Sheriff David Clarke, outspoken lawman, critic of President Barack Obama, and ardent advocate of the American police officer, recently appeared on Fox News to talk about a comment the president made.
(“I love when the sheriff wears his hat,” host Megyn Kelly said. He didn’t respond to this remark or even smile.)
The president implied that people who oppose Hillary Clinton are sexists. Were voters sexist in 2008 when they chose him over her in the primary?
The sheriff reminded viewers that the president has played the race card since he’s been in office, “that every time somebody criticized him, it was because he was black. And it scared off a lot of Republicans…The problem is, the American public is tired of this class warfare. The reason why they don’t like Mrs. Bill Clinton is not because she’s a woman, but because she’s dishonest, and she is hiding something. She’s hiding the truth. She tries to play herself off as a victim like she’s Little Red Riding Hood, but she’s more like the Big Bad Wolf.”
This is politics, Sheriff Clarke said. It’s a contact sport and not for the faint of heart.
Julie Roginsky, a Democratic strategist, spent her response time taking issue with the sheriff calling Clinton “Mrs. Bill Clinton.” Prefacing her comment with “I love you, but, ” she lectured Sheriff Clarke about Clinton’s other titles and implied it was sexist and wrong to use the female version of husband’s name.
(The sheriff isn’t wrong. Married women have used the female version of their husband’s names — “Mrs.” followed by the husband’s first and last names. The usage is traditional, but it’s not incorrect. Perhaps Roginsky doesn’t remember this usage or never knew it. It’s clear she doesn’t like it.)
Watch the brief clip to hear what Sheriff Clarke and Roginsky had to say about feminists’ double standards when liberals criticized Sarah Palin when she was running as vice president.