Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s timing wasn’t the best when she spoke during the contentious opening day of the Democratic National Convention and told the crowd, “People get it: The system is rigged.”
No kidding: Warren’s comments came in the wake of WikiLeaks’ release of DNC emails that made clear the already obvious attempt by party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to tip the scales for Hillary Clinton to the point that her speaking role at the convention was pulled and she was escorted out of the Florida delegation’s breakfast by security amid boos.
So while it’s nice that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof thinks all Americans should take pride in Clinton’s shattering of the glass ceiling (which, when rendered with special effects on the big screen at the DNC, reminded a lot of people of Kool-Aid Man barging through another wall), not everyone feels obligated to stand up and cheer.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) July 30, 2016
@NickKristof when anyone does it by election fraud they show we have no democracy, and lauders like you are immoral.
— Phil Walsh (@PhilipJWalsh) July 30, 2016
Wow — “whatever one thinks of Clinton” is a really big hurdle to get over. Not only was Bernie Sanders undercut by the Democratic Party, but don’t forget the time Yamiche Alcindor, also of the New York Times, asked Sanders if staying in the race was sexist, because by refusing to concede he was standing in the way of what could be the first female president.
So, whatever one thinks of, um, election fraud and accusing male candidates of being sexist by not stepping out of her way, her nomination is still a milestone, right?
— Tony Storton (Vegan) (@Tony_Storton) July 30, 2016
@NickKristof I would love to see a women potus but unfortunately she's not the one.Has nothing to do w/ her gender.It's her Lying.
— Christina Swistak (@ChristinaMann2) July 30, 2016
— F. F. Winkel (@M240H) July 30, 2016
Believe it or not, some even doubt President Obama’s personal assurance that Clinton is the most qualified person ever to run for president, even though when it came time to talk about jobs on the campaign trail, she suggested she might put her husband in charge of revitalizing the economy — a suggestion that she walked back pretty quickly.
@NickKristof When elites turn Presidency into property of family dynasties, what should citizens do? Vote against banana republic status.
— Dan Sangeap (@sangeap) July 30, 2016
@NickKristof "glass ceiling" = liberal construct; straw-man to represent yet another form of government control.
— bkParallax (@bkparallax) July 30, 2016
— Alice Wonder (@AliceWonder32) July 30, 2016