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When “rhymes with witch” is too subtle for you

Don’t let anyone tell you that hatred of Hillary isn’t about her gender, people. Via TPM Muckracker, a former Nixon operative has filed papers to create a 527 group whose sole purpose is to make misogynistic remarks about Senator Clinton. Well, one remark in particular. All the group does is sell T-shirts reading:

 Citizens United Not Timid

a 547 Organization

To Educate The American

Public About

What Hillary Clinton Really Is

(All wonky line breaks, weird capitalization, and un-subtle formatting are [sic].)


That. Is all. They do.

They don’t run ads, they don’t contribute to opposing campaigns, they just sell sexist T-shirts. From TPM:

“The more people go to the site, the more people buy the T-shirts,” [former CREEP skeazoid Roger] Stone explains…. “The more people buy the T-shirts, the more people wear the T-shirts. The more people wear the T-shirts, the more people are educated. Consequently, our mission has been achieved.”   


“Educated.” Classy.   

This is what it’s about. For thousands and thousands of people, this is their real objection to Hillary Clinton. They don’t hate her because she’s too liberal, or too centrist; or because she didn’t divorce Bill, or didn’t Stand By Her Man hard enough; or because her husband lied on teevee, or she was caught up in a shady real estate deal; or because she’s not “really” a New Yorker, or she’s a Washington insider; or because she’s too cold, or too weepy; or because she voted for the war, or wants to end the war; or because she wears pantsuits, or showed a hint of cleavage that one time. They hate her because she’s a woman, she’s powerful, she likes it, and she doesn’t apologize for it. And nothing says, “Put her in her place, boys,” like calling her a cunt.


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