We’ve already seen how the Democrats have been waging their “War on Women”. On a national level we’ve seen the left making efforts to have more women infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), how leftists like to insult women by suggesting that they’re not capable of thinking about issues outside of their own genitalia, that is when they’re not suggesting that women are better off being rape victims rather than defending themselves or simply abusing, or even killing them.
Leftist misogyny also became a local one here near Bobville back in January of this year when one Democrat running for office trivialized rape by comparing people who disagree with her (namely Tea Partiers) to rapists. Now the war has come back in Virginia’s 10th district (basically the northernmost part of Virginia excluding Arlington County), where in late August Democratic House Candidate John Foust attacked his female Republican opponent Barbara Comstock on Thursday, saying,
“I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”In her mind [creating jobs] means giving tax benefits to special interests and the super wealthy,” Foust said at an event in Leesburg, Va. “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”
This seems like an odd claim, given Comstock’s resume:
“As a stay at home Mom, Comstock spent her time raising two young boys during the day and attending Georgetown Law School at night,” the campaign said. “Following graduation from Georgetown, she had her daughter and then when she returned to work as a senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, she worked on federal employee issues, health care issues, transportation issues, business issues and appropriations issues.”
Comstock also worked as chief counsel to the House Government Reform Committee and a senior Justice Department official after 9/11, and started two businesses, Corallo Comstock, LLC, and Comstock Strategies. She is now a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where she has served since 2009.
So how does Foust follow up on this? One month later his campaign sent an offensive tweet suggesting that Comstock is only getting votes because she’s a woman
And how does Comstock fare when actually doing work in office specifically trying to help women? Judge for yourself:
But she has also proven her ability to work with colleagues across the aisle. Comstock’s much-touted legislation increasing penalties for human trafficking received near-unanimous support in the Virginia General Assembly, as did earlier legislation she co-sponsored that provided additional government assistance to trafficking victims.
Mention of Comstock’s work to protect Virginia’s vulnerable young women is conspicuously absent among Democrats eager to claim that she is not a “woman’s candidate.” Nor do they mention her Young Women’s Leadership Program, which offers career-development assistance to junior-high and high-school girls by connecting them with professional leaders, such as Erin Egan, chief privacy officer for Facebook, and CNN political commentator Donna Brazile.
So naturally these two examples of Fousts’ sexism have been roundly condemned by feminists everywhere, right? Nope – crickets. As I had previously cited the NY Posts’ Michael E. Bongiorno:
In the dogmatic world of progressive ideology, a liberal politician can be forgiven for the serial abuse of women as long as he pays homage to a virtually unfettered “right” to an abortion, preferably paid for with taxpayer dollars. As a result, the Democrats’ War on Women continues, with Generals Weiner, Lopez, Silver, Clinton and Spitzer leading the way.
What I don’t understand is why Republicans refuse to call out the left when they pull attacks like this.
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Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog