Hey! Did you know that Republicans hate Women, Blacks, Jews, Hispanics, (insert group of non-old white men here) ?!? What? You didn’t?! Just look at all the evidence!
For those of you who read conservative blogs, you know that accusations of bigotry of all forms is not uncommon for the Repulican party, or conservatives in general. However, I found this article uniquely offensive and angering and for someone who’s a conservative in a heavily liberal area, that’s hard to do.
But the growing schism between the Republican Party’s ascendant right wing and its shrinking moderate core has clear gender undertones — and Scozzafava’s departure raises fresh questions about the GOP’s ability to recruit, elect and even tolerate the sort of moderate women who used to be part of its ruling mainstream.
Ah yes, gotta love those “undertones” and “raises questions” lines. Democrats and liberals use these lines when they want to make accusations but don’t have the balls to actually stand behind what they are accusing people of (usually because they know it’s untrue). Sounds a lot like those racist undertones conservatives had during Obama’s campaign, and throughout the ongoing fight against universal healthcare. Why, we (conservatives) are only opposing the President because (gasp) he’s black! Now, we’re only voting against candidates like Scozzafava because (gasp) she’s a woman! It takes almost the entire first page before we find out that there’s even any possibility of another reason conservatives would oppose her nomination.
Scozzafava’s conservative critics — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh — chalked up their opposition to her liberal positions on abortion and gay rights.
It’s not so much that they invoked Palin and Limbaugh as critics (who by far weren’t the only ones) of Scozzafava, but the authors of this pile of crap article only chose to mentin two specific issues; abortion, and gay rights.
Did you also know that Scozzafava was pro-card-check? She also supported the porkulus bill that every single GOP House Representative voted against. She also voted for tax hikes and a $180 million dollar state bank bailout. However, those couldn’t possibly be reasons for conservative opposition, it MUST be because we’re all RAAAC- er…I mean…SEEEEEEEXXXXIST!!!!
But it doesn’t stop there. In the very next paragraph, the authors of this crapfest double-down on stupid.
While Republicans scored a pair of impressive electoral victories in New Jersey and Virginia with solid support among female voters, the events of the last week offer harbingers of serious trouble ahead with the largest swing voter bloc in the country — women.
So, Republicans had solid support among females in New Jersey and Virigina, where strong conservative candidates were the nominees, but all that opposition to the anything-but-stalwart Republican in NY-23 was entirely gender-based and had nothing to do with her stance on the issues? I personally love the line, “…the events of the last week offers harbingers of serious trouble ahead…” As if the elections in NJ and VA did not happen the same week as Scozzafava’s NY-23 election?
Here’s the part that put me over the top;
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), one of the most outspoken feminists in the House, put it more bluntly: “This is a party that doesn’t respect women, a party that doesn’t believe women are equal to men,” she told POLITICO. “I don’t think they attract women to their party,” added Wasserman Schultz. “I think they repulse women.”
Really? You mean, the party that went apeshit for a certain female Governor from Alaska? That same party that collected millions of dollars as soon as people saw that a strong conservative (emphasis on the “conservative”) Republican female candidate was on the ticket?
How about those Democrats? Back in 2008 they rejected a strong liberal candidate who was arguably the most experienced person on the Democratic ticket. Instead, they threw their support behind a black inexperienced Senator from Illinois. Where were all the articles “raising questions” about that? Hey, she even still had a chance to be chosen as the VP, but was passed over for this rocket surgeon.
Later in the article, the authors mention that it’s becoming increasingly more and more difficult for Republicans to recruit women to run for political office. Obviously, this must be because there just aren’t that many conservative women. It doesn’t have anything to do with how conservative women are treated by the liberal media. I mean, look at all the things women can look forward to when they run under the GOP ticket!
- Investigations into you and your family’s past.
- Constant questioning into whether or not you gave birth to your own son, or just covered up your teenage daughter’s pregnancy (“where’s the birth certificate and hospital records, Sarah?!”).
- Unending frivolous lawsuits alleging misuse of state funds (all of which are eventually dismissed).
- Deliberate criticism of your fashion and makeup choices.
With all those things to look forward to, it’s amazing why there just aren’t more women running under the GOP ticket.