Yeah I know. It’s a chunk of Meet The Press, and it has Rachel Maddow. But it’s actually a good argument, and Maddow drops the gloves here on a roundtable on the War on Women when GOP strategist Alex Castellanos goes all “now listen here young lady…” and she basically slaughters him and hangs him on a meathook. Hilary Rosen and GOP Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers go at it too.
Rachel brings up the excellent point that yes, women make less than men do. Rosen brings up that “when men have health issues, they’re health issues. When women have health issues, they’re political issues”. And Castellanos couldn’t be any more condescending to the both of them. Meanwhile, Rodgers goes on about how it’s a “myth created by the Democrat party.”
It’s everything wrong with the GOP right there in 10 minutes. Rachel Maddow, Doctor Rachel Maddow, Rhodes Scholar, by the way, was purposely being dismissed by Castellanos here for letting her silly girly emotions taking over, her “passion”:
It’s policy. And I love how passionate you are. I wish you are as right about what you’re saying as you are passionate about it. I really do.
As if Rachel is too stupid to know the difference between policy and passion and needs to be put in her place by a big strong man. She can’t possibly be right, because she has a vagina. I don’t agree with everything she says at times on issues of opinion, but I know better than to say she’s wrong because she’s too dumb to get her facts right because she’s a woman.
And Rachel proceeds to rip Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers apart too:
The first law passed by this administration is the Fair Pay Act. To remedy that court ruling. The Mitt Romney campaign put you out as a surrogate to shore up people’s feelings about this issue after they could not say whether or not Mitt Romney would have signed that bill. You’re supposed to make us feel better about it. You voted against the Fair Pay Act. It’s not about–whether or not you have a female surrogate. It’s about policy and whether or not you want to fix some of the structural discrimination that women really do face that Republicans don’t believe is happening.
Let’s not forget that it’s Republican woman enabling this stuff to happen. Gender issues, much like racism and poverty, only exist in the minds of lunatic liberals, apparently. In Republican America, we’re all equal.
As long as, you know, unlike Rachel Maddow, we shut up when the GOP men are talking, because they’re always right.
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