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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:30 PM

He might as well have added, “You know, for a chick.”

Rand Paul Slams Ashley Judd, Embraces Tiresome GOP Misogyny

The GOP has a very limited playbook when dealing with rivals. Generally speaking, if they’re not white or male, the GOP attacks their intelligence and fairly drips condescension. For someone as pre-programmed and unoriginal as Rand Paul (R-Parrot), there was never any danger of straying for this playbook and it showed during a Sunday interview on CNN. When the topic of Ashley Judd’s challenge to deeply unpopular Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-No One Likes Me) came up, Paul had this to say:

“Ashley Judd is a famous actress, she’s an attractive woman and presents herself well and — from what I understand — is articulate.”

He might as well have added, “You know, for a chick.”

This is a perfect example of how conservatives view female politicians. Sarah Palin was a huge hit because she was attractive and, when she had a teleprompter, great at delivering a speech. That she was poorly educated and mangled the English language the rest of the time was irrelevant. She looked great doing it. So of course this is what Paul takes note of first and only afterwards disparages Judd’s intelligence by referring to her as “articulate.”

“Articulate” is the right wing code word for “not as stupid as the rest.” It is rare that a white male politician is referred to as “articulate” because it’s assumed that they already are. It’s a poorly kept secret that Republicans already think women are too stupid to make decisions for themselves. This is reflected in the GOP’s ongoing war on women’s rights which are almost always waged by older men because having a uterus obviously disqualifies a person from discussing one. We also find this reflected in the distaste the right has for women voters.


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/11/rand-paul-slams-ashley-judd-embraces-tiresome-gop-misogyny/




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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:36 PM

1. Coming from a doctor who had to create his own board to become 'board certified'

I credential physicians, for a living. Rand Paul does not meet our criteria for board certification. I would enjoy sending him a denial letter.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:48 PM

3. +1

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:42 PM

2. World according to the Pauls

- we can't have women running for office - it is bad enough they have the vote.

But on the bright side - they sure are scared of "an attractive woman and presents herself well and — from what I understand — is articulate” running, probably because they know she will win.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:57 PM

4. The world has moved on, Senator...

Step aside, please...step aside...

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