Are You A '''walmart Woman?"'

  1. First, you all are going to think I'm making this up.
    Secondly, I'm ticked.
    Saturday night I was watching t.v. It seems that every 10 minutes, one person or the other was hyping the upcoming interview with Barbara & Hillary and Hillary's new book.

    Sunday morning, on Meet the Press or one of those shows,...Chris' show?.....I was channel surfing.............
    the folks sitting around the table, 2 women and 3 men were discussing Hillarys' '''objective''' in writing the book. They all gave their opinions, "reshaping her image", "putting all the Bill/Monica stuff behind her so when she is campaigning in 2008 & is asked all those questions about B & M, she can say, " Oh, I answered all that in MY book.""

    All the panelists gave opinions, on the objective of the book and why now??

    One panelist said, " Well, I think this book is for the WALMART WOMEN." "You know, the KIND of women who shop at Walmart and who watch Oprah. They make up 40 % of the Democratic
    voters that Hillary will need when she begins her campaign."

    One of the men interrupted and asked "Walmart Women"?"
    And that is when she continued the "you know....................."

    It was clearly patronising and meant as a slur--as I see it--a economic slur.

    Then they discussed the 40% for a few minutes.

    Anyhow, did anyone else catch this?

    I'm really ticked, especially since I have been to Walmart three times in the past week..... LOL
    "Am I a Walmart BIMBO who would read Hillarys' book & vote for her???????????? Does shopping at Walmart put me in a malleable political group called "Walmart Women?"

    Sure, some political messages are designed to appeal to specific groups; minorities, WASPS, Pro-Lifers, Abortionists, the Christian Majority, Gays, Teachers, Unionists, etc......................
    but, "Walmart Women?"
    Is this strange or I am overly sensitive?
  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Wallmart Women responding:

    If Donald Trump can shop at the Kmart in Potstown PA for his son attending the Hill School nearby, I'll shop at Walmart or Kmart. We both know how to save a buck and when to spend it.

    I'll wait for Hillary's book at the library.
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm more of a Target tramp .

    I missed that - I presume it was supposed to be akin to "soccer moms."
  5. by   aimeee
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched
    I'm more of a Target tramp .

    :chuckle Me too!
  6. by   FROGGYLEGS
    Well, If the lines weren't always so long at Walmart then I suppose I'd be a "Walmart Woman". I'm a K-Mart girl
  7. by   Shamrock
    But where would they be without us???
    Last edit by Shamrock on Jun 10, '03
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    they always have to find a label to TRY and understand complicated things like demographics and HUMAN NATURE don't they? Oh and I am NOT a Walmart woman. Target on occasion but I enjoy small, original shops best. That and I have access to military exchanges. I like them, as well. And I can't stand Oprah or Hillary. So where is my "pidgeon hole", I wonder?
  9. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched
    I'm more of a Target tramp .

    I missed that - I presume it was supposed to be akin to "soccer moms."
    Well, I gotta tell you.....Target is Wal Marts new competition in this area since they both put Super K out of business. I have shopped both just spend more time shopping in WalMart than Target but irregardless....I missed this as I am not a talk show watcher that much.......what show was this? I think we should write an complain about being socially slandered. I realize that race religion, creed and sexual preference come into play where political views are concerned say walmart women???!!? You might as well start slinging enthinc/racial/sexual orientation slurs (someone stop me if I accidentally step on toes due to lack of PC, please cause I am not a biased person). I ask what is wrong with being a soccer mom or a walmart shopper (been the soccer mom before...Loved it and believe it or not I miss it ) These fools need to know that calling some one a "WalMart Woman" is every bit as much a slur as all the rest. Even my red-bellied wood pecker out side on my bird feeder is squwalking in agreement :chuckle

    Anyone got an address for this program???
  10. by   Angelica
    Yet another example of a political pundit showing off how witty and erudite she can be. I imagine she felt free to use the term as she didn't expect any 'Walmart women' to be watching.
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Sounds like a put down to me.
    I am a "Beverly Hills Hadassah Thrift Shop woman". When those ladies gain or lose a few pounds they give away clothing I would never spend the $$$ on when new!
    Still think I looked best when my Mom sewed my clothes. She had a special artistic talent!

    Seriously who would turn down EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS?
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Oh I love thrift store shopping...the deals you get on great clothing, space nurse...WOOT! I got some cool clothes as a kid and young adult from thrift if I could find a good one around here, I'd be in shopping heaven
  13. by   H ynnoD
    I guess you could call me a Walmart Man.You can fill most of your shopping needs in one stop.Their getting ready to build one of those super Walmarts here that even have groceries.Would be all away across town though...Love Walmart,Target,all the dollar stores,ect....
  14. by   passing thru
    I can't stomach Hillary............can't stand her.....
    However, I DID WATCH THE INTERVIEW......................................... ...
    ...Speaking of the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 8 MILLION BUCKS......$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    I admit I was happy for Hillary on one account;

    She got 8 million & kept her man.

    the trashy tramp got a few licks under the table.....