Sexist GOP Attitude Par Excellance
A Republican state lawmaker wrote in a blog post last week that U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.) will likely lose her re-election race in November because she is “ugly as sin” and “looks matter in politics.”
The New Hampshire blog Miscellany Blue first reported that New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R) compared Kuster to a “drag queen” in his lengthy post and said she will probably lose to Republican challenger Marilinda Garcia, who is “truly attractive.” He writes that his blog post is politically relevant because he “seem[s] to recall” some new polling that shows “an attractive candidate can have as much as a seven to ten point advantage over a less attractive (or even an unattractive) candidate.”
What a mean spirited fuck! It is one thing to say one candidate is more attractive than another, but going on and on with jokes about drag queens and comparisons to sin is beneath contempt. What is really ugly here is his attitude to women.
Marilinda Garcia, the young GOP woman running for the seat has disavowed his comments much to her credit. Too bad all her policy inclinations are empty headed regurgitations of standard conservative positions from dismantling the ACA to simple minded austerity measures. I sure hope she loses.
By the way, he is no looker himself….but I guess that is OK for guys in the GOP if the personalities on Fox News are any kind of indicator.
(Previously I published an empty page so I added the following.)
I have no idea how this page got published——I was just starting to type! (Too bad there is no way to delete a complete error such as this…)
Hangs head in shame….
Come back later when I get my act together.