Writing in The National Memo, the absolutely wonderful Connie Schultz, in support of Planned Parenthood, describes the GOP reaction to the Democratic women in Congress wearing suffragette white at Trump’s speech last week: they accused the women of “identity politics”:
Tell you what. I’m going to stop identifying as a woman as soon as Republicans stop identifying women for targeted attacks.
DailyKos Elections offered this today, quoting one GOP guy who brought on Connie Schultz’s comment. (Warning to women readers: brace yourselves.)
• ND-Sen: GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer, allegedly Mitch McConnell’s top recruit to take on Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp next year, is really, really not helping his cause. During a “radio town hall” Wednesday morning, Cramer decided what the world truly needs is more men commenting on how their women colleagues dress professionally:
“But by the way, did you notice how poorly several of them were dressed as well? It is a syndrome. There is no question, there is a disease associated with the notion that a bunch of women would wear bad-looking white pantsuits in solidarity with Hillary Clinton to celebrate her loss. You cannot get that weird.”
Ah. So not only are their sartorial choices and political preferences in question, their very mental health is as well. Women love being talked about in this manner, of course, which is why Cramer apologized so fulsomely later that same day. Oh wait, just kidding:
“But at the same time, they looked silly. I don’t buy their argument that it was a celebration of suffrage. I think they should be celebrating the fact that there were women members of Congress sitting in a joint session, listening to the President of the United States on equal footing as a co-equal branch—and sort of get over this notion that somehow we have to be offended all the time.”
See, little ladies? You should be just thrilled that, not even a hundred years after you were so generously given the right to vote, we’re now allowing you to sit alongside us men on the floor of Congress to listen to a speech! So stop with your “silly” protests and just behave yourselves already.