26 thoughts on “WATCH: Sanders Responds to Albright’s Comment About Women

  • February 7, 2016 at 10:49 am


  • February 7, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I am not voting for Bernie because he is a man, any more than I’m NOT voting for HRC because she is a woman. If the only reason you vote for Hillary is because she is a woman, then you have abrogated your responsibility as a human and a voting citizen.

    Should there be a woman President? Sure, when she is the best candidate for the job. That is just not true for this election.

  • February 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    If spending eternity burning in hell and being tortured the entire time is what happens if I don’t vote for Hillary then I will gladly pay that price to keep her out of the white house. #BernDownForWhat #feelthebern #bernieorbust #voteBernieSanders

  • February 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    This is why Bernie is the only choice. He is a voice of reason amid the chaos, always. Thank you for running for President of the United States, you are needed now more than ever before! >^^<

  • February 7, 2016 at 1:16 pm


  • February 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The only thing that Hillary said that gave me pause and made me consider voting for her was that she was going to help women that have lost their husbands and consequentially their husband’s income. Widows not yet retirement age have virtually no safety net unless there was a substantial insurance policy. Most families are living paycheck to paycheck and life insurance is one of the first cutbacks a family makes when they are already struggling. I hope Bernie will look into this situation and realize that widows and widowers should get at least half of their spouses Social Security to help them survive until their own retirement. Women should not have to lose everything after spending her life raising the kids and caring for the breadwinner of the family. Lower income men should also be entitled to his wife’s SS if they both worked to make ends meet. People should not become homeless if they lose their spouse. This is a group of people completely falling through the cracks of society with absolutely no social safety net. I hope a President Sanders will not continue to sweep this group of people under the rug.

  • February 7, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    What an excellent reply. I agree with the two previous posters. What matters is, to paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, is “the content of their character, not the color of their skin. …or their gender.” Bernie is way ahead in character. Madeline Albright is wrong. Guess that means I will go to her special place, along with my intelligent female friends.

  • February 7, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    The entire women’s rights movement has been about women having the right to their own individual opinions and paths. That is especially important at the polls.

  • February 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I have supported HRC for years. But right now I have a better choice. Hillary is a talented politician, but I want someone who works for me.

  • February 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    watch donald trump go ape when he finds out bernie’s solution to global warming…he has only briefly mentioned it

    HelioHydroElectric google the term. serious.

  • February 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    I will vote for a woman who is capable and experienced, which is Hillary. I knocked doors in Iowa and it was unbelievable how many men answered the door and would not let me talk to their wife, who had committed to HRC on the phone. Women’s right, LGTB rights, Black lives matter #gohillary

  • February 7, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Bernie is such a level-headed class act, I will be so proud to vote for him!

  • February 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    She might have remember there is a place in hell for evil doers too. They might just be the ones there
    Feel the Bern lady

  • February 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Amen she is not the one I’m old but I can wait too

  • February 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I will not accept implied guilt or fear of going to hell to be what determines my vote. Those that voted for the War in Iraq and are now calling it a mistake are dishonoring the horror that has been brought to this planet by that action. Women voting with women and all those who honor the feminine spirit. We must remember. We must remember the original call to Mother’s Day. Women coming together proclaiming our commitment to end the cycles of violence both of human life and the upheaval of natural systems, currently altering our ability to coexist with the planet. So the call is for a Revolution. A Revolution for our Evolution. It is time. We can support ourselves and each other. We can have the security of knowing that if we become sick we will care for each other. We can have the security of knowing that if we are hungry we will feed each other. Let us begin to make decisions that support the flourishing of the human spirit.

    My Caucus will be for Bernie because I am in support of Women and all of Humanity.

    Mothers’ Day Proclamation: Julia Ward Howe, Boston, 1870

    Mother’s Day was originally started after the Civil War, as a protest to the carnage of that war, by women who had lost their
    sons. Here is the original Mother’s Day Proclamation from 1870


    Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
    whether our baptism be that of water or of fears!

    Say firmly: “We will not have great questions decided by
    irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking
    with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be
    taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach
    them of charity, mercy and patience.

    We women of one country will be too tender of those of another
    country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From
    the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own.
    It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance
    of justice.”

    Blood does not wipe our dishonor nor violence indicate possession.
    As men have often forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons
    of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a
    great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first, as women,
    to bewail and commemorate the dead.

    Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the
    means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each
    bearing after their own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
    but of God.

    In the name of womanhood and of humanity, I earnestly ask that a
    general congress of women without limit of nationality may be
    appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at
    the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the
    alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement
    of international questions, the great and general interests of

    Julia Ward Howe

  • February 7, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I think their plan backfired….they just don’t get that being associated with Hillary is not a good thing. She is corrupt, so I tend to think her backers are corrupt. Certainly not all of them, but a few.

  • February 7, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    I would like to say I am disappointed by these statements, but that would be a lie. It is quite frankly what I expected, as disgusting as that is. To pull a race or gender card is, frankly, old school, and everything we have been, and are fighting against, weather you be as person, of Color, Woman, Indigenous, Spanish, Syrian, or WHATEVER. I have read that the majority of populous votes for Obama were from white women, against Hilary. Where was race or gender then? IN OUR MINDS AND OUR HEARTS! Wrong or right. This woman, Hilary and her paid speaker Madelein, did us all a great disservice with her bad behavior, and her special place shall be at the back of the polls. In the words of Donald Trump, “Stop talking and BE QUIET.” #Bernieorbust

  • February 8, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Madeleine Albricht said, as she helped push the country into war with Iraq, that the death of 500,000 children was an acceptable price to pay for that war, which was based on lies and she knew the WMD fairy tale was lies. There’s a special place in hell for any human who is able to disregard the death by collateral damage of 500,000 children — and gosh, how many more adult deaths? — to achieve an agenda based on things she knew were a lie.

    Hillary is demonstrating her unfitness to be president when she panics and uses vermin like warmonger Albright to bolster her perception of sagging certainty.

    If she can’t take some heat in a campaign while she still owns the DNC, many super delegates and most Dem members of Congress, how can any sane voter trust her in the pressure cooker of the presidency?

    She is a disappointment to all women. I am proud of all the women who see her as the corrupt warmongering corporatist she is, who see past her lame claim to votes based on her having a vagina.

  • February 8, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Yes, he will be, Carol. But each of us supporters must contribute whatever we can in terms of time and effort and money in order to have that sweet moment of success.

  • February 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Every campaign has jerks, but does anyone think a gender based label like “BernieBros” is every bit as sexist as using gender based attacks? HRC needed a meta argument here, not a meta label. Sincerely, a feminist male.

  • February 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Interesting. I found this comment odd. As the primary breadwinner if I am to die, my husband gets not only my social security but social security for our minor child. That’s a safety net. I am not sure what else you want? You get 100% of your deceased spouses’ social security if it is higher. If you had died first, he gets 100% of his social security as well. Are you saying you deserve more as a woman since he dies first? Bernie Sanders wants social security increased for everyone. Seems to me that’s a lot fairer than the primary breadwinner having to live on less should they survive their spouse. I am very sorry for your loss but I am trying to put this into context. I have life insurance that will expire the day my child graduates college and I am no longer supporting her. I am certainly not paying life insurance after that so an able person can get a windfall upon my death. I also don’t expect him to get more money than I would because he was care giver until our daughter was school aged and then made less. Or am I missing something.

  • February 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    There’s video of Hillary Clinton watching Albright saying the “place in hell” comment and Hillary lets out a big guffaw. She thought it was hugely funny!

  • February 8, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Women are supporting women by supporting Bernie Sanders campaign, so even according to Albright’s statement they shall not be going to hell. I believe his policies will support women, especially women of color and poor women, better than Hillary’s presidency. Of course the policies of either of them are far far far more supportive of women than any of the Republicans.

  • February 9, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for your post. It was a privilege to read this. I will be sending it to my four daughters. Eloquent and appropriate.

  • February 9, 2016 at 8:34 am

    White women voted for POTUS because we knew then HRC is never the right choice

  • February 9, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    It might not be all that wise for Bernie supporters to over-engage by impugning a voter’s motives and equating a decision to vote for HRC “because” she is a strong woman candidate with Albright’s “place in hell” comments, or to suggest that the fact she has earned the potential to be elected our 1st woman president is not a valid motivation for voting for her or supporting her candidacy. It’s totally valid. I happen to feel more strongly about Sanders’ unflinching assessment of economic realities that plague and hinder our society, and believe in the premise of his argument, and so I support him. But it’s a dangerous thing to start telling folks what they ought not weigh in their chosen candidate. It isn’t actually persuasive, and much like Albright’s comments, it can come off belittling. I tend to think it wiser to continue supporting a positive argument, point out the flaws in Clinton and her surrogates’ assertions, but not get drawn into a conversation that unintentionally might beget some potentially sexist commentary… That’s my fear anyway.

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