As of late, reports have been circulating which say that the Democratic Party is considering getting rid of their chair, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. This is something that has only been considered during Bernie Sanders’ involvement in the race to the White House against Hillary Clinton, as there have been a series of incidents throughout these campaigns which have built up enough credibility to come to that conclusion.
In this election year, the astral alignment has also made it possible for a woman candidate to rise to the top and potentially win the race to the White House, and she can certainly count on the support of her most loyal supporter, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
One has to take notice that what makes Hillary Clinton more qualified above all of the other candidates — as it is what dominates the conversation over her candidacy for those who aren’t obsessed with Benghazi or email servers — has been her political experience over her gender.
But currently, there is some sensitivity on the issue of gender which rival candidates such as Donald Trump have decided to focus on, making sure that those who might have an issue with her being a female presidential candidate, also fall in line with him.
Donald Trump's tweet before he deleted it. If all else fails, go straight for blatant misogyny. pic.twitter.com/AJgNZ3swOs
— My Daughter's Army (@MyDaughtersArmy) April 20, 2015
The reaction from social media makes this a more contentious issue, to say that her gender is what makes her unqualified for the position.
In a similar light, Bernie Sanders has — along with his supporters — been targeted for being misogynistic and in some cases appropriately so, against Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.
But in comparison to Donald Trump, the evidence is diminished and overshadowed to where it’s so difficult for the accusations to stick to Sanders, along with the fact that Hillary Clinton is overall and again clearly, the most qualified of anyone in the race to win the general election.
In some groups, it seems that Sanders’ attacks on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, where he is leading the call to have her removed as the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is actually him attacking her for her gender.
For instance, in an article by The Huffington Post Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Wasserman-Schultz are seen as demonizing her as a powerful woman, rather than over the possibility that she is actively trying to prevent his campaign from getting any equal footing with Hillary Clinton.
The article explains how Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a hard-working political figure, more hardworking than anyone else really, where she is able to balance a home-life while still able to handle two powerful positions as a representative for a Florida district and the DNC chair.
Looks like Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is working hard to crown her patron. https://t.co/8JJIaM7Wrg
— Phil (@muttmutt) March 30, 2016
All of this is certainly true, however, that kind of hard work doesn’t put her in a different league of human above anyone else, nor give her a free pass from being targeted by the Sanders campaign if there is any reason to believe that her actions are devious.
In all cases, many of these politicians are working incredibly hard as the work they do requires that they be everywhere at the same time.
Sitting and considering that any of this might be reasonable, even to those who pay little attention, one will likely conclude that anyone less devoted would simply crack under the pressure.
And as a side-note with the involvement of Donald Trump, this already looks like the longest race to the White House there has ever been.
Unfortunately, there isn’t enough depth in the article to consider these other possibilities and it only appears, at the very least, some way to entice readers to engage with it, which it does well enough.
In a similar vein, one Facebook user commented on what he considers to be the possibility that the only reason Bernie is attacking her is because he’s losing.
But the stakes are also incredibly high this year and so the reason for Bernie Sanders to target Wasserman-Schultz isn’t because she’s a woman, it’s because the Democratic Party has to sort out which direction they’re wanting to go in order to prevent a Trump presidency, which both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree is exactly what should be done.
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