She-itis

Why should anyone vote for a political candidate because she is female?
She had nothing to do with it. It happened at conception. No one should thank her parents, either, They had no say in the choice  of her gender. It was random..
People who celebrate the election of females are deluding themselves.
Women aren’t any wiser, kinder or more compassionate than men.
In 2016 Hillary Clinton ran a “I’M WITH HER” campaign.
She didn’t run on her record because it included Benghazi, Haiti, the sale uranium, The Clinton Foundation, her email server. So she ran on sex.
She-itis has begat political He-itis.
Now two years after Hillary lost the election, the idle Pussy Haters have re-grouped. They have made it perfectly acceptable to demonize white males.
Then, there are those who run on race, language group or ethnic origin.
Failed Democratic Texas Senate candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke renamed himself “Beto” to attract Hispanic support.
People had a good laugh playing on his name. “No Nacho”, comes to mind.
I renamed him “Beano” (an anti-intestinal gas medicine).
Then, there is Diversity, a throwback to the arbitrary, capricious Greek gods.
Harvard alone will decide who is admitted and no other. It has spoken.
(A lawsuit by qualified Asian applicants denied admission is making its way in the courts.)
Some politicians invoke pre-Civil Rights era racial strife.
That’s like trying to explain the 1860 Civil War in terms of the War of 1812.
Most of these candidates weren’t even born until after the end of segregation. No matter. They will exploit it.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)’s career was based on her claim of Native American origins. President Trump called her “Pocahontus”.
Her identity was exposed as nearly 100% Caucasian, by, of all things, a self-sought genetic test which she had tried to pass off as supporting her allegations.
Warren kept silent for the next few weeks.
She was just re-elected to another six year term in the U.S. Senate.
“There’s a sucker born every minute.” (attributed to P.T. Barnum)
About the Author
Elaine Rosenberg Miller writes fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in numerous print publications and online sites, domestically and abroad, including JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, THE BANGALORE REVIEW, THE FORWARD, THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE JEWISH PRESS. Her book. FISHING IN THE INTERCOASTAL AND OTHER SHORT STORIES will be published by Adelaide Books in 2019.
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