Bob Filner, Anthony Weiner, Bob Menendez and others were long excused by the Democrat party for their behavior towards women, but this hasn’t stopped Democrats from accusing their Republican opponents of a “war on women.” Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill attacked Kentucky’s Senator Mitch McConnell over a remark made by NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring, who does not work for McConnell:
“How ironic that Mitch McConnell talks about the importance of women voters to his campaign, and a few days later his spokesman uses a sexist smear against a strong, smart and capable woman,” McCaskill said in a statement sent out by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday. “I don’t understand these men in the Republican Party. It seems almost impossible for them to open their mouths without insulting women.”
Brad Dayspring, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, derisively called Lundergan Grimes “an empty dress.”
He said Lundergan Grimes attacks McConnell with talking points used by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the same purpose.
“Alison Lundergan Grimes seems incapable of articulating her own thoughts, and faced with questions, either directly parrots the talking points handed to her by [Sen.] Chuck Schumer or she babbles incoherently and stares blankly into the camera as though she’s a freshman in high school struggling to remember the CliffsNotes after forgetting to read her homework assignment,” Dayspring told The Hill.
It is sexist to express opinion, what many men and women believe to be an accurate assessment, about a candidate’s qualifications? Is Grimes to receive special criticism consideration because she is a woman? Are we to now demand that women be excluded from the same standards to which men are subjected, otherwise they will claim “sexism?” How often have we heard the phrase “empty suit” with regards to male politicians? (I myself use it nearly every other week.)
What is ironic is the silence from Senator McCaskill when her voice was needed most in defense of women over Filner, Weiner, Spitzer, and other members of her party. Even more, still, considering that the company of McCaskill’s husband was reportedly sued for sexual harassment while she campaigned for reelection and discussed the GOP’s “war on women.”
Thanks for the welcome as we fill in for our friend Jim. Hoft and I go back a ways and when last I visited him in the hospital he demanded that I fill him in on just how badly Obama was screwing up Syria. A total fighter!
Here’s the archive of when Hoft and our friend Andrew Marcus filled in for me on my radio program and did a stellar job.