I think I’ll wait for the movie. On second thought, I’ll pass altogether.
Entertainment Weekly proudly reports that Chelsea Clinton, daughter of a two-time loser and a sex fiend who did more than just brag about “grabbing women’s pussies,” is writing a children’s book about women “who overcame immense opposition to achieve their goals.”
The title, “She Persisted,” draws its inspiration from Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘s recent embarrassing antics on the floor of the U.S. Senate, when she violated parliamentary procedure and required a verbal reprimand before finally taking her seat. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proceeded to describe Warren’s unseemly conduct for the record, which is where the words She persisted originated.
Somehow women on the Left finds this tale of a nuisance uplifting and have begun having the slogan tattooed on their persons.
EW quotes Clinton as saying:
I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than [sic]. The 13 women in She Persisted all overcame adversity to help shape our country — sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.
Persistence, especially as defined by Warren’s behavior, is better characterized as stubbornness and mindless and futile oppositonalism.
Here are some other uses of persistence in recent headlines and news stories that reveal the word’s less savory underside:
- GOP opposition to Obama’s nominee persists, but Grassley agrees to meeting (CNN, Apr. 6, 2016)
- Why polarization could persist after Obama (Washington Post, Sept.6, 2014)
- After over thirty years of basing their entire economic policy on giving everything away to the richest Americans at the expense of the people, Republicans still persist in pushing the failed trickle-down economic disaster with yet another pledge that it is the key to correcting Democrat’s economic successes…. (PoliticsUSA, Oct. 16, 2016) [Emphases added]