am

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