Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

The Morning After: I Don’t See Race Edition

The first woman president (second from L) meets the first black president (second from R)
* Happy birthday, "post-racial America"! Writing in the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker does not see race. In response to criticism that calling Barack Obama the first woman president was (among other things) racist, Parker pens a column explaining that she can't [...]

Rape Analogy: The “Health Care Is Date Rape” Theory

Here on the Sexist, our Rape Analogy series generally focuses on false comparisons employed in order to explain away sexual assault. You know: "rape is like a hurricane"; "rape is like taking a stroll in the jungle"; "rape is like walking in a bad neighborhood."
This time around, let's flip the script to examine what other [...]

“The Most Pro-Abortion President in American History”

Did ya'll watch C-SPAN last night? The Republican strategy of frantically burying their racist and classist rhetoric under a protective shield of faux concern for unborn babies was in full, glorious display. Between the white dudes arguing that socialist health care reform will "enslave" the American people (inside) and the white dudes chanting racial epithets at [...]

Rock The Vote Says Teen Abstinence, Transphobia Will Win Health Care Reform

A new initiative from youth voting campaign Rock the Vote is encouraging young people to "hold out for health care" by refusing to have sex with people who don't support health care reform. In a strange turn of events, I'm with FOX News on this one: This sucks.

Sarah Palin Supporters Talk Feminism

On Saturday, hundreds braved the first snow of the year outside BJ’s Wholesale Club in Fairfax to get a live glimpse at Sarah Palin, there to sign copies of her new memoir, Going Rogue. Having filed into the shopping center’s parking lot, the Palinites were sitting ducks for reporters with questions like this one: What [...]

Sarah Palin’s Entire Existence Is Sexist

This week's Newsweek cover story, which details all the ways that Sarah Palin is "bad for the GOP—and for everybody else," is accompanied by a compelling stock photo: Palin striking a sassy pose in a pair of well-fitting shorts, courtesy of the former Alaska Governor's August Runner's World photo shoot (thanks to thinkpinkradio for the [...]

Ashley Madison’s Conservative Values, an online dating site that facilitates extramarital affairs, has never been too popular among moral conservatives. Earlier this year, Deroy Murdock argued on Human Events that Ashley Madison has edged out gay marriage as the number one threat to traditional matrimony. Now, cluck-clucking conservatives won't have to choose between the cheaters and the gays: [...]

Creigh Deeds Dismisses Reporter As “Young Lady,” GOP Cares

The Republican Governor's Association has launched a new attack ad against Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia. The ad catches Deeds fending off a female reporter's line of questioning about proposed tax increases by telling her, "I think I've made myself clear, young lady."

Bob McDonnell Suggests “Working Mom Government Simplicity Task Force”

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell delivered a speech to George Washington University College Republicans last night, the G.W. Hatchet reports. McDonnell didn't explicitly mention his recently unearthed masters thesis which denigrated working women, homosexuals, and people who have sex. But he did make a nod to his commitment to right his past statements:
My wife has [...]

G.W. Republicans Release Press Release Against Sonia Sotomayor

Umm. Okay [PDF].