But what Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (the tea party candidate for United States Senate) said about one-time Libertarian candidate for Governor of Alabama Loretta Nall was just disgusting. The comments were made in 2006, but recently came to light now with McDaniel running for United States Senate.
McDaniel said of Nall, “It’s so interesting to see this woman, basically using her boobies, I shouldn’t have said that, to using her breasts to run for office. If that’s not the most typical Libertarian platform I don’t know what is. The only thing that could probably make the campaign more Libertarian is a heroin needle in her arm.”
Isn’t he just classy?
In the past he’s also mocked complaints over racism, and was the keynote speaker at a neo-Confederate rally in 2013. You know, just last year.
Isn’t it amazing how often Republican candidates, especially tea party favorites, are tied to racism or sexism? But no, they’re not racist or anti-women at all.
While I’m not saying all Republicans are racist or sexist, I am saying that a large number of those who are racist or sexist just happen to be Republican.
McDaniel’s comments weren’t only offensive to Libertarians (especially the heroin part), but they were highly offensive to female political candidates by suggesting that Nall only got on the ballot because of her “boobies.” And you just don’t say comments like he did by a genuine slip of the tongue. He clearly has no respect for women. Then again, most conservatives don’t. That’s an ongoing problem which has been highlighted most recently by their opposition to equal pay for women laws.
But looking at some of the extremely shady company McDaniel seems to keep, these comments shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. And as a liberal who often deals with tea party conservatives, his comments fall in line with much of what I hear from these people.
The fact that this guy is actually getting support, even with these comments (and shady connections to racist groups) being brought to light, shows what kind of “values” tea party Republicans really represent.