Comments on: How do we beat the Hitch? http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:08:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Lind on Hitchens and “public intellectuals” in America : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-934523 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:08:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-934523 [...] was simply male supremacy in all things, but in arts, letters, and comedy in particular.  Me, I dispensed with him years ago on this blog when I reviewed his utterly comical psychologizing of Michelle Obama on the basis of her senior [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9344 Thu, 08 May 2008 12:15:03 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9344 KC–but the crap being hurled at MO will be slung at her regardless of what Clinton does or when she does it. It’s not the Clinton people who are targeting MO, it’s the media who are eager to attack another smart, confident woman for the sheer joy of attacking her but also as a means of raising questions about her husband. (And without Clinton to kick around any more, more of the nastiness will focus on the Obamas.)

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9341 Thu, 08 May 2008 11:25:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9341 As you know from my blog, I’m a Clinton supporter but am just appalled at the misogyny and racism being directed at Michelle Obama (I couldn’t get beyond the first page of the New Yorker article). I also confessed to my women cycling friends last night that I think that given the lukewarm results of the Indiana election it’s time for Senatorella to pack it in. This is just getting too ugly.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9320 Thu, 08 May 2008 04:53:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9320 SF–don’t you get it? Hillary voters are too old to be cool, to poor to be hip, too female to take seriously, and too Latino/a and Asian to be considered at all (outside of TX and CA, I guess).

And thanks McConnecticut–thanks for visiting and commenting too. Most of my commenters are Obama supporters, so you’re in good company here. I have a feeling that Michelle Obama may ask for a meeting with Hillary Clinton sometime soon–maybe this fall, maybe next year if Obama wins the presidency, maybe in 2010. Clinton is the only person who might be able to advise her in dealing with the unholy sh*tstorm that the Republicans (and their pals in the corporate media) that will come down on her head, despite the fact that she has no power and the “job” of First Lady is unpaid. That’s the real rub: she has no actual power or authority, but she’ll be discussed and written about in only the most hostile and suspicious terms. (This is the script they run on all Dem Candidate & Prez wives–see what they did to Rosalyn Carter and Theresa Heinz Kerry back in the day.)

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By: David http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9319 Thu, 08 May 2008 04:49:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9319 Well, what I like about the rant is that it doesn’t disguise his own elitism and doesn’t even make the slightest pretense towards objectivity or rationality. It does read like stream-of-consciousness, which is exactly how a rant should read!

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By: SF http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9311 Thu, 08 May 2008 03:58:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9311 I will admit that I usually find Taibbi’s rants enjoyable. But this one is so obnoxiously supercilious (and this comes from an often supercilious person) not only with regard to HRC but the electorate. The truth is, after 8 years of bullshit, many of the middle- and working-class people do feel royally fucked over, now more that ever. Does Obama’s unity talk address this? The deep frustration is real, although perhaps uninteresting for someone jetting around on HBO’s and Rolling Stone’s dime for pseudo-gonzo purposes. Damn, I even had a crush on Taibbi. (In all fairness, he does call followers of both candidates crazies–though does not go into much detail on the Obama side).

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By: McConnecticut http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9306 Thu, 08 May 2008 02:53:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9306 Rant on, Historiann; you’re on a roll. I’m actually an Obama supporter, but happy to see misogyny and crappy punditry called out. Hitch is insufferable. And possibly dangerous. I was extremely pleased to read the following:

“We’re supposed to think that the fact that she wrote a senior thesis and graduated from Princeton is somehow disreputable, rather than commendable. (Funny about that double standard, isn’t it?) Women of color succeeding in the dominant culture’s institutions, and on the dominant culture’s own terms? Very suspicious. White men wasting their lives into middle-age with booze and girls–just high-spirited fun, you know, the kind that makes you think you’d like sit down and have a beer with the guy.”

Unbelievable. So glad to have found you here (props to Roxie’s World for the links).

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By: David http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9305 Thu, 08 May 2008 02:41:22 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9305 Oh, and for Obama: Please don’t send any of the money I gave you to help pay off Hillary Clinton’s campaign debts. She has enough money on her own. If she wants to keep running let her.

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By: David http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9257 Wed, 07 May 2008 22:22:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9257 I disagree. That’s an awesome rant. Somewhat unhinged, though, as all good rants must be. It’s not meant to be taken that seriously.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/05/06/how-do-we-beat-the-hitch/comment-page-1/#comment-9212 Wed, 07 May 2008 19:15:27 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=298#comment-9212 SF: Ugh. I’ll amend my statement above about how there’s not enough hate in the world for Hillary Clinton, to say that there’s apparently not enough contempt in the world for anyone who voted for Clinton.

By the way, Matt: that’s not even writing–that looks like a stream-of-consciousness e-mail. Where are the standards, SF?

What a schmuck.

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