Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. react to the audience Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
It’s time for the female Democratic candidates running for president to stop reflexively playing the woman/sexism card every time they are criticized or otherwise feel slighted.
Just a few days ago, I wrote about how Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) dove for the fainting couch after Joe Biden described her “with me or against me” type of campaign tactics as “reflect[ive of] an angry unyielding viewpoint.” In response, Warren fundraised off of Biden’s comments, stating “Over and over, we are told that women are not allowed to be angry. It makes us unattractive to powerful men who want us to be quiet.”
To be sure, Joe Biden does have some woman problems. But you don’t have to be a big Biden fan or defender to see that he wasn’t telling her to shut up nor did he tell her she shouldn’t be angry. His criticism also had nothing to do with her looks.