Politics was only one factor behind NOW’s endorsement of a Democratic candidate who waits to apologize after a staffer called his female opponent a “whore” until it threatens to damage his campaign to return to the Governor’s office. Anothe was that Whitman represents a threat to their narrative. Recall what Ed Morrissey wrote this weekend:
Whitman showed that women can succeed at the highest levels of the private sector with her incredible leadership at eBay, and that women can turn that success into political force. That flies in the face of their need to hype victimization over self-determination, and demand the expansion of government interventions to dictate outcomes rather than create an equitable environment in which all can compete equally and win or lose based on their talent, drive, and fortunes.
Meg’s not the only one to bear the brunt of their bile. Lori Ziganto reports that radical feminists open spew “sexist and outright misogynistic garbage at conservative women.” She and other women who don’t toe the left-wing line have been
. . . called “gender traitors” or not real women. I’ve been called a dumb tart, just a rack, and told “I have better meat for her mouth.” I’ve been accused of being a wholly owned subsidiary of male dominated culture, whatever that means. We dumb tarts can’t seem to figure out things like that.
Lori, I can relate. Left-wing gays mete out similar treatment to us. Unable to understand the arguments of gay conservatives, they choose instead to call us “self-hating” or dub us the equivalent of “Jewish Nazis.” They have as much evidence for their allegation as the Democrats do for their contention that the Chamber of Commerce uses foreign money to pay for its campaign ads.