NOW’s endorsement hypocrisy strikes again

posted at 8:48 am on October 11, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Let’s see if we can guess who NOW added to their Hall of Shame over an insult to a “powerful woman.”  No fair clicking through first and peeking at the answer:

So what’s wrong with equating politicians with prostitutes? After all, it’s a quick and vivid way of accusing legislators of selling their votes (and presumably their principles) for money. Countless political cartoons have portrayed supposedly greedy and ethically-challenged politicians in fishnet stockings and garters. Since when did this amusing metaphor hurt anyone?

The problem is, the accusation conjures up an image almost exclusively of women — typically streetwalkers, but sometimes high-class escorts like [redacted] describes. Also, the term seems to flow so easily off the tongues of men seeking to degrade successful, powerful (perhaps “uppity”?) women.

They must be talking about Jerry Brown and his campaign staff, whose campaign staff was caught on tape strategizing on labeling Meg Whitman a “whore.”  Oh, wait, it couldn’t be him; NOW endorsed Jerry Brown within hours of that tape’s public release.

It must be Alan Grayson, the Democrat who called one of Ben Bernanke’s aides a “K Street whore.”  Whoops, no, it’s not him; NOW endorsed Grayson over the weekend.

Of course it wouldn’t be a Democrat.  NOW installed Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh into their Hall of Shame when they called Mary Landrieu a “prostitute” over her Louisiana Purchase payoff in ObamaCare.  In fact, NOW was so incensed over those comments that they wanted their membership to protest to the syndicator of both hosts.

How about Grayson?  Well, oddly enough, this passage actually mentions Grayson:

Not long ago Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fl.) called Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a “K Street whore,” and he was rightly criticized for doing so.

And how does NOW punish those Democrats who transgress their standards in this area?  They endorse them for Congress.

Update: I neglected to tip the hat to ManInSociety, who sent it to me yesterday.  Be sure to drop by his blog.


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National Organization of Whores…what else is new?

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Happy to see you give this story some legs Ed.. Once again, we see a Progressive organization stick to their values, which has nothing to do with helping a human cause. All masks and mirrors, pure agenda driven…

Keemo on October 11, 2010 at 8:57 AM

NOW = Tina
Democrat party = Ike

azkag on October 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

National Organization of Whores…what else is new?

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM

I hesitate to use that term, but it’s hard to think of them in any other way. They’re basically the same as the NAALCP at this point. A once relevant group that’s become nothing more than a front for the Democrat Party.

Doughboy on October 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

NOW: Non-orgasmic whiners.

Extrafishy on October 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

NOW is meretricious.

Akzed on October 11, 2010 at 9:02 AM

Eh, just a front group of hysterical lefties whose sole purpose is to transfer money and votes to demorats, much like the unions.

Bishop on October 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM

They’ll forgive any sin, except for being against abortion.

rbj on October 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM

I hesitate to use that term, but it’s hard to think of them in any other way. Doughboy on October 11, 2010 at 8:59 AM

NOW endorsed men who use that term to describe their female political adversaries.

It is therefore completely fine to call NOW nags whores.

They have absolutely legitimized its use in this way.

Akzed on October 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM

NOW needs its cover blown, or what’s left of their cover. Maybe Mama Grizzly will lob them a Twitter bomb.

petefrt on October 11, 2010 at 9:04 AM

It takes one to know one.

volsense on October 11, 2010 at 9:05 AM

Does NOW still exist? It’s so 1970s.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 11, 2010 at 9:07 AM

And how does NOW punish those Democrats who transgress their standards in this area? They endorse them for Congress.

typical…

cmsinaz on October 11, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Mr. Grayson should burn his bra in solidarity.

Cindy Munford on October 11, 2010 at 9:11 AM

NOW ranks right up there with ACORN and the ACLU in my book.

Oink on October 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM

This is why NOW should no longer be viewed as being an organization dedicated to the progress of women’s rights.

They are nothing less than a liberal PAC that happens to consist mainly of liberal women. They have long left their original intent from when they were created back in the 70′s.

They are also absolute idiots for endorsing a certified loon like Grayson for another term; not to mention blind as a bunch of bats for not seeing what the current climate looks like among voters this midterm.

pilamaye on October 11, 2010 at 9:14 AM

I can’t imagine the vast majority of people care who they endorse, and they make it more meaningless by throwing in with these tools.

changer1701 on October 11, 2010 at 9:18 AM

I always picture the people of NOW as those people that can’t pay to get a date….they log on to their fave porn site and it says: “Welcome back, member”

search4truth on October 11, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I think NOW’s cover has been somewhat non-existent since the mid-90s, when they blatantly whored themselves out on behalf of Bill Clinton due to his support for abortion rights despite his despicable record with women in his personal life.

Norm MacDonald did a bit on this before the 1996 election in which they listed all of the organization’s complaints about Clinton then ended it “And yet we’re still voting for him.”

teke184 on October 11, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Which reminds me, what ever happened to Code Pink…those babes against the war, the war that has been moved to another country…
I always picture Code Pink having two sets of clothes, one for NOW meetings, and one for their protests…

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 9:33 AM

Just as seniors have exited in mass from the AARP, (who prostituted themselves by walking lock-step with ObamaCare—using their own insurance scam to replace Medicaid), so does the NOW gang show their true colors. NOW is a joke to most intelligent women who understand NOW’s motives.

Rovin on October 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM

They should change their name to ‘THEN’. The Hags endorsing nuts.

tinkerthinker on October 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM

National
Asscoation of
Gals

fossten on October 11, 2010 at 9:50 AM

And introducing the video of the Brown “whore”-gate

orfannkyl on October 11, 2010 at 9:53 AM

Any woman running for office thinking that being Pro-Abortion will help them with the left Women’s vote, only need to look at the Whitman campaign.

Whitman is a successful empowered professional business woman that is Pro-Abortion. So why does NOW endorse Brown? She is not a liberal.

barnone on October 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM

They should change their name to ‘THEN’. The Hags endorsing nuts.

tinkerthinker on October 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM

+100
Man, they really should upgrade this site with an “I like this” “or not” rating system on comments. We wouldn’t have to waste a post typing “+100″. ;)

Who is John Galt on October 11, 2010 at 10:02 AM

So apparently the secret to getting NOWs endorsement is to treat a whore like a queen and a queen like a whore.

John Deaux on October 11, 2010 at 10:06 AM

I used to LOVE Rush’s term of NAGs to describe those folks.

They should change their name to ‘THEN’. The Hags endorsing nuts.

tinkerthinker on October 11, 2010 at 9:47 AM

That seems more appropriate “now.”

itzWicks on October 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM

I just nuked NOW for their 2 faced nonsense. http://sparks.brushfireoffreedom.org/post/2010/10/11/Politics-First-Ovaries-Second.aspx (click for the photoshops, read for the snark)

Actually, The site boss was a bit concerned about the photoshops. What else is new? ;)

They stopped actually caring about women in the time it took for their founding charter to dry.

Irritable Pundit on October 11, 2010 at 10:15 AM

A bit off topic, but every time I see a picture of that alan grayson, I get the feeling that his youth was spent in a grouchy, sour mood, and when his momma said, “Alan, stop grimacing or your face will freeze like that for ever,” it actually, for the first time in human history, came true. And now, wherever he goes, he looks like he deserves a boot to the face.

Spectreman on October 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Now??? should be called DOW, Democratic Organization of Women.

royzer on October 11, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Moral relativism. It’s what’s for dinner at NOW headquarters.

UltimateBob on October 11, 2010 at 10:45 AM

A bit off topic, but every time I see a picture of that alan grayson, I get the feeling that his youth was spent in a grouchy, sour mood, and when his momma said, “Alan, stop grimacing or your face will freeze like that for ever,” it actually, for the first time in human history, came true. And now, wherever he goes, he looks like he deserves a boot to the face.

Spectreman on October 11, 2010 at 10:22 AM

He always looks like a troglodyte to me, with the uni-brow and protruding bottom lip. I wonder if his knuckles drag on the ground when he walks.

UltimateBob on October 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM

This is whoriffic…

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Ooo! What a great find! You can’t get a bigger scarlet letter for hypocrisy than this!

Sultry Beauty on October 11, 2010 at 10:53 AM

Quick! Someone tell Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh that it’s ok to call a chick a whore just not a prostitute!!

Sultry Beauty on October 11, 2010 at 10:55 AM

We can dispense with this turd summarily and get to what Fred Barnes calls “The most important race in 2010″. Carly Fiorina needs your help; we can’t afford to let that bumbling, inept and DANGEROUS Boxer continue her feckless reign of error.

Anything you can do! AN-EE-THING!

The War Planner on October 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM

So are there any women who are members of N.O.W.? Or is the organization being run purely by misogynist?

Why hasn’t anyone pointed out that N.O.W. is a front for misogynist to slur women out in the open? N.O.W. is just a beard for women haters.

Dr Evil on October 11, 2010 at 11:07 AM

National Organization of Gals who think Bill Clinton & Ted Kennedy are Hawt!

MNHawk on October 11, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Do you think it’s your right to take your living, viable child out of your womb to throw it away with excised tumors and amputated limbs? That makes you a qualified candidate for the NOW.

Greek Fire on October 11, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Perhaps a name-change is in order. “National Organization of Whores for the DNC”

GarandFan on October 11, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Until NOW endorsed Governor Moonbeam in CA, I didn’t realize they were still a viable organization or are they? Are they one of the groups that came back with Obama?

Remember when they continued to support Clinton and thought they had gone the way of the dinosaur. Looks like Obama brought out every leftist group there has ever been. Expect to see the volkswagons all painted up with flowers next like the hippies used to attend their anti-war rallies against the Vietnam War.

PhiKapMom on October 11, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Perhaps a name-change is in order. “National Organization of Whores for the DNC”

GarandFan on October 11, 2010 at 11:33 AM

We have a winner lets try and see them dance out of their new title…after they endorsed Brown for the same language used to slur a Woman.

Dr Evil on October 11, 2010 at 11:52 AM

All six of their members are endorsing Grayson…plus the four transgendered.
The four transgendered have stated “Grayson proves you can be a political candidate and not have balls”…

right2bright on October 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I’m not shocked by this. Look how they treated, and ignored the treatment Palin got.

They’re a liberal entity, and only exist to shill for their agenda.

What I am shocked about is….how is it, not one…and if there is one, my apologies. But not one woman within this group who has the guts to stand up, and denounce this kind of double standard? Not one? If you can’t, you hardly represent women at all. You represent a failed ideology and nothing more.

You will never have what it takes to be a mama grizzly.

capejasmine on October 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Yet more proof that leftists are evil.

But more than that, evil is their PROFESSION, their way of life. There are people out there who dally at being evil, but very few of them achieve the level of calculated malice necessary to be a leftist. When everything a person does is purposefully crafted to create the maximum harm to the world with the minimum of blowback, then that person is a leftist.

Leftists are worse than terrorists. Terrorists kill people, leftists destroy the very fabric of a society.

leereyno on October 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM

LOL! I just called them and asked them why they endorsed these two creatures and if they were democrats before feminist. They hung up on me. I must not be the only one calling because before she hung up she asked me if I just called accusing me of calling more than once.

jawkneemusic on October 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Whores, meet monger …

ya2daup on October 11, 2010 at 2:34 PM

NOW, more irrelevant than ever!

chickasaw42 on October 11, 2010 at 3:41 PM

NODW
AADRP
DVFW
ADMA

If you start a “club,” start an office in DC and staff it with lawyers, all your money will end up going to Democrats. Just seems to be the way it is.

We have a lot more house-cleaning to do than just the Congress.

Merovign on October 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I continue to be puzzled–why in the world the Jews, Now, VFW, and NRA all support the Progressives–the ones that have stood for the destruction of what is supposed to be the group’s key values.

I fear that we are doomed–the world is truly insane.

lsheldon on October 11, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Is it just me or is there anyone else who thinks that Alan Grayson looks like Oliver Stone’s younger Mongoloid brother? Even though younger, their brains seem to occupy the same insane space……

adamsmith on October 12, 2010 at 6:58 AM