NOW endorses Brown within hours of “whore” audio release

posted at 11:15 am on October 9, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

In all seriousness, what does it take for a Democrat to lose an endorsement from the National Organization of Women?  Choosing Larry Flynt as a campaign manager?  Would that at least have them hold off for at least a couple of days in order to make the endorsement not seem as blatantly partisan and mindless as their endorsement of Jerry Brown just hours after discovering that his campaign strategized over painting opponent Meg Whitman as a “whore”?

Jerry Brown announced he has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, less than 24 hours after the emergence of a recorded message in which Brown can be heard in a conversation with advisors in which someone calls Whitman a “whore.” Coincidence? You be the judge.

Whitman’s campaign pounced after the audio was made public, sending out a release Thursday night from spokeswoman Sarah Pompei calling the use of the term “an insult to both Meg Whitman and to the women of California.  This is an appalling and unforgivable smear against Meg Whitman.  At the very least Mr. Brown tacitly approved this despicable slur and he himself may have used the term at least once on this recording.”

As if on cue, Brown’s campaign Friday released the endorsement from NOW championing Brown’s record on women’s rights.  ”As Governor, Mayor, and Attorney General, Jerry Brown has promoted and defended women’s rights,” said California NOW President Patty Bellasalma.

So let’s get this straight.  NOW has endorsed the man whose team wanted to castigate a female opponent as a “whore,” and come out in opposition to the pro-choice woman and successful entrepreneur running on the other ticket.  And they jumped into the race in less than a day after that audio surfaced.

Clearly, NOW is more concerned with Democratic Party status than with the actual progress of women, which Whitman represents, even though Whitman supports NOW’s biggest policy issue.  NOW’s leadership doesn’t even have the fig leaf of abortion to cover its transparent toadying to the Democrats.

But I wonder whether something else isn’t at work here, too.  Whitman showed that women can succeed at the highest levels of the private sector with her incredible leadership at eBay, and that women can turn that success into political force.  That flies in the face of their need to hype victimization over self-determination, and demand the expansion of government interventions to dictate outcomes rather than create an equitable environment in which all can compete equally and win or lose based on their talent, drive, and fortunes.

Whitman represents the future that NOW claimed to champion when Jerry Brown served his two terms as governor.  Now that the future has arrived, NOW wants to live in the paternalistic past and want Californians to vote for the man who will protect them from the “whore.”  Ironies abound in this endorsement. (via the Boss Emeritus)

Update: Perhaps they should just change their name to THEN.


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Choosing Larry Flynt as a campaign manager?

You may not recall, but when Jerry Falwell died, Larry Flynt was DEFENDING Falwell on Larry King’s program. As much as King tried to get Flynt to attack Falwell, Larry Flynt, to his credit, would not take the bait. Every time King spewed some lie about Falwell, Flynt actually spoke the truth. Flynt as campaign manager? I think he may have too much integrity for the whores at NOW.

oldleprechaun on October 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM

****** *****

Canadian Infidel on October 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

OMG: I cracked up at the headline. These chicks are derranged,and thank God women are starting to wake up and realize it!

In all seriousness, what does it take for a Democrat to lose an endorsement from the National Organization of Women? Choosing Larry Flynt as a campaign manager?

Jerry Brown could have raped a 12 year old in front of the CA state house and NOW would still have endorsed him over Whitman, no doubt claiming that the 12 year old was soliciting.

Chewy the Lab on October 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM

NOW endorsed Brown. All 9 of them?

Wade on October 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

And NOW was last relevant when, exactly?

Besides the point, was there ever any question those withered old scrunts were going to endorse Brown?

NOW endorses libs to get money from them if they get elected.

Tammy Bruce wrote extensively on the practice, to the point of basically exposing NOW as little more than the Democratic Party’s Official Women’s Auxiliary Brigade.

SuperCool on October 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Even if it was rape-rape they would still endorse the old hippie.

Pelayo on October 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Figures.

wi farmgirl on October 9, 2010 at 6:04 PM

They’re called the national organization of ugly women for a reason.

xblade on October 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

An organization whose days are numbered and whose endorsement means little except to a handful of hangers on.

jeanie on October 9, 2010 at 6:12 PM

If you are not a victim, who wants to get pregnant, only so you can have an abortion. you are not a woman.- NOW

Slowburn on October 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Ha! I just had Jerry Brown people knock on my door looking for me. I guess I was on their list of people to visit.

El_Terrible on October 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM

****** *****

Canadian Infidel on October 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I agree.

Mirimichi on October 9, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Anybody surprised? They’re only concerned with one thing.

curved space on October 9, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Since just when would N.O.W. endorse a whore?

OH. You’re saying the other candidate isn’t a whore?

Even though she is a woman?

And the claim is by a man?

Well, I’ll be!

Why on Earth, then, would N.O.W. endorse a candidate who makes such a claim?

You say he’s a Democrat?

Oh, nevermind.

READ: “Rules For Radical Coservatives,” by David Kahane.

Lockstein13 on October 9, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Update: Perhaps they should just change their name to THEN.

T.H.E.N. works…..

Totally
Humorous
Effete
Nulliparae

csdeven on October 9, 2010 at 8:56 PM

NOW would support a serial male rapist if he was willing to support abortion loving candidates.

Hening on October 9, 2010 at 9:08 PM

NOW would support a serial male rapist if he was willing to support abortion loving candidates.

Hening on October 9, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Um…Bill Clinton…Juanita Broaddrick

Been there, done that. Democrat women dig that sort of behavior…from white guys anyway. Poor Alvin Green can’t even get away with a dirty picture.

MNHawk on October 9, 2010 at 9:15 PM

In the California idiom, whore is considered a compliment

pgrossjr on October 9, 2010 at 9:45 PM

In other news, Alan “K-Street Whore” Grayson just got a NOW endorsement.

I smell a trend!

Planet Moron on October 9, 2010 at 9:55 PM

National Organization for Women (NOW) are whores for the Democrat party.

TN Mom on October 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM

It is truly zombie time. Both J. Brown and NOW are walking stinking cadavers from the sixties.

Dhuka on October 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how many liberal organizations are willing to sacrifice their credibility to support Democrats. NOW may be one of the worst, in this regard, because they didn’t hesitate to support Clinton either.

bflat879 on October 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM

So the National Organization of publicity-Whores proves again that they are nothing but ultra-liberal shills for the democratic party. Not exactly a Muppet news flash.

rmgraha on October 9, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Dhuka on October 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM

So all of those zombie fans finally got their wish, sort-of.

Reality never lives up to your expectations.

mad scientist on October 9, 2010 at 10:13 PM

NOW is full of women who couldn’t make a dime as whores.

BDavis on October 9, 2010 at 10:13 PM

bflat879 on October 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM
NAACP and the Unions still contesting for the top spot. But don’t worry, I’m sure there is a Hispanic organization out there that will join the contest.

mad scientist on October 9, 2010 at 10:18 PM

The American women have to be smarter than that.. right?

shar61 on October 10, 2010 at 12:12 AM

NOW = National Organization of Whores

Kini on October 10, 2010 at 12:19 AM

The Hen’s Election Network

{o.o}

herself on October 10, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Ah, well… ever since the NRA endorsed Harry Reid, nothing surprises me anymore.

UltimateBob on October 10, 2010 at 4:39 AM

To Mad Scientist – Hispanics have already vowed they won’t allow Democrats to get them in the same place that blacks are. I don’t believe the way Democrats are operating in Florida will make them change their mind.

If the Democrats coerce Kendrick Meek into quitting and endorsing Crist, there are going to be serious problems with blacks in the Democratic Party, maybe.

bflat879 on October 10, 2010 at 8:03 AM

“women’s rights” is code for abortion. That’s all NOW cares about, that Jerry and his ilk keep abortion legal. Safe and rare are another story, but it has to be kept legal. We saw what Clinton did and he still got their endorsement. NOW is a sorry representation of women.

abcurtis on October 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Another ‘See I told you so’ moment from El Rushbo.

These people are liberals first. It’s that simple.

fossten on October 10, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Hi … we’re NOW! We stand for abortion and umm, uh … did we say abortion? Yeah, we’re like all for womens rights and stuff! We want women to have unprotected sex as much as possible and abort those icky mistakes, you know … babies.

We support jerry brown because he supports women!!!!

darwin on October 10, 2010 at 8:48 AM

It’s interesting that we’re surprised by this the same week we’re surprised that the NRA has supported Democrats.

The NRA has clearly divorced party politics from its endorsements, showing that what it is concerned about is what its charter says it is concerned about: protecting the Second Amendment.

NOW has just as clearly done just the opposite.

So, for those of you criticizing NOW for it’s decision, did you applaud the NRA?

And, those of you that criticized the NRA, are you now applauding NOW?

You can’t have it both ways.

Chris of Rights on October 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM

In other news, Alan “K-Street Whore” Grayson just got a NOW endorsement.

I smell a trend!

Planet Moron on October 9, 2010 at 9:55 PM

And can an endorsement of Charles Schumer – giving the absurdly misnamed NOW’s seal of approval to his characterization of working class women as “bitches” merely for doing their jobs – be far behind?

As if the world didn’t need any more evidence that this ridiculous group of embarrassingly anachronistic holdovers from the 1960s is nothing more than the Ladies Auxiliary for the white male left-wing power establishment, we got it anyway.

leilani on October 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Huh? Yet another comment got banished into filter purgatory, and this time I know for sure I didn’t accidentally say rev0lut!on so heaven only knows what innocuous word may have sent the filter gods into high dudgeon this time.

Sheesh, this is just so ridiculous.

leilani on October 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM

NOW is just a rabid one issue very tiny minority of women who advocate all abortions at all times. They reflexively support the libs because the libs decided that abortion is a great wedge issue to get a core constituency of special interests (abortion), to go along with their other rag tag, one issue only, base constituents. This worked great for about 40 years until the far left progressives seized control of the party. They went so far left that AMERICANS are now banding together to pull the country back from disaster. People that used to be part of the dems one issue groups are now finding that being an American and protecting America’s future is paramount in this election. Thus, the huge swing back to the republican vote this year.

Meanwhile, conservatives were able to sweep a lot of RINOS off the ballot, so we might actually have a real course correction once this new Congress is seated and a new president is elected in 2012. We are in a 40 year war with liberals to pull the country back from this horrible situation that 100 years of progressivism has put us. I just hope that I live long enough to see progress (I am 55).

Meanwhile, NOW can just be disregarded as a small group of angry pro-abortion women.

karenhasfreedom on October 10, 2010 at 3:35 PM

WHORE!
B!TCH!
C*NT!

Welcome to the NEW Democrats, N.O.W. improved!

Yes, of course we respect women…why do you ask?

Lockstein13 on October 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Clearly, NOW is more concerned with Democratic Party status than with the actual progress of women…

And on that basis, NOW officially disqualifies itself and its membership as being the “defenders” of women’s rights that they have so deceitfully portrayed themselves as being since they began back in the 70′s.

It is clear they are nothing less than a female PAC of liberal left and nothing more than that.

For them to now say they are solely involved with the progression of women in modern society is a lie, and a blatant one at that.

pilamaye on October 10, 2010 at 3:59 PM

NOW stopped being relevant the instant they gave Clinton a pass.

AaronGuzman on October 11, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Speaking of hoes, one cannot forget the old folk saying:

He who sleeps with unions hoes and does not fulfill his part of the arrangement, shall face the wrath of the union hoe

Sometimes the wrath comes in the form of a recorded conversation. While some believe this beats being pistol whipped by the pxmp behind the motel, the techno whupping is a more terrifying message to others who may have toyed with the idea of not paying

entagor on October 11, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Well what’dya know. Brown is endorsed by the “National Organization of Whores” (for Liberal Causes).

olesparkie on October 11, 2010 at 7:31 AM

oldleprechaun on October 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM

He got Falwell right.

Annar on October 11, 2010 at 7:31 AM

But I wonder whether something else isn’t at work here, too.

I think that there is a willingness to either allow discrimination or find it where it does not exist, because there is so much political power to be found in battling discrimination nowadays. I agree with your point, that there are those who do not want to win the battle against discrimination, lest they lose their political power. So they embrace victimhood, regardless of the cost in actual progress.

Tonus on October 11, 2010 at 8:12 AM

Ask Tammi Bruce what she thinks about NOW, the women who headed up NOW in LA, and basically put NOW on the map…

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM

This is whoriffic…

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 10:48 AM

People still think that N.O.W. is actually about supporting women?

Please.

Scrappy on October 11, 2010 at 1:50 PM

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