Sensing that Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was the big winner coming out of the first GOP debates, the Democratic National Committee wasted no time knocking her down a peg. The official Twitter account released a tweet shortly after Fiorina electrified the Ohio audience:
Fiorina says her business experience prepared her to be president. But under her “leadership,” HP stock fell 53%.
The tweet’s text was fair play, but it was the accompanying animated image that exposed the true hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton’s champions. Depicting a 6-year-old from the Disney show Good Luck, Charlie, the .gif seemed to suggest that Fiorina was a little girl playing in the world of the big boys. Coming from the party that cries “sexism” every time Hillary is asked a tough question, this childish attack shows you where their priorities really are.
Can you imagine if a Republican candidate had made this kind of comparison about Hillary? Her supporters would be off the chain, screaming with all of the viciousness the feminist left is capable of spewing. But somehow, as long as the object of disdain is one of those traitorous conservative women, it’s just fine. Democrats don’t care about the “war on women.” They care only about the war on liberal women.
Fiorina was barely a blip on the radar before the debate, relegated to the so-called “childrens table” debate for challengers who couldn’t crack the top ten. The day after, however, her name was mentioned almost as much as Donald Trump’s. The clear winner of the first debate, Fiorina could see a significant bump in the polls over the next week. And that is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare.
This, of course, is the danger of running a campaign so obviously centered around identity politics. Clinton’s main argument for being president seems to be that America is ready for a female in the White House. As long as there is a serious female contender on the Republican side of the aisle, that argument loses a lot of its power. If Fiorina gains real traction, expect the DNC to come at her with their guns blazing.
“On Day One in the Oval Office, I would make two phone calls,” Fiorina said in one of her most powerful debate moments. “The first one would be to my good friend, Bibi Netanyahu, to reassure him we will stand with the State of Israel.
“The second will be to the supreme leader of Iran. He might not take my phone call, but he would get the message, and the message is this: Until you open every nuclear and every military facility to full, open, anytime, anywhere, for real inspections, we are going to make it as difficult as possible for you to move money around the global financial system.”
With that, Fiorina staked out her ground as a clear alternative to Obama’s heir apparent. If she can ride this momentum and persuade undecided women that she is a better choice than Hillary, this may not be the last time we see awkward sexist attacks coming from the left. Because, you know, sexism is bad…but Republicans are worse.