Santorum staffer reinforces women=barefoot and pregnant viewpoint as God’s will
I guess it’s kind of a no-brainer to observe that today’s GOP touts a group of candidates in the Clown Car tripping over one another to say who is the most womb-controlling of the bunch to woo the batsh*t voter base. It’s another thing to actually have staffers for candidates actually affirming that Michele Bachmann shouldn’t have even had a seat in the Clown Car because God gave her a va-jay-jay. But here you have it. (Think Progress):
In an article about the reasons Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign fizzled, the Des Moines Register points to “sexism among conservatives,” singling out an offensive email written by a staffer to Rick Santorum:
“The question then comes, ‘Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?’ ” Johnson’s email said.
Notably, Santorum hasn’t commented on this bit of business yet, but folks in the Bachmann camp are talking about the rampant misogyny in the far-right evangelical community that helped do in Mrs. Bachmann, with the help of Rick Santorum’s surrogates:
Peter Waldron, who lives in Florida and worked nationally Iowa as Bachmann’s “faith outreach coordinator,” says that “misogyny was a serious issue in Iowa” — and argues that “medieval attitudes” are to blame, in part, for his candidate’s weak showing.
He is today demanding an apology from Santorum over a “sexist strategy” in the state, sending a press release only hours before Santorum won the support of a key meeting of national evangelical leaders.
Citing Johnson’s email, Waldron makes this charge: “Evangelical surrogates [for Santorum] promoted the idea that a female cannot be an elected official or a commander-in-chief.”
Wow. Them’s fightin’ words, Little Ricky. Care to respond?