It has historically been considered improper for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice to insert him or herself into the politics of the day, particularly into a political campaign because a justice, appointed for life is supposed to be above partisanship. But that didn’t stop Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from saying that Hillary Clinton was doomed in the 2016 presidential election because of “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere.”
From Washington Examiner:
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said during a discussion at Columbia University.
The liberal-leaning associate justice, who is 84 years old, shared a stage with CNN reporter Poppy Harlow and took a long pause before continuing.
“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part,” she said.
As long as you’re going there, please list how sexism had anything at all to do with it?
Despite the fact that Ginsburg claims it and it is one of the 1700 reasons that Hillary Clinton has given for losing and “what happened,” there really isn’t any evidence to support that.
And let’s use Clinton’s argument against her. She “won the popular vote.” So where was the sexism there?
The bottom line was that she didn’t speak to the people in the rust belt, who normally might vote Democratic but didn’t see what message Clinton had to offer them besides “I hate Trump.”
Meanwhile, Trump was telling the job-deprived area that he was going to bring economic revival, exactly what they needed. And he’s come through on that promise, working for them in ways that Clinton would never have.
Plus Clinton had thirty years of scandals and treating people like dirt. Not to mention she was not a very good actor that her whole quest was for power.
Despite the fact that Ginsburg is arguing that the country essentially rejected Clinton because she was a woman, she still thinks that the U.S. will be ready the next time.
“I think we were and will be the next time. Anyway, we should be careful about not getting me too much into the political arena,” she said.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]