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  • Typical Liberalism: The GOP Can Elect Tons of Women, But They’re Still a Sexist Party

    Here’s a quick clip from MSNBC (of course) that perfectly illustrates how, if you’re a conservative Republican, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    Ana Marie Cox, the founder of the “Wonkette” blog who cut her teeth on a D.C. sex scandal during the Bush administration, was a guest on Alex Wagner’s tedious “Now” program, where she was asked about the status of women’s issues while Washington is under the control of Republicans.

    Alex listed off several prominent female GOPers, including Nikki Haley, Susana Martínez, Joni Ernst, and Mia Love, all of whom have become rising stars in the party. At the same time, Wagner lamented the loss of female candidates on the left side of the aisle, and asked Ana Marie what that will mean for the future of women.

    That’s when the classic double standard emerged: more women DOESN’T mean any less sexism, at least according to the MSNBC crowd.

    Yes, Mia Love won and I think that’s great, and yes, Joni Ernst won and I think that’s sort of great,” said Cox sarcastically. “But the Republican caucus is actually proportionally even more male and white than it used to be, because they elected so many more men than they did women. So let’s keep that in mind.”

    Sure, Ana Marie. Let’s keep that in mind. So how many women must we elect exactly to pass the Cox test of fairness? 20 women? 50 women? 100 women? Can you give us a quota to aim for? Should we elect more women than men? Or will you then suddenly claim that the GOP doesn’t have enough old white men anymore?

    You can’t win with these idiots. No matter what conservatives do or how much progress they’ve made, it’s never good enough to satisfy the crowd that’s virtually obsessed with adding check marks to the diversity box. What they’ve always failed to realize is that Republicans spend far less time focusing on skin color and gender than they do, because the priority has been to get the best qualified candidate elected, regardless of their sex or complexion.

    Besides, we’ve already seen the result of diversity for diversity’s sake: his name is Barack Obama. Look how far that’s gotten us.


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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