Hillary Clinton upon hearing the news that Michael “lock her up” Flynn (who said only guilty people ask for immunity) is willing to testify in exchange for immunity so, you know… He doesn’t get locked up.
“I recently read a powerful quote that summed up a lot of this for me. It’s from a book of essays called “The View from Flyover Country” by a journalist named Sarah Kendzior, and she talks about the dangerous ideology behind these attacks on the social safety net. And here’s what she says:
“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. Think about that for a moment. She goes on to make this point: This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.”
When Clinton left the state department in 2013, her approval rating was so high, she was touted as the most popular politician in the country. Flash
forward to her presidential run in 2016, and it seemed almost taboo to
admit genuinely liking Hillary Clinton. Apparently, we’re fine with
powerful women as long they’re not asking for that power.
“Many academics have written about it. It’s a pretty simple but
unfortunate phenomenon. With men, success and ambition are correlated
with likability, so the more successful a man is, the more likable he
becomes! With a woman, guess what? It’s the exact opposite. So the more
successful and therefore ambitious a woman is, the less likable she
becomes. That’s the inverse correlation that lies at the heart of a lot
of the attacks and the misogyny.” - Hillary Clinton