Normally I wouldn’t touch this topic with a ten foot pole (Available from your local D & D outfitter at a mere 10 Coppers per for touching objects you wouldn’t otherwise. Experienced explorers go for the premium collapsible model at 10 GP. How did I make my money? Selling Picks, Shovels, and Pans to Suckers.) but it makes me angry to see the so-called “Progressive” Left baited into an intramural conflict.
Paul Waldman explains this “Centerist” Media manufactured controversy-
On Monday, CNN reported that in a private meeting in 2018, Sanders told Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidency. Sanders then vehemently denied he had said any such thing. Warren released a statement in response saying that in the conversation, “I thought a woman could win; he disagreed” but emphasizing their friendship and common cause.
As a conflict between two candidates, this is all but meaningless. My guess is that Sanders said something he thought was innocuous about the higher odds a woman would face, but Warren didn’t like what it implied, so she remembered it and he forgot about it. Whether that’s what happened or not, nobody actually thinks Sanders is some kind of secret sexist.
As Sanders says now, “Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016,” which is a good point. But you can believe that a woman can win and still think that she’ll face challenges a male candidate wouldn’t. She might have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition and respect, a problem that would sound familiar to pretty much anyone who isn’t a white man.
I’m actually angrier on behalf of Liz than I am Bernie because this has all the earmarks of the “Native American” ancestry crap. All she said was that her Grandmother told her she had some First People heritage. Well, Grandmas tell you all kinds of crazy lies but in this case IT’S TRUE! Five generations removed mind you, but still true.
People are idiots.