Krystal Ball (Rightfully) Criticizes Rush; CA GOP Spokesperson Responds, “Speaking of #sluts…”

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    I posted earlier today about 2010 Democratic nominee for Congress (in the 1st CD) Krystal Ball hitting back hard against raging misogynist and all around hater Rush Limbaugh. Now, the Republicans are hitting back at Krystal Ball, in the way that they do best – by denigrating and demeaning her in exactly the same way. What’s truly pitiful in this case is that it’s actually a woman, Jennifer Kerns, the “new Spokeswoman & Communications Director for the California Republican Party,” using misogynistic, inappropriate (to put it mildly), unacceptable language for the year 2012 (or 1912, for that matter). Making fun of someone’s name and saying “Speaking of #sluts?” What the heck is WRONG with these people?!?

    h/t: Dante Atkins at Daily Kos

    • kindler

      …in the eyes of the GOP, basically any woman who speaks up for herself and others is a whore.

      But you gotta admit, insulting and alienating half the population is a brilliant political strategy — why didn’t we think of that one?

    • From Krystal Ball:

      Rush Limbaugh issued an apology today for calling Sandra Fluke a prostitute and a slut after she testified before Congress on women’s health care. This apology occurs after three days of Limbaugh slut shaming Ms. Fluke, insulting her parents and saying that Fluke should make a pornographic movie for his titillation. On the fourth day, after a public outcry and the loss of at least six national sponsorships due to boycottrush.org and similar efforts, Mr. Limbaugh now regrets his choice of words. This was too little, way too late. Especially since Mr. Limbaugh has a long history of offensive and vulgar comments. No business should associate itself with such a pattern of repeated, reckless, personal abuse. If Rush wants to continue to have the opportunity to demean women in the future, that is his right. Good companies have many opportunities to promote their businesses without having to subsidize the denigration of women. Sandra Fluke wasn’t the first woman to be smeared by Rush Limbaugh, but she needs to be the last.