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Temple Chima UbochiThursday, December 29, 2016
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FACTORS WHICH DETERMINED THE 2016 UNITED STATES' PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION'S (9)

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Continued from Part 8

President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! - Jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc (Donald Trump tweeted on December 26)

Before this year ends, I want to thank you again for your support of our campaign," Clinton wrote in the email. "While we didn't achieve the outcome we sought, I'm proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them. I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead (Hillary Rodham Clinton End of the Year E-Mail to her supporters)

Although we were not able to shatter that highest and hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you it has 18 million cracks in it, and the light is shining through like never before, filling us all with the hope and the sure knowledge that the path will be a little easier next time, and we are going to keep working to make it so, today keep with me and stand for me, we still have so much to do together, we made history, and let's make some more (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

ontinuing on sexism and how the womenfolk failed to help one of their own, Hillary Clinton, to become the first female president of the United States, Lauren Levinson of popsugar.com helped us by analyzing the whole thing, when she wrote that "I'd love to blame Hillary Clinton's loss on men, but I can't. According to exit polls, 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump. Does that mean this is partly women's fault? Before we attempt to unite the country politically, American women need to bring our own gender party together. No matter what your stance on the economy, foreign policy, or other issues, we women must rally together to elect a candidate in 2020 who openly respects our gender, takes sexual assault seriously (and hasn't been accused of it), and will actively campaign on behalf of women's rights, be it the choice to have an abortion or equal pay. But first, let's review the stats for the 2016 election reported by CNN: 54 percent of women overall voted for Clinton".

When we break it down by gender and race, however, we learn that 53 percent of white women cast their ballots for Trump, while 94 percent of black women and 68 percent of Latina women voted for Clinton.

And Jess McIntosh, the former communications director for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, told MSNBC's Chris Hayes, according to Daily Caller, that the real reason the former secretary of state lost the election is because of white women's "internalized misogyny." In her words: "Internalized misogyny is a real thing and it's something we have to be talking about. The president said it the best during this whole campaign. We as a society react poorly to women seeking positions of power. We are uncomfortable about that, and then we seek to justify that uncomfortable feeling because it can't possibly be because we don't want to see a woman in that position of power."

Although National Review didn't buy the idea that sexism was the major factor that led to Hillary's defeat, but it still wrote that "many Americans bemoaned the "misogyny" that allegedly doomed Clinton from the start. "Trump didn't win because of Comey," MSNBC's Jonathan Alter wrote on election night. "He won because he's a testosterone candidate and men weren't ready for a woman president." Introducing Clinton before her Wednesday concession speech, vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine noted that Hillary had "made history in a nation that is good at so many things, but has made it uniquely difficult for a woman to be elected." "It turns out the glass ceiling is reinforced with steel beams," Charlotte Alter wrote at Time, arguing that Clinton's loss "may be as good a sign as any that we're not ready for glass-breaking yet." The "stench of sexism," she added, "engulfed Hillary Clinton's quixotic bid for the presidency, magnifying her flaws and minimizing her considerable strengths."

Well, something certainly smells about all this hullaballoo, in fact, the entire ramshackle 2016 election has been chock-full of malodorous surprises, but when it comes to Clinton's numerous flaws and resounding electoral failure, the culprit sure doesn't seem to be sexism. Democrats would prefer we believe otherwise. In the closing weeks of the campaign, President Obama bemoaned the nation's latent misogyny. "There's a reason we haven't had a woman president," he told an Ohio rally. "Hillary Clinton is consistently treated differently than just about any other candidate I see out there." On November 4, Bill Clinton chimed in: "I know there's a bunch of guys that are upset about having a woman president. They just don't want to 'fess up to it."

In the midst of chaos everywhere, Americans didn't see how a woman would cope as a president, and then, they needed a strong man, and heavy.com summarized it that "The riots and unrest in American cities - Charlotte, Baltimore, and so forth - created a sense of disorder in an already disordered world. American cities burning on TV. Police shootings. ISIS terrorists beheading people on the Internet. The Syrian chaos. The terrorist attacks throughout the world. These things have very different roots, and they aren't comparable. Except for one way: They generated scenes of disorder that flooded people's TV screens. They impact people's sense of security. It all adds up to a general sense of disorder that frightened people toward a strongman. In times of disorder, people turn to an alpha. People understood that Trump was not a warm, fuzzy, and empathetic character. Maybe they didn't want to pit a warm, fuzzy, empathetic person against ISIS. Or Putin"!

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Continued from Part 8

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