Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens, like Elizabeth Warren and many other liberals, wants to make the Senate rebuke of Warren led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a major feminist rallying cry because Warren is a woman and McConnell is a man. How ridiculous. This is really about an ill-tempered obstructionist senator breaking the rules of the Senate and being called out for it. Nothing more.
While Democrats may be successful in dividing the country in so many other ways, men and women need each other and were meant to get along. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Much of her campaign was designed to exploit her feminism. That didn't work out very well.
Despite shortcomings in this area, President Donald Trump got a fair share of the female vote. Why? Because many people, women as well as men, are tired of constant attempts by Democrats to divide all of us.
Warren, who represents the far left of the Democratic Party, is interested in having a leading role, possibly running for higher office, in the future. Some Republicans think McConnell had the future in mind when he interrupted Warren, anticipating a very predictable liberal feminist backlash and thinking, “Wouldn't it be great if this angry, somewhat radical, person is the face of the opposing party in 2020?”
Dividing the sexes didn't work for Clinton, and it won't work for Warren or for Stevens. As the song says, “We were meant for each other.”
— Jack Higgins, Oak Brook