- The Washington Times - Friday, July 12, 2019

Jennifer Palmieri, the former communications director for then-presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, chalked up her candidate’s loss to — get this, it’s broken-record-meet-deja-vu, ta da ta da — sexism.

Again with the freaking gender card. Seriously, now. Stop. It’s making women — all women — look bad.

What part of the “America Doesn’t Want You, Hillary” bumper sticker peeled off the Team Clinton car?

“I wanted her to be the first woman president,” Palmieri said, Fox News reported. “But she’s going to be the woman who showed us that it’s all broken.”

Actually, Geraldine Ferraro would hold that title — if in fact that title actually exists. Let’s say it does: Ferraro was the first female vice president to make a run in one of the major political parties. She lost, alongside Walter Mondale — and in 2008, went on a bit of a media tour talking about “patent” sexism in political campaigns and calling out the media as “so sexist” and such.

In other words: Ferraro showed us the system is all broken.

Poor Hillary. Even when she’s failing she can’t fail in first place.

“I feel like that was her mission,” Palmieri went on, “as heartbreaking and unfair as it is.”

Make way for the tears.

“I did not think it was going to be hard or a big deal to elect the first woman president,” Palmieri said. “I just did not appreciate how deep some of the perceptions that we have of women are. … Some of it was old-fashioned sexism and the refusal to accept the equality of women, and certainly the equality of women’s leadership.”

Yep. No doubt.

But more of it was voters didn’t want an entrenched politician with an attitude of entitlement and elitism and a past shady enough to nab grudging admiration from the likes of the devil himself.

More of it was: America didn’t want Clinton. America wanted Donald Trump.

And apparently, that’s still a pill Team Clinton can’t swallow. 

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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