Doing cardio yesterday, caught Jan Schakowsky on Piers Morgan’s show and was struck by her prejudiced view of the GOP. (Side note: would anyone watch CNN if gyms/airports did not broadcast it as their default “news” station?)
Scrolling through the Corner, I found that Eliana Johnson had embedded video (of part of) the 7-term Illinois Democrat’s appearance on the show where she contended Akin’s remark, as Johnson summarizes, “unmasks the ‘real positions’ of the Republican party“:
The real position of the Republican Party?!?!? The only prominent Republicans who have spoken out have criticized Akin’s remarks about rape, with many urging him to withdraw from the Senate race. The chairman of the Republican National Committee publicly called the remarks “dumb” and “bizarre.”
To partisans like Miss Schakowsky, it doesn’t really matter what Republicans say. When one Republican says something crazy and offensive, well, then the crazy, stupid statement defines the party. Interestingly, when a prominent supporter of her party engages in name-calling, she won’t even respond to a question (at 0:30 below):
She had the chance to criticize an outspoken left-wing misogynist and refused. At least Republicans have condemned Akin’s statement and distanced themselves from the Congressman.
Will any Democrats call on Schakowski to apologize for misrepresenting the GOP? Will they distance themselves from her inaccurate assumptions?
Expect to have more to say about this when I have time to review the transcript.