Friday, March 25, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel "mansplains" to Hillary Clinton what she is doing wrong as a candidate.

I'm not going to lie partway through this I was becoming irritated on Hillary's behalf, even though I knew  she must have agreed to it beforehand.

Then when I got to the end I realized what they were doing and it was brilliant.

One thing that can be said about Hillary Clinton, she is certainly a good sport.

46 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Can we stop it with the sexist term "mansplain"? There's already a perfectly good, non-sexist term called "being a blowhard". Otherwise, I guess anytime Hillary gets worked up over anything we can say she's letting her "Femotions" show.

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    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      4:38 PM The whole idea of this skit on Kimmel was to show how Hillary, as a female candidate, has to deal with mansplaining.

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    2. "Being a blowhard" is a phrase, not a "term." So, no.

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    3. Anonymous6:13 PM

      Mansplaining has a very specific context. It's not the same thing as getting worked up.

      But thanks for mansplaining what we should be calling it.

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    4. Anonymous8:41 PM

      "Mansplaining" as a term perfectly displays the embedded sexism in the practice. Yes, the term "mansplain" is sexist because the action described by the term is sexist and oppressive!

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    5. Anonymous12:07 AM

      I have a very strong hunch that Gryphen has done far more than his fair share of mansplaining in his life. BTW your numbers here are so damn high lately, what's up with that?

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    6. Anonymous4:52 AM

      props - 6:13

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  2. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I'd never heard of mansplaining before!

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    1. Well the thing that makes this bit so good is that the things Kimmel says are verbatim the kinds of criticisms that Hillary gets all of the time.

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    2. Noticed he even mansplained the term "mansplain" to her.

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    3. Anonymous5:53 PM

      And also verbatim the kinds of criticisms we intelligent women get routinely, as a matter of course. Our worth to most men is entirely based on our appearance.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    4. Anonymous6:15 PM

      And I am a beautiful, smart, thoughtful 60 year old Woman, who is well informed and curious. Many men only want a 20ish year old with big boobs.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    5. Anonymous7:08 PM

      Thank you for saying "many" not "all".
      Their are also smart,thoughtful, well informed and insightful, reserved, well mannered, mature men .

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    6. Anonymous8:18 PM

      I love women that can make fun of themselves. Beats bitches!

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    7. Anonymous9:02 PM

      This is so my husband of 33 years.
      We're even on who gets the last word. :)

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    8. Anonymous5:08 AM

      In Australia we've taken it a step further: our ponderous conservative Prime Minister (Malcolm) loves to talk down to us- naturally we call it Malsplaining.

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  3. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Because Trump has ensured that the Republican party brand equates to demeaning women, abusing children, and bigotry.

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  4. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Kimmel did a masterful and funny job demonstrating the crap to which Hillary is subjected.

    I saw the NBC early news team report on this. The woman loved it. The man didn't seem to get it but, contributing to the problem, commented to the effect that the Kimmel bit helped humanize Hillary.

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    1. Anonymous7:41 PM

      Thanks!

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    2. Balzafiar5:31 AM

      That was a great skit, very funny; Hillary is a good sport, contrary to what some may think. Previously she's shown this same side of her on SNL. She'll make a great President.

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    3. Anonymous6:09 AM

      I agree Balzafiar...However one thing rang true to me from the skit is when Jimmy asked Hillary to not speak so loud. I feel like every candidate is yelling their message and their voices have become really irritating. Sometimes just need to turn it off!

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  5. Anonymous6:10 PM

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    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/25/ted-cruz-affair-rumors-peddled-by-marco-rubio-s-allies.html

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    1. Anonymous9:31 PM

      Cruz in chief>
      http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2016/03/25/3763293/ted-cruz-religious-liberty/

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  6. Anonymous6:15 PM

    I have noticed though, that the people with the power are condecending to those they feel are below them in hierarchy to "keep them in their place" - men do it to women, white men do it to everyone else. They did the smae thing to President Obama - called him uppity, elitist, aloof....

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      But he showed them, didn't he.

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    2. Anonymous7:40 PM

      You just now noticed?? You must be a male specimen of our species....

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    3. Anonymous8:13 PM

      President Obama will ALWAYS be the smartest man in the room; and did with grace and class.

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    4. Anonymous8:55 PM

      Anonymous7:40 PM,

      No, I didn't just now notice. And no, I am not. "Mansplaining" implies that it is about sexism. I was merely pointing out that it is not necessarily about sexism but about power. And you would have read that in my comment if you weren't so intent on an opportunity for snark.

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    5. Anonymous12:09 AM

      You're absolutely right 6:15pm.

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    6. Anonymous5:05 AM

      @Anonymous 8:13 PM

      President Obama will ALWAYS be the smartest man in the room; and did with grace and class. ****************
      HERE! HERE!

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  7. That was terrific.

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  8. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Good points>
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/26/what-hillary-clinton-needs-to-tell-voters-who-don-t-want-to-have-a-beer-with-her.html

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    1. Anonymous10:12 AM

      I'm not a beer drinker, but I'd love to sit down with Hillary Clinton over a cup of tea or a glass of iced tea or maybe a glass of wine. She's an amazingly accomplished woman and it would be a delight to talk with her - about the issues and about life in general.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous10:14 AM

      I'm not a beer drinker, but I'd love to sit down with Hillary Clinton over a cup of tea or a glass of iced tea or maybe a glass of wine. She's an amazingly accomplished woman and it would be a delight to talk with her - about the issues and about life in general.
      Beaglemom

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  9. Anonymous6:58 PM

    I love the disciplined way she didn't crack up even though she was giggling on the inside. Perhaps all those years of having to address unfriendly foreigners gave her the discipline to leave her own feelings out of it.

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    1. Anonymous7:41 PM

      This woman is a pro, no doubt.

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    2. "all those years of having to address unfriendly foreigners"
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      To say nothing of decades of having to address unfriendly fellow citizens.

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  10. Anonymous7:49 PM

    No update from Sarah? What's the deal? too much news regarding Track's arrest, Track's reduction in visitation to his child and Bristol's ongoing saga with Dakota. Not enough room in the headlines for Sarah?

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    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      Tawd beat within an inch of his life?
      I'd be quiet, too.

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    2. Anonymous9:42 PM

      When she is this quiet, you know there is much, much more to the story and she doesn't know which way to spin it or maybe she can't spin this one. It will come out, sooner or later...

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    3. Anonymous10:10 AM

      Anon at 9:42 pm, "sooner or later" Sarah Palin will blame it all on President Obama and those liberals!
      Beaglemom

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  11. Anonymous9:57 PM

    Gryph: Maher's new rules were spot on tonight yet again!

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  12. Anonymous5:28 AM

    I am surprised the donald didn't start a twitter attack on Hillary after jimmy asked her if she thought trump even knows who the Prime Minister of Canada was. She laughed and said no.

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  13. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Loved this. You know how you watch anything with Donald and then your' stomach starts churning because the crap that spills out of his little tweety bird mouth is just not what the real America is about. Maybe, we can solve the problem and find a place for Donald to rule in his despotic ways here on earth? Too bad for him George R. Martin's game of thrones is all fictional because Donald would fit in nicely.

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  14. Anita Winecooler4:40 PM

    I loved the clip because it shows that she's learned well over all these years, not to allow the criticisms just based on her gender.
    It brought me back to the Governor's convention, when Sarah was ten months pregnant with her grift from God, sitting next to Janet Napolitano, speaking of Hillary's "Any perceived whine in a female candidate's voice is taken as a sign of weakness", in the most shrillest voice ever, while scratching he ankles, digging for toe jam and popping right up in her chair. Someone should have tried sarasplaining what a nutjob she is, but then she has no sense of embarrassment nor shame.
    Congrat's Bernie, he won Alaska and another state, still waiting on Hawaii.

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