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Is Congress really ready for a Female in the Oval Office?

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    Will they respect her? Willingly work with her? Even want to get up and go to work every morning? Well…?????
    Did Trump feel a little henpecked in the debate? Will the roosters in Congress of either party willingly cooperate with a head chicken? (Its just an analogy. I don't mean to be rude.)
    Maybe its too soon in the scheme of US history for " Madam POTUS."

    Wondering

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Ready or not, here she comes. The world moves forward despite those who want to remain in their safe little cocoons of sameness.

    2. ahorseback profile image52
      ahorsebackposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      I have said right along ANY WOMAN BUT HILLARY,     and there have been many that would and will be better  than she can even dream of being .   Americans voting Hilary are totally  oblivious to her conniving ,corruptive , manipulation of the system  , of the constitution and of the integrity of the office she actually  seeks .

      Hilary  is totally unworthy . She would lower the reputation of that office to the bottom of the scale .
      Bill Clinton chose other women ------We should too !

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    After all, look what happened in Brazil …
    Brazil president Dilma Rousseff comes out fighting in impeachment ...
    www.theguardian.com › World › Dilma RousseffThe Guardian
    AMP - Aug 29, 2016 - Brazil president Dilma Rousseff comes out fighting in impeachment trial ... to be thrown out of power despite never losing a presidential election since 2002. ... In Brazil, women are fighting against the sexist impeachment of ...

  3. Live to Learn profile image80
    Live to Learnposted 2 months ago

    If America elects a woman then that is who we have as president. You don't get impeached because of sex. I should rephrase that, thanks to Bill Clinton. You don't get impeached because you are a specific sex.

    As to the comparison to Dilma Rousseff I'd say it would be like duck on a water's back to Hillary. She has years of experience brushing off evidence of wrong doing.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      lol! lol!

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Are you referring to Clinton vs Jones? 

      Its so foggy here my mind seems to be effected.  lol

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Is she and Obama sympathetic to Communism? Socialism? Marxism or not? (This thread HAS run off course, colorfulone. Thats okay.)

        A. http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/brea … l-alinsky-
        marxist-community-organizer/

        B. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Alinsky

        C. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_ … ontroversy

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13212292.jpg

          African tribes have different facial characteristics. 
          Frank Marshall Davis was Obama's Communist mentor?
          Why was Obama sent to Frank's house three times a week? 

          Why did Obama write much more about Frank in his book Dreams From My Father, than he did the guy he says is his father.  Confusing book.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
            Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago in reply to this

            "He stood by his principle that the only way to achieve social equality was to acknowledge and discuss publicly the racial and ethnic dynamics in all their complexity situated in an unjust society."


            "In his posthumously published memoir Livin' the Blues, Davis wrote of the period 1935 to 1948, '... I worked with all kinds of groups. I made no distinction between those labeled Communist, Socialist or merely liberal. My sole criterion was this: Are you with me in my determination to wipe out white supremacy?' Some libraries removed his books, and he became the subject of FBI investigations.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Marshall_Davis

  4. MizBejabbers profile image93
    MizBejabbersposted 2 months ago

    "Will they respect her? Willingly work with her? Even want to get up and go to work every morning? Well…?????"

    "Maybe its too soon in the scheme of US history for " Madam POTUS.""

    It is hard for me to believe that any woman in the U.S. would even ask such a question unless she is totally traumatized by a dogmatic masculine religion. What a sexist question! Are we, as a nation, so behind other free-world countries, even third-world countries, who elect women as leaders? Countries like Israel, India, Germany, and Great Britain who respect women enough to elect women to high places of leadership and work with them. If any American congressmen are so misogynist that they refuse to work with a female president, then THEY are the ones who need to be impeached. This idea could be coming only from the religious Right (religious wrong). Ridiculous!

    And comparing a Hillary presidency to that of the Brazilian brouhaha is like comparing apples to rotten oranges. Dilma Rousseff, right or wrong, is caught up in a government scandal, called "Operation Car Wash" that dates back to 2005. BTW, the link to the Guardian doesn't take the reader to the Brazilian story, and I don't have time to hunt through pages or back issues to find it.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilma_Rousseff
      Sorry my computer is very slow today for some reason. This was all I could c/v. Just google her name.
      I like your comments, MB. I was just wondering how I will feel with a woman president. That will be a strange day for me! How about you?

      1. MizBejabbers profile image93
        MizBejabbersposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Katheryn, personally, I think it is time. We can't keep holding back our talents and living under a patriarchal society. We have contributions to make to this society besides just making babies and keeping house. Or if we are going to have to work, we need to be recognized as equal contributing members of society in ALL walks of life, not just the ones men allow us. (As my husband says, cut off sex and men will change their attitudes!)

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    If she gets in, she says she'll disclose all the secret files pertaining to govt. UFO/ Alien info. She better keep THAT promiser!!!!  I guess we could handle a woman president in that case. But if she doesn't disclose them …. Oh brother, Watch out!!!!

    Appropriate meme please:

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      If she'll also release the Kennedy files I'd be tempted to let the country go to hell in a basket and vote for her. Not saying I would but I'd be tempted.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image93
      MizBejabbersposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Katheryn, I think if she releases the UFO/alien files, she will be killed. I think that is why Bill didn't keep his promise to release them, and I don't think she will release them for the same reason. At least that is what I was told by an ex-CIA person. I would love to know the truth of the Kennedy assassination, too, but it may be the same situation there.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    PS I really have a hunch she will win.  She is really good at wearing the pant … suit…
    pants.
    big_smile
    ( yes, I always laugh at my own jokes.)

    1. MizBejabbers profile image93
      MizBejabbersposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Love your joke. She sure is!

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    Hillary was brought up as a Methodist. This has always comforted me, as I was also raised Methodist. But then I heard it was her Methodist minster who introduced her to Saul Alinsky.
    http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/brea … organizer/
    yikes !!!!
    Does this not bother anyone? Would it bother anyone if her HUSBAND had had such a connection?
    (Well, he probably does too.)

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    ….without Bill behind her, would we take her seriously?
    ( sorry... just wondering.)

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      You know, just because you think like that does not mean everyone does.  She is an accomplished professional in her own right, far more qualified than any candidate, Democratic or Republican, on the ballot this year.  Far more qualified than Reagan or Obama were when they were elected.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
        Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Really? Why do you think so? Time spent accumulating (great) wealth as a carreer politician does not speak well to her EXPERIENCE.

        Also,  It does not bother you that she is affiliated with marxist modes of thought?

        1. PrettyPanther profile image85
          PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Experience:

          •First ever student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.
          •President of the Wellesley Young Republicans
          •Intern at the House Republican Conference
          •Distinguished graduate of Yale Law School
          •Editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action
          •Appointed to Senator Walter Mondale's Subcommittee on Migratory Labor.
          •Co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
          •Staff attorney for Children's Defense Fund
          •Faculty member in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
          •Former Director of the Arkansas Legal Aid Clinic.
          •First female chair of the Legal Services Corporation
          •First female partner at Rose Law Firm.
          •Former civil litigation attorney.
          •Former Law Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
          •Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983
          •Chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession
          •twice named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America
          •created Arkansas's Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth
          •led a task force that reformed Arkansas's education system
          •Instrumental in passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program
          •Promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses
          •Successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health
          •Worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War (now recognized as Gulf War Syndrome)
          •Helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice
          •Initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act
          •First FLOTUS in US History to hold a postgraduate degree
          •Helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative to promote the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.
          •Served on five Senate committees:
            -Committee on Budget (2001–2002)
            -Committee on Armed Services (2003–2009)
            -Committee on Environment and Public Works (2001–2009)
            -Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–2009)
            -Special Committee on Aging.
          •Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
          •Instrumental in securing $21 billion in funding for the World Trade Center site's redevelopment
          •Leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders.
          • Middle East ceasefire. In November 2012, Secretary of State Clinton brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas.
          •Elected to the United States Senate (and re-elected)
          •Former US Secretary of State

          "Affilated" with Marxist mode of thought? 2What does that even mean? How is a person affiliated with a thought?

        2. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

          From your point of view all Democrats and progressives have a problem with Marxist forms of thought. This reminds me of Joseph McCarthy, remember him?

    2. MizBejabbers profile image93
      MizBejabbersposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Your question "would she be taken seriously?" is a logical one. Simply because she is a woman, I doubt if she would, and I think that is why she has stayed married to Bill. I'm not sure why he stays married to her, but he may really love her despite his wanderings. After all, if you know their "love story," he pursued her until he caught her, not vice versa.

  9. Kathleen Cochran profile image86
    Kathleen Cochranposted 2 months ago

    Amen, MizB.  Amen

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    Marian Lewisposted 2 months ago

    In my opinion one should always talk about " what you know " and not " what you heard " it's real easy if you practice it often.

  11. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    UPDATE after reading my links: Both Clinton and Obama claimed to have distanced themselves from these influences.
    … well, Good to Know.

  12. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 months ago

    A president should love the country. Not hate the country. Not hate it and use it for one's own blind and narrow ambitions.

    1. Live to Learn profile image80
      Live to Learnposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Darn. I'd say that probably disqualifies the top two candidates running.

  13. chevyvent profile image23
    chevyventposted 2 months ago

    Yes, I believe that Hillary would be a success in the oval office.

 
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