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'How To Talk To Scared, Condescending, Misinformed, Old White Dudes' With Your Host, Hillary Clinton

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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'How To Talk To Scared, Condescending, Misinformed, Old White Dudes' With Your Host, Hillary Clinton

At the Senate hearings looking into the Benghazi attack, Secretary of State Clinton was given the unique opportunity to be yelled at by some vitriolic old white dudes with a loose grasp on the facts, and a firm goal of making her look bad, regardless of what really happened. They did it in a very special way, a way we like to call "mansplaining."

So our friend Zerlina Maxwell, over at Feministing, wrote up a delightful explainer on how to handle mansplainers, reprinted here with her permission.


Ladies and gentlemen, “How to deal with a mansplainer" starring Hillary Clinton.

Step 1: Raise your hands up like, “Whoa, you guys you can’t be serious.”

Step 2: Make sure to emphasize your points by counting with your hands so that simple Tea Party senator mansplainer understands.  Mansplainers like visuals.

Step 3: No, seriously. F*** this guy.

Step 4: Raise your hands up like, “What’s your point?” and clown the mansplainer for not having an actual relevant point.

Step 5: When Sen. John McCain calls you combative and proceeds to rant endlessly, nod with a sly smile.

Step 6: Take the time McCain spends ranting to reorganize the pages in your binder.

Step 7: Rearrange all of the random crap on your desk.  You can never be too organized when getting grilled by angry white dudes.

Step 8: When the rant continues on and on look at the mansplainer with a *blank stare* and put your hand on your chin like, “Are you still talking?”

Step 9: Go home and do this:

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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Lol! I thought she did a very good job with the hearing.

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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I still don't like that she wanted to know what difference it made if it was preplanned or if there was a sudden desire to kill the people at the embassy.  It may not make a difference to the dead people but it makes a difference to the living.

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

She handled it with class and ease which only she can pull off :)

paperorplastic
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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Roma, I totally agree with your statement.  

Quoting romalove:

I still don't like that she wanted to know what difference it made if it was preplanned or if there was a sudden desire to kill the people at the embassy.  It may not make a difference to the dead people but it makes a difference to the living.


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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The techniques demonstrated here seem to be pretty much accurate. Only the questioners were US Senators in the Senate Investigation into the actions leading to the murders of four American citizens serving at the US Consulate.

For some reason, arrogance, flippancy, failure to adequately investigate this atrocity, and dancing on the graves of these precious fellow Americans, by Hillary and Democrats, do not seem to be appropriate here. Just saying.

broncfan
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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I am wondering how Hillary would have reacted if Condi Rice would have treated her like this when she was a senator?

 

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:16 PM

 


Quoting broncfan:

I am wondering how Hillary would have reacted if Condi Rice would have treated her like this when she was a senator?

 


 I'm pretty sure Hillary would have asked intelligent questions, and not been easily avoided. Hillary did an excellent job of avoiding what she wanted, and too many Senators didn't seem to know the situation well enough to counter anything she said.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:19 PM

 


Quoting romalove:

I still don't like that she wanted to know what difference it made if it was preplanned or if there was a sudden desire to kill the people at the embassy.  It may not make a difference to the dead people but it makes a difference to the living.


 I thought that was strange also. I wonder though if she meant it in the context of the time. At that moment in time, she was more worried about getting the others to safety, taking care of the wounded, and dealing with threats in other Embassies around the ME. So, they were not worried right away about pinning down whether or not it was preplanned nearly so much as worried about how to keep all those other embassies safe.    

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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Quoting rccmom:



Quoting romalove:

I still don't like that she wanted to know what difference it made if it was preplanned or if there was a sudden desire to kill the people at the embassy.  It may not make a difference to the dead people but it makes a difference to the living.


 I thought that was strange also. I wonder though if she meant it in the context of the time. At that moment in time, she was more worried about getting the others to safety, taking care of the wounded, and dealing with threats in other Embassies around the ME. So, they were not worried right away about pinning down whether or not it was preplanned nearly so much as worried about how to keep all those other embassies safe.    

Maybe.

But I think in context she was getting frustrated because there is an accusation, the elephant in the room, that they could have and should have known trouble was brewing, there had been requests for additional security which were not seen/ignored, it was 9/11, and if they didn't follow up on credible threats then they would be responsible.

SweetChild63
by Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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Blah Blah Blah... Where's the outrage over the 53 yes FIFTY THREE deaths and 90 injuries in embassy assaults during Bush II's reign of terror? Guess those lives weren't precious.  If you weren't outraged then, you have no right to be outraged now. 

Quoting SallyMJ:

The techniques demonstrated here seem to be pretty much accurate. Only the questioners were US Senators in the Senate Investigation into the actions leading to the murders of four American citizens serving at the US Consulate.

For some reason, arrogance, flippancy, failure to adequately investigate this atrocity, and dancing on the graves of these precious fellow Americans, by Hillary and Democrats, does not seem to be appropriate here. Just saying.



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