Hillary Clinton Criticized: “She Has to Remind People She’s a Woman All the Time”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 10, 2016   |   11:41AM   |   Washington, DC

After losing the New Hampshire primary election, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is coming under criticism for overplaying the gender card. Critics are saying Clinton is a one-trick pony who is attempting to twist voters arms by repeatedly mentioning her gender — which is also a ploy to play up her pro-abortion credentials.

Pro-life Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina knocked Clinton for playing the gender card in an interview last night.

BRZEZINSKI: “If you go to a Hillary Clinton event, as I did yesterday, the historic nature of her candidacy is everywhere, it’s in the air implicitly or explicitly. By go to one of your rallies, I don’t hear that from you, is that a decision that you’ve made that this is not going to be about your gender but about you as a person and about your choices?”

FIORINA: “Well, Hillary Clinton has to remind people that she’s a woman all the time because she doesn’t have a track record of accomplishment. And because she’s lied to the American people. So the best argument she has is vote for me I’m a woman. Look, I’m very proud to be a woman, but I’m never going to ask people to vote for me because of my gender. I’m asking people to vote for me because I’m the most qualified candidate to win this job. People know I’ll whoop Hillary Clinton on the debate stage. And I’m the most qualified candidate to do this job. I have more foreign policy experience, more economic experience, I understand bureaucracies, I understand technology and I have spent my entire life challenging the system, producing results, solving festering problems and leading. That’s how you go from a secretary to a CEO in the most relentlessly competitive industry in the world. That’s what I do.”

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A New Hampshire newspaper made the same observation before the primary:

Trailing Bernie Sanders in the final days before Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary, Hillary Clinton got desperate.

She tried to shame young female voters attracted to Sander’s insurgent candidacy into backing her out of a misplaced sense of gender loyalty.

Electing the first female President has been the subtext of Clinton’s campaign from the start, but when she gets into trouble, she makes the appeal overtly.

During last week’s debate at UNH, Clinton tried to claim that running to be the first female President meant she was not part of the political establishment. In doing so, she implied that her gender trumped her years as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

The Clinton campaign is misplaying the gender card badly. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem suggested young women are only flocking to the Sanders campaign to meet boys, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright repeated a well-worn quote of hers, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”

Such false feminism demeans women. It might surprise Clinton to know that some female voters have opinions independent of liberal gender politics. Some are even conservative Republicans.

Many men and women look forward to the United States electing our first female President. Clinton’s heavy-handed guilt trip aimed at shaming New Hampshire women further demonstrates why it shouldn’t be her.