Angry white men's votes count too!
Via Jezebel, a deeply confusing op-ed from the Aspen Times Weekly. Is it satire? Sincerity? Sheer douchebaggery? All of the above? Ultimately, one point is clear: The writer hates him some Hillary Clinton.
"[T]he Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It's not that she is a woman. It's that she is who she is. It's the liberal victim groups she panders to, the "poor me" attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves. There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush. He hopes that she will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008, and he will make sure that she gets beaten like a drum."
It's hard to say what's most insane about this piece—the racism? the sexism? the obsession with owning firearms?—but it is interesting that writer Gary Hubbell, so clearly one of the Angry White Man of which he speaks, completely lacks the stones to own his clueless entitlement, instead attributing it to the four million AWM of whom he speaks. Perhaps he was afraid that a piece titled, "Hey, everyone — I'm really threatened by the idea that I'm no longer the center of the universe" would get laughed out of the newsroom?
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