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Sexism isn't a issue for liberals if the target is a GOP woman like Sarah Palin or Michele
NY Daily News ^ | February 3rd 2011 | Andrea Tantaros

Posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:51 AM PST by Scanian

Just this week, notorious camera hog Sen. Chuck Schumer said perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard a politician say.

In attempting to make a point about how the organs of power on Capitol Hill need to work together to prevent a government shutdown, Schumer reconfigured the three branches of government. "You know," he said, "we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a President." It should be noted that this isn't the model described in most civics textbooks, which list the three branches as legislative, executive and judiciary.

Now imagine if a Republican had said that. Better yet, a Republican woman. She would be called stupid. She would be mocked on cable news and spoofed on "Saturday Night Live." Her credibility would be questioned, and if she were attractive, she'd be discounted as a dingbat or a bimbo.

But that's not the case here. Schumer's gaffe was met with little fanfare or ridicule from the mainstream media. His interviewer, Candy Crowley, a shrewd veteran journalist, didn't even question his error.

Granted, mistakes are made on live television. And Schumer was probably tired. People in the public eye talk so much that they are prone to more verbal flubs than the rest of us. For example, when President Obama said there were 51 states, and mispronounced corpsman ("corpse-man," he said). But while Republican women like Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) have been impaled for lesser missteps, Schumer and Obama can always expect a pass.

GOP women have been called names for doing a lot less than Schumer, or for doing nothing at all: Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, for one, was called a whore during the midterms.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dumbremarks; misogyny; republicans; schumer

1 posted on 02/03/2011 3:02:54 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian

“a(sic)issue”

English is dead.


2 posted on 02/03/2011 3:06:11 AM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: Tread EZ

“a(sic)issue”

English is dead.

First thing I noticed BUT the newspaper usually chooses the headline, title or whatever you want to call it.


3 posted on 02/03/2011 3:18:31 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Scanian

No Obama said there were 57 states


4 posted on 02/03/2011 3:20:07 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Scanian

“this isn’t the model described in most civics textbooks”

...True. The NEA is working for civics textbooks to say Obama, Michelle and Hillary make up the 3 branches.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 3:29:07 AM PST by albie
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To: Scanian
"For example, when President Obama said there were 51 states...

He said there were 57 states. Journalism is dead too.

6 posted on 02/03/2011 3:33:24 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Scanian
perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard a politician say

I can think of plenty of other things, even excluding momentary brain lapses like "57 states". How about Biden claiming FDR reasured the country by going on TV in 1929 (3+ years before he bacame president and 20 years before the country had TV). Then there's Sen. Patty Murry (D-WA) who shortly after 9/11/2001 that Osama Bin Laden was popular in Afghanistan because he built hospitals and day care centers. Can't think of anything a pol has ever said that was dumber than that.

7 posted on 02/03/2011 3:36:08 AM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Hugin

How about misattributing the quote on the rug in the Oval Office?


8 posted on 02/03/2011 3:38:54 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: cake_crumb

Guess I missed that one. Hard to beat OBL building day care centers though. It shows such a collosal ignorance of fundamentalsst Islam, it’s just plain scary to think someone that dumb is still a Senator almost 10 years later.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 3:43:53 AM PST by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Scanian

The left of center NYDaily News writes such a column. I guess they’re getting in on the Sarah Palin sells newspaper act with a twist to the right.


10 posted on 02/03/2011 3:46:59 AM PST by bronxville
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To: Hugin
http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/04/rug-burn-obamas-misattributed-oval-office-martin-luther-king-quote/
11 posted on 02/03/2011 3:56:13 AM PST by cake_crumb (Why do they call them "pat downs" when they're obviously "feel ups"?)
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To: Scanian
There is something to be learned from homosexuals coming out of the closet and having an alpha female running for higher office...we can now see clearly where were all the real objections have come from throughout our history.

This entire ordeal is begging for an historical study.

12 posted on 02/03/2011 3:58:01 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller

You are playing my song.

Lefties are all haters but the most vicious are homosexuals, the epicenter being the “Gay Mafia” that runs the NY Times.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 4:01:27 AM PST by Scanian
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To: bronxville

Don’t read the “comments” there.


14 posted on 02/03/2011 4:02:50 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Tread EZ

These authors buy their degrees from Amazon... $19.95 plus shipping.

LLS


15 posted on 02/03/2011 4:25:39 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Hugin

It’s not a dumb senator who is to blame. It is a dumb electorate.


16 posted on 02/03/2011 4:27:08 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: Earthdweller

The most outspoken feminists appear to be ugly bull dykes.


17 posted on 02/03/2011 4:42:28 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: Hugin

“Stand up Chuck”...”Oh, God Love you!”

Biden @ his best.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 4:53:00 AM PST by Sursam Abordine
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To: Scanian

All women are Dems and want abortions and socialism. If they don’t they must be destroyed.

Pray for Egypt


19 posted on 02/03/2011 5:05:50 AM PST by bray (Palin's Army is at Valley Forge.)
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To: Scanian

Does anyone really believe Eye Candy Crowley would have questioned his error even if she knew it was an error?


20 posted on 02/03/2011 5:11:24 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Scanian
"You know," he said, "we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a President."

Sen. Chuck Schumer is an idiot. he should be dismissed from the senate s a know nothing nobody. We have first graders that can correct him on that statement.

21 posted on 02/03/2011 5:18:38 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: chainsaw

Evidently, you don’t buy Chucky’s claim that he scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT’s?


22 posted on 02/03/2011 5:33:20 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
"Evidently, you don’t buy Chucky’s claim that he scored a perfect 1600 on his SAT’s?"

There was either "special sauce" added to that number or Chuck suffered some unfortunate intracranial accident since his younger years.

Judging from the mountain of lies we've observed from that side of the isle, the huge lack of principles that make up their mojo, and the usual antisocial, wolf-like stare Chucky is unable to disguise..it's not hard to deduct that he somehow juiced his numbers a tad.

23 posted on 02/03/2011 5:57:46 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Scanian

Yes, conservative women deserve to be abused is the mantra of the left.

Just like the women suffragettes were fed broth with worms and raped while imprisoned.

Leftists are insane.


24 posted on 02/03/2011 6:40:04 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LibLieSlayer
These authors buy their degrees from Amazon... $19.95 plus shipping.

I got free shipping with Amazon Prime(c)

25 posted on 02/04/2011 2:06:57 AM PST by Tread EZ (God bless you and yours)
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To: Tread EZ
It's a good deal... I have the same... but these authors are not smart enough to take advantage of Amazon Prime... unless it was a free federal program.

LLS

26 posted on 02/04/2011 4:16:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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