Imagine the conniptions we’d all be having if the Fox Newsers and Chris Matthews were making the same snide remarks about Barack Obama’s ethnicity.
But it is not true that all criticism of Hillary Clinton comes from sexism. Unlike the producers of the video, I haven’t found Keith Olbermann’s scathing critiques of Clinton to be over the line. He and others have found plenty to disparage about the campaign that has nothing to do with the fact that she is a woman.
Similarly, Obama has made missteps — the “bitter” remark and purportedly saying he would negotiate with terror states without preconditions (he didn’t say it that way, but GOP 527s will say he did) — that will likely cause big problems for the campaign this fall. It is fair to point out these missteps because they have nothing to do with Obama’s genetic heritage.