Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.
If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"
This past weekend's message of toughness and damnation are the wheezing gasps of a belief that feminine power is not as important as masculine power. Women under 50 live in a different world because of feminist trailblazers, one in which fighting, anger and repudiation of others doesn't resonate with them.
Hillary Clinton is highly experienced, politically savvy, and brilliant. I have great respect for her and believe she could be an excellent president. But I'm still undecided, and I need to see more honesty and transparency from her regarding the issues I care about. That -- and no amount of bullying or shaming -- is what will determine my vote.
Sanders' rhetoric is not unlike the rhetoric of the Zapatistas, an indigenous group on the other side of the NAFTA border, which also called for an anti-establishment political revolution. Of concern, is that the mainstream media, and the public, has not challenged Sanders' use of his persuasive tropes of "anti-establishment" and "revolution."