Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Ugly NH GOP Blog Post

vaillancourtMore evidence that the Republican War On Women is alive and well comes from New Hampshire.

Seems as though New Hampshire state legislator Steve Vallancourt decided to write a misogynist post for the NH Insider blog that disparaged Congresswoman Ann Kuster (D)  as 'ugly as sin' and took it another reprehensible step forward by stating that drag queens were more attractive.

'Annie Kuster looks more like a drag queen than most men in drag.'

If Vallancourt's name sounds vaguely familiar to you, back in 2012 he had to apologize for yelling "Sieg Heil!" and doing a Nazi salute on the NH house floor after debate was stopped by the Republican Speaker of the House on a voter Suppression ID bill.

Vallancourt's post was intended to support the US House candidacy of New Hampshire state rep Marilinda Garcia, bur she quickly put out a statement yesterday distancing herself from the ugly blog remarks.

"State Rep. Vaillancourt’s recent comments about Rep. Ann Kuster are sexist and have absolutely no place in political discourse. Both Rep. Kuster and I have experienced this unfortunate reality of being a woman in politics. I hope that as time moves forward and more female candidates run for political office around the country, people will focus on the content of our ideas rather than what we wear and how we look."

And I know this conservafool isn't trying to go there and talk about how people look when he ain't all that himself.  But then again it's a concrete example of the misogyny running rampant in the Republican Party and the conservative movement boys club in general.

It'll be up to the residents of New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District to decide which woman  will represent them.   I suspect their November 4 decision on who will be their congressmember will be based more on qualifications and what they can do for the district

And speaking of what you can do for your district Steve Vallancourt, how about you have several seats and a nice tall mug of shut the hell up?.

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