At this point I can’t quite figure out what’s more ridiculous – the actual stances Republicans take on issues pertaining to women’s rights or their comments trying to defend themselves against these often outdated and ridiculous political beliefs.
I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the “libido” comments “women’s rights genius” Mike Huckabee blessed with us with this past week where he basically said that Democrats are waging a war on women by forcing them to use birth control because apparently Democrats don’t believe women can control their libido.
No, really, that’s what he said.
Well now Kentucky Senator Rand Paul seems determined to top that idiocy by going back nearly two decades to use Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal to insinuate that it’s Democrats – not Republicans – who don’t respect women.
Senator Paul said:
“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office. I think the media really seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was twenty years old and an intern his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior. And it should be something we shouldn’t want to associate with, people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office. And then (Democrats) have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women’?”
I love how even in this pathetic attempt to compare one situation against an entire party’s political attack on women (and by the way, I’m sure there are plenty of Republican politicians who are doing the exact same thing as well as Democrats), he still finds a way to demean women.
Basically to Paul, a twenty-two-year-old (not twenty) female is a “girl,” not a woman. Great how he insinuates that a twenty-two-year-old “girl” would apparently be too gullible to know what was doing. Instead, she would of course “fall prey” to the much more powerful older man. You know, because she was just a little helpless twenty-two-year-old girl unable to think for herself.
But Paul couldn’t stop there – he had to bring Hillary into it by saying:
“Now, it’s not Hillary’s fault. But it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history. This is in regard to the Clintons. Sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other.”
So it’s not Hillary’s fault (duh) but he just has to mention her name because “it’s hard to separate one from the other.” Who the heck can’t separate Bill from Hillary Clinton in regards to the Monica Lewinsky scandal?
This was just a blatant attempt to take a shot at Hillary, even though the “shot” didn’t make sense whatsoever when you consider he was discussing Bill’s behavior during the Lewinsky scandal.
If this is the depth Republicans are having to stoop to in order to defend their record on women’s rights, that tells you all you really need to know about just how awful conservative policies are on women.