From all indications, the Republicans really can’t stand uppity women. What other conclusion could one draw from a recent National Republican Congressional Committee press release that accused her of backing down to liberals in her caucus who oppose Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s recommendation for an escalation of troops in Afghanistan.
“If Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place,” the release said.
Yeah, that’s a good way to shore up your faltering poll numbers with women, isn’t it? Suggest that the first female Speaker of the House in the history of the United States be put “in her place”. Isn’t that about like saying you think Barack Obama is “a credit to his race”, while courting black voters?
“They really don’t understand how inappropriate that is,” Pelosi said of the phrasing. “I’m in my place. I’m the Speaker of the House, the first woman Speaker of the House. And I’m in my place because the House of Representatives voted me there,” she added. “But that language is something I haven’t even heard in decades.”
Here’s to hoping the Republicans keep shooting themselves in the foot. As much as they like to crow that the extremists within their own party exist solely on the fringe, it definitely diminishes their brand when an official press release from the National Republican Congressional Committee uses a sexist phrase in reference to the Speaker of the House. They can’t really be that stupid… can they?