Noting the number of Republican women running strong races across the country, Jennifer Rubin, a strong and wise woman herself, speculates why some left-wing feminists are freaking out:
And these women are threatening to decimate the professional gender grievants’ notion that “feminism” is coterminous with a liberal, statist, abortion-on-demand agenda. The reason, I would suggest, that the left went so nuts over Christine O’Donnell is not simply because she rendered a vulnerable seat safe for the Democrats or because she showed that Tea Party enthusiasts’ judgment is not infallible. It is because she provided solace to nervous liberal feminists –”See, this wacky dame is what conservative women are all about.” Sarah Palin has proved to be politically astute, Sharron Angle had Harry Reid on the defensive in their debate, and Carly Fiorina is showing that a pro-lifer can be competitive in California; but not to fear — O’Donnell will discredit them all. Or so the theory went.
In fact, she’s done no damage to the GOP beyond her state’s borders and arguably has taken some of the heat off Angle and others.
No wonder that while “national NOW President Terry O’Neill said that anyone who ‘from here on’ calls a woman a ‘whore” should be fired“, Parry Bellasalma, the head California NOW “TPM in response to a question that ‘Meg Whitman could be described as “a political whore.” Yes, that’s an accurate statement.'”
Wow, just wow. Ed Morrissey expects
NOW to suddenly embrace the “whore” insult as an asexual description of a lack of honor and ethics, which is exactly how it has been meant when used in the political context by all of the people NOW attacked over the years for using the term. And in doing so, they will have completed their performance-art meltdown and the exposure of their own lack of integrity and honesty.