Clinton derangement syndrome
Clinton derangment symdrom, the anti-Clinton hatred that has reduced so much of our public discourse to the most appalling lies, is back for the 2016 election.
It’s tragic for our country that after the ridiculous spectacle of impeachment, a stolen election, the war in Iraq, and an epic economic meltdown that our political media is still this shallow. That they are willing to enable this three-ring circus that calls itself today’s Republican Party in order to gain power is frightening.
The dizzying array of dehumanizing and demeaning terms targeting Hillary in recent weeks (Machiavellian, Lovecraftian, slithering, monstrous, imperious, musty, petulant, paranoid, stale, scornful, regal, devious, deceitful, robotic, abnormal, etc.) is a concrete manifestation of the gender barrier in American politics. It constitutes a “wall of words” blocking her path to the presidency.
Aside from the standard electoral challenges facing any presidential candidate, one of Hillary's fundamental obstacles as a woman trying to break the 44-0 shutout in national politics is to overcome that wall of words. Though largely unspoken and unacknowledged, that wall was part of the reason her 2008 presidential bid was unsuccessful.
This is not a question of what you think of Hillary, it is a question of what you think of the celebrity press corps and misogyny.