EXPOSED: Republican attacks on Nancy Pelosi are about misogyny, not policy

Here’s a hot take we weren’t expecting this week, but apparently The Washington Post’s Paul Waldman thinks that Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s appearance in GOP campaign ads isn’t about her liberal policies like wanting to raise taxes — it’s all about misogyny.

This is one of the dumbest things ever published in Washington Post history https://t.co/i3XOJLFFhI

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 11, 2018

That’s a bold statement.

— Carl Gustav, Asst to the Regional Manager (@CaptYonah) August 11, 2018

Waldman writes:

Can we stop treating this lie seriously once and for all? We all know what’s really going on. The Republican attack on Pelosi is about conservative identity politics, full stop. It’s partly the same kind of ugly misogyny that has driven conservatives for years, and that comes out whenever the prospect of a woman wielding genuine power rears its head. Women who display ambition are judged harshly, particularly by conservatives; it’s no accident that Bernie Sanders, whose policy ideas are much more opposed to conservatism than Pelosi’s, inspires nothing like the venomous loathing on the right that Pelosi and Hillary Clinton do.

That’s one to bookmark for when President Nikki Haley is inaugurated in 2025.

Congratulations @paulwaldman1 yes Republicans are dumb woman hating neanderthals and Hillary lost because of misogyny not because her campaign had no message and Americans didn’t trust her

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 11, 2018

Attention @paulwaldman1 Nancy Pelosi saying she will raise taxes is called POLICY. That is why republicans oppose her, not your bullshit handmaid’s tale. You should apologize for writing something so thoroughly stupid. https://t.co/5A5Abe5Z1B

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 11, 2018

Yes, they’ve really nailed it. It’s misogyny and not the absolutely brutal negatives we see in internals – negatives that cut across party lines.

— Andrew Boucher (@AndrewBoucher) August 12, 2018

Hahaha wapo nailed it! Conservatives don’t like pelosi because she’s a woman…brilliant! Do they honestly think people are this stupid? (And I know the answer is ‘yes’)

— MBWalks (@mbwalkstar) August 12, 2018

It couldn’t be @NancyPelosi is a blithering idiot.

— Daisy💜🐶@TrumpQNation (@talmage_lisa) August 12, 2018

Do they not remember how this went for them with Hillary? They literally only have 3 cards to play: sexism, racism and free stuff.

— Muscles McSexington (@StArminante) August 11, 2018

These are the same people who say absolutely reprehensible things about people like, Betsy DeVos, Gina Haspel, Kellyanne Conway, etc.

— George Spelvin (@TheRealHannay) August 12, 2018

Why doesn’t this so-called misogyny ever show up whenever Republicans are asked about @SarahPalinUSA @nikkihaley @RealCandaceO @BetsyDeVos etc.???

— DespeRobbo (@Desperobbo) August 12, 2018

Urgh, made it through about 4 paragraphs before rolling my eyes so hard it hurt.

— Larry Corcoran (@Corkyshomebiz) August 12, 2018

Thought for sure Jennifer Rubin would be the author

— Conservative (@BrownDeerRepub) August 12, 2018


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