What I fear most is a repeat of Republican mulishness, if Hilary gets elected. With all the pressing needs facing the country, how much will she be able to accomplish if subjected to the same attitude that deliberately thwarted many of Obama’s efforts to provide work programs, etc.?
As many people might recall, the Republicans didn’t set out to do him any favors. On the contrary, almost from day one of his administration, they set out to ensure that, one, he didn’t get re-elected, and two, failed to achieve anything significant. Rather than put the interests of the country first, they opted for a petulant and spiteful course of action resulting in them becoming the “party of no.”
Whether race or simple politics was involved is debatable. But conceivably, Hilary could come up against something similar: misogynistic attitudes determined to frustrate attempts to expand child care, women’s rights in the work place, ease the burden of high tuition costs, accelerate alternative energy programs, etc.
Because she’s a woman, her time in the White House might be deja vu all over again. Republican obstructionism is a disease that reared its ugly head once. It might again.