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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Called Hillary Clinton A ‘C*nt' On Twitter

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller called Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton a “cunt” on Twitter on Tuesday.

We've done it! We've reached plain and pure sexism!

In this day and age, sexism and misogyny tend to be things that we just wonder at.

Was that sexism, or am I just being overly sensitive?

Then we have some coded language that we generally recognize as sexism.

She should really smile more. I can't stand the sound of her voice. It's so shrill.

But it's not overt like it was in decades past. So, while we've wondered at some comments that men have made about Clinton over the course of this presidential election, it tends to be just wondering.

And then there's Sid Miller. Sid Miller, my man. You did it. You just came right out and said what we all know so many men were saying in their heads, but censoring out loud.

Miller called Clinton a “cunt” in a tweet about polling numbers. He tweeted that the Pennsylvania: New Auto Alliance Poll had “Trump” at 44 percent and “Cunt” at 43 percent.

tweet about hillary clinton being a cunt

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Miller told the Houston Chronicle this happened when a campaign staff member copy and pasted the tweet from another account, but failed to notice the “cunt.”

Miller said, simply,

We screwed that. We made a mistake.

He went on to say,

It's disrespectful and not something I would want my name attached to. We apologize for that.

The tweet has since been deleted.

According to the Chronicle, Miller has been criticized for comparing Syrian refugees to rattlesnakes and using campaign funds to compete in a rodeo.

In all honesty, this is an extremely refreshing moment. I get to just say it outright: This was super sexist! Men think that powerful women are intrinsically awful!! Incredible!!!

So thank you, Sid Miller, for confirming what we all knew, but couldn't say outright for so long.

And thank you, Sid Miller, for ensuring that the election year with the first ever female presidential nominee features both “cunts” and “pussies.”

We did it!!! America!!!!!!

 

Citations: Sid Miller under fire for tweet calling Clinton the 'C-word' (Houston Chronicle), Texas Agriculture Commissioner: Hillary Clinton's a ‘C*nt' (Daily Beast)

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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