NOW's Reactionary Knee Jerk Too Far


“Womens group endorses Brown on same day as ‘whore’ comment surfaces,” CNN reports:

California’s National Organization for Women announced its endorsement for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday, the same day a taped conversation surfaced in which one of Brown’s aides called the Republican candidate a ‘whore.'”As governor, mayor, and attorney general, Jerry Brown has promoted and defended women’s rights,” the group’s president, Patty Bellasalma, said in a statement. “Jerry stands for fairness and equality and never ever backs down. We have every confidence that he will do the same as California’s next Governor.”

“For California women, actions speak louder than words. We know Jerry Brown’s record, and we know Meg Whitman’s record. The choice is clear. We strongly urge California women to vote for Jerry Brown for governor,” Bellasalma added.
It’s likely not a coincidence that the women’s group released their endorsement on Friday.

Whitman’s campaign manager Jillian Hasner responded Friday to NOW’s endorsement, sharply condemning the group as a “partisan organization.”


Meanwhile, centrist-Democrat Kirsten Powers writes at the Daily Beast:

The Jerry Brown campaign’s “whore” comment wasn’t the first to slur against a Republican woman. And look where the attacks are coming from—progressives and liberal women.

Hey, you can’t fool me — if there’s one thing I learned from liberals during the 2008 election, Meg isn’t a woman, she’s a Republican.

Related: “MSNBC Bleeps Out the Word ‘Whore’ From Jerry Brown Story.”

Related: “The Anti-Women Left Falls Back On Sexual Slurs And Dehumanization,” Lori Ziganto writes at NewsReal.

Scratch a progressive, find a misogynist.


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