Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday Reads

It is uncivil war in the GOP.
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In case people were too young or not around then or simply have forgotten, Joe Conason provides a recap of the story of the Scaifettes.
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From a few months back, a shrink analyzes the intense hatred toward Hillary Clinton:

The outrageous irony, in my opinion, is that such universal misogyny is the way that men, and to a lesser extent women, unconsciously protect themselves from the primordial fear of the awesome, vital power of their mothers in infancy. A reserved, ambitious woman like Hillary evokes this unconscious dreaded visage that threatens our psychic existence and engenders defensive hatred.

In a New York Times op-ed piece (May 22), Elizabeth Word Gutting said about Hillary: “...she is always the last woman standing. She has survived ceaseless attacks. It must get very tiring and yet she never flags.” “Sometimes I think that many people in this country are still scared to see a powerful woman.” Unfortunately, the struggle against unconscious discrimination against strong women persists, even with the possible election of the first female president. We must all have the patience and fortitude, much like Hillary, to continue fighting against this insidious bias and ultimately extinguish it.
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My belief it could be a 538-0 EC blowout for Clinton is becoming a little bit closer to being a reality, with about a month before the general election, as Arizona, Utah, and Indiana are now becoming tossup states.
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