This morning ThinkProgress reported on the sexist tweet by a Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin in response to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s admission of responsibility for the attacks in Libya. Making a reference to Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, Rubin wrote:
First Bill humiliates her and now Obama does.. Hillary no feminist, more like doormat
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 16, 2012
But she was not alone in making a gendered assessment of Clinton’s decision to take the blame. Other conservatives joined in, either sexualizing the situation, pointing to Clinton’s physical appearance, or citing the fact that she is a woman as a way of mocking her:
So after shoving her aside in 2008, Obama now hides behind Hillary’s pantsuit. #Leadership
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 16, 2012
Obama throws Hillary under the bus, blames Libya on her. And they say it’s the GOP waging a war on women!
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) October 16, 2012
Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ battered woman.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 16, 2012
Hillary has Obama’s manhood in a vise. He fires her, he loses. He doesn’t, her “falling on the sword” means nothing, and he loses.
— benshapiro (@benshapiro) October 16, 2012