NOW: Brown win in Massachusetts result of sexist oppression, or something

posted at 2:55 pm on January 22, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

It doesn’t take long for people on the Left to blame bigotry for their electoral losses, does it?  NOW blasted Massachusetts voters for their sexism after the shocking defeat of the Democrats and the loss of the seat controlled by Kennedy men over the last 50 years:

[NOW President Terry O'Neill] said the “male-dominated Democratic Party” is not doing women any favors by bringing in anti-abortion zealots,” slamming Nelson and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI), who amendment to restrict abortion coverage in the House health bill passed minutes before the final vote.

“Women are clearly harmed” by these lawmakers, O’Neill said. “Shame on the male-dominated Democratic Party for supporting them. They hold themselves out as the party that is women-friendly; well they’re not acting like it.”

“And that has a lot to do with why Martha Coakley lost this election,” O’Neill alleged, explaining the Democrats’ loss of Ted Kennedy’s seat with an argument that few others have made.

Few others have made it because it’s only slightly less irresponsible than blaming the supposedly racist imagery of pickup trucks.  For that matter, it even more nonsensical when one considers the fact that (a) Coakley won the primary over Michael Capuano and his Y chromosome that O’Neill thinks is so highly prized in Democratic Party leadership, (b) she has already won one state-wide election to the AG position, and (c) Coakley committed so many gaffes in a one-week stretch that even Joe Biden had to envy her.

Just like Olbermann’s hypocritical rant, O’Neill can’t seem to accept that the agenda of the Democratic Party has gotten so radical that even Bay Staters have begun to rebel against it.  And that’s particularly ironic, considering that her main motive in talking to Raw Story was to demand that ObamaCare be killed in Congress — just like Scott Brown:

As Democrats weigh options for health reform following a major setback in the Massachusetts election, the nation’s leading womens’ rights group blasted the legislation as “beyond outrageous.”

The National Organization for Women (NOW) harbors deep concerns with the Senate health legislation, and exclaims that “women will be better off with no bill whatsoever.”

“The Senate bill contains such fierce anti-abortion language, and there are other problems from the point of view of women,” NOW’s President Terry O’Neill told Raw Story in an interview.

O’Neill said NOW “will not support candidates in 2010 if they vote for it.”

Let’s walk through the logic of this for a moment.  O’Neill says that the bill damages the standing of women and that her organization will not support any Congressional incumbent who votes for it.  Scott Brown campaigned explicitly to kill the bill, even calling himself the 41st vote and signing autographs with the number ’41′ alongside.  Coakley, on the other hand, campaigned explicitly on supporting the bill that O’Neill opposes, which means that according to O’Neill, Coakley wouldn’t have gotten her vote in 2010.

In this case, if one attempts to follow this logic, then Brown should have gotten the NOW endorsement (especially since he’s moderately pro-choice) — and O’Neill should be thrilled that the candidate who best represents NOW’s position on the biggest domestic policy issue won the election.

Oh, right, I forgot.  Brown has that pesky Y chromosome, which is apparently all O’Neill really opposes.


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NOW is misnamed. The organization should be called WHAM as in We Hate All Men.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Obama’s liberal democrat administration works for women’s rights…to revenge That is something the NAG’s can get abehind right?

daesleeper on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

This is from the same organization, that pretty much sat silent, when Palin was being hurled right, and left with abuse? The same organization that sat silent as Palins young daughter was used in a cheap sex joke, by a grown man old enough to be her grandfather? The same organization that sat silent as Michelle Bachmann was demeaned by a fellow senator yesterday? The same organization that’s sat idly by for years, while Ms.Malkin, Ms.Ingram, and others have been drug thru the mud, without any support from a group that says they’re about supporting women?

Yeah right. You’re a legit organization with no political agenda. In other words NOW….BITE ME!!!

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Absolutely Nothing in politics has to do with one’s physical looks. They aren’t Vogue models.
I was just saying….you mentioned Brown and Palin getting slammed for their good looks. Jealousy is an ugly thing.

bridgetown on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Maybe Sen. Brown can give Marcia a job…….as his secretary. haha.

la.rt.wngr on January 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM

keep the Kennedy thing going for the seat right. “Hey Marla, or whatever the hell they call ya, what’re you gettin me for lunch today?”

Kennedys’—treatin the dames right.

ted c on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

O’Neill’s hideous photo, Boxer’s corrosive pic and several mugs of ghoulish Pelosi on Hotair’s front page.

My poor computer monitor is pounding the wrestling mat and screaming: “No mas! No mas!”

viking01 on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

A few years ago, Coakley would be getting me coffee.

I understand that such statements are now OK.

mankai on January 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

I couldn’t agree with you more! Spot on!

search4truth on January 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM

I posted this on another thread, but it really deserves widespread viewing. It’s a side splitting funny take on Hitler’s reponse to the Brown win.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4aQCiRjvZY&feature=player_embedded#

SoldiersMom on January 22, 2010 at 3:40 PM

NOW hates men because we can pee standing up…..and we have a “device” that allows us to do just that !!

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 3:41 PM

NOW’s President Terry O’Neill

Where’s Arlen Specter when you actually need him.

/snark off

Branch Rickey on January 22, 2010 at 3:42 PM

NOW is misnamed. The organization should be called WHAM as in We Hate All Men.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM

I just think they should admit that the only issue they ever agree on and defend IS abortion rights.

And maybe equal pay. Other than that, they are pretty worthless to most women.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM

NOW hates men because we can pee standing up…..and we have a “device” that allows us to do just that !!

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Its not the standing part they have issue with…its because they can’t put an arc on it ;)

BobMbx on January 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Absolutely Nothing in politics has to do with one’s physical looks. They aren’t Vogue models.
I was just saying….you mentioned Brown and Palin getting slammed for their good looks. Jealousy is an ugly thing.

bridgetown on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Ohhhhhhh! Got it now.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Do we have a response from Al Bundy and the other officials of NO MA’AM?

Good Solid B-Plus on January 22, 2010 at 3:44 PM

In other words NOW….BITE ME!!!

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Hear! Hear!

Branch Rickey on January 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM

There were plenty of editorials about NOW in the primary, who backed Obama over Hillary. They completely ignored the legitimate charges about sexism in the Dem primary, ignored Palin’s treatment, and really have no dog in this fight, ever again.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Worth repeating. Glad I skimmed the thread before posting because I was about to make a similar comment. They are only out to jump down people’s throats when the imagined offense is a against a Liberal woman…except of course for Hillary. The payoff they received for endorsing Obama was worth more than their mission statement.

RepubChica on January 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM

I will say this. I thought that Palin would be the only one skewed for being attractive. Brown is actually taking a hit, too.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM

He may be a man, but he’s still a Republican.

Esthier on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

O’Neill’s hideous photo, Boxer’s corrosive pic and several mugs of ghoulish Pelosi on Hotair’s front page.

My poor computer monitor is pounding the wrestling mat and screaming: “No mas! No mas!”

viking01 on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

This is from the same organization, that pretty much sat silent, when Palin was being hurled right, and left with abuse? The same organization that sat silent as Palins young daughter was used in a cheap sex joke, by a grown man old enough to be her grandfather? The same organization that sat silent as Michelle Bachmann was demeaned by a fellow senator yesterday? The same organization that’s sat idly by for years, while Ms.Malkin, Ms.Ingram, and others have been drug thru the mud, without any support from a group that says they’re about supporting women?

Yeah right. You’re a legit organization with no political agenda. In other words NOW….BITE ME!!!

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM

The lack of support for just those situations and the outcry about their unfairness did generate a few editorials.

But, of course, it went no further than just a few columns.

NOW is defunct. I repeat. They supported Obama over Hillary, officially.

I would guess their actual contributions are less than your local church gets these days.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Its not the standing part they have issue with…its because they can’t put an arc on it ;)

BobMbx on January 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Or write their names in the snow.

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

MORE POPCORN!

GarandFan on January 22, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Or write their names in the snow.

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Well, we can if you’re not too worried about penmanship.

Esthier on January 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Or write their names in the snow.

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM

LOL I live in south Texas so just get me some snow, and hope my hips dont’ give out, and I’d bet I could do it. Just keep the caffiene coming. LOL

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Ted Kennedy sure knew how to treat a lady!

If O’Neill and her NOW hags ever start behaving like ladies, maybe then they’ll start being treated like ladies.

Until that time, I’m all for treating them as the liberal opportunistic hypocritical hacks they truly are.

Roy Rogers on January 22, 2010 at 3:51 PM

you forget to mention the glaring fact that HILLARY won the MASS primary over the big O

clearly the state did not suddenly become sexist over a Senatorial seat when those labor.Dem voters went for Hillary over Obama in 2008/.

they always blame the voters

I have been down with NOW, Emilys List, all of them since our primaries, they are twisted and do not fight for women, any women, not for Hilalry, not for Sarah

ginaswo on January 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

/done with not down with!

ginaswo on January 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

you forget to mention the glaring fact that HILLARY won the MASS primary over the big O

clearly the state did not suddenly become sexist over a Senatorial seat when those labor.Dem voters went for Hillary over Obama in 2008/.

they always blame the voters

I have been down with NOW, Emilys List, all of them since our primaries, they are twisted and do not fight for women, any women, not for Hilalry, not for Sarah

ginaswo on January 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Isn’t is just MSN trying to cook up that explanation? I agree. It’s downright ridiculous.

But, watching KO’s rant the other night?

MSN has lost it in more than just the Conan/Leno debacle.

That channel is not going to last. It’s as bad as Oxygen! LOL*

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM

It’s not the “Y” she opposes, it’s the “R”.

RegularJoe on January 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM

Until that time, I’m all for treating them as the liberal opportunistic hypocritical hacks they truly are.

Roy Rogers on January 22, 2010 at 3:51 PM

How you treat anyone always reflects you and says nothing about the other person.

Sorry, but I was a Coakley type. I heard her described as the girl who always raised her hand and had the answer. LOL*

I relate. :)

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss these allegations of sublimity. After all, what does Truck rhyme with? and Brown, as in Git Down, the message is clear Get Brown and git Trucked, You Demis really ****, well you get the picture.

Observation on January 22, 2010 at 4:01 PM

How you treat anyone always reflects you and says nothing about the other person.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Tell that to your lefty friends who are always projecting their self-hatred.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

[NOW President Terry O'Neill] said the “male-dominated Democratic Party”

The cannibals consume their own.

Doesn’t happen on the Right, does it?

How about we Cons feed that: Dem males hate women. Let’s start with Chappaquiddick.

Liam on January 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Nagging
Old
Women

Dark-Star on January 22, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Esthier on January 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

It must be in legible, cursive writing, and you must dot the I’s…..otherwise, it ain’t official…..

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

It must be in legible, cursive writing, and you must dot the I’s…..otherwise, it ain’t official…..

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I’ll get back to you…

Esthier on January 22, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Feminists burn their bras. Mine supports me. Better than feminists would.

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 4:15 PM

It must be in legible, cursive writing, and you must dot the I’s…..otherwise, it ain’t official…..

Jerome Horwitz on January 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

So long as I don’t have to do first, and last name. I have no i’s in my first name. ROFL!!!

capejasmine on January 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM

How you treat anyone always reflects you and says nothing about the other person.

AnninCA on January 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Tell that to your lefty friends who are always projecting their self-hatred.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

EXACTAMUNDO!

Ann, it’s called “R * E * S * P * E * C * T”

To get it, you have to “earn” it. Once lost, very difficult to recover.

Roy Rogers on January 22, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Sorry, NOW.
Revealed as an advocate of Leftism, rather than women,
you are NOW irrelevant.
See ya.

justltl on January 22, 2010 at 4:24 PM

How does that new slogan go…”one government for the entire planet with slavery and abortion for all.”

larvcom on January 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM

I’ll echo some of the other commenters: NOW lost what credibility they had left by not saying A WORD about the treatment of Sarah Palin in 2008 and since. I guess their organization should be:
National
Organization of
Women who
Have
Excluded
Republican
fEmales

Mallard T. Drake on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Hmm. She might have a point about Mass. Dems being a bunch of sexist male pigs. I mean, after all, they kept electing Kennedys — a clan not particularly known for treating women with respect.

CJ on January 22, 2010 at 4:33 PM

NOW is misnamed. The organization should be called WHAM as in We Hate All Men.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM

My mom actually joined NOW in the 1960s because she believed in things such as equal pay for equal work. She quit in disgust because all they seemed to do was bash men, and she happened to love her husband, my dad. They celebrated their 50th anniversary a couple years ago.

Oh, right, I forgot. Brown has that pesky Y chromosome, which is apparently all O’Neill really opposes.

So O’Neill supported the gender-balanced presidential ticket last year, right?

rbj on January 22, 2010 at 4:35 PM

They are only out to jump down people’s throats when the imagined offense is a against a Liberal woman…except of course for Hillary. The payoff they received for endorsing Obama was worth more than their mission statement.

RepubChica on January 22, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Are you saying that they… slept their way to the top?

abobo on January 22, 2010 at 4:37 PM

NOW is misnamed. The organization should be called WHAM as in We Hate All Men.

docdave on January 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Aw, c’mon, you can’t stop there. Come up with a meaning for the acronyms: WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM

Daggett on January 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

So NOW women think women should be voted for over men due to the fact they are women. hmm..isnt that reversed bigotry? sexism?

Funny how we didnt hear any comment on Specter being a sexist pig.

becki51758 on January 22, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Wiki funfact:

Her first husband beat her after a dispute when she was 22 years old, and she escaped to live with her parents in New Orleans.[2] She is amicably divorced from her second husband.

mike_NC9 on January 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM

Aw, c’mon, you can’t stop there. Come up with a meaning for the acronyms: WHAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM

Daggett on January 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM

We
Hate
All
Men

But
Alpha
Males

They
Have
A
Nasty
Kink

You
Only
Understand

Moaning
Always
,
Astonishing
Movements

mwdiver on January 22, 2010 at 5:01 PM

She is a horrible woman.

Knuterockne on January 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM

NOW? Who is that? Some kind of washed out hippie band from the ’70s or something?

bitsy on January 22, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Half of those aborted are male. NOW is sexist not to acknowledge that we males have a right to protest, and a right to act. ;-)

unclesmrgol on January 22, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Can’t wait to hear what excuses they use when Reid goes down in Flames in Nevada….or any number of Dumbocrats gets kicked to the curb in November. There is just an unlimited supply of “stupid” happening in the Liberal camps.

GoldenEagle4444 on January 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM

“Women are clearly harmed” by these lawmakers, O’Neill said, who’s turn-ons are fast cars, bridges, and waitress sandwiches.

Fixed for 0bama’s America

MNHawk on January 22, 2010 at 7:38 PM

NOW supported Obama over Hillary in the primaries.
And the less said about their blind attitude toward PDS, the better.

They can go away.

lansing quaker on January 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM

Didn’t see NOW upset over Kerry Healey’s loss to Deval Patrick, here in MA!

ToddonCapeCod on January 22, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Where is that new coffee girl, Marcia get me some more coffee! You know your job.

la.rt.wngr on January 22, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Bill Clinton used women as sex objects for years and he was a hero to NOW. Edwards has a baby while his wife is dying of cancer and he plans to divorce her and NOW supports him. Obowma calls women “sweetie” and “honey” and NOW voted for him en masse.

Simple question:
What do they ALL have in common?

A political “D” by their names.

Women are clearly harmed? And the 50 million aborted children?

dthorny on January 23, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Ted Kennedy the killer of a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne. He let her drown, so he thought he could save his political ass. NOW has no problem with that.

Ed Laskie on January 23, 2010 at 10:09 AM

and (c) Coakley committed so many gaffes in a one-week stretch that even Joe Biden had to envy her.

ROFLMAO!

dissent555 on January 23, 2010 at 10:18 AM

[NOW President Terry O'Neill] said the “male-dominated Democratic Party” is not doing women…

Yes they are… John Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Bill Clinton, John Edwards…

Amendment X on January 24, 2010 at 6:18 PM

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