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Posted by on Feb 16, 2008 in At TMV | 25 comments

This is sexist? Really? For real?

According to Big Tent Democrat at Talk Left, the remarks by Senator Obama about Senator Clinton, in the video below, are sexist:

For those that can’t see the video, here is the meat:

I understand that Senator Clinton, periodically when she’s feeling down, launches attacks as a way of trying to boost her appeal.

– Senator Barack Obama, February 15, 2008

I’m trying to understand how. I’ve routinely said “feeling down” to men. In fact, when I was coaching high school football, one of my popular phrases was, “You come to practice feeling down, I’m going to lift you up with work!”. According to many in the blogosphere and MSM, the Clinton Campaign is down to the Obama Campaign in different ways:

1. Down in delegates.
2. Down in money raised.
3. Down in momentum.

So how is Senator Obama’s comment sexist? I’m asking this honestly without a shred of snark or sarcasm. Because if it is, I guess I’m sexist for saying “feeling down” to my wife and two daughters. And I’ve never been accused of sexism and I never engage in sexism. Inquiring minds would like to know.

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