It begins: The words you ‘can & can’t’ use when discussing Hillary Clinton

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2014 at 11:42 am
Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden

Just as the case was in 2008, a growing list of Words/Things You Can’t Say When Discussing Hillary Clinton is emerging in time for her ongoing preparations for her to make the official announcement about her second run for the presidency. Good job getting the documentation rolling, Ashe Schow:

Oh dear, someone called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “feisty” and now ThinkProgress is out crying sexism.

CNN host Christiane Amanpour – a woman, if you didn’t know – said that Clinton “got quite feisty” during her interview Tuesday with Diane Sawyer – another woman (just making that absolutely clear). Wolf Blitzer – who is not a woman – agreed, and also said the word “feisty.”

This sent ThinkProgress into a tizzy (wait, is that sexist?) and allowed the liberal website to bring up a 2012 “guide” from the Women’s Media Center that details more than 100 words and phrases that are apparently sexist.

Feisty is one of them. How is feisty sexist? Well, the WMC claims the word is “normally reserved for individuals and animals that are not inherently potent or powerful.”

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Other words that are apparently sexist include “aggressive,” “brunette,” “childcare” and “complain.” Even “politically correct” is apparently no longer politically correct.

And don’t forget, we’re also not supposed to talk about La Clinton’s fashion choices or hairdos … unless the purpose is to praise all of the above in the spirit of how her “look” gives off the appearance of power (for example: wearing “power red”).  From a piece I wrote in 2007 on the “controversy” surrounding a fashion column the WaPo published about Mrs. Clinton showing some, er, cleavage on the floor of the US Senate:

As a woman, and knowing many women, I can tell you from first hand experience that when professional women dress, nine times out of ten they’re dressing to impress, I don’t care where they’re working. They also expect to get noticed for how ‘sharp’ and/or ‘stylish’ they’re dressed and, shocker of all shockers, they actually like to receive compliments for what they wear. Now I can guarantee you that if Givhan’s column had been more flattering about the way Hillary dresses, i.e., if she was wearing red, how the color and style she was wearing was a symbol for power, or if it was along the lines of “Hillary is showing some cleavage and leg in a Congress that traditionally shies away from overt displays of skin. You go girl! Break down those walls!” the reactions to that column would have been totally different – especially amongst the liberal women responding to what was written. The fact that it wasn’t a very flattering piece on Hillary’s attire and what it displayed was where Givhan erred – not that she wrote about cleavage per se.

In any event, feel free to add to the list of things you can and can’t say when discussing She Who Wants to be President  in the comments! Can’t wait. #popcorn

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8 Responses to “It begins: The words you ‘can & can’t’ use when discussing Hillary Clinton”

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  1. Marshll Art says:

    It’s really a big list, particularly when one realizes that anything that does not support her in any way, on any issue is verbotten.

  2. BBHunter says:

    - “Honest”, “Competent”, “Sensible”, “Principled”, “Trustworthy”, (Did I say honest?) would be just a short list of all the things you can’t say about Hilldebeast.

    – Amanpour and Blitzer are going to pay dearly among the Clintonesta’s for straying off the Narrative(C), but they are vastly outnumbered by the young moron Progs who don’t trust or want her, so over the next two years leading up the the elections you can expect the commie media to ease her out of the way.

  3. BBHunter says:

    - BTW, if you want to see what the young turk moron progs think of Hillary, just watch Jon Stewart:

    LINK

  4. Drew the Infidel says:

    Typical of the hypersensitive left. When you walk into a room of people you are automatically being judged (“cute sweater, “too fat”, “nice a*s”, etc.).

    It is basic human nature. Get over it!

  5. liberal fascist says:

    There are many words I would chose to use when referring to Hillary, most of which are vulgar.
    Menopause and mentalpause are the best though. Used in a sentence…
    “Long before Hillary went through menopause she developed a debilitating case of mentalpause.

  6. Carlos says:

    Well, to me it’s kinda like talking about our Prevaricator-in-Chief: no shame in actions, no respect. I’ll say what I want to about the moronic chameleon, and if they don’t like it they can suck eggs and go back to their funny weed.

    BTW, the pic still looks like Mr. Gaffetastic is goosing her…

  7. H Hazell says:

    My suggested opening for all news items about her: “Hillary Clinton appeared at (insert event here) with hair brushed, fully clothed and wearing shoes.”

  8. Carlos says:

    The old Arky/Miss/Ala/Georgia/etc. joke: If Bubba and Hillarious were brother and sister, would they still be married?…

    Obviously, Bubba doesn’t have bad taste – he has no taste at all…

    Hillarious is the one who honed Bubba’s lying skills. He was a real piker at lying before hooking up with her, but she made him into a politician so just more than half the folks that voted are the the ones Lincoln described as “…fool some of the people all the time…” She’s hoping he didn’t spoil it for her, but it’ll be her own fault if he did for teaching him what lying is all about…