There are two things to say about Donald Trump’s “woman’s card” snipe at Hillary Clinton and both of them have been said impeccably by Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“Donald Trump clearly feels threatened by Secretary Clinton’s qualifications to be president, so he’s attacking Hillary Clinton for being a woman,” said Ms Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat.
And then, she asked – and quickly answered – a question: Is Donald Trump sexist?
“That’s like asking if he has bad hair,” said Senator Warren. “He wears the sexism out front for everyone to see.”
Senator Warren has summed up the state of play in America’s socially-advancing politics.
** Old white men’s fear of strong women
** Old white men’s determination to display that fear of women as a sign of internal strength and manliness
Consider the logic of what Senator Warren said. Men who are frightened of strong women start to attack them for their gender.
Only someone who is mentally unhinged could possibly say that Hillary Clinton is unqualified to be president.
Whether you like her or you don’t, you know that Mrs Clinton is more qualified to be president of the United States than almost anyone who has run for office in half-a-century. You don’t go to law school, fight the legal case for socially-progressive causes, become a two-term senator and secretary of state (all the whole raising a well-adjusted, loving child), without having enormous ability.
Man or woman, Hillary Clinton is an exceptionally qualified candidate.
For Donald Trump to see the “woman’s card” in her candidature shows that he is playing the men’s card. One that is dealt to frightened old white men who want to return us to the 1940s.